• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon 6D advantages over Canon T6s

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.54 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 0.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,340 vs 915 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1090 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.71x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    17 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon T6s advantages over Canon 6D

  • Less expensive
    $999 vs $1269
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More cross-type AF points
    19 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    1047g vs 1448g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.09 vs 0.29 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • More AF points
    19 vs 11
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 1250 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality on par to more expensive full-frame DSLRs (including the 5D Mark III); Responsive all-around performer; Superior HD video-shooting chops; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features, Built-in GPS and geotagging.

  • Lacks a built-in, pop-up flash; No external headphone jack; Rather basic 11-point autofocus system; Mediocre burst speed.

  • Highest resolution Canon APS-C camera yet; Good high ISO performance for its class; Very fast autofocus; Servo AF in Live View; Quick Control Dial & top-plate LCD screen.

  • Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Below average battery life; No 60p video frame rate.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 6D
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $2817
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Canon T6s
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2817
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D610

Canon 6D
Nikon D610
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon T6s
Nikon D610
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 6D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1549
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon T6s
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1549
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Nikon D600

Canon 6D
Nikon D600
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon T6s
Nikon D600
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 6D
Nikon D750
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon T6s
Nikon D750
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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