Nikon D50 vs Canon EOS 6D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D50 and Canon EOS 6D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D50
Canon EOS 6D

Manufacturing

Nikon D50 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 6D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D50 were released 2005 and Canon EOS 6D was released 2012. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D50 Nikon 2005
Canon EOS 6D Canon 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D50 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 6D has a "FF"-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")
Nikon D50 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS 6D 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Nikon D50 has a 6 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 6D has 20,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D50 6 MP 6016000 3008 2000
Canon EOS 6D 20,2 MP 19961856 5472 3648

Canon EOS 6D has a 232 % larger resolution than Nikon D50. 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 6D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D50. Canon EOS 6D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D50 has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D50 200-1600
Canon EOS 6D 100-25600

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D50
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 6D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D50 can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 6D can shoot up to 4,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D50 2,5
Canon EOS 6D 4,5

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 6D. Sadly, the Nikon D50 does not support this.

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.

Canon EOS 6D weighs 770 gr (equal to 1,7 lb) which is 24% heavier than Nikon D50 and its 620 gr (or 1,37 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D50 620 gr 1,37 lb
Canon EOS 6D 770 gr 1,7 lb