- 24MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 12800 (Increase to 25600)
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 555g - 132 x 101 x 78mm
- Introduced February 2015
- Additionally Known as EOS 750D / Kiss X8i
- Superseded the Canon 700D
- Successor is Canon T7i
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon T6i overview
Canon T6i is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera originally announced on February of 2015. It comes with a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000. The camera is referred to as "EOS 750D / Kiss X8i" in other markets.
Canon introduced this camera in an effort to improve the previous Canon 700D (Read Full Comparison) and then released the fresher Canon T7i (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this camera.
The T6i is ranked #16 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and all-around #167 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to test our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
Here is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon T6i family
The Canon T6i comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can look at all older and the latest models along with important specifications.
T6i vs T8i24MPAPS-C7.5 fps2020
T6i vs T7i24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2017
T6i vs T6s24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
T6i vs 700D18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
T6i vs 650D18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
T6i vs 600D18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
T6i vs 550D18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010
T6i vs 500D15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
T6i vs 450D12MPAPS-C4.0 fps2008
T6i vs 400D10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
T6i vs 350D8MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
T6i vs 300D6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003
Canon T6i Gallery
You can check the T6i from different angles in the gallery here.
Canon T6i Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon T6i based on aspects that are typically viewed as useful in a camera.
Canon T6i Sensor specifications
The Canon T6i houses the DIGIC 6 processor chip. The sensor spec in the Canon T6i is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. This ISO can also be increased digitally to a high of 25600. RAW format is saved therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the T6i's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The T6i sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is highlighted in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon T6i dimensions
Canon T6i is 1.22 pounds (555 grams or 19.58 oz) and features outer size of 132mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.1"). The weight of normal Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 grams so the Canon T6i is on par when compared with various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Listed below is a visual of the Canon T6i beside a soft drink to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will show you the button arrangement on the T6i.
Canon T6i Lens specifications
The T6i uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses on sale. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the T6i.
Canon T6i Connectivity
The T6i has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send photos and sometimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Some applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Canon T6i Video specifications
The maximum video resolution in the Canon T6i is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance in quality vs file sizes but FULL HD is not going to give you much room to downsample. While the camera includes a microphone port, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone port which means you will not have the option to monitor your sound levels.
Canon T6i Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Canon T6i so you need to be cautious in rainy or dusty situations.
Canon T6i Display and Viewfinder
The Canon T6i comes with a 3" fully articulated display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
It includes a selfie friendly display to shoot self portraits as well as group photos when required. Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily set focus point plus adjust settings using your fingertips.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specifications regarding Canon T6i are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95 percent
- Magnification 0.51x
In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are very valuable.
Canon T6i Shutter specifications
Canon T6i has the ability to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Canon T6i Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon T6i includes both integrated flash and also external flash ability. The highest flash sync speed is 1/200s.
Canon T6i Autofocus specifications
Canon T6i includes both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and accurate when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detect making it valuable for people photography.
The AF system comes with 19 focus points to choose from. Canon T6i has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to shift focus. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Canon T6i has got manual focusing in case it is required in low light conditions or you want to have more exact focusing control.
Canon T6i Battery life
The battery (LP-E17) on the Canon T6i is built to last for 440 shots with respect to the CIPA specifications which is lower when compared to its competitors. The general Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x offers the highest possible (1900) battery life in this category of cameras.
Below is a listing of Entry-Level DSLR cameras which have the best battery life:
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Canon T6i for specific types of photography
The following bar chart provides a analysis of the Canon T6i for specific types of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Canon T6i
The Canon T6i receives a rating of 80 which is superb, meaning that it is a excellent fit to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support together with the capability to utilize external lighting.
Street photography with Canon T6i
With a above average points tally of 71, the Canon T6i is a good option to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon T6i
A above average sports photography score of 62 suggests the Canon T6i is a very decent choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have great focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon T6i Travel photography information
Size is pretty important when picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Canon T6i gets a above average 66 as a travel camera which is a respectable choice to take on your journeys.
Canon T6i as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon T6i at it's nice rating of 66 as a landscape camera is a fine pick compared to it's competitors.
Canon T6i as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should really posses a articulating display, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Canon T6i is a respectable fit as a vlog camera as it delivers a above average score of 73.
Canon T6i Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the T6i, below is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall within the family of Entry-Level DSLR.
The graph just below provides you an overview of the T6i vs it's highest ranked competitors suggested previously.
Following are additional cameras you may look into as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.