The two cameras we will be looking at in today’s comparison – Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i – are made by the same brand. Therefore, it oughtn’t to be very surprised how similar they actually are. Both these cameras are DSLRs, they come with APS-C sensors, and also have fully articulated screens.
Well, in today’s Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i comparison, we will be showing, in detail, all the many ways these two seemingly similar cameras differ.
Anyway, if you are in a hurry, and so need to make a quick decision, pay attention to the next three sections, they will be helping you do just that. Let us get straight into it!
Comparison Overview — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
Like we said, each of these cameras comes with an APS-C CMOS sensor, however, that of the Canon Rebel T6i is slightly better. The T6i camera comes with a 24 mega pixel APS-C CMOS sensor, which is 4 mega pixels better than the 20 of the EOS 70D.
Now, if you would always prefer a newer camera model, then your better option of these two – Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i – would be the Rebel T6i. The T6i was announced by Canon on the 6th of February, 2015; 2 years later than when its counterpart was announced by the same company – 31st October, 2013.
You would expect that since the Rebel T6i is the more recent camera of the two, it would outdo the EOS 70D in nearly all aspects, but well, that is not the case. As a matter fact, in the battery department, the Canon EOS 70D completely flaws the Rebel T6i.
The battery of the EOS 70D has a capacity which is more than 100 per cent better than that of the Rebel T6i. This means that if you will be shooting for very long hours, your better bet will be the EOS 70D; you will be getting more than double the shooting time of the Rebel T6i with this camera.
Also, the EOS 70D allows you take more photos in auto exposure bracketing, which means more efficient HDR photography for you with this camera, compared to when you shoot with its counterpart.
Furthermore, with a pentaprism optical viewfinder, the EOS 70D, again, outdoes the Rebel T6i in yet another department. Yes, both these cameras are DSLRs and so give you the actual image of what your camera’s lens is capturing with the optical viewfinder, but being the only one of the two with a pentaprism optical viewfinder, it is safe to say that you will have better control of your shooting with the Canon EOS 70D.
Some other areas that the 70D camera does better than the T6i are in burst mode shooting, shutter life expectancy, and maximum shutter speed.
Anyway, with near field communication, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i offers you a level of convenience that you won’t be getting with the EOS 70D. Thanks to this feature, you will be able to wirelessly connect your T6i camera to a nearby device with only a touch of a button.
Also, the T6i is 200 grams lighter than the EOS 70D, and unlike its counterpart, it allows you use memory cards which can read and write your files in super fast speeds.
Which has a better price-value ratio: Canon EOS 70D or Rebel T6i?
The Canon EOS 70D has a better price-value ratio than the Rebel T6i. The 70D comes with more features than the T6i, and it still manages to be affordable.
In this section, we have discussed some of the ways these two camera differ. Anyway, in the table below, as we compare the specifications and features of these two cameras, you will be seeing even more ways in which they differ. Let’s get into it!
Comparison Table — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|Camera weight||1.66 pounds (755 grams)||1.22 pounds (555 grams)|
|Camera dimensions||5.5 by 3.1 by 4.1 inches||5.2 by 3.1 by 3.98 inches|
|Maximum sensor resolution||20 mega pixels||24 mega pixels|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Burst mode speed||7 frames per second||5 frames per second|
|Near field communication||No||Yes|
|Top side LCD screen||Yes||No|
|Battery capacity||920 shots per full charge||440 shots per full charge|
The video below answers a very pertinent question in this Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i comparison – which one better suits your needs. Check it out here!
Which Is Better Under What Circumstance — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i?
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|If you are one who shoots for long hours per time, you sure know that you need a camera with a long lasting battery. And really, can you even say long lasting battery without mentioning the Canon EOS 70D? With this camera’s battery, you can take up to 920 shots per full charge, so, you won’t have to worry so much about your camera’s battery dying on you when you go out to shoot.|| Do you need a camera to take with on that next vacation or tour? If your answer to that is yes, then you need to get a Canon EOS Rebel T6i.|
This camera is lightweight (1.22 pounds), and so, you won’t be having much trouble carrying it around with you during your day to day activities.
