Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 6D vs Canon Rebel T3

Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

88

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Canon EOS Rebel T1i

59

Canon Rebel T1i

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,340 ISO
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
197 lenses
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
520 g
 
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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 663 ISO
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The 6D has excellent image quality 1.8 f-stops higher ISO than the T1i
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 63.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.1 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.54x
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More than 70% larger viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 6D's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 20.9 MP vs 15.1 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
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 400 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 6D's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 4.5 fps vs 3.4 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 97% vs 95%
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon T1i

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Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 159 ms vs 290 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Lens availability More lenses available 197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 500 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
Size Smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 145x111x71 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.4" vs 2.8"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 520 g vs 770 g
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More than 30% lighter
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $999.00 vs $1,495.00
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The best price we've seen is $496 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Thin Help
              6D:2.8"
              T1i:2.4"
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              6D:97%
              T1i:95%
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D:11
              T1i:9
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              6D:4.5 fps
              T1i:3.4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,079 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Cross type focus points Has significantly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $650 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

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              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

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

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 - $1,800 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,499 body only

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,597 body only

              $1,997 - $2,040 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 D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 - $3,040 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 EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $390 body only

              $399 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $674 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Color depth Better color depth
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $549 - $699 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Thickness Much thicker

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