As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. The Canon EOS Rebel T6i's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the Rebel T5i) 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).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$445 (body only)
$500 - $549 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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$289 - $549 (body only)
$329 - $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

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year older
$500 (body only)
$539 - $712 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 D5600

Nikon D5600
1 year newer
$597 (body only)
$599 - $697 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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
1 year newer
$326 (body only)
$397 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

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$999 - $1,498 (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

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 1,815 ISO), has much lower image quality (71.0 vs 79.0), has much less color depth (22.7 bits vs 23.7 bits), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.70x) and it's body is not weather sealed.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$919 18-55mm 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 7D

Canon EOS 7D
5 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,800 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)

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
4 years older
$2,572 (body only)
$1,499 18-200mm 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 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
6 years older
$1,285 24-70mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,815 ISO vs 919 ISO
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (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 II and T6i

  • Extremely good image quality: 79.0 vs 71.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.7 bits vs 22.7 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.9 EV vs 12 EV

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$949 - $999 (body only)
$1,399 - $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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 months older
$1,419 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,899 - $1,997 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

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 digital), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 15.9 MP), has a touch screen, records movies in 24p and much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 62 lenses).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.67x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 60 fps) and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
1 year newer
$1,500 - $1,599 (body only)
$1,699 40-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the T6i)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and T6i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$444 - $448 (body only)
$525 - $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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
1 year newer
$510 (body only)
$727 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the T6i)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.51x

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and T6i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1
1 year older
$1,099 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-M1 (vs the T6i)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the E-M1 (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the E-M1 and T6i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
3 months newer
$468 (body only)
$498 - $539 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the T6i)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.51x
  • Lighter: 410 g vs 555 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and T6i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T6i compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs large (132×92×117 mm)), 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 and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), much smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 1.39x), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is slightly more expensive ($649.00 vs $333.00).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year older
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the T6i)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the T6i)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and T6i

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$199 - $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)

  • No 24p support
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • 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)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
1 year newer
$333 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the T6i)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the T6i)

  • No 24p support
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and T6i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 555 g

Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Fujifilm FinePix SL240
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SL240 (vs the T6i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SL240 (vs the T6i)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the SL240 and T6i

  • Light weight: 510 g vs 555 g
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
similar age
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the T6i)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the T6i)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • No 24p support
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the P900 and T6i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 months newer
$398 - $435

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the T6i)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (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 DMC-FZ300 and T6i

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens