• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon T6 advantages over Sony RX100 V

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $799*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Sony RX100 V advantages over Canon T6

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.19 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.59x vs 0.50x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    24.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    72 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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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

  • Pocket-friendly design; Unbelievably fast burst capture; Generous buffer depth, even for raw; Fast and confident autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with uncompressed HDMI out; Super-fast High Frame Rate video

  • Very pricey for a compact camera; Still no touch screen; Slow buffer clearing; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer much telephoto reach; Battery life is very modest; 4K movies are limited to five minute clips

The Competition

Compared to Canon T5

Canon T6
Canon T5
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $399
  • APS-C
Sony RX100 V
Canon T5
  • $824
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Canon T6
Pentax K-S1
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 V
Pentax K-S1
  • $824
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Canon T6
Sony RX100 IV
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 IV
  • $824
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon D3400

Canon T6
Nikon D3400
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $458
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Sony RX100 V
Nikon D3400
  • $824
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $458
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony RX100 VA

Canon T6
Sony RX100 VA
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 VA
  • $824
  • 1 inch
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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