|If you will be doing a lot of outdoor photography – sports, wildlife, street photography – then you would appreciate a camera with a body that won’t be affected by the weather condition. Therefore, you need a camera with a weather sealing. A weather sealing is what protects your camera’s body from humidity, rain, snow, and other weather components.||If you want big prints and high resolutions, then it would profit you to go for the Canon EOS Rebel T6i. This camera boasts of 19 per cent more pixels that its counterpart, and as such, you are sure to get bigger prints in images taken with the Rebel T6i than in those taken with the EOS 70D.|
|Do you think your brand of photography would involve you taking photos of moving objects very often? If yes, then we would recommend the Canon EOS 70D to you. This is because this camera has a pretty impressive 7 frames per second burst mode speed, which is faster than what you get with the Rebel T6i, and so, it will be getting you good images of objects in motion.||For more convenience in transferring files from camera to smartphone, you would prefer the Canon EOS Rebel T6i. This camera is the only one of these two in comparison today with the near field communication feature, therefore, it is the only one which will be allowing you do an easy one touch transfer of files. How amazing!|
Common Features — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
The most basic similarity between the Canon EOS 70D and Canon EOS Rebel T6i is that they are both DSLR cameras.
What Is A DSLR Camera?
A digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera is one which is made with a reflex design. This means that it is made with mirrors and with an optical viewfinder. From the name, one can already see that a DSLR is a digital camera (does not use film) which has just one lens.
In a DSLR camera, light enters through the front of the lens and is sent to the mirror. The mirror then bounces the light off into a prism, and then to the optical viewfinder, which shows the photographer the actual image as is seen by the camera’s lens.
DSLRs (also known as mirrored cameras) are known for their good auto focus systems and long lasting batteries, especially when compared to their fast rising rivals – the mirrorless cameras.
Anyway, mirrored cameras are also known for their bulky bodies – basically because of the mirror mechanism they are made with – therefore, if you happen to get any such camera that is remotely lightweight (like the ones in comparison today) cherish it!
If you want to know more about DSLR cameras and how they work, the video below would be really helpful. Check it out!
Here are features that come with both the Canon EOS 70D and the Canon EOS Rebel T6i:
i. Optical viewfinder
ii. Articulating screen
iii. Touch screen
iv. Face detection focus
v. RAW support
vi. Built-in flash
vii. External flash hot shoe
viii. External microphone jack
ix. Auto exposure bracketing
x. Built-in Wi-Fi
xi. HDMI output
We will now examine each of them in detail…
Like we just mentioned, the optical viewfinder is a feature you get with, and is, in fact, unique to DSLR cameras. With an optical viewfinder, you are able to see the actual image (as opposed to a digital image on an electronic viewfinder) of what your camera’s lens is capturing.
Furthermore, this feature allows you preview and properly frame your photos before they are taken. Essentially, we can say that an optical viewfinder puts you in control of your general shooting.
A viewfinder is also very important when you have to shoot in direct sunlight. In such conditions, shooting with the camera’s LCD screen would be very difficult, as the very bright light hitting the camera’s screen would make it nearly impossible for whatever is on that screen to be seen. So, you can easily avoid shooting with the screen, and go on to get even more amazing results shooting with your camera’s optical viewfinder.
An articulating screen is simply a flexible camera screen. If your camera comes with a screen that can be rotated, swiveled, flipped, tilted, or any of that, then it can be said that your camera has an articulating screen.
Now, your camera’s articulating screen can either be a tilting screen, a flip-out screen, or a fully articulated screen. A fully articulated screen is one which can be tilted, rotated, and swiveled; it is the most flexible that a camera screen can be.
Having said that, it would interest you to know that each of these cameras – Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i – comes with a fully articulating screen. This means that you can be very flexible with your shooting positions when shooting with either one of these cameras.
It would also excite you to know that their screens are selfie friendly. So, if you are a vlogger or you are just one who loves to take selfies with your camera, you would be pleased with each of these cameras. All you have to do is just flip up the screen, and then you can go on to take all the beautiful selfies you desire.
A fully articulated screen is also good to take shots from high angles, low angles, chest-level, overhead, and other unnatural positions that could be really difficult to shoot from. Basically, an articulating screen is here to make your shooting better and more convenient.
So, apparently, the LCD screens of these cameras do not only offer you flexibility in shooting positions, they also offer you convenience in operating the camera.
Each of these camera’s screens is touch sensitive, which means that you can access features and functions of the camera just by tapping on the screen. Therefore, even with little knowledge of photography and how a camera works, you can operate any of these cameras without much hassle.
Essentially, a touch screen makes it possible for you to operate your camera just like you would do your regular smartphone, and really, does it even get more convenient than that?
