Canon EOS R6 Mark II vs Nikon D70

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS R6 Mark II and Nikon D70. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS R6 Mark II is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D70 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II were released 2022 and Nikon D70 was released 2004. That is a 18 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS R6 Mark II 2022
Nikon D70 2004

Type of camera

Canon EOS R6 Mark II is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D70 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS R6 Mark II has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon D70 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS R6 Mark II 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Nikon D70 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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 Mark II has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D70 has 6 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS R6 Mark II 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon D70 6 MP
6016000 pixels
3008 x 2000

Canon EOS R6 Mark II has a 299 % larger resolution than Nikon D70. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS R6 Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D70. Canon EOS R6 Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Nikon D70 has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS R6 Mark II 100-102400
Nikon D70 200-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R6 Mark II belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D70

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS R6 Mark II can shoot up to 40 pictures per seconds and Nikon D70 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS R6 Mark II 40
Nikon D70 3

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 Mark II. Unfortunately Nikon D70 does not support recording movies and movie clips.


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

Nikon D70 weighs 679 gr (equal to 1,5 lb) which is 1% heavier than Canon EOS R6 Mark II and its 670 gr (or 1,48 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS R6 Mark II 670 gr
1,48 lb
Nikon D70 679 gr
1,5 lb