As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 is also often compared to mirrorless, super zooms, pro DSLRs and compacts. The Canon EOS Rebel T6's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T5 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 january 2014) and is slightly less expensive ($258.00 vs $539.00).

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).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
2 years older
$295 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

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $295.12 vs $258.00

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: 211 vs 158

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
5 months newer
$309 (body only)
$399 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 $258.00
  • Popularity: 153 vs 158

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
$474 (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 $258.00

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 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 digital), much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 13 lenses), has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 235 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection) and is newer (march 2016 vs may 2015).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.70x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 51,000 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

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)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • 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
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 500 shots

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

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$365 - $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: $365.00 vs $258.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
9 months older
$503 (body only)
$798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the Rebel T6)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the X-T10 and Rebel T6

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $503.47 vs $258.00
  • 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 significantly 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 210 shots).

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
$199 - $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
$174 - $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 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"

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
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Rebel T6

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 485 g
  • Inexpensive: $178.00 vs $258.00

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
  • Significantly 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

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 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: 461k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the SX500 IS and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 485 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.1"

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
1 year older
$368 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the Rebel T6)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 500 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SX60 HS and Rebel T6

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 485 g
  • Each supports an external flash

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 march 2013), is slightly smaller (professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs professional size (151×116×76 mm)), is much less expensive ($258.00 vs $1,876.75), is significantly lighter (485 g vs 890 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,620k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.71x), takes significantly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 30.1 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
5 years older
$562 (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)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 485 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
5 months newer
$2,193 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,549 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 920k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.50x

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

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 890 g vs 485 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and Rebel T6

  • None found

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)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 485 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T6 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 3.1 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 400 ISO) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs compact (98×56×23 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 30 fps), lacks and external mic jack and is thicker (3.1" vs 1.3").

Nikon Coolpix 3500

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13 years older

Significant advantages of the 3500 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much smaller: Compact (114×60×32 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 250 g vs 485 g

Significant disadvantages of the 3500 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 110k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the 3500 and Rebel T6

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus Stylus 1200

Olympus Stylus 1200
8 years older

Significant advantages of the 1200 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much smaller: Compact (98×56×23 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 125 g vs 485 g

Significant disadvantages of the 1200 (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the 1200 and Rebel T6

  • Each has a built-in flash

GoPro Hero6 Black

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1 year newer
$419

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the Rebel T6)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and Rebel T6

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year older
$359

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Professional size (129×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 3.1"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the Rebel T6)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the G7 X and Rebel T6

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 17.9 MP