Face Detection Focus
This is the feature in your camera that makes it possible for you to easily take professional looking photos. Face detection focus, as the name suggests, detects the human faces in the camera’s frame and focuses on them.
Those really beautiful photos you see with blurred backgrounds and a lot of details on the faces look like that thanks to this feature.
Therefore, whether it is just a portrait photo you want to take, or it is a group photograph, with either one of these cameras, you sure will be getting good looking photos with as much details on the faces as you would love, all thanks to the face detection focus feature they each come with.
So, this is yet another feature that will be adding that extra professional touch to the images you take with either one of these cameras – Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i.
RAW support is what ensures that you can avoid reducing the quality of photos you take by choosing to not compress them. Basically, if your camera is one with RAW support, it means that that camera allows you take high quality images, and not have to mess with that quality in the process of storage.
Usually, images are compressed so that they do not take up so much storage space. However, as expected, when an image is compressed, its quality is reduced, and a great deal of detail is lost.
This is surely not what you want to hear if you are taking photos which will be used on really large scales. Anyway, with RAW support, you can choose to not tamper with the quality of your images by leaving them uncompressed.
So, if, for example, you are taking photos to be used on a magazine cover, it would be advisable to shoot in the RAW format, because, in that case, every detail in the photo would be needed, and only uncompressed images (i.e., images in the RAW format) can guarantee you that.
Shooting in low light areas can be pretty frustrating; well, that is if your camera does not come with a built-in flash.
Each of these cameras in comparison today – Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i – comes with a built-in flash, which means that with any of them, you will be able to get bright enough images in low light areas. By using the camera’s built-in flash, you are able to get a burst of light, which is usually enough for you to get bright images in low light conditions.
However, it must be said that the built-in flash will not always give you the results you desire, especially when the lighting in the area is really poor. But that won’t be so much of a problem with either one of these cameras as they each give you an option of attaching an external flash. Let us now talk about that option.
External Flash Hot Shoe
An external flash hot shoe is the feature that sits just above the camera’s screen, on which an external flash can be mounted. Of course, an external flash is a much more advanced source of light than the built-in flash, so, as expected, you will be getting better and brighter images when shooting with an external flash.
Anyway, it is important to note that the external flash will not always be necessary. In some occasions, you would be able to get awesome results in low light with just the built in flash, or by manipulating the ISO and aperture, and bringing an external flash might just be an overkill.
However, if you intend to do a lot of flash photography, any one of these cameras – Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i – will be doing an awesome job, since they both allow you attach external flashes.
External Microphone Jack
As a photographer, the importance of the audio quality you get from your camera when you record video cannot be overstated. And therefore, ways by which that audio quality can be further improved upon would surely be welcomed by any photographer out there.
Each coming with an external microphone jack, these cameras in comparison today – Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i – give you a really convenient option for advancing the audio quality of your recordings beyond what the individual internal microphones offer.
As you might already know, cameras’ internal microphones do a pretty poor job at noise cancelation.
So, although recording without an external microphone might be okay if you are recording in a quiet room, in a really noisy place, that is far from being your best option. But with these cameras, all you would need to do is get a good external microphone, attach it the microphone jack, and record your video and audio, even in noisy places.
Auto Exposure Bracketing
This is a feature that allows you shoot more conveniently in difficult lighting conditions, and also take better HDR photographs. By using auto exposure bracketing, you can take three shots (more or less) with your camera, each with a different exposure setting.
This feature is one that might seem complicated if you do not know too much about photography. However, in reality it is not so difficult to use, and we will be proving that to you in the video below. This video tells you about auto exposure bracketing, and shows you how it can be set up on your Canon camera. Watch it here!
Wi-Fi is a technology everyone living in the 21st century ought to be conversant with. However, the built-in Wi-Fi that comes with your camera works pretty differently from the one you probably have at home or in the office. While that helps you connect your devices to the internet, the one on your camera helps you create a wireless connection between your camera and nearby devices.
By creating this connection, you can transfer as many files as you would like, easily and without having to use any external device whatsoever.
Using this feature to transfer files is pretty much the easiest medium there is. But guess what, one of these cameras – Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i – still somehow finds a way to make the process even easier, and we will show you how as we go further in this article.
Well, not only are you able to transfer files more conveniently because of the built-in Wi-Fi, you are also presented with the option of operating your camera with that smart device which has been wirelessly connected to it.
