As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, super zooms and mirrorless. The Canon EOS Rebel T6's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6i and the Rebel T5i) and Nikon (such as the D3400 and the D3300)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T6 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is newer (march 2016 vs february 2014), is slightly less expensive ($274.99 vs $499.95) and is more popular.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.54x), takes significantly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 5 fps).

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
5 months newer
$326 (body only)
$397 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3400 and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $325.99 vs $274.99
  • Light weight: 395 g vs 485 g

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years older
$596 (body only)
$539 - $586 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
2 years older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $274.99
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 485 g

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$399 (body only)
$395 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $395.00 vs $274.99
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 485 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$500 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 485 g
  • Popularity: 363 vs 431

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T6 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is newer (march 2016 vs september 2009), is slightly less expensive ($274.99 vs $1,274.00), is slightly lighter (485 g vs 850 g) and is more popular.

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.71x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 7 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$1,345 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $939.00 vs $274.99

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
5 years older
$2,601 (body only)
$1,499 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 485 g

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
6 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,195 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Heavier: 860 g vs 485 g

common strengths of the 7D and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $274.99

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
7 years older
$1,274 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.50x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,274.00 vs $274.99
  • Light weight: 850 g vs 485 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T6 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 461k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), records movies in 24p and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$219 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 485 g

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
similar age
$212 - $229

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 485 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and Rebel T6

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots
  • Inexpensive: $479.00 vs $274.99
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
similar age
$320 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 485 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.1"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years older
$139 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 590 g vs 485 g
  • Inexpensive: $138.94 vs $274.99

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year older
$219 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 500 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the SX530 HS and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 485 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T6 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 13 lenses), has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 295 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.70x), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
4 months older
$499 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 255 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the EOS M10 and Rebel T6

  • 24p support
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $274.99

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$444 - $548 (body only)
$570 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A6000 and Rebel T6

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Inexpensive: $443.95 vs $274.99

Canon EOS M100

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1 year newer
$991 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the EOS M100 and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $449.00 vs $274.99
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
8 months newer
$657 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the X-A10 and Rebel T6

  • Inexpensive: $656.69 vs $274.99
  • Each has a built-in flash