• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon T6i advantages over Fujifilm X-A5

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 3.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Less shutter lag
    0.09 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 22 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-A5 advantages over Canon T6i

  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    8 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    496g vs 776g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.8 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.7 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in 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
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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

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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.

  • Impressive overall image quality; Excellent high ISO performance; Very good dynamic range from RAW files; Full HD video at 60 fps; Good battery life.

  • Slower-than-average AF speed; 4K video capped at 15fps; Very slow startup to first shot time with new power-zoom kit lens; Sluggish single-shot cycle times.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3400

Canon T6i
Nikon D3400
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-A5
Nikon D3400
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D5500

Canon T6i
Nikon D5500
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-A5
Nikon D5500
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Canon T6i
Pentax K-3 II
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-A5
Pentax K-3 II
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Canon T6i
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $528
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-A5
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $528
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon T7i

Canon T6i
Canon T7i
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Fujifilm X-A5
Canon T7i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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