77points

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

83points

Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
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Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
77
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83
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Why is Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM better than Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM?

  • Has AF tracking
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has touch autofocus
  • Has NFC

Why is Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM?

  • 10.33% larger sensor
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs22.3 x 14.9mm
  • 2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    10fpsvs5fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 63g lighter
    492gvs555g
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
  • Can be controlled remotely

Top specs and features

Design

1.pixel density

500ppi

471ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

2.resolution

1249 x 833px

1176 x 784px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

3.has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

4.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

5.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

6. 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%

Optics

1.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

2.focus points

19

15

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

3.has AF tracking
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

12800 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

5.megapixels

24MP

16.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.optical zoom

3x (Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM)

3x (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P1000

125x

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

Battery

1. longer battery life

440shots

330shots

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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.can be controlled remotely
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.has an accelerometer
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.has a HDMI output
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

2.minimum focus distance

0.25m (Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM)

0.25m (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Samsung NX Mini + NX-M 9mm f/3.5

0.11m

3.Has focus motor
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

4.maximum angle of view

74° (Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM)

76° (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

84°

5.aperture blades

7 (Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM)

7 (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

9

6.Has rounded aperture blades
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

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