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 Nikon (such as the D3400 and the D3300) and Canon (such as the Rebel T5i and the Rebel T3i)

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 january 2014), is slightly less expensive ($263.66 vs $500.00) and is more popular.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.55x), takes much 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
$394 - $447 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 much 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

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $329.00 vs $263.66

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years older
$500 (body only)
$539 - $1,335 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 5 fps vs 3 fps
  • Has a touch 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
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much 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

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$785 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 5 fps vs 3 fps

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
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 220 vs 244

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
2 years older
$337 18-55mm lens

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

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 17.9 MP

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
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $336.52 vs $263.66

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$480 (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 much 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

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $263.66

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T6 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), is newer (march 2016 vs august 2010), is slightly smaller (professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs professional size (147×114×74 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($263.66 vs $1,799.00) and is significantly lighter (485 g vs 860 g).

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.70x), 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 60D

Canon EOS 60D
5 years older
$2,360 100mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 5.3 fps vs 3 fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Significantly 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)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 485 g

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,240 - $1,397 (body only)
$1,719 - $1,897 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.50x
  • Shoots much faster: 6.5 fps vs 3 fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Larger: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 750 g vs 485 g

common strengths of the D750 and Rebel T6

  • Inexpensive: $1,239.99 vs $263.66
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 485 g
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$935 18-55mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 7 fps vs 3 fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed

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

  • Significantly 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)
  • Very inexpensive: $935.00 vs $263.66

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
8 years older
$1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Shoots much faster: 6 fps vs 3 fps
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.50x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Larger: Professional size (147×114×74 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Much heavier: 925 g vs 485 g

common strengths of the D300 and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $1,799.00 vs $263.66
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
6 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,660 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)

  • Larger: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • 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 $263.66

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), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 310 shots).

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

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
similar age
$176 - $199

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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$220 - $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
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.1"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years older
$160 - $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
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Rebel T6

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 500 shots
  • Light weight: 590 g vs 485 g

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
3 years older
$373

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 485 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
9 months newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 652 g vs 485 g

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
similar age
$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
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots

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"

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 62 lenses), has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 400 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection) and is newer (march 2016 vs february 2014).

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.70x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24.7 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 11 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
1 year older
$448 (body only)
$479 - $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)

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

common strengths of the A5100 and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $263.66
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$425 - $548 (body only)
$517 - $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
  • 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Inexpensive: $424.89 vs $263.66
  • Popularity: 334 vs 244