The remote control function is what enables you conduct a shoot without having to physically make contact with your camera. If that sounds like so much fun to you, it’s probably because it actually is. We will talk more about this function later in this article.
Now, check out the video below to see how you can wirelessly connect your Canon EOS Rebel T6i to a nearby device. It also shows you how you can use the remote control function we just talked about. Watch it already!
This is the feature in your camera that makes it possible for you to project your camera’s images to a large number of people at the same time without having to do so much.
The HDMI output in a port to which you can connect an HDMI cable, and then connect that cable to a television screen or a monitor. With this, you can skip the step of transferring images from the camera to a laptop before projecting them on the screen. Convenient, isn’t it?
Unique Features — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
What does the Canon EOS 70D have that the Rebel T6i does not?
i. Top side LCD screen
ii. Weather sealing
Top Side LCD Screen
In addition to the LCD screen at the back of every camera, some cameras go on to have a miniature screen on their top side on which the camera’s settings are displayed.
This little screen makes it easy for photographers to monitor the camera’s settings as the change and manipulate them during a shoot. And of these two cameras – Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i – this screen is one that can only be seen on the body of the EOS 70D.
The top side LCD screen, in its own way, makes shooting easier for photographers. But it is one feature that entry-level photographers apparently do not use very much. So, if you are a newbie, a camera’s lack of this feature would not be much of a big deal to you. However, if you think this would be an important feature for you, you know where to look – the Canon EOS 70D.
Like we said earlier in this Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i comparison article, a weather sealing is what protects your camera from weather components that could be harmful to it. This sealing ensures that humidity, water, snow, and all those other components do not get past the camera’s body. And provided these components stay out, your camera stays safe.
This feature is one you would be really interested in if you would be shooting outdoors very frequently. You sure would not like to always have to put an abrupt end to your shoot because of how the weather is acting outside, therefore, your better choice of these two would be the Canon EOS 70D, as it is the only one with a weather sealing.
What does the Canon EOS Rebel T6i have that the 70D does not?
Near Field Communication (NFC)
If you recall, we mentioned earlier that the built-in Wi-Fi is pretty much the most convenient way by which photos can be transferred from camera to smartphone, however, one of these cameras still manages to make that process easier. How? Well, say hello to the near field communication (NFC) technology.
NFC is a feature that makes it possible for you to wirelessly connect your camera to a nearby device with only one touch of a button. Does it even get easier than that?! Anyway, this level of convenience can only be unlocked with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, as it is the only one of the two cameras with the NFC feature.
It is important to note, though, that not every Wi-Fi compatible smartphone is NFC compatible, too. But provided the smartphone you want to connect to your T6i is Wi-Fi and NFC compatible, you can skip so many steps and initiate that connection just by touching both their NFC icons together. Really convenient, isn’t it?
Unique Pros — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
Which has a longer lasting battery: Canon EOS 70D or Rebel T6i?
The Canon EOS 70D comes with a battery that can get you close to a thousand shots per full charge, therefore, it is one that you can call long lasting. With a fully charged battery, you can go on shooting with this camera for an entire day without having to bother about charging it or changing the batteries.
To better put this in perspective, the battery of the EOS 70D lasts more than two times longer than that of the Rebel T6i, which means that using the 70D gives you more than a hundred per cent more shooting time per charge than the T6i. Amazing!
Which has a weather sealing: Canon EOS 70D or Rebel T6i?
The Canon EOS 70D comes with a weather sealing, so, if you have plans to use your camera very often under the open heavens, we would recommend that you get this one.
A weather sealing can be very useful, especially for outdoor photography. Sports, wildlife, and street photography are some of the kinds of photography that would require one to use a weather sealed camera, so that the camera stays protected from all the many elements it will be exposed to.
Which ensures more convenient shooting: Canon EOS 70D or Rebel T6i?
The Canon EOS 70D comes with a small LCD screen on its top side on which settings being made on the camera can be monitored. For people with quite some knowledge of photography, this feature is usually a big plus, because it makes it easier for them to monitor settings and, consequently, makes shooting a lot less stressful.
If this top side LCD screen is something you think you won’t be able to do without, then you know where to look.
Which allows easier transfer of files: Canon EOS 70D or Rebel T6i?
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i comes with built-in Wi-Fi. It also comes with near field communication (NFC), and this duo makes it possible for you to transfer files from your camera to your smartphone in only a matter of seconds.
