As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless, super zooms and compacts. The Canon EOS Rebel T6i's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T5i and the EOS 80D) and Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D5600)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T6i compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.55x), has a slightly shorter battery life (440 shots vs 960 shots) and is older (february 2015 vs february 2016).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year older
$787 (body only)
$539 - $683 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the T6i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the T6i)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the T5i and T6i

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$430 (body only)
$500 - $550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the T6i)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly more focus points: 39 vs 19

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the T6i)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D5300 and T6i

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
1 year newer
$597 - $625 (body only)
$579 - $719 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the T6i)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly longer battery life: 970 shots vs 440 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the T6i)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5600 and T6i

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$999 (body only)
$945 - $1,049 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the T6i)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the T6i)

  • Significantly heavier: 730 g vs 555 g

common strengths of the EOS 80D and T6i

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$289 - $549 (body only)
$319 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the T6i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the T6i)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T6i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
1 year newer
$326 (body only)
$398 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the T6i)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 440 shots
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the T6i)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3400 and T6i

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T6i compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has much wider dynamic range (12 EV vs 11.7 EV), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and slightly more lenses available (220 lenses vs 171 lenses).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (919 ISO vs 2,293 ISO), has much lower image quality (71.0 vs 81.0), has much less color depth (22.7 bits vs 23.8 bits), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2") and significantly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.70x).

Canon EOS 70D

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

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the T6i)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly better viewfinder coverage: 98% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the T6i)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and T6i

  • Extremely good image quality: 68.0 vs 71.0
  • Excellent color depth: 22.5 bits vs 22.7 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 12 EV

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
4 years older
$1,565 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the T6i)

  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the T6i)

  • Worse color depth: 22.2 bits vs 22.7 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 66.0 vs 71.0
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 60D and T6i

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 12 EV
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
5 years older
$1,660 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the T6i)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.51x

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the T6i)

  • Worse color depth: 22 bits vs 22.7 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 66.0 vs 71.0
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 7D and T6i

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 12 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 months older
$1,344 - $1,697 (body only)
$2,197 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the T6i)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 919 ISO
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.51x

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the T6i)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D750 and T6i

  • Extremely good image quality: 93.0 vs 71.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.8 bits vs 22.7 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 14.5 EV vs 12 EV

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$999 - $1,029 (body only)
$1,499 - $1,999 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the T6i)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 919 ISO
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the T6i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the 6D and T6i

  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 71.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.8 bits vs 22.7 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 12.1 EV vs 12 EV

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years older
$2,656 (body only)
$3,499 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the T6i)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,293 ISO vs 919 ISO
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.51x

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the T6i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and T6i

  • Extremely good image quality: 81.0 vs 71.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24 bits vs 22.7 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 12 EV

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T6i compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), has a touch screen, records movies in 24p, much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 13 lenses) and has a slightly longer battery life (440 shots vs 295 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.70x), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), is significantly larger (professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs mid size (120×67×45 mm)) and is thicker (3.1" vs 1.8").

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$444 - $448 (body only)
$448 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the T6i)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.51x
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No touch screen
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A6000 and T6i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the T6i)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Lighter: 390 g vs 555 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and T6i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M5

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

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the T6i)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the EOS M5 and T6i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3
4 years older
$293 (body only)
$344 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3 (vs the T6i)

  • Much smaller: Compact (117×62×33 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 297 g vs 555 g

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3 (vs the T6i)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the NEX-3 and T6i

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $292.95 vs $649.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T6i compared to super zoom competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a touch screen, records movies in 24p and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), is older (february 2015 vs january 2017) and is slightly more expensive ($649.00 vs $209.00).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the T6i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the T6i)

  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and T6i

  • Fairly small: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 555 g

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$209 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the T6i)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 440 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the T6i)

  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and T6i

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 440 shots
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T6i compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 110k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 1.3 MP) and much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 125 ISO).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs compact (87×57×28 mm)), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 30 fps), is thicker (3.1" vs 1.2") and is much heavier (555 g vs 230 g).

GoPro Hero6 Black

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2 years newer
$487

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the T6i)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the T6i)

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

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and T6i

  • Have touch screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Canon PowerShot S400

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12 years older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the T6i)

  • Much smaller: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 230 g vs 555 g

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the T6i)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 3.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S400 and T6i

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Pentamirror

Fujifilm MX-1500

Fujifilm MX-1500
15 years older

Significant advantages of the MX-1500 (vs the T6i)

  • Much smaller: Compact (104×70×31 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 250 g vs 555 g

Significant disadvantages of the MX-1500 (vs the T6i)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 125 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 1.3 MP vs 24 MP
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the MX-1500 and T6i

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Pentamirror