Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 6D vs Canon Rebel T3i

Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

87

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

56

Canon Rebel T2i

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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 T2i

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
530 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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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 784 ISO
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The 6D has excellent image quality 1.6 f-stops higher ISO than the T2i
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 82.0 vs 66.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 23.8 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 6D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 20.9 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
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
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 97% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 4.5 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Canon T2i

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Lens availability More lenses available 197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 252 ms vs 290 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
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
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 400 ms vs 500 ms
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20% less delay when turning on
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 530 g vs 770 g
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More than 30% lighter
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
              Thickness Thin Help
              6D:2.8"
              T2i: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%
              T2i:95%
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D:11
              T2i:9
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              6D:4.5 fps
              T2i:3.7 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              6D:290 ms
              T2i:252 ms
              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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              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,399 body only

              $1,299 - $1,699 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly 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

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,300 body only

              $3,409 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 T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $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 slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $200 - $749 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
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $609 body only

              $200 - $660 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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              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
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,440 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

              $1,549 - $1,600 body only

              $2,001 - $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 EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

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              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $656 body only

              $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Much thicker

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