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

Canon EOS 6D vs Canon Rebel T1i

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

89

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

59

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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)

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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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1.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder size
Much larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.54x
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More than 70% larger viewfinder
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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 6 f-stops better
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
980 shots vs 400 shots
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Around 2.5x 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 15.1 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4.5 fps vs 3.4 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 6D's boost ISO is 6 f-stops better
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
Significantly more lenses available
220 lenses vs 165 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Size
Smaller
129×98×62 mm vs 145×111×71 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Startup delay
Less startup delay
300 ms vs 500 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.4" vs 2.8"
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More than 10% thinner
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
520 g vs 770 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$825.00 vs $1,269.00
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The best price we've seen is $444 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              6D2.8"
              T1i2.4"
              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
              6D97%
              T1i95%
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D11
              T1i9
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              1
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              6D4.5 fps
              T1i3.4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $834 body only

              $949 - $1,134 with 28-135mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $724 body only

              $929 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 slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 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

              $485 - $649 body only

              $589 - $699 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

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,240 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,135 body only

              Shutter lag Significantly 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

              $1,399 - $1,499 body only

              $1,679 - $1,849 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

              $1,295 - $1,497 body only

              $1,649 - $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
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              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 EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 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

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $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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