This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase using one of these links it means we may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Learn More

Canon 6D Mark II vs Nikon D750


Reviewing DSLR cameras is something I really like, especially for these cameras that I’ve used before. Just to make this clear, I’m really a fan of Nikon, but for this article, I’ll be providing you with the most accurate and precise information I can, without leaning on the side of either camera.

As you may already know, DSLRs are the most popular camera options out there, and it is not new, it has been like this for many years, and because companies are always improving and upgrading features along with technologies, DSLRs are going to be a favorite option even in the years to come.

We’ve made camera reviews and comparisons with products that differ by price, however, this is not the case now, since both these cameras have the same price, meaning that, it will be tough to try to compare them. Although, once we point out the main features and performance specs, it will be easy to decide which one outperforms the other.

Before we start reviewing them, let’s point out some interesting facts about these cameras, so we’ll start with the Canon 6D Mark II.

The 6D Mark II is known for its superb performance on the go, while this also means that it puts the full-frame performance into a compact, fully-featured DSLR. This camera is perfect for those looking for a good DSLR that performs well in low-light situations, landscape, portrait and event photography.

Okay, but what about Nikon, what’s special about this camera?

Same as the 6D Mark II, the Nikon D750 is also a full-frame DSLR which brings dazzling image quality, cinematic video capabilities and pro-inspired handling in a nimble design with a tilting Vari-Angle LCD and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. It is perfect for semi-professionals looking for a second camera for fast-paced shoots.

However, let’s not spoil everything in the beginning, let’s start with the reviews and explain everything in detail, even their slightest differences.

Similar Comparison: Sony A7 vs Canon 6D

Head To Head Comparison

Canon 6D Mark II

The Canon 6D Mark II is the kind of camera that will boost your photography experience greatly, and not just that, it will also make your shooting enjoyable with its plethora of features, and fast performance. It’s a full-frame camera that comes with the latest technologies and remarkable specs. At the time of the release, it was really hard to beat the Canon 6D Mark II, but today, there are a lot of other options available, however, this particular model still remains as a top-option for users worldwide.

Let’s start off with the design, shall we?

This camera features a textured body that not only delivers comfort and a firm grip to the user, but it also enables the camera to be weatherproof. To be more specific, this is the biggest upgrade of this camera, since it has weather and dust resistant sealing. You may think this is just a manufacturer statement to make users buy the product, but that’s not the case, because I’ve personally tried this camera under different weather conditions, and I had no problem with it or whatsoever.

To continue, this camera features a 3-inch LCD that has touchscreen capabilities, and it is by far my favorite feature. You may be wondering, is a touchscreen LCD really necessary? Well, it allows for easy optimization, menu navigation, using features more easily, and so on.

From changing camera settings to scrolling through images, your overall experience with this camera will be pretty enjoyable. In addition to this, the touchscreen LCD has a flip-out design, which means that you can rotate it in any desired direction to make composing in different angles easier.

Considering the fact that this camera was released in 2017, it’s hard to think of the Canon 6D Mark II’s quality as bad, especially that it is a full-frame camera with a 26.2MP CMOS sensor. That’s not the only thing that satisfies me though, thus, the camera also runs the DIGIC 7 image processor.

Other than that, this particular model has 45 focus points while they also run Canon’s dual pixel focus system. Therefore, the 6D Mark II uses the light-sensitive pixels to achieve focus in a quicker way, but that’s not all, it can also lock focus quickly while in live view, focus tracking is really impressive.

One of my favorite features of this camera is the touch shutter feature. I’m pretty sure this is the first time you’re hearing about this feature, it is because it can be rarely found in other competitors at this price range. Basically, the touch shutter feature activates during live view, manually, and what you need to do is just touch on the screen where you want the focus and the camera will focus and automatically capture the photo.

Furthermore, the camera has an ISO range of 100-40000, which means that it performs significantly good even in low-light conditions.

When it comes to video recording, to be honest, I haven’t been using this feature much, however, from what I’ve gathered, it is pretty decent, but I was really hoping for 4K, and at least a headphone jack, since both of these are not included in the 6D Mark II.

In terms of connections, this camera is really rich when it comes to image transferring, remote shooting and more, due to the built-in Wi-Fi, the NFC, and Bluetooth. You can easily connect with any smartphone device, transfer images using the NFC, or Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi, whichever feature you find more eligible.

Overall, if you’re just starting out, then this camera is not for you because you’re not going to be familiar with its features, but if you’re a semi-professional or a professional who wants to upgrade to a full-frame DSLR, then this would be the ideal choice.

