• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500

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Differences

Canon T6s advantages over Leica TL

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    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
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica TL advantages over Canon T6s

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Highest resolution Canon APS-C camera yet; Good high ISO performance for its class; Very fast autofocus; Servo AF in Live View; Quick Control Dial & top-plate LCD screen.

  • Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Below average battery life; No 60p video frame rate.

The Competition

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Canon T6s
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica TL
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $998
  • APS-C

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Canon T6s
Samsung NX3000
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Leica TL
Samsung NX3000
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon D7200

Canon T6s
Nikon D7200
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Leica TL
Nikon D7200
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • NFC

Compared to Canon 80D

Canon T6s
Canon 80D
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica TL
Canon 80D
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon 77D

Canon T6s
Canon 77D
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Leica TL
Canon 77D
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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