Canon EOS R6 vs Nikon D700

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS R6 and Nikon D700. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS R6
Nikon D700

Manufacturing

Canon EOS R6 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D700 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS R6 were released 2020 and Nikon D700 was released 2008. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS R6 Canon 2020
Nikon D700 Nikon 2008

Type of camera

Canon EOS R6 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D700 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Even though the camera sensors might be called differently they are both considered Full frame which means that the focal length of the lenses is not effected. There is no crop factor on any of these cameras and sensors.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS R6 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon D700 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 R6 has a 20 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D700 has 12,1 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 R6 20 MP 19961856 5472 3648
Nikon D700 12,1 MP 12052992 4256 2832

Canon EOS R6 has a 66 % larger resolution than Nikon D700. 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

Canon EOS R6 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D700. Canon EOS R6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Nikon D700 has 200 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS R6 100-102400
Nikon D700 200-25600

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 R6 belong to the Canon EOS R-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 R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R6
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D700

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS R6 can shoot up to 20 pictures per seconds and Nikon D700 can shoot up to 5-8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS R6 20
Nikon D700 5-8

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS R6. Unfortunately Nikon D700 does not support recording movies and movie clips.

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 D700 weighs 1074 gr (equal to 2,37 lb) which is 58% heavier than Canon EOS R6 and its 680 gr (or 1,5 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS R6 680 gr 1,5 lb
Nikon D700 1074 gr 2,37 lb