Near field communication (which works hand in hand with the built-in Wi-Fi) is the feature that does the magic. With this technology, you can create a one touch connection and start sending files as quickly as possible without even breaking a sweat.
Anyway, note once again that you will only be able to use this feature to connect your camera to a smartphone which is not only Wi-Fi compatible but also NFC compatible. Also, you must have the camera app (Canon Camera Connect in this case) installed on your smartphone.
Which has a larger JPEG buffer: Canon EOS 70D or Rebel T6i?
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i has an unlimited JPEG buffer, which means that the buffer never actually gets full when you shoot continuously in JPEG, and so, you can go on taking continuous shots for as long as you want.
Now, here is why you need a large buffer: while you take continuous shots with your camera, those shots are temporarily held in the buffer to allow for a free flow of continuous shooting. When that buffer has reached its maximum capacity, your continuous shooting will be paused until the files have been transferred out. Therefore, you could say that the larger your camera’s buffer, the longer you are able to go on shooting in burst mode before having to take an involuntary pause.
Anyway, it is important to note that your Canon EOS Rebel T6i only has an unlimited buffer when you are taking JPEG shots. If you decide to shoot RAW, then your camera’s buffer would be able to take a maximum of 6 shots, which is a very drastic drop!
Unique Cons — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
Unique Cons Of The Canon EOS 70D
No Near Field Communication
With the Canon EOS 70D, you will not be getting that extra convenience of being able to connect to a nearby smartphone just by touching them together. And of course, this is because it does not come with the near field communication (NFC) feature that its counterpart – the Canon EOS Rebel T6i – comes with.
Sincerely, this might not be much of a big deal for many photographers, but when you consider how much fun and convenience you will be missing out on with this camera as a result of its lack of this feature, you might wish you had it.
Unique Cons Of The Canon EOS Rebel T6i
i. No weather sealing
ii. No top side LCD screen
No Weather Sealing
With all we have said so far in this Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i comparison article about weather sealing, you must have already been able to figure out that this is one feature you would miss big time in the EOS T6i.
For photographers who would be doing a lot of outdoor shooting, the lack of this feature would be an even bigger miss; one that could deter them from getting the Canon EOS Rebel T6i.
No Top Side LCD Screen
Being able to look on the top side of your camera to monitor the settings being made on it is one thing that makes your shooting easier. And of course, it is not something you get with every camera out there.
Well, if you would really want that convenience, then the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is really not the way to go. This camera does not have a top side LCD screen, and as such, does not afford you that sort of convenience.
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Common Pros — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|Better control of shooting|| The optical viewfinder ensures that you can preview and then frame your photos before you shoot. This puts you in control of your all round shoot.|
Also, when shooting outdoors in direct sunlight, an optical viewfinder would be really important, so that you won’t have to go through the troubles of shooting with the camera’s screen.
|The Rebel T6i also comes with an optical viewfinder, and so, you will also be able to preview and frame photos with this one.|
|Flexible shooting||With the fully articulated screen of the Canon EOS 70D, you can shoot conveniently from many different positions. So, whether you want to take shots from high above your head at a concert, or from really low angles while filming, the articulating screen of this camera would be doing an excellent job for you.||The LCD screen of the T6i is also fully articulated, so, you will be able to shoot flexibly with this one, too.|
|Selfie friendly|| Not many cameras allow you take selfies, so, one which does ought to be very much appreciated.|
For vloggers and YouTubers, this is even more exciting.
The screen of the Canon EOS 70D can easily be flipped upwards such that you can then easily take photos of yourself by yourself without much hassle.
|The LCD screen of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is also selfie friendly. This, therefore, means that this is an amazing camera for vlogging, among other things.|
|Convenience in operation||The Canon EOS 70D is a touch screen camera, and this means that even without much prior knowledge about cameras, you can get around using this one. All you really need to do is tap on the screen, and you can get access to a lot of features and functions.||The Rebel T6i also comes with a touch sensitive screen, which means that you can go on using this one just like you would your regular smartphone.|
|Good lighting||This camera’s built-in flash allows you get pretty good results when shooting in low light areas, without even having to do much.||The Rebel T6i also comes with a built-in flash which gives you pretty bright images when you shoot in low light areas.|
|Option for advanced lighting|| Beyond what the built-in camera offers, the Canon EOS 70D, with its external flash hot shoe, gives you an option for better lighting. So, if you want brighter images than what you are getting with the built-in flash, all you would need to do is get an external flash, mount it on the hot shoe, and you are pretty much good to go. |
Also, if you hope to do a lot of flash photography, you cannot rely on the built-in flash, so, in this aspect, an external flash becomes absolutely necessary.
