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

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Differences

Canon T6s advantages over Olympus E-M10 II

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • 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
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 28 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Olympus E-M10 II advantages over Canon T6s

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $985
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    488g vs 1047g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.62x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.9 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.9 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    18 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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 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

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.

  • Excellent value for the money; Professional-grade ergonomics; Incredibly good image quality for its class; Solid performance specs across the board; Loaded with features.

  • Kit lens may not be quite as sharp as previous kit lens from this line; Below average battery life; Somewhat confusing menu systems.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Canon T6s
Olympus E-M10
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $434
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Olympus E-M10 II
Olympus E-M10
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $434
  • 4/3

Compared to Nikon D7200

Canon T6s
Nikon D7200
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Olympus E-M10 II
Nikon D7200
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Canon T6s
Panasonic GX85
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Olympus E-M10 II
Panasonic GX85
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Pentax K-70

Canon T6s
Pentax K-70
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • NFC
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Olympus E-M10 II
Pentax K-70
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon 77D

Canon T6s
Canon 77D
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Olympus E-M10 II
Canon 77D
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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