DxOMark test score for the Canon EOS 6D is out

Canon EOS 6D DxOMark test score

DxOMark published their test results for the Canon EOS 6D camera. The sensor performance of the 6D is almost identical to the 5D Mark III. The Nikon D600 still scored significantly higher then the 6D. From DxOMark conclusion:

The EOS 6D offers a well-balanced performance across all three testing metrics, doing enough to put it into 10th place overall on the sensor rankings. Given the price, this does offer very good value for money, matched only by the Nikon D600. It suggests that this new market segment could be a real hotbed of key models for the major manufacturers and is therefore one to watch carefully.

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  • photoviking

    So the 6D edges out the 5DMK3? Interesting. Even more so is that neither camera holds a candle to Nikon’s D600. This should have a lot of people talking back at Canon R&D.

  • Smalltimer Little

    Wow I actually feel bad for Canon.
    Starting to feel as though they’ll never catch-up to Sony’s sensor tech.

  • luke

    at the end if you don’t use light Optimiser or D-Lighting … the dynamic range is on par between the two …

    • NyKon

      How so? It’s measuring what the sensor actually captures, not what the final jpeg looks like (or RAW IF you open it in Nikon’s software). Saying that the dynamic range is higher means that when you want to recover highlights (maybe in the clouds?) or shadows, the nikon will have more information there to work with.

    • It is? Actually if you use highlight priority or d lighting the dr should go down. You get the best dr @ base iso. All dlighting does is underexpose at half the iso and push 1ev. This has the same dynamic range as my k-7. My k-5 blows that away and frankly I would much rather have 14ev of dr than another 4-5mp. Canon is really lagging.

    • Smalltimer Little

      Using DRO or Active D lighting doesn’t magically add DR as this merely pull and pushes the already existent dynamic range of the sensor. Likewise, if we use DRO and/or D-Lighting on the Sony sensors, we’d end-up with the same difference. And so, at the end of the day, nothing changes.

      • kbb

        Canon is now about 5 years behind in imager architecture. Probably due to their in house design and supply chain. They’ll likely never be the leader again.

  • Canon_in_the_Dark

    Once again a Canon camera can hardly break their 12 Ev DR barrier. Nikon can do it. Sony can do it. Pentax and do it. But not Canon.

    • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

      Pentax and Nikon use sony sensors do they not?

    • Like you knoe what DR means

    • Jim

      Yep, they are going nowhere fast with dynamic range. 1Ds (2002): 11 Ev. 5D mark III (2012): 11.7Ev. Pentax, Nikon, Sony, RED, Phase One are pushing 13, 14, 15 stops. RED even claims 16 for their new Dragon sensor.

  • I’ve check their Raw files MYSELF, 6D is the winner for ISO performance. How suspicious.

    • Smalltimer Little

      Do you mean noise?

    • One by one they finally learn…

    • joseph

      So, tell me all about your rigorous scientific methodology.

  • NYC

    Amazing, Canon finally has cameras that score about the same as my 5 year old D700. Congrats Canon!

    • timon_comment

      I am not Canon camera’s lover, but I have to say,

      Do not believe dxomark’s so-called “Overall Scores”. People who read the DxOmark measured camera sensor, to do a double clicks on “screen mode” (pixel by pixel), to watch the chart and data.

      Canon’s sensor merely loses about 2EV DR compared with the D600, but other items are almost no differences in the DxOmark’s data. So, what is distinction in the 2EV DR? It is merely in the lowest light’s DR in shadow range!

      Dynamic Range —- must give clear of the both EV and -EV. However, in currently DXOmark the measured DR did not distinguish both.

      In a shorter pixel pitch would be more difficult with some higher EV, but the -EV is relatively easy. So, some camera makers easier abuse the front-end noise reduction to get so-called the high DR, (the front-end noise reduction way makes user impossible to disable it), finally the imaging sharpness would fall in a worse cases, but sounds like 10 MP upgraded to 30 MP and DR seems like higher. Objectively, in DxOmark the A4 size overall scores will further encourage some crooked means.

      DxOmark Overall Scores were merely including “color depth” (in base ISO only), “DR” (in base ISO only), and “low light ISO”, lacking much more items. Therein is no TR, nor SNR18.

      So called the DxOmark Overall Scores were based on an A4 size of the printed result simulation.

      Ok, who bought an expensive 35mm camera and is even a 645 camera to merely want to print on A4 size? Could it be a cellphone-camera?

      Also, the base ISO in DxOmark measurement is not a fixed ISO 100, it is floating. If a camera is base ISO 50, another camera is base ISO 100, but DxO still claims the base ISO scores, indiscriminate.

      Well, such so-called the High Scores have what factual meaning?

      In film era, evaluating a film model you impossible to do not measure the film resolution. Besides the color response and grains and exposure latitude, must also measure resolution.

      In nowadays, if you claimed to professionally measure a lens, but you do not measure the lens resolution, and saying the lens merely print the A4 size, so what to be a big joke.

      • timon_comment

        French Beauties were gained world renown
        French Brandies were well known worldwide
        French DxOmark Overall Scores discredited global

        • timon_comment

          Dynamic Range —- must give clear of the both +EV and -EV. However, in currently DXOmark the measured DR did not distinguish both.

  • Guest

    Is it me or is DxO Mark recently giving the Nikons the edge hemmm seriously the D600 is better than 5D Mark III

  • Is it me or is DxO Mark recently giving the Nikons the edge hemmm…. Seriously the D600 is better than 5D Mark III ??? I can’t believe it

    • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

      I can! 😀

    • Laurent Proulx

      It’s because they are able to achieve a good Evs. This is the most biggest flaws right now. 94 vs 82 still close score. The lens can be more distructive (or beneficial) than the sensor it self. But BTW NIKON is the best ! ahah !

  • laurent Proulx

    Wow it pass the difficult barrier of 12 Evs !!!

  • DxOmark is slowy approaching the lack of credibility that dpreview over achieved years ago. The masses taking DxOMark as gospel is a statistical proof of a sort LOL

    Not a single blind believer of DxO understands how camera sensors and image processing works. If they do, reading DxO’s partly disclosed secret methodology is enough to understand their results are flawed. If anyone from DxO is reading this, shame on you for herdinging the sheep to your own benefits.

  • mythbuster

    As long as it don´t have sensor dust issues, it is way better than a Nikon D600. Pentax is doing a lot better than Canon and Nikon in QC lately.

  • ShaoLynx

    I wonder, if Canon would have the edge in DXO, whether the DXO-bashers here would rant the same… Mesa thinks: not. So I call you canon trolls.
    I have a D800 myself, and I must say: its performance and capabilities are freaking awesome. And I’m sure: the next batch of D600 won’t have the sensor dust issue, and they will be freaking awesome, too. OK, a bit less than my D800, but still.

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