As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Canon EOS Rebel T6i's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS 80D) and Nikon (such as the D3400 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 much 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), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.55x), has a slightly shorter battery life (440 shots vs 960 shots), is older (february 2015 vs february 2016) and is slightly larger (professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the T6i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the T6i)

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

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T6i

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 243 vs 190

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 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 larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • 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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
1 year newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the T6i)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 440 shots
  • Has a built-in focus motor

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

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 177 vs 190

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 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
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the T6i)

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

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 D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year older
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the T6i)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (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 D3300 and T6i

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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T6i compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, is newer (february 2015 vs august 2010) and is slightly smaller (professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs professional size (141×113×78 mm)).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.70x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 6.5 fps) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the T6i)

  • Weather sealed
  • Shoots significantly faster: 7 fps vs 5 fps
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the T6i)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the 70D and T6i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the T6i)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the T6i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lower true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the 6D and T6i

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $549.00
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 555 g

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
5 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the T6i)

  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 5 fps
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the T6i)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D and T6i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $549.00

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
4 years older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the T6i)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 440 shots
  • 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)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 60D and T6i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 months older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the T6i)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.51x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much longer battery life: 1230 shots vs 440 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the T6i)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D750 and T6i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $1,149.00 vs $549.00
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 555 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
6 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

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

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and T6i

  • None found

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), has a touch screen, much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 13 lenses), has a slightly longer battery life (440 shots vs 295 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.67x), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has slightly fewer focus points (19 vs 325).

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%
  • Smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Thinner: 2.3" vs 3.1"

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
  • Shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 440 shots

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

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 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
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the T6i)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and T6i

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $549.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony a6400

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3 years newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the T6i)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 19

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the a6400 and T6i

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $898.00 vs $549.00

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
1 year newer
$565 - $679 (body only)
$679 - $799 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

common strengths of the EOS M5 and T6i

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $564.89 vs $549.00

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
1 year newer
$699 - $749 (body only)
$700 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the T6i)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 19

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the T6i)

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

common strengths of the X-T20 and T6i

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $699.00 vs $549.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
1 year newer
$493 (body only)
$616 14-42mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly 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
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and T6i

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $493.06 vs $549.00
  • Each has a built-in flash