Nikon D850 vs Canon EOS M6
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D850 and Canon EOS M6. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D850 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS M6 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.These two camera models were both released 2017.
|Canon EOS M6||2017|
Type of camera
Nikon D850 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M6 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D850 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS M6 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 D850||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Canon EOS M6||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 D850 has a 46 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M6 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
8256 x 5504
|Canon EOS M6||
6000 x 4000
Nikon D850 has a 89 % larger resolution than Canon EOS M6. 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 D850 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS M6. Nikon D850 has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Canon EOS M6 has 100 to 25600.
|Canon EOS M6||100-25600|
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 M6 belongs to the Canon EOS M-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 M
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D850
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M6
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D850 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M6 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS M6||9|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Nikon D850 and Canon EOS M6 can shoot movies.
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 D850 weighs 1005 gr (equal to 2,22 lb) which is 158% heavier than Canon EOS M6 and its 390 gr (or 0,86 lb).
|Nikon D850||1005 gr
|Canon EOS M6||390 gr