Nikon D6 vs Canon EOS Rebel SL1
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D6 and Canon EOS Rebel SL1. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D6 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon D6 were released 2020 and Canon EOS Rebel SL1 was released 2013. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS Rebel SL1||2013|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D6 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel SL1 has a "APSC"-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 **|
|Nikon D6||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Canon EOS Rebel SL1||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
** 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Nikon D6 has a 21 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel SL1 has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
5568 x 3712
|Canon EOS Rebel SL1||
5184 x 3456
Nikon D6 has a 15 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel SL1. 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.
Nikon D6 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel SL1. Nikon D6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Canon EOS Rebel SL1 has 100 to 12800.
|Canon EOS Rebel SL1||100-12800|
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.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D6
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel SL1
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D6 can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel SL1 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS Rebel SL1||4|
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 Nikon D6. Unfortunately Canon EOS Rebel SL1 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 D6 weighs 1270 gr (equal to 2,8 lb) which is 212% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and its 407 gr (or 0,9 lb).
|Nikon D6||1270 gr
|Canon EOS Rebel SL1||407 gr