• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon T6 advantages over Canon EOS M5

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $449 vs $949
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 295 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens

Canon EOS M5 advantages over Canon T6

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.2 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    27 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.3 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    18 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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

  • Good image quality overall; Good value for money; In-camera Wi-Fi and NFC make light work of image sharing; Decent kit lens; Friendly, approachable design; Good ergonomics; Lots of room to grow in Canon's ecosystem

  • Slow burst shooting with very limited raw buffer; Resolution, dynamic range and high ISO performance trail current rivals; Mediocre autofocus performance; Limited feature set; Very basic movie capture features

  • Enthusiast-oriented compact camera body; Good image quality in most situations; Built-in electronic viewfinder; Impressive Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Very good overall performance.

  • High ISO image quality and dynamic range aren't quite up to par with some of its competition; No 4K video recording; Native EF-M lens selection is still limited; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T5

Canon T6
Canon T5
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $414
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Canon EOS M5
Canon T5
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $414
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon T6i

Canon T6
Canon T6i
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $665
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS M5
Canon T6i
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $665
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D3400

Canon T6
Nikon D3400
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D3400
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Canon T6
Canon EOS M50
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS M50
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Canon T6
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Higher-res screen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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