Canon EOS R6 vs Nikon D780

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS R6 and Nikon D780. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS R6
Nikon D780


Canon EOS R6 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D780 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

These two camera models were both released 2020.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS R6 Canon 2020
Nikon D780 Nikon 2020

Type of camera

Canon EOS R6 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D780 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 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)


Canon EOS R6 has a 20 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 R6 20 MP 19961856 5472 3648
Nikon D780 25 MP 24337152 6048 4024

Nikon D780 has a 22 % larger resolution than Canon EOS R6. 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 D780. Canon EOS R6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Nikon D780 has 100 to 51200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS R6 100-102400
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 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 D780

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 D780 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS R6 20
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 R6 and Nikon D780 can shoot movies.


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 24% 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 D780 840 gr 1,85 lb