As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, super zooms, pro DSLRs and travel zooms. The Canon EOS Rebel T6's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS RP and the EOS Rebel T6i) 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 march 2013), is slightly less expensive ($299.00 vs $539.00) and is more popular.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.54x), takes much lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
5 months newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Shoots significantly faster: 5 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3400 and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $309.45 vs $299.00
  • Popularity: 177 vs 243

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the Rebel T6)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 190 vs 243

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Shoots significantly faster: 5 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $299.00

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
3 years older
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL1 and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 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
  • Shoots significantly faster: 5 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T6 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 250 shots), has interchangeable lenses, is slightly less expensive ($299.00 vs $1,299.00), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs digital) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs prosumer size (133×85×70 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 26 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 5 fps).

Canon EOS RP

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2 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 9
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 500 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS RP and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $1,299.00 vs $299.00

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 58 lenses), has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 340 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection) and is newer (march 2016 vs august 2014).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), much smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.73x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and it's body is not weather sealed.

Canon EOS M100

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1 year newer
$379 (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
  • Higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP

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

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • 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: $379.00 vs $299.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.50x

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

  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $299.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
1 year older
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Higher true resolution: 24.7 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the A5100 and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $362.87 vs $299.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony A7

Sony A7
2 years older
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A7 and Rebel T6

  • Inexpensive: $798.00 vs $299.00

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
2 years older
$498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the A5000 and Rebel T6

  • Inexpensive: $498.00 vs $299.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T3

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2 years newer
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.73x vs 0.50x

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-T3 and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and much larger viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.08x).

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

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$242 - $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
$229 - $237

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

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 L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
1 year older
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the L340 and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 960 shots vs 500 shots
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 485 g

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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2 years newer
$478 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much shorter battery life: 325 shots vs 500 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 485 g
  • Inexpensive: $477.79 vs $299.00

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 500 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and Rebel T6

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 485 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year older
$249 - $255

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
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots
  • Built-in lens only

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 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 august 2010), is slightly smaller (professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs professional size (137×110×86 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($299.00 vs $1,796.95), is thinner (3.1" vs 3.4") and is significantly lighter (485 g vs 860 g).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.70x), takes significantly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 36.2 MP), it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 7 fps).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
5 years older
$555 (body only)

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

  • Shoots significantly faster: 5.3 fps vs 3 fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 500 shots

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

  • Heavier: 755 g vs 485 g

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)
  • Very inexpensive: $554.94 vs $299.00

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 7 fps vs 3 fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Heavier: 755 g vs 485 g

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: $1,099.69 vs $299.00

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1
similar age
$1,797 (body only)
$2,197 28-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-1 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.50x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the K-1 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 113 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (137×110×86 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.4" vs 3.1"

common strengths of the K-1 and Rebel T6

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
6 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 3 fps
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.50x
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • Significantly 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 $299.00

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T6 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is newer (march 2016 vs april 2015).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is thicker (3.1" vs 1.4") and is slightly heavier (485 g vs 236 g).

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
similar age
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and Rebel T6

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $299.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
1 year older
$348 - $428

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and Rebel T6

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots
  • Inexpensive: $348.00 vs $299.00