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Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r

Portability
68
Imaging
62
Features
62
Overall
62
Canon EOS T6 front
 
Pentax K-r front
Portability
67
Imaging
53
Features
52
Overall
52

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r Key Specs

Canon T6
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Boost to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 485g - 129 x 101 x 78mm
  • Revealed March 2016
  • Alternate Name is EOS Rebel 1300D
  • Succeeded the Canon 1200D
Pentax K-r
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 598g - 125 x 97 x 68mm
  • Launched March 2011
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Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r Overview

Let's look a bit more in depth at the Canon T6 and Pentax K-r, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras by competitors Canon and Pentax. There exists a substantial gap among the image resolutions of the T6 (18MP) and K-r (12MP) but they feature the exact same sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The T6 was unveiled 5 years after the K-r which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before diving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a concise view of how the T6 matches up against the K-r in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon T6 over the Pentax K-r

 T6 K-r 
LaunchedMarch 2016March 2011Newer by 61 months

Reasons to pick Pentax K-r over the Canon T6

 K-r T6 
Screen resolution921k920kSharper screen (+1k dot)

Common features in the Canon T6 and Pentax K-r

 T6 K-r 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and size. The Canon T6 has outer dimensions of 129mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") and a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs) whilst the Pentax K-r has specifications of 125mm x 97mm x 68mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.7") with a weight of 598 grams (1.32 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have at the time. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the T6 compared to the K-r.

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the T6 and K-r is 68 and 67 respectively.

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r top view buttons comparison

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to picture the gap in sensor dimensions simply by seeing technical specs. The pic here will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the T6 and K-r.

As you can tell, both of those cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You can count on the Canon T6 to show greater detail having an extra 6MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures somewhat more aggressively. The more modern T6 should have a benefit in sensor technology.

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r sensor size comparison

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T6 as a Portrait photography camera
Pentax K-r as a Portrait photography camera
77
has manual focus
good MP (18MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
features face detection focus
supports RAW files
63
has manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Canon T6 Street photography advice
Pentax K-r Street photography advice
60
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
67
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
screen is fixed
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon T6
Sports photography with Pentax K-r
59
good MP (18 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
comes with phase detect auto focus
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery pack (500 per charge)
55
max shutter speed is good (1/6,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports phase detect AF
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
not so great battery power (470 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Canon T6 Travel photography info
Pentax K-r Travel photography info
55
good MP (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
terrible battery pack (500 CIPA)
display isn't selfie friendly
47
built-in flash
not so great battery power (470 per charge)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon T6 Landscape photography factors
Pentax K-r Landscape photography factors
64
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen is a good size (3")
good MP (18 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery pack (500 per charge)
does not have Timelapse mode
65
has manual focus
change lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
decent sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
not so great battery power (470 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon T6
Vlogging with Pentax K-r
27
features face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
does not have external microphone socket
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detect focusing
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
no microphone socket
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Canon T6 vs Pentax K-r Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon T6 and Pentax K-r
 Canon EOS T6Pentax K-r
General Information
Make Canon Pentax
Model type Canon EOS T6 Pentax K-r
Also called EOS Rebel 1300D -
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2016-03-10 2011-03-11
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 4+ Prime II
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3456 4288 x 2848
Maximum native ISO 6400 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 12800 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 200
RAW data
Minimum boosted ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 11
Cross type focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF/EF-S Pentax KAF2
Total lenses 326 151
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 920 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 96%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.57x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/6000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 3.0fps 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 9.20 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/200 seconds 1/180 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 485g (1.07 lb) 598g (1.32 lb)
Dimensions 129 x 101 x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") 125 x 97 x 68mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 66 72
DXO Color Depth rating 22.0 22.9
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 12.4
DXO Low light rating 781 755
Other
Battery life 500 photographs 470 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E10 D-LI109,4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $549 $1,100