As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs, super zooms and compacts. The Canon EOS Rebel T6i's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5600 and the D5300) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M))

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), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly shorter battery life (440 shots vs 970 shots), is older (february 2015 vs march 2016) and is slightly larger (professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)).

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
1 year newer
$469 - $597 (body only)
$559 - $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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$258 - $549 (body only)
$285 - $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
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 5 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T6i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 261 vs 227

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$397 (body only)
$500 - $513 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (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 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
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year older
$549 (body only)
$539 - $1,177 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 D3400

Nikon D3400
1 year newer
$313 (body only)
$349 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)

  • Much 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
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
similar age

Significant advantages of the T6s (vs the T6i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6s (vs the T6i)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (132×111×78 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

common strengths of the T6s and T6i

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

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, has an external mic jack and much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 62 lenses).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.78x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps) and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 224 vs 227

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
1 year older
$569 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the T6i)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (111×65×38 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3.1"
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the T6i)

  • No 24p support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the DMC-GF6 and T6i

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $568.58 vs $549.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$399 - $548 (body only)
$490 - $648 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)

  • 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: $399.00 vs $549.00
  • Popularity: 316 vs 227

Canon EOS M100

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2 years newer
$439 - $449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the T6i)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 302 g vs 555 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the EOS M100 and T6i

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $439.00 vs $549.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
3 months newer
$478 (body only)
$498 14-42mm lens

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

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.51x
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

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

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $478.39 vs $549.00

Sony a7 III

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3 years newer
$1,979 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the T6i)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the T6i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the a7 III and T6i

  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and is newer (february 2015 vs september 2009).

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.71x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 6 fps), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism) and has a slightly shorter battery life (440 shots vs 920 shots).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$944 (body only)
$999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the T6i)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the T6i)

  • Significantly 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 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$866 - $999 (body only)
$1,406 - $1,699 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)
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 555 g

Canon EOS 7D

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

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)

  • Much 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)
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years older
$2,389 (body only)
$2,751 50mm lens

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.51x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Weather sealed

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

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and T6i

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
6 years older
$2,324 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
  • Shoots slower: 3.9 fps vs 5 fps

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and T6i

  • None found

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
6 years older
$515 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the T6i)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the T6i)

  • Much lower true resolution: 15.1 MP vs 24 MP
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 50D and T6i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Built-in flashes

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 460k 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 much larger viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.08x).

However, on average it much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years older
$627

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the T6i)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 540 shots vs 440 shots
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the T6i)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and T6i

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 540 shots vs 440 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
1 year newer
$339 - $438

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the T6i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (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 B700 and T6i

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 555 g

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 slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 115k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 7.1 MP) and much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 400 ISO).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs super compact (65×45×35 mm)), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 30 fps), is thicker (3.1" vs 1.1") and is much heavier (555 g vs 150 g).

Canon PowerShot SD550

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the SD550 (vs the T6i)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 185 g vs 555 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD550 (vs the T6i)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SD550 and T6i

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

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the T6i)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Professional size (132×101×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 150 g vs 555 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the T6i)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the SD980 IS and T6i

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Have touch screens

GoPro Hero6 Black

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2 years newer
$551

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

GoPro Hero (2018)

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3 years newer
$225

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (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"
  • Much lighter: 117 g vs 555 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the T6i)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and T6i

  • Have touch screens