Canon EOS RP vs Nikon Z6 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs Z6 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Nikon Z6 Specs

EOS RP

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 26 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³ (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS RP

Z6

  • Introduced in August 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Z Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm³ (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7")
  • 675g (21.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Z6

EOS RP vs Z6 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: EOS RP an Z6 sensor comparison

EOS RP vs Z6: Viewfinder

EOS RP has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

Z6 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.80x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS RP (0.70x)

Z6 (0.80x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the Z6

Better choice: Nikon Z6

Canon EOS RP VS Nikon Z6 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

Z6

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2024.50
Auto Focus points (4)4779273
Larger lens selection (3)43
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
675g
(21.8 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
909cm³
(57 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the lower weight than the Z6 and the more compact size.

The EOS RP scores 16 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Z6

EOS RP

Z6

Higher speed (4, frames/second)512
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.363.68
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
Longer battery life (3, photos)250330
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Z6 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS RP: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 22 points for the Z6.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

Z6

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Canon EOS RP VS Nikon Z6 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and Z6

EOS RP und Z6, front viewEOS RP und Z6, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und Z6, view from aboveEOS RP und Z6, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Nikon Z6

16
22

We recommend Nikon Z6 as better choice.

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