Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II

Portability
66
Imaging
68
Features
77
Overall
71
Canon EOS Rebel T6s front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II front
Portability
81
Imaging
60
Features
75
Overall
66
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Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the other is a Large Sensor Compact by companies Canon and Panasonic. There is a crucial difference among the sensor resolutions of the T6s (24MP) and LX100 II (17MP) and the T6s (APS-C) and LX100 II (Four Thirds) use different sensor size.

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The T6s was released 4 years before the LX100 II and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Canon T6s being a Compact SLR camera and the Panasonic LX100 II being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before delving through a complete comparison, below is a concise summary of how the T6s grades against the LX100 II with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II Key Specs

Canon T6s
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Expand to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 565g - 132 x 101 x 78mm
  • Revealed February 2015
  • Alternate Name is EOS 760D / EOS 8000D
  • Superseded the Canon 700D
  • Updated by Canon 77D
Panasonic LX100 II
(Full Review)
  • 17MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-75mm (F1.7-2.8) lens
  • 392g - 115 x 66 x 64mm
  • Revealed August 2018
  • Replaced the Panasonic LX100
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Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry your camera regularly, you will have to think about its weight and size. The Canon T6s has physical measurements of 132mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.1") having a weight of 565 grams (1.25 lbs) while the Panasonic LX100 II has specifications of 115mm x 66mm x 64mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.5") and a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are using at that moment. Underneath is a front view overall size comparison of the T6s against the LX100 II.

Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the T6s and LX100 II is 66 and 81 respectively.

Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II top view buttons comparison

Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing purely by going over a spec sheet. The visual underneath will give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the T6s and LX100 II.

Clearly, both the cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The T6s because of its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallow depth of field less difficult and the Canon T6s will offer you greater detail as a result of its extra 7MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The older T6s is going to be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II sensor size comparison

Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T6s Portrait photography advice
Panasonic LX100 II Portrait photography advice
80
has manual focus
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
features face detect focusing
delivers RAW formats
76
manual focus
megapixel count good (17 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
includes face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon T6s Street photography information
Panasonic LX100 II Street photography information
71
fully articulated screen
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
features focus by touch
does not have image stabilization
77
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
features focus by touch
great ISO range (25,600)
screen is fixed
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Sports Comparison

Canon T6s Sports photography details
Panasonic LX100 II Sports photography details
62
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
features tracking focus
supports phase detect AF
low frames per second (5.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery life (440 CIPA)
72
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (17MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
includes tracking focus
great battery (340 shots)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon T6s as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic LX100 II as a Travel photography camera
66
features focus by touch
megapixel count good (24MP)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
missing Timelapse mode
not so great battery life (440 CIPA)
78
great battery (340 CIPA)
supports bluetooth
features focus by touch
megapixel count good (17MP)
fairly wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.7)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon T6s
Landscape photography with Panasonic LX100 II
67
has manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen is a good size (3")
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery life (440 shots)
missing Timelapse mode
77
manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.7)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (17 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
great ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
great battery (340 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon T6s as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic LX100 II as a Vlogging camera
73
display is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
features face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with microphone socket
does not have image stabilization
37
fairly wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.7)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
high video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of microphone support
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Canon T6s vs Panasonic LX100 II Specifications

General Information
Company
Canon
Panasonic
Model type
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II
Also called
EOS 760D / EOS 8000D
-
Class
Entry-Level DSLR
Large Sensor Compact
Revealed
2015-02-06
2018-08-22
Physical type
Compact SLR
Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip
DIGIC 6
Venus Engine
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Four Thirds
Sensor measurements
22.3 x 14.9mm
17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area
332.3mm²
224.9mm²
Sensor resolution
24 megapixel
17 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
6000 x 4000
4736 x 3552
Highest native ISO
12800
25600
Highest boosted ISO
25600
-
Lowest native ISO
100
200
RAW photos
Lowest boosted ISO
-
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points
19
49
Cross type focus points
19
-
Lens
Lens support
Canon EF/EF-S
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
-
24-75mm (3.1x)
Max aperture
-
f/1.7-2.8
Macro focusing distance
-
3cm
Total lenses
326
-
Focal length multiplier
1.6
2.1
Screen
Display type
Fully Articulated
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inches
3 inches
Display resolution
1,040k dots
1,240k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Optical (pentamirror)
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
-
2,760k dots
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.51x
0.7x
Features
Slowest shutter speed
30 secs
1800 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 secs
1/4000 secs
Maximum quiet shutter speed
-
1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
5.0fps
11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)
Flash settings
-
no built-in flash
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize
1/200 secs
-
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)
3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
3840x2160
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
DMW-BLE9 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
GPS
Optional
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
565 grams (1.25 pounds)
392 grams (0.86 pounds)
Physical dimensions
132 x 101 x 78mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.1")
115 x 66 x 64mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
70
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
22.6
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
12.0
not tested
DXO Low light rating
915
not tested
Other
Battery life
440 photographs
340 photographs
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery ID
LP-E17
-
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Card slots
Single
Single
Retail cost
$849
$998