• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon V2 advantages over Canon T6i

  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    457g vs 776g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.6 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    58.8 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    40 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

Canon T6i advantages over Nikon V2

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 2.86 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Better color depth
    22.7 vs 20.2 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    919 vs 403 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.0 vs 10.8 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 310 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3400

Nikon V2
Nikon D3400
  • $235
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Thinner
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon T6i
Nikon D3400
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon V1

Nikon V2
Nikon V1
  • $235
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
Canon T6i
Nikon V1
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon AW1

Nikon V2
Nikon AW1
  • $235
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon T6i
Nikon AW1
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Nikon V2
Olympus E-M10
  • $235
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Less shutter lag
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon T6i
Olympus E-M10
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Nikon V2
Pentax K-3 II
  • $235
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Internal flash
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon T6i
Pentax K-3 II
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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