Nikon Z6 vs Canon EOS 600D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS 600D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z6
Canon EOS 600D

Manufacturing

Nikon Z6 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 600D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Z6 were released 2018 and Canon EOS 600D was released 2011. 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 Z6 Nikon 2018
Canon EOS 600D Canon 2011

Type of camera

Nikon Z6 is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 600D is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z6 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 600D has a "APSC"-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 Z6 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 600D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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 Z6 has a 25 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 600D has 18 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 Z6 25 MP 24337152 6048 4024
Canon EOS 600D 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Nikon Z6 has a 36 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 600D. 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

Nikon Z6 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 600D. Nikon Z6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 600D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z6 100-51200
Canon EOS 600D 100-12800

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 Z6
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 600D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Z6 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 600D can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z6 12
Canon EOS 600D 3,7

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS 600D can shoot movies.

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.

Nikon Z6 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1,49 lb) which is 18% heavier than Canon EOS 600D and its 570 gr (or 1,26 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z6 675 gr 1,49 lb
Canon EOS 600D 570 gr 1,26 lb