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Canon T6i vs Canon T6

Portability
66
Imaging
66
Features
76
Overall
70
Canon EOS Rebel T6i front
 
Canon EOS T6 front
Portability
68
Imaging
62
Features
62
Overall
62

Canon T6i vs Canon T6 Key Specs

Canon T6i
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 555g - 132 x 101 x 78mm
  • Introduced February 2015
  • Other Name is EOS 750D / Kiss X8i
  • Superseded the Canon 700D
  • New Model is Canon T7i
Canon T6
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Raise to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 485g - 129 x 101 x 78mm
  • Launched March 2016
  • Alternative Name is EOS Rebel 1300D
  • Replaced the Canon 1200D
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Canon T6i vs Canon T6 Overview

Its time to look a little more in depth at the Canon T6i versus Canon T6, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras and both of them are offered by Canon. There is a crucial difference among the sensor resolutions of the T6i (24MP) and T6 (18MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (APS-C).

Photography Glossary

The T6i was unveiled 13 months before the T6 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before going straight into a in depth comparison, below is a concise summation of how the T6i matches up against the T6 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon T6i over the Canon T6

 T6i T6 
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1040k920kCrisper display (+120k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Canon T6 over the Canon T6i

 T6 T6i 
LaunchedMarch 2016February 2015More modern by 13 months

Common features in the Canon T6i and Canon T6

 T6i T6 
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Display dimension3"3"Identical display sizing

Canon T6i vs Canon T6 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you have to factor in its weight and volume. The Canon T6i has got outside measurements of 132mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.1") having a weight of 555 grams (1.22 lbs) and the Canon T6 has sizing of 129mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs).

See the Canon T6i versus Canon T6 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are working with at that time. Below is the front view overall size comparison of the T6i versus the T6.

Canon T6i vs Canon T6 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the T6i and T6 is 66 and 68 respectively.

Canon T6i vs Canon T6 top view buttons comparison

Canon T6i vs Canon T6 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is tough to visualize the difference in sensor sizes only by researching specs. The picture below will help offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the T6i and T6.

All in all, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You should expect to see the Canon T6i to provide you with greater detail having an extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos much more aggressively. The more aged T6i will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon T6i vs Canon T6 sensor size comparison

Canon T6i vs Canon T6 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T6i vs Canon T6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T6i as a Portrait photography camera
Canon T6 as a Portrait photography camera
79
manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
includes face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
77
you can focus manually
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon T6i
Street photography with Canon T6
71
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
supports focus via touch
lack of image stabilization
60
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon T6i as a Sports photography camera
Canon T6 as a Sports photography camera
61
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
supports phase detect autofocus
low frames per second (5.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery pack (440 CIPA)
59
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
sensor has phase detect AF
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (500 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon T6i
Travel photography with Canon T6
66
supports focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
no Timelapse mode
not so great battery pack (440 per charge)
55
decent sensor resolution (18MP)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse function
terrible battery pack (500 per charge)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon T6i as a Landscape photography camera
Canon T6 as a Landscape photography camera
66
manual focus
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery pack (440 per charge)
no Timelapse mode
64
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (18MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (500 per charge)
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon T6i
Vlogging with Canon T6
72
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen
includes face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with external microphone jack
lack of image stabilization
27
includes face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
does not have microphone support
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Canon T6i vs Canon T6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon T6i and Canon T6
 Canon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS T6
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon EOS Rebel T6i Canon EOS T6
Other name EOS 750D / Kiss X8i EOS Rebel 1300D
Type Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2015-02-06 2016-03-10
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 6 Digic 4+
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 332.3mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 12800 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 25600 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 19 9
Cross type focus points 19 -
Lens
Lens support Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S
Available lenses 326 326
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.6
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 1,040 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.51x 0.5x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames per sec 3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 9.20 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/200 seconds 1/200 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080 (30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 555 grams (1.22 lb) 485 grams (1.07 lb)
Dimensions 132 x 101 x 78mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.1") 129 x 101 x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 71 66
DXO Color Depth rating 22.7 22.0
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.0 11.7
DXO Low light rating 919 781
Other
Battery life 440 shots 500 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E17 LP-E10
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $749 $549