Nikon Z7 II vs Canon EOS M6 Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z7 II and Canon EOS M6 Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Manufacturing

Nikon Z7 II is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS M6 Mark II is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Z7 II were released 2020 and Canon EOS M6 Mark II was released 2019. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Z7 II Nikon 2020
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Canon 2019

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z7 II has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS M6 Mark II 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 Z7 II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 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 Z7 II has a 46 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M6 Mark II has 33 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 Z7 II 46 MP 45441024 8256 5504
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 33 MP 32294400 6960 4640

Nikon Z7 II has a 41 % larger resolution than Canon EOS M6 Mark II. 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 Z7 II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS M6 Mark II. Nikon Z7 II has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Canon EOS M6 Mark II has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z7 II 64-25600
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 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.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M6 Mark II belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z7 II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Z7 II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M6 Mark II can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z7 II 10
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 14

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon Z7 II and Canon EOS M6 Mark II 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 Z7 II weighs 705 gr (equal to 1,55 lb) which is 73% heavier than Canon EOS M6 Mark II and its 408 gr (or 0,9 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z7 II 705 gr 1,55 lb
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 408 gr 0,9 lb