|The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is yet another camera with an external flash hot shoe, which means that, just by mounting on an external flash, this camera will be getting you bright and amazing photos in low light, and also in flash photography.|
|High quality photographs|| This camera gives you an option of shooting in the RAW format, which means that you can capture and save your images with all their details intact.|
This is a really important feature for large scale usage.
|The T6i also comes with RAW support. This means that, with this one, you also have the option of storing your image in the highest quality.|
|Great portrait photography||The Canon EOS 70D, like we have mentioned before in this article, comes with the face detection focus feature. And thanks to this feature, you will be able to take really awesome and professional looking portrait photos.||Also coming with face detection focus, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i will be doing equally great in portrait photography.|
|Option for awesome audio quality|| Coming with an external microphone jack, this camera gives you an option of improving the quality of audio you get from your recordings beyond what you can normally get from the internal microphone.|
Just by connecting an external microphone via this port, you can get better noise cancellation, and consequently, more amazing audio quality.
|The Rebel T6i, just like the 70D, comes with an external microphone jack, which means that you will be able to improve on the sound quality of recordings being made with this camera just by attaching an external microphone.|
|Great HDR photography|| Earlier in this Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i comparison article, we talked about the auto exposure bracketing feature you get with each of these cameras, and how important they can be in helping you get awesome HDR shots.|
Anyway, it might interest you to know that, although they both come with this feature, the EOS 70D has a little advantage over the Rebel T6i, as it has a slightly wider bracketing range (3) than the T6i (2).
|Even though this camera does not have a bracketing range as wide as that of its counterpart, it is sure to still give you awesome HDR photographs.|
|Big prints||With a 20 mega pixel APS-C CMOS sensor, you are sure to get pretty big prints from images taken with the Canon EOS 70D.||With the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, you will be getting 19 per cent more pixels than you would be getting with the EOS 70D. This camera boasts of a 24 mega pixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and for a camera of its level, that is quite a big deal.|
|Affordable||For a camera that does so much, the Canon EOS 70D is a pretty affordable one. You can get one for less than 500 dollars, and that is a pretty good bargain.||The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is also a fairly priced camera, one that would be fitting just right into your budget.|
|Good light sensitivity|| The light sensitivity of a camera is what determines how well it can do in low light. And basically, the higher the camera’s maximum ISO range, the better its sensitivity to light.|
So, with an ISO range of 100 to 12800, which is further expandable to 25600, you can be sure that the Canon EOS 70D will be doing pretty well in low light, without even needing any source of light whatsoever.
|The Rebel T6i has the exact same ISO range as the EOS 70D, and is also expandable to 25600. Therefore, you will be getting equally good performances in low light with this camera.|
|Easy transfer of files||This camera is a Wi-Fi enabled one, which means that you can easily connect to a nearby Wi-Fi compatible device and conveniently transfer files.||You can also transfer files over a wireless connection with the rebel T6i. But it is even easier with this one, because, thanks to the NFC feature, you can create a connection with just one touch.|
|Extend display||You can project your camera’s images on to a bigger display with the use of an HDMI cable.||Same as the Canon EOS 70D.|
|Fast burst mode||This camera boasts of a 7 frames per second burst mode, which means that it will be helping you capture good images of people or objects in motion.||With 5 frames per second, the burst mode speed of the EOS Rebel T6i is not as fast as that of the EOS 70D, however, it will be getting you pretty good images of moving people and objects.|
|Remote control|| Like we mentioned earlier, this camera has a function that allows you access your camera’s features and functions without actually making physical contact with it. Actually, you can shoot without holding your camera at all. Amazing, isn’t it?|
Well, just by wirelessly connecting your camera to a Wi-Fi compatible device close by, you can go ahead and use that smart device to conduct a shoot with your camera. So, basically, your smartphone acts as a remote controlling device for your camera.
|The EOS Rebel T6i also comes with this function which allows you conduct a shoot using a remote controlling device (your smartphone).|
Common Cons — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|No image stabilization|| Taking photos while you move, your hands shaking while you capture images, are some of the reasons you might need the image stabilization feature on your camera.|
If any of those things happen while you shoot, especially seeing as this camera does not come with image stabilization, your images will most likely come out looking blurry and unprofessional.
