As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless, super zooms and travel zooms. The Canon EOS Rebel T6's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D3400 and the D3200) and Canon (such as the Rebel T3i and the EOS Rebel T5)

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) and is slightly less expensive ($274.00 vs $708.00).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.55x), 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)
$409 - $447 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 $274.00
  • Light weight: 395 g vs 485 g

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 years older
$708 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

  • 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 $274.00
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 485 g

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$519 (body only)
$639 - $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

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
4 years older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3200 and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $274.00

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
similar age
$941 - $999 (body only)
$950 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 7 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 730 g vs 485 g

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Rebel T6

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

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 less expensive ($274.00 vs $1,427.51), is slightly lighter (485 g vs 770 g), is more popular and has a built-in flash.

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

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
5 years older
$1,428 (body only)
$2,360 100mm 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 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$929 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a touch screen

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: $929.00 vs $274.00

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
3 years older
$999 - $1,269 (body only)
$1,499 - $1,999 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the Rebel T6)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the Rebel T6)

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

common strengths of the 6D and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $274.00
  • Thin: 2.8" 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 13 lenses), has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 295 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection) and is newer (march 2016 vs august 2014).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.70x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and Rebel T6

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
6 months newer
$829 (body only)
$949 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 920k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the EOS M5 and Rebel T6

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 $274.00

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
1 year older
$348 (body only)
$448 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

  • 24p support
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $348.00 vs $274.00

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$400 - $448 (body only)
$548 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: $399.99 vs $274.00

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
2 years older
$445 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)

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

common strengths of the A5000 and Rebel T6

  • 24p support
  • Inexpensive: $445.00 vs $274.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), much smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 1.39x) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years older
$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
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

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

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
  • Much 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"

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
3 years older
$499

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the S8200 and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots
  • Light weight: 670 g vs 485 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
2 years older
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (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 DSC-HX400V 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: 660 g vs 485 g

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
  • 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"

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
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 485 g

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), records movies in 24p, has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 265 shots), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is newer (march 2016 vs february 2012).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs compact (107×62×35 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is thicker (3.1" vs 1.4").

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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2 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and Rebel T6

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
4 years older
$788

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a GPS
  • Smaller: Compact (107×62×35 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and Rebel T6

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
4 years older
$391

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a GPS
  • Smaller: Compact (107×62×35 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-HX30V and Rebel T6

  • None found