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Canon Rebel (T6 Vs. T6i) DSLR Cameras (Differences, Best Models, Reviews)

September 29, 2019 by  
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Canon T6i DSLR

Canon T6i
DSLR Camera

Canon T6 DSLR

Canon T6
DSLR Camera

Canon Rebel T6 Vs. T6i DSLR Cameras (Differences): Both of these Canon DSLRs use an APS-C sized imager, with a 1.6x lens conversion ratio. The T6 is more of an entry level with less features and cheaper than the T6i. Both models have Full HD 1080p video at 24p and 30p, but the T6i has a better autofocus system, and a flip-out Touchscreen.

The main differences between the Canon T6 and T6i DSLRs are: The T6i is more advanced than the T6 in many ways. The T6i has more megapixels (24.2 vs. 18.0), higher ISO (12800 vs. 6400), More Autofocus points (19 vs. 9), a much faster processor (Digic 6 vs Digic 4+), and less shutter lag. Features on the T6i (and not on the T6) include: Touchscreen, Tilt-swivel screen, and External Mic Jack. The T6 can only use AF-S lenses that have autofocus motors built in. The T6i can use both AF & AF-S lenses. Compare all the features below in the Canon DSLR comparison chart below.


Canon Rebel T6 Vs. the Canon T6i
* DSLR Camera
* APS-C Sized Sensor
* 18.0 Megapixels
* Burst Mode: 3fps
* ISO 100-6400
* Requires AF-S lenses
* 9 point AF
* Digic 4+ Processor
* Shutter Lag: 0.27 sec
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* HD @ 24p,30p
* 1 card slot
* WiFi & NFC
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* 3-inch screen with 920,000 dots.
* Weight: 17.11 ounces

Canon Rebel T6

* DSLR Camera
* APS-C Sized Sensor
* 24.2 Megapixels
* Burst Mode: 4.8fps
* ISO 100-12800
* AF or AF-S lenses
* 19 point AF
* Digic 6 Processor
* Shutter Lag: 0.09 sec
* External Mic Jack
* HD @ 24p,30p
* 1 card slot
* WiFi & NFC
* Touchscreen
* Tilt-swivel screen
* 3-inch screen with 1,040,000 dots.
* Weight: 19.58 ounces

Canon Rebel T6i



Canon’s WiFi & NFC Wireless Connectivity: Both models have Wifi and NFC built-in, so that you can transfer pictures to your smartphone or tablet, or send to a wireless printer. You can also remotely control the camera from a distance up to WiFi wireless range. If you want to include yourself or group portraits, this remote feature would be useful as well. NFC offers easy simple photo transfer to your smartphone.

Articulating Touchscreen

Canon’s T6i has a flip out, articulating touchscreen.

Bottom Line Canon Rebel T6 Vs. T6i: Both Canon DSLRs shoot pictures and HD video, with the T6 being about $170-200 cheaper. The T6 is an entry level DSLR, while the T6i is much more feature packed. The picture and video quality on the T6i will be superior to the T6 as indicated by professional and consumer reviews. We believe for the extra money the T6i is definitely worth the upgrade.

Still Pictures: For still pictures, the Rebel T6i ISO is doubled to 12,800 (better low light performance), less shutter lag, more megapixels (24.2), burst mode is increased, and autofocus points have more than doubled to 19.

Shooting Video: The T6i is also superior for shooting video, as you get a much more responsive AF system, aided by the faster Digic 6 chip. The T6i articulating touchscreen allows you to touch to focus and to articulate the screen to shoot high and low (The T6i has no touchscreen and is fixed). An external microphone jack (for sound in your video) is only on the T6i. If you have the extra money, the T6i is more than worth its current price under $600, especially if shooting video.


Upgrade Option to Canon Rebel T7i: A big step up from the Canon T6i is the T7i, the latest Rebel camera, which more than doubles the autofocus points to 45, and adds Canon’s best Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus technology. These autofocus enhancements help not only picture taking, but are very important for videography. The camera also upgrades to Digic 7 processor, ISO doubles to 25,600 (better in low light), and adds Bluetooth connectivity.

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Canon T6

18.0 Megapixels
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9 Point AF
ISO 6400
– – –
Digic 4+ Chip
Canon T6i

24.2 Megapixels
Touchscreen
Flip-out Screen
19 Point AF
ISO 12800
Mic Jack
Digic 6 Chip
Canon T7

24.1 Megapixels
– – –
– – –
9 Point AF
ISO 6400
– – –
Digic 4+ Chip
Canon T7i

24.2 Megapixels
Touchscreen
Flip-out Screen
45 Point AF
ISO 25600
Mic Jack
Digic 7 Chip