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Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM

94points

Sony Alpha a6500

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Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM vs Sony Alpha a6500

Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • Has focus motor
  • Front element doesn't rotate
  • Has rounded aperture blades
  • Is a normal lens
  • Has full-time manual focus

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM?

  • 0.83% more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs24MP
  • 10.33% larger sensor
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs22.3 x 14.9mm
  • 406 more focus points
    425vs19
  • 2.2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    11fpsvs5fps
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    51200 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 102g lighter
    453gvs555g
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

3.Weather sealed
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

4. more viewfinder coverage

95%

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

5.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

6.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

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Optics

1.focus points

19

425

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

22.3 x 14.9mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.megapixels

24MP

24.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

51200 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

440shots

350shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.Has dual card slots
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

5.has a HDMI output
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

6.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

3.1

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Miscellaneous

1.Has focus motor
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

2.Front element doesn't rotate
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

3.Has rounded aperture blades
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

4.Is a normal lens
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

5.Has full-time manual focus
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony Alpha a6500

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

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