Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 6D vs Canon Rebel T5i

Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

87

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Canon Rebel T4i

60

Canon Rebel T4i

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,340 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
82.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.8 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.1 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T4i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 6D

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,340 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The 6D has excellent image quality 1.7 f-stops higher ISO than the T4i
Color depth Better color depth 23.8 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 2.1 more bits of color
Overall image quality Much better image quality 82.0 vs 62.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.1 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.53x
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Around 80% larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 6D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life Longer battery life 980 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
True resolution Higher true resolution 20.9 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Startup delay Less startup delay 500 ms vs 700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 97% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The 6D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.8" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon T4i

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Lens availability More lenses available 197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 269 ms vs 290 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5 fps vs 4.5 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 575 g vs 770 g
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Around 30% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 133x99x78 mm vs 145x111x71 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $1,699.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,499 cheaper (8.5x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              6D:97%
              T4i:95%
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D:11
              T4i:9
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              6D:290 ms
              T4i:269 ms
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              6D:4.5 fps
              T4i:5 fps
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,199 body only

              $1,099 - $1,478 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,280 body only

              $2,500 with 24-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

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              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,400 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,521 - $1,600 body only

              $2,025 - $2,150 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $579 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Touch screen No touch screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $500 body only

              $599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $500 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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