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Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x

Portability
68
Imaging
62
Features
62
Overall
62
Canon EOS T6 front
 
Pentax K-x front
Portability
69
Imaging
52
Features
47
Overall
50

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x Key Specs

Canon T6
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Increase to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 485g - 129 x 101 x 78mm
  • Introduced March 2016
  • Also Known as EOS Rebel 1300D
  • Replaced the Canon 1200D
Pentax K-x
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Raise to 12800)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 580g - 123 x 92 x 68mm
  • Introduced December 2009
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Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x Overview

Following is a in depth comparison of the Canon T6 and Pentax K-x, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras by companies Canon and Pentax. There is a significant difference between the image resolutions of the T6 (18MP) and K-x (12MP) but they use the exact same sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The T6 was announced 6 years after the K-x which is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before going in to a in depth comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the T6 matches up against the K-x in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon T6 over the Pentax K-x

 T6 K-x 
IntroducedMarch 2016December 2009More modern by 76 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kCrisper screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Pentax K-x over the Canon T6

 K-x T6 

Common features in the Canon T6 and Pentax K-x

 T6 K-x 
Manually focus More exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry around your camera often, you should consider its weight and volume. The Canon T6 enjoys outer dimensions of 129mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") along with a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs) whilst the Pentax K-x has sizing of 123mm x 92mm x 68mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.7") and a weight of 580 grams (1.28 lbs).

Contrast the Canon T6 and Pentax K-x in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are employing at that time. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the T6 and the K-x.

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the T6 and K-x is 68 and 69 respectively.

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x top view buttons comparison

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x Sensor Comparison

Often, it's difficult to envision the gap between sensor sizes purely by going over a spec sheet. The image underneath will help offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the T6 and K-x.

As you can see, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Canon T6 to offer more detail with its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The younger T6 will have a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x sensor size comparison

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T6 as a Portrait photography camera
Pentax K-x as a Portrait photography camera
77
you can focus manually
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
63
you can focus manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
low resolution (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Canon T6 Street photography features
Pentax K-x Street photography features
60
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
67
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no articulating screen
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Sports Comparison

Canon T6 Sports photography details
Pentax K-x Sports photography details
59
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
comes with phase detect autofocus
low fps (3.0 fps)
no image stabilization
not so great battery pack (500 per charge)
61
high shutter speed (1/6,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
great battery (1,900 shots)
supports phase detect AF
low frames per second (5.0 frames per second)
low resolution (12MP)
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Travel Comparison

Canon T6 Travel photography advice
Pentax K-x Travel photography advice
55
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
built-in flash
missing Timelapse mode
not so great battery pack (500 CIPA)
does not have selfie friendly display
54
great battery (1,900 per charge)
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon T6 Landscape photography info
Pentax K-x Landscape photography info
64
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
not so great battery pack (500 per charge)
missing Timelapse mode
61
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
great battery (1,900 CIPA)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon T6 Vlogging factors
Pentax K-x Vlogging factors
27
comes with face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not have selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
missing microphone port
27
image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detection focusing
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external mic port
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Canon T6 vs Pentax K-x Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon T6 and Pentax K-x
 Canon EOS T6Pentax K-x
General Information
Brand Name Canon Pentax
Model type Canon EOS T6 Pentax K-x
Also Known as EOS Rebel 1300D -
Type Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2016-03-10 2009-12-23
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 4+ Prime
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 18MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Full resolution 5184 x 3456 4288 x 2848
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Max boosted ISO 12800 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens support Canon EF/EF-S Pentax KAF2
Number of lenses 326 151
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology - TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 96%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.57x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/6000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 9.20 m (at ISO 100) 16.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear curtain, Wireless
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/200 seconds 1/180 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 416 (24 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 485 gr (1.07 lb) 580 gr (1.28 lb)
Dimensions 129 x 101 x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") 123 x 92 x 68mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 66 72
DXO Color Depth rating 22.0 22.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 12.5
DXO Low light rating 781 811
Other
Battery life 500 images 1900 images
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E10 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC card
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $549 $600