As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is also often compared to boutiques, pro DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. 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 takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a touch screen and has a screen which flips out.

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 0.59x), it's body is not weather sealed and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$472 - $500 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

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

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year older
$469 (body only)
$539 - $859 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

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

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
1 year newer
$597 - $598 (body only)
$569 - $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 more focus points: 39 vs 19

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the T6i)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5600 and T6i

  • Very 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
$939 - $999 (body only)
$942 - $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)
  • Significantly heavier: 730 g vs 555 g

common strengths of the EOS 80D and T6i

  • Very 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
$263 - $749 (body only)
$332 - $549 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 resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T6i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
similar age
$705 - $997 (body only)
$1,021 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the T6i)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the T6i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D7200 and T6i

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T6i compared to boutique competitors include: it has a touch screen, has a slightly longer battery life (440 shots vs 370 shots), has interchangeable lenses, is significantly less expensive ($784.50 vs $2,299.00) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs digital).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 8 fps) and significantly less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Canon EOS R

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3 years newer
$2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the T6i)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 19
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the T6i)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No built-in flash
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the EOS R and T6i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 440 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68
9 months newer

Significant advantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the T6i)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Shoots faster: 8 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the T6i)

  • No touch screen
  • Built-in lens only
  • Smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the SLT-A68 and T6i

  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

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 (152×114×75 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 7 fps) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
4 years older
$2,360 100mm lens

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)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Heavier: 755 g vs 555 g

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)

Canon EOS 70D

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

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the T6i)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.51x

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the T6i)

  • Lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Heavier: 755 g vs 555 g

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 7D

Canon EOS 7D
5 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,660 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the T6i)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the T6i)

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

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)
  • Very inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $784.50

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
1 year older
$1,399 (body only)
$1,577 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the T6i)

  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 5 fps
  • Many more focus points: 65 vs 19
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.51x

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the T6i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and T6i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $1,399.00 vs $784.50
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 months older
$1,265 - $1,697 (body only)
$1,825 - $2,197 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the T6i)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the T6i)

  • No touch screen
  • Larger: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Heavier: 750 g vs 555 g

common strengths of the D750 and T6i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $1,265.00 vs $784.50
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 555 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
6 years older
$2,337 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 a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), has a touch screen, has an external mic jack and much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 13 lenses).

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.76x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has slightly fewer focus points (19 vs 179).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$428 - $448 (body only)
$518 - $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
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 5 fps

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
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $427.90 vs $784.50

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
1 year newer
$950 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,254 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the T6i)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.76x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No touch screen
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the X-T2 and T6i

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

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year older
$436 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the T6i)

  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Much lighter: 210 g vs 555 g
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the T6i)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the A5000 and T6i

  • Inexpensive: $435.50 vs $784.50
  • Each has a built-in flash

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%
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 5 fps
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T6i compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 461k dots), 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), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 12 fps), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and is older (february 2015 vs january 2017).

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
1 year newer
$320 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the T6i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the T6i)

  • Much shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 440 shots
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and T6i

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 555 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.1"

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
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

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

  • Have touch screens
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 555 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 months newer
$398 - $420

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

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and T6i

  • Fairly small: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 440 shots