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

Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

88

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Canon Rebel T4i

61

Canon Rebel T4i

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

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

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
Significantly 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
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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Longer battery life
980 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
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
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
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
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
97% vs 95%
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Almost the same
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
Slightly less shutter lag
269 ms vs 290 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5 fps vs 4.5 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
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
Weight
Lighter
575 g vs 770 g
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Around 30% lighter
Size
Smaller
133x99x78 mm vs 145x111x71 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$525.00 vs $1,519.00
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The best price we've seen is $994 cheaper (2.9x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,495 body only

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 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 6D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,149 - $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

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

              Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $549 body only

              $549 - $550 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

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