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Canon T6 vs Pentax KF

Portability
68
Imaging
62
Features
62
Overall
62
Canon EOS T6 front
 
Pentax KF front
Portability
63
Imaging
73
Features
81
Overall
76

Canon T6 vs Pentax KF Key Specs

Canon T6
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Expand to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 485g - 129 x 101 x 78mm
  • Announced March 2016
  • Alternative Name is EOS Rebel 1300D
  • Succeeded the Canon 1200D
Pentax KF
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 102400
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 684g - 126 x 93 x 74mm
  • Announced November 2022
  • Earlier Model is Pentax K-70
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Canon T6 vs Pentax KF Overview

Below is a in depth review of the Canon T6 vs Pentax KF, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras by manufacturers Canon and Pentax. There exists a big gap among the resolutions of the T6 (18MP) and KF (24MP) but they use the same exact sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The T6 was revealed 7 years before the KF and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before delving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a quick overview of how the T6 scores vs the KF in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon T6 over the Pentax KF

 T6 KF 

Reasons to pick Pentax KF over the Canon T6

 KF T6 
AnnouncedNovember 2022March 2016More recent by 81 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k920kClearer screen (+120k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Canon T6 and Pentax KF

 T6 KF 
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen sizing3"3.00"Equivalent screen dimensions
Touch screen Neither offers Touch screen

Canon T6 vs Pentax KF Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera regularly, you should factor its weight and size. The Canon T6 offers exterior 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 KF has specifications of 126mm x 93mm x 74mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.9") and a weight of 684 grams (1.51 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the T6 against the KF.

Canon T6 vs Pentax KF size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the T6 and KF is 68 and 63 respectively.

Canon T6 vs Pentax KF top view buttons comparison

Canon T6 vs Pentax KF Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's tough to envision the difference in sensor measurements just by going through specifications. The graphic here might offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the T6 and KF.

To sum up, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You should count on the Pentax KF to provide extra detail because of its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will help you crop photographs far more aggressively. The older T6 will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Canon T6 vs Pentax KF sensor size comparison

Canon T6 vs Pentax KF Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T6 vs Pentax KF Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T6 Portrait photography advice
Pentax KF Portrait photography advice
77
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detect focusing
delivers RAW formats
83
manual focus
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
has face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon T6 as a Street photography camera
Pentax KF as a Street photography camera
60
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
73
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
environment sealing
great ISO range (102,400)
more heavy than competition (684g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon T6 Sports photography factors
Pentax KF Sports photography factors
59
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
supports phase detect AF
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery life (500 CIPA)
75
high shutter speed (1/6,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
environment sealing
has phase detect auto focus
low fps (6.0 fps)
not so great battery life (410 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Canon T6 Travel photography factors
Pentax KF Travel photography factors
55
decent sensor resolution (18MP)
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
not so great battery life (500 CIPA)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
66
environment sealing
megapixel count decent (24MP)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
not so great battery life (410 CIPA)
more heavy than competition (684g)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon T6 Landscape photography information
Pentax KF Landscape photography information
64
focusing manually
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery life (500 CIPA)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
80
manual focus
change lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
nice screen size (3.00 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
no anti-alias filter
great ISO range (102,400)
delivers RAW formats
environment sealing
not so great battery life (410 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon T6 Vlogging highlights
Pentax KF Vlogging highlights
27
comes with face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have mic socket
73
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external microphone support
more heavy than competition (684g)
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Canon T6 vs Pentax KF Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon T6 and Pentax KF
 Canon EOS T6Pentax KF
General Information
Brand Canon Pentax
Model type Canon EOS T6 Pentax KF
Alternative name EOS Rebel 1300D -
Category Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Announced 2016-03-10 2022-11-09
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4+ -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 18MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 6400 102400
Maximum enhanced ISO 12800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 11
Cross type focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support Canon EF/EF-S Pentax KAF2
Amount of lenses 326 161
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3.00 inches
Screen resolution 920 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.63x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/6000s
Continuous shutter rate 3.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 9.20 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash + redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync, manual
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/200s -
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) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
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 Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 485g (1.07 lb) 684g (1.51 lb)
Dimensions 129 x 101 x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") 126 x 93 x 74mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 66 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 781 not tested
Other
Battery life 500 shots 410 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E10 D-LI109
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 secs, continuous)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $549 $850