• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Canon T6i advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $599 vs $1999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 98 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Canon T6i

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.67 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,862 vs 919 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More cross-type AF points
    45 vs 19
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Newer
    10 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.71x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More AF points
    45 vs 19
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.5 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.5 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    20 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

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • 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

  • Highest resolution Canon APS-C camera yet; Improved dynamic range over T5i; Good high ISO performance for its class; Very fast autofocus; Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC; Touchscreen tilt/swivel LCD.

  • Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Below average battery life; No Servo AF in Live View; No 60p video frame rate.

  • Great vari-angle touchscreen; Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive performance for its class.

  • Disappointing dynamic range; No 4K video; Optical viewfinder comes up short; Narrow AF point coverage through viewfinder.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3400

Canon T6i
Nikon D3400
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D3400
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dynamic range

Compared to Nikon D5500

Canon T6i
Nikon D5500
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $631
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D5500
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $631
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dynamic range

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Canon T6i
Pentax K-3 II
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-3 II
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A68

Canon T6i
Sony A68
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 6D Mark II
Sony A68
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon T6i
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3099
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $1613
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3099
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More dynamic range
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