• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon P610 advantages over Canon T6

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon T6 advantages over Nikon P610

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    77 mm vs 106 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    15 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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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Buy the Canon T6

Review Excerpt

  • Good image quality overall; Good value for money; In-camera Wi-Fi and NFC make light work of image sharing; Decent kit lens; Friendly, approachable design; Good ergonomics; Lots of room to grow in Canon's ecosystem

  • Slow burst shooting with very limited raw buffer; Resolution, dynamic range and high ISO performance trail current rivals; Mediocre autofocus performance; Limited feature set; Very basic movie capture features

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P600

Nikon P610
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon T6
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T5

Nikon P610
Canon T5
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon T6
Canon T5
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $380
  • APS-C

Compared to Canon SX60

Nikon P610
Canon SX60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
Canon T6
Canon SX60
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon B700

Nikon P610
Nikon B700
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
Canon T6
Nikon B700
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon D3400

Nikon P610
Nikon D3400
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon T6
Nikon D3400
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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