Canon T6i vs 70D

Canon T6i vs 70D

So, I suppose the question is how does the Canon T6i compare to the Canon 70D? Let’s start with the basic, unmissable fact… The 70D is $200 more. In this post I explain exactly why I think that, even at $200 more, the Canon 70D is the better choice… Bear with me…


Canon Rebel T6i Review



Canon T6i Review

The canon T6i is obviously an upgrade on the T6, but how does it stack up? Well, it takes pictures at 24.2 mega-pixels, has 19 point auto focus, 5 frames per second continuous shooting ability, full HD video capture, as well as wireless connectivity (you can even use this to shoot wirelessly) and a flip out LCD screen. With an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) it will capture stunning photos in almost any light conditions. It’s 3.0x optical zoom is reasonable enough, and if you want an optical viewfinder as well as the screen you are in luck… It’s also got “Advanced Scene Analysis” that will analyse the lighting condition for you, if you wish, and change the exposure, focus and color settings, to bring the best photos possible. Finally, with manual and auto focus as well as the “Advanced scene analysis” it’s good for all abilities. Question is, is the Canon T6i the value for money option when compared to the Canon 70D?





I’m not going to lie, the Canon 70D is about $200 more than the T6i… So you’ve got to ask yourself is it worth the extra $200? My answer… Hmmmm… It really does depend. This camera is targeted more at action photographers. Less definition (it only takes pictures at 20.2 megapixels), but a match for the T6i on the basis of ISO and auto focus points (19 apiece), and superior in terms of action photography, with 7 frames per second and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus, allowing for quicker auto focus, to produce stunning action shots. It still takes HD video, and also allows you to take Video Snapshots… Short (2, 4 or 8 second) video clips.


Canon t6i vs 70D




On sheer image quality, I would give this to the T6i. On usability – the 70D. It really depends what you are looking for. As discussed, the T6i takes wonderfully sharp 24.2 megapixel photos, whereas the 70D is only 20.2 megapixels. But then consider that the 70D will take 7 frames per second at that 20.2 whereas the T6i will take only 5… That, simply put, makes the 70D a far more versatile camera. The average Joe (or Jim 😉 ) is not going to be able to tell the difference between a 20.2 megapixel and 24.2 megapixel photo, when you show them on a screen. It’s only when you get the photos blown up to a large size, perhaps for exhibition work, that this is going to be noticeable. When you are at that level… You aren’t going to be looking at a choosing between these two…


canon t6i vs 70d




For me, the advantage of the 70D is the fact that you can shoot 7 frames in a second, which is totally worth it. Just think, you’re at a family party and you want to take a picture of the kids mucking around, 7 frames a second almost ensures you get the perfect snap. With the T6i’s 5 frames… You may not! That’s why it get’s my vote. Even with the $200 higher price tag.


Canon 70D review


NB. If you’re going to consider the Canon 70D, have you considered the 80D? You can check out my review:

Canon 70D vs 80D