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Canon T6 vs Sony A450

Portability
68
Imaging
62
Features
62
Overall
62
Canon EOS T6 front
 
Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 front
Portability
65
Imaging
54
Features
52
Overall
53

Canon T6 vs Sony A450 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
  • Released March 2016
  • Additionally referred to as EOS Rebel 1300D
  • Superseded the Canon 1200D
Sony A450
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 560g - 137 x 104 x 81mm
  • Introduced January 2010
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Canon T6 vs Sony A450 Overview

Here, we are looking at the Canon T6 vs Sony A450, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras by manufacturers Canon and Sony. There is a sizeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the T6 (18MP) and A450 (14MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The T6 was launched 6 years later than the A450 and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before getting straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the T6 matches up versus the A450 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon T6 over the Sony A450

 T6 A450 
IntroducedMarch 2016January 2010More recent by 76 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kClearer display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony A450 over the Canon T6

 A450 T6 

Common features in the Canon T6 and Sony A450

 T6 A450 
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch display Neither offers Touch display

Canon T6 vs Sony A450 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to lug around your camera, you will need to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon T6 offers outside measurements of 129mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") having a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs) and the Sony A450 has proportions of 137mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2") with a weight of 560 grams (1.23 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are working with at that moment. Below is a front view physical size comparison of the T6 and the A450.

Canon T6 vs Sony A450 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the T6 and A450 is 68 and 65 respectively.

Canon T6 vs Sony A450 top view buttons comparison

Canon T6 vs Sony A450 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be hard to visualise the contrast between sensor measurements purely by going over specifications. The visual below may give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the T6 and A450.

Plainly, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Canon T6 to offer you extra detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos way more aggressively. The more recent T6 will have an advantage in sensor technology.

Canon T6 vs Sony A450 sensor size comparison

Canon T6 vs Sony A450 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T6 vs Sony A450 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T6 Portrait photography advice
Sony A450 Portrait photography advice
77
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detect focus
exports RAW files
72
focusing manually
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon T6 Street photography highlights
Sony A450 Street photography highlights
60
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
66
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no articulating screen
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon T6
Sports photography with Sony A450
59
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
has phase detect auto focus
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
bad battery power (500 per charge)
77
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good megapixels (14MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
good battery pack (1,050 shots)
sensor has phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon T6
Travel photography with Sony A450
55
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse recording
bad battery power (500 per charge)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
60
good battery pack (1,050 shots)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
does not offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon T6
Landscape photography with Sony A450
64
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
lack of image stabilization
bad battery power (500 shots)
does not have Timelapse recording
66
focusing manually
switch lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good megapixels (14MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (1,050 per charge)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon T6
Vlogging with Sony A450
27
includes face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
does not have microphone jack
9
can't record video
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Canon T6 vs Sony A450 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon T6 and Sony A450
 Canon EOS T6Sony Alpha DSLR-A450
General Information
Company Canon Sony
Model Canon EOS T6 Sony Alpha DSLR-A450
Alternative name EOS Rebel 1300D -
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Released 2016-03-10 2010-01-05
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 4+ Bionz
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5184 x 3456 4592 x 3056
Highest native ISO 6400 12800
Highest enhanced ISO 12800 -
Lowest native ISO 100 200
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type Canon EF/EF-S Sony/Minolta Alpha
Number of lenses 326 143
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 920 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - TFT Clear Photo Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.53x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 3.0 frames/s 7.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 9.20 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, Fill, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Wireless/ High Speed Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/200 seconds 1/160 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) -
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 485 grams (1.07 lbs) 560 grams (1.23 lbs)
Physical dimensions 129 x 101 x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") 137 x 104 x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 66 66
DXO Color Depth score 22.0 21.8
DXO Dynamic range score 11.7 11.8
DXO Low light score 781 769
Other
Battery life 500 pictures 1050 pictures
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E10 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $549 $1,241