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Canon T6 vs Sony A230

Portability
68
Imaging
62
Features
62
Overall
62
Canon EOS T6 front
 
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 front
Portability
69
Imaging
50
Features
40
Overall
46

Canon T6 vs Sony A230 Key Specs

Canon T6
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 485g - 129 x 101 x 78mm
  • Introduced March 2016
  • Also referred to as EOS Rebel 1300D
  • Succeeded the Canon 1200D
Sony A230
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 490g - 128 x 97 x 68mm
  • Launched May 2009
  • Superseded the Sony A200
  • Later Model is Sony A290
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Canon T6 vs Sony A230 Overview

Lets take a deeper look at the Canon T6 vs Sony A230, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras by brands Canon and Sony. There exists a large gap among the sensor resolutions of the T6 (18MP) and A230 (10MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor size (APS-C).

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The T6 was unveiled 6 years after the A230 which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before getting through a step-by-step comparison, below is a short highlight of how the T6 grades versus the A230 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon T6 over the Sony A230

 T6 A230 
LaunchedMarch 2016May 2009Newer by 83 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kClearer display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony A230 over the Canon T6

 A230 T6 

Common features in the Canon T6 and Sony A230

 T6 A230 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Canon T6 vs Sony A230 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera often, you'll have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon T6 comes with outside measurements of 129mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") with a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs) and the Sony A230 has dimensions of 128mm x 97mm x 68mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.7") along with a weight of 490 grams (1.08 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. Following is the front view scale comparison of the T6 compared to the A230.

Canon T6 vs Sony A230 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the T6 and A230 is 68 and 69 respectively.

Canon T6 vs Sony A230 top view buttons comparison

Canon T6 vs Sony A230 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is hard to see the difference in sensor dimensions just by checking out specs. The picture here may give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the T6 and A230.

All in all, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Canon T6 to provide greater detail having an extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The younger T6 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon T6 vs Sony A230 sensor size comparison

Canon T6 vs Sony A230 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T6 vs Sony A230 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T6 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A230 as a Portrait photography camera
77
focusing manually
good resolution (18 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
comes with face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
54
has manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
doesn't have liveview
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Canon T6 Street photography information
Sony A230 Street photography information
60
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
67
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
screen does not articulate
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Sports Comparison

Canon T6 Sports photography details
Sony A230 Sports photography details
59
good resolution (18 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
supports phase detect AF
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
bad battery life (500 per charge)
46
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with phase detect autofocus
doesn't have liveview
low fps (3.0 frames per second)
low megapixels (10MP)
low battery pack (230 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Canon T6 Travel photography features
Sony A230 Travel photography features
55
good resolution (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse mode
bad battery life (500 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
45
flash built-in
lack of Time Lapse mode
low battery pack (230 CIPA)
low megapixels (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon T6 Landscape photography information
Sony A230 Landscape photography information
64
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
good resolution (18MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
bad battery life (500 per charge)
missing Time Lapse mode
51
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
doesn't have liveview
low megapixels (10MP)
low battery pack (230 per charge)
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon T6
Vlogging with Sony A230
27
comes with face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
missing external mic socket
9
no video shooting
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Canon T6 vs Sony A230 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon T6 and Sony A230
 Canon EOS T6Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
General Information
Brand Canon Sony
Model Canon EOS T6 Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
Also called EOS Rebel 1300D -
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2016-03-10 2009-05-18
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4+ Bionz
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 18MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5184 x 3456 3872 x 2592
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 12800 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type Canon EF/EF-S Sony/Minolta Alpha
Amount of lenses 326 143
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.7"
Resolution of display 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.55x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames per second 3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 9.20 m (at ISO 100) 10.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Wireless
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/200 secs 1/160 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) -
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 -
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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 485g (1.07 lbs) 490g (1.08 lbs)
Dimensions 129 x 101 x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") 128 x 97 x 68mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 66 63
DXO Color Depth score 22.0 22.3
DXO Dynamic range score 11.7 11.4
DXO Low light score 781 531
Other
Battery life 500 pictures 230 pictures
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E10 NP-FH50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Retail cost $549 $569