Canon EOS M6 vs Nikon D780

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M6 and Nikon D780. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS M6
Nikon D780

Manufacturing

Canon EOS M6 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D780 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS M6 were released 2017 and Nikon D780 was released 2020. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS M6 Canon 2017
Nikon D780 Nikon 2020

Type of camera

Canon EOS M6 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D780 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS M6 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D780 has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS M6 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D780 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS M6 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D780 has 25 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS M6 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Nikon D780 25 MP 24337152 6048 4024

Nikon D780 has a 1 % larger resolution than Canon EOS M6. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D780 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS M6. Nikon D780 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS M6 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M6 100-25600
Nikon D780 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M6 belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M6
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D780

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS M6 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds and Nikon D780 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M6 9
Nikon D780 12

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS M6 and Nikon D780 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D780 weighs 840 gr (equal to 1,85 lb) which is 115% heavier than Canon EOS M6 and its 390 gr (or 0,86 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS M6 390 gr 0,86 lb
Nikon D780 840 gr 1,85 lb