• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon T6i advantages over Canon SX730 HS

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX730 HS advantages over Canon T6i

  • Less expensive
    $379* vs $599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    15 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.9 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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 an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3400

Canon T6i
Nikon D3400
  • $665
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon SX730 HS
Nikon D3400
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D5500

Canon T6i
Nikon D5500
  • $665
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Canon SX730 HS
Nikon D5500
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Canon T6i
Pentax K-3 II
  • $665
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $845
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon SX730 HS
Pentax K-3 II
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $845
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A68

Canon T6i
Sony A68
  • $665
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon SX730 HS
Sony A68
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon A900

Canon T6i
Nikon A900
  • $665
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon SX730 HS
Nikon A900
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
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