Therefore, you probably could say that image stabilization is one feature you will indeed be missing in this camera.
|Just like the EOS 70D, this camera also does not come with image stabilization, therefore, you will not be able to minimize the effects movements and shakes on the camera could have on eventual images.|
|No built-in Bluetooth||This camera does not come with a built-in Bluetooth, therefore, your option for wireless connectivity with the EOS 70D are entirely limited to just the built-in Wi-Fi. This might not be such good news, especially when the camera’s battery is low (Wi-Fi cannot not function when a camera’s battery is low, but Bluetooth can).||The Canon EOS Rebel T6i also does not come with a built-in Bluetooth. Therefore, for wireless connectivity, you are limited to just the built-in Wi-Fi.|
|No panorama||This camera does not give you many options for creativity, and its lack of an in-camera panorama feature further proves that.||You will not be able to make panoramic photos with the Rebel T6i camera.|
|No headphone jack||Headphones usually help photographers regulate and monitor the audio they get from recordings. But without a headphone jack, it would be impossible to connect headphones to this camera, which means that you miss out on that efficiency.||You also will not be able to attach headphones to the Canon EOS Rebel T6i.|
|No slow motion||The Canon EOS 70D does not allow you record slow motion videos, and this further establishes the fact that this camera does not do much to support a photographer’s creativity.||You also will not be able to record slow motion videos with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i.|
|No built-in GPS||There is no built-in GPS on this camera, which means that you won’t be able to track the location of the images taken with it.||Same as the Canon EOS 70D.|
|No storage flexibility||You get only one card slot with this camera, which does not afford you so much storage flexibility.||Same as the Canon EOS 70D.|
What People Think About Both Cameras — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|A lot of people seem to be more than excited about the fully articulated screen of the Canon EOS 70D. They have said that is has indeed allowed them flexibility in their photography, and especially in shooting video.||The screen of the T6i, like you must already know, is also fully articulated, and as you would expect, customers were excited about this, too; vloggers more especially.|
|Photographers have also said that, compared to other cameras of its level, the EOS 70D is a lightweight camera, and of course, they are really pleased about that.||Photographers also love the body of this camera. According to them, it is compact and easy to carry around. They also love that they are able to get many pixels in the images they take with the 24 mega pixel APS-C sensor of the EOS Rebel T6i.|
|Furthermore, photographers have had really good things to say about the battery of the EOS 70D. According to them, once you get to full charge, this battery will be lasting a really long time before you have to recharge.||According to many who have used this camera, its battery is only decent. You might need to take a spare with you if you are going to be shooting for an entire day. It is not entirely disappointing, but many felt it could have been better.|
|However, a lot of photographers who frequently use their camera for video recordings were quite disappointed that the EOS 70D does not shoot 4k. 4k is the highest video quality there is, and apparently, that will not be achievable with this camera.||The EOS Rebel T6i, according to customers, also does not shoot 4k, and as such, is not exactly your best bet for video recordings.|
| Some photographers mentioned that they would have loved the image stabilization feature on this camera. Some others wished that it was possible to use headphones on this camera.|
Anyway, many have come out to applaud the Wi-Fi feature. They have said that it is easy to use on this camera, and they particularly love that they are able to use their smartphones as a remote controlling device for their EOS 70D.
| The Wi-Fi feature seems to have gotten people even more excited in the Rebel T6i, and that is basically because this camera allows you do a one touch connection.|
And of course, many users are excited about the remote control function, they have said that it is really convenient and is so much fun at the same time.
Our Take — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|If you have come this far, you would know that the Canon EOS 70D is a pretty amazing camera, and yes, we love it! This camera is sure to produce high quality images, and goes on to give you the option of preserving all the details in those photos. Lovely!||Canon did a good job with the Rebel T6i. Not only is this camera really functional, it is obviously really easy to use and it can be so much fun, too. We indeed love that about it.|
|Although without image stabilization (which is a big minus, we must say), this camera will be doing pretty well for events photographers. The EOS 70D allows you mount on an external flash, and this means that you can get lovely results in flash photography. Also, with a built-in flash, and a decent ISO range, you won’t be bothered so much about the nature of lighting in the hall.||The EOS Rebel T6i also does not come with the image stabilization feature, so, it might not exactly be your best bet to shoot with at events when the camera is very likely to shake often. Anyway, with an external flash hot shoe, a built-in flash, and good enough ISO range, this camera will be doing pretty well in low light.|
|This camera will also be doing great for sports and wildlife photographers. First because of its pretty impressive burst mode speed, and then because of the weather sealing it has. Therefore, while you are taking awesome photos of moving people, objects, or animals, you are also confident in the fact that the elements of the weather won’t be causing damage to your camera.|| Perhaps not your best bet for sports or wildlife photography because of its lack of a weather sealing, the EOS Rebel T6i is, however, sure to be a great companion for you on tours, walks, and vacations.|
This camera is compact, lightweight, and takes great portraits and group photos. Also, thanks to the NFC feature it comes with, you can send photos from your camera to your smartphone send them to friends or post on social media in no time. Not to forget, you can also easily take selfies with this camera.