Canon 6D Mark II Sample Images:

Similar Comparison: Nikon D810 vs Canon 5DS

Nikon D750

The Nikon D750 makes up as a perfect addition to semi-professionals or professionals who are looking for a second camera to go with. It is a compact DSLR that offers fast-paced shoots with an exceptional imaging system, dazzling image quality, cinematic video capabilities, and pro-inspired handling. As I mentioned in the beginning, I’m actually a fan of Nikon because I’ve been using Nikon cameras my whole life, nonetheless, this doesn’t necessarily mean that this camera is better than the Canon 6D Mark II, in fact, Canon 6D Mark II is better, and I’m going to tell you why.

Let’s start first with the design since it is the first thing you notice when you buy a camera. Personally, it took me some weeks to get used to this cameras’ body, even though it feels good to hold, it still has a slight feel of cheapness if you compare it to the Canon 6D Mark II. However, don’t get fooled by this, since the button layout is easily adaptable, while the very robust, magnesium alloy body will feel light, in fact, it is light. Just as I’ve said in any other camera review, I really like the textured spots on the camera, because it just makes the camera comfortable to hold, while it also gives a great look to the overall appearance.

That’s enough said about the body, let’s mention another appealing part of this camera, shall we? You probably guessed it, the LCD screen. I really like the addition of an LCD screen that flips out, because it truly helps to shoot images from different angles, while it will be of great help for people who like to shoot in Live View.

But there’s a drawback, Nikon has not included touch-sensitive capabilities to this LCD screen, which is something I’m really disappointed at, since a touchscreen LCD can really come in handy when optimized settings, scrolling through images, and so on, whereas the Canon 6D Mark II has a touchscreen LCD, so here’s another disadvantage over the 6D Mark II.

But what about performance?

This particular model has a 24.3MP FX-format sensor while it runs the EXPEED 4 just like any other full-frame Nikon DSLR, but different from most other models, the Nikon D750 achieves a level of image quality few other manufacturers can match.

I use my Nikon D750 with a wide-angle lens to capture landscape and nature shots, and i can comfortably say that it has never let me down.

Although, when it comes to autofocus and metering technology, for those who’ve been using the D4S and the D810, they should know that this model uses the same technology as them. To be more precise, it has a 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors and 3D Color Matrix metering III with a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor. You’ll find it to be pretty fast and responsive, while it can shoot at 6.5 fps at full resolution.

Another feature that is worth mentioning, while it is one of the most appealing features if you’re asking me, the built-in Wi-Fi. This feature is only available in the Nikon D5300 and the Canon 6D, yes, the one that we just reviewed. It is simply great for users who shoot daily, due to the fact that it lets you send images directly from the camera to any other smart device that you have.

Anyway, let’s not deviate from the topic. This camera has a low noise, wide ISO range of 100-12,800, while this can also be expanded to ISO 51,200. Therefore, just by seeing these specs, I believe you already know that the Nikon D750 is pretty good in low light conditions. In addition, you can manually control the ISO, but that’s not all, also the shutter speed, the aperture while recording, even use power aperture control for smooth iris transitions and Auto ISO for smooth exposure transitions.

Speaking of recording, the D750 has cutting edge HD video capabilities, it is suited for recording daily life, filmmaking, and videography. You can simultaneously record uncompressed and compressed Full HD 1080 footage at 60/50/30/25/24p.

Simply put, the Nikon would be a great camera for those who are stepping up with their career, photography, or videography.

Nikon D750 Sample Images:

Similar Comparison: Nikon D7200 vs Canon 70D

Canon 6D Mark II vs Nikon D750 Feature Comparison

  Canon 6D Mark II Nikon D750
Camera Type Full-Frame DSLR Full-Frame DSLR
Megapixels 26.2 24.3
ISO Range 100-40000 100-12800
Flip-Out Screen Yes Yes
AF Points 45 AF points 51 AF points
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Touchscreen Yes No
Video Recording Yes Yes
Sensor Size CMOS CMOS

Similar Comparison: Canon T3I vs Nikon D3300


Do you get it now why I like to type about full-frame DSLRs? These cameras are really something else, as for the Canon 6D Mark II and the Nikon D750, they both perform fantastically, however, depending on what features you require the most, that’s how to find out which camera is best for you.

However, even though I said I’m a fan of Nikon, I have to admit that the Canon 6D Mark II is truly better than the Nikon D750, while they both come at the same price, it means that the Canon 6D Mark II delivers the most value for the money.

To divide them a little, the Canon 6D Mark II would be best for you if you plan to shoot in low-light situations, landscape, portrait and event photography, while on the other hand, the Nikon D750 would be the ideal choice for you if you plan on using the camera for daily life, filmmaking, and videography.

Similar Comparison: Sony A6000 vs Nikon D3400