• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon T6i advantages over Panasonic G7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 240 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic G7 advantages over Canon T6i

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Lighter weight
    542g vs 776g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.1 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.6 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    16 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • 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 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
  • 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.

  • Compact and lightweight for a fully-featured interchangeable-lens camera; Really fast autofocus; Good all-around performance too; Generous buffer depth; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD and high-res viewfinder; Touch-screen controls; Very affordable pricetag

  • Out of the box, colors are muted by consumer standards; Warm white balance under incandescent light; Handgrip is a little shallow for those with larger hands; Wi-Fi is overly complex and has limited range

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3400

Canon T6i
Nikon D3400
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic G7
Nikon D3400
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic G6

Canon T6i
Panasonic G6
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic G7
Panasonic G6
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Canon T6i
Panasonic GH4
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic G7
Panasonic GH4
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon D5500

Canon T6i
Nikon D5500
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Panasonic G7
Nikon D5500
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Canon T6i
Pentax K-3 II
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic G7
Pentax K-3 II
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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