|Vloggers & YouTubers! These sets of people will surely love this camera. Firstly, it supports external microphones, and then it has a very flexible screen. What more could they really ask for?!||Also, with a fully articulated touch sensitive LCD screen, and an external microphone jack, the Rebel T6i is a camera we believe will be loved by many photographers around the world.|
|Well, like we said, the Canon EOS 70D is a lovely camera, and we love it. In fact, in this comparison today, this camera carries the day. It comes with more features, and in our opinion, going for this camera would be a better bargain for you.|| The EOS Rebel T6i is indeed a really good camera; very convenient one to use. And the fact that it comes second to the EOS 70D in today’s comparison does not make it less amazing than it is.|
FAQs — Canon EOS 70D vs Rebel T6i
Is the Canon Rebel T6i good for vlogging?
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is a good camera for vlogging. It shoots full HD and that is not even the only reason why vloggers love this camera. Vlogging cameras are known to be intuitive as most vloggers aren’t exactly professional photographers, and with its touch sensitive screen, the T6i qualifies as intuitive.
To top it all off, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i comes with a fully articulated screen, meaning that you can rotate it to whatever angle you may desire. This makes it really easy for you to record videos of yourself without needing help from anybody else.
Is the Canon T7i better than the T6i?
The Canon EOS Rebel T7i is a very good entry-level DSLR camera which appears to be an upgrade from the T6i in many ways. This ought not to be very surprising as, considering the T7i was released 2 years after the T6i, one would expect that improvements were actually made, which is exactly the case here.
The Canon Rebel T7i has more focus points, a wider auto exposure bracketing range, and a longer lasting battery than the T6i. It also comes with Bluetooth and video stabilization which the T6i does not come with. So, yes, a real upgrade.
Is the Canon 70D good for photography?
The Canon EOS 70D is a really good camera to take photos with. It comes with a 20 mega pixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a 1.040k dots screen resolution, and a pentaprism optical viewfinder with a 98 percent coverage. These features will surely be getting you good quality images.
The Canon 70D is also a great camera to use for outdoor photography as it has a weather sealed body. We should also add that it has a good battery capacity, so, in essence, yes, great for photography this one.
Is the Canon 70D a professional camera?
The Canon EOS 70D is a camera designed for professionals and photography enthusiasts; one many might love to refer to as semi-professional. One easy way to point this out is by looking at the price. This camera is not exactly the most expensive one in the market, but it is not affordable either.
Also, a camera with features like a weather sealing, a pentaprism optical viewfinder, and a top side LCD display, is definitely not one for beginners.
Is the Canon 70D a full frame camera?
The Canon EOS 70D is not a full frame camera. It comes with a 20 mega pixel APS-C CMOS sensor which produces pretty good images. It has to be said, though, that APS-C sensors are not exactly inferior to full frame ones, even though they give a crop effect to your images. For example, when the object you are trying to capture is far away from the camera, you will be better off shooting with an APS-C sensor.
Therefore, a camera like the Canon 70D will be doing great at sports photography, wildlife photography, and the like.
Is the Canon 70D mirrorless?
The Canon EOS 70D is not a mirrorless camera. It is a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, so, basically, it is designed with mirrors. Therefore, in the 70D, light goes through the camera’s lens and is bounced off the mirrors which then feeds an exact image to the optical viewfinder.
One way to easily determine if a camera is mirrorless or not is by looking at the viewfinder. If the viewfinder gives a digital image of what the lens is capturing, then it is a mirrorless camera. If you’re seeing the exact image that the lens is capturing, it is a DSLR camera. If there is no viewfinder, then it is a mirrorless camera.