Canon T6i vs 70D
In this article I look at the differences between the Canon T6i vs 70D. They’re both decent cameras, with Canon quality. The 70D is around $200 more, so is it worth the extra? Well let’s take a look…
Yes, the 70D is $200 more, but that’s only because it is significantly better than the T6i. It is better at what Canon cameras do best, action shots! Both have 19 autofocus points, the T6i does win out in terms of resolution, with 24.2 megapixels to the 70D’s 20.2 megapixels… But when it comes to action shots… The Canon 70D is prepped and ready to take video snapshots and footage has a frame rate of 7 frames per second to the T6i’s 5. That’s why, for me, the 70D wins out.
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.
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…
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.