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

Canon EOS 6D vs Canon Rebel T4i

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

89

Canon Rebel T4i

61

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

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Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 6D. Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T4i.

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
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
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
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
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20.9 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
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 $1,384.99
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The best price we've seen is $860 cheaper (2.6x less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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Canon EOS 6D Canon EOS 6D 89
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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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D11
              T4i9
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              6D290 ms
              T4i269 ms
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              6D4.5 fps
              T4i5 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,499 body only

              $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $949 body only

              $1,249 with 18-135mm 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

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $778 body only

              $849 - $1,448 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $579 - $673 body only

              $899 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 body only

              $1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,000 body only

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,699 body only

              $2,049 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,315 - $1,497 body only

              $1,699 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,997 body only

              $2,697 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 D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $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
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 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

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 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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