Canon T6s / 760D vs T6i / 750D vs T5i / 700D vs 70D

April 30, 2015

Canon T6s camera on a dark blue background

In this article I’ll compare the new Canon Rebel T6i / EOS 750D versus Revel T6s / EOS 760D, T5i / 700D vs 70D. All fourare DSLR cameras. Both the T6i and T6s are the new releases, and I will compare them both versus the an older generation but popular camera, the T5i.  If you are planing to but a new DSLR or upgrading your current camera to one of the new models, this comparison articles is for you.

Canon EOS 750D/T6i and EOS 760D/T6s Introduction

Before we get into the comparison, I want you to know a bit more about the two new DSLR cameras that Canon announced on February 6, 2015. Among the two, the T6s is the more advanced and more expensive one. As of the time of writing, the T6s costs approx. $850 (body only) on amazon.com and $1200 with the 18-135mm lens. Whether the T6i costs approx. $750 and $1100 with the 18-135mm lens.  Both cameras are considered as top end entry-level tier cameras.

So the differences between the T6i and the T6s is only about $100. So what the T6s has that the T6i does not?

  • HDR movie mode
  • Weights 10 grams more (0.03 lb / 0.05 oz more)
  • 0.2m taller
  • Has a top LCD panel
  • Viewfinder shows an electronic level
  • Movie digital zoom while shooting
  • More advanced control layout
  • Tracking autofocus (Servo AF) in Live View
  • Eye sensor for the viewfinder
  • Quick control dial on the back (instead of buttons)

Both cameras have new sensor, autofocus system, new image processor, new metering sensor (RGB+IR), Clean HTML and NFC/Wi-Fi connectivity.

750D vs 760D camera size comparison

750d-vs760d-camera-size-comparison (via camerasize.com)

The T6s / 760D was designed to appeal to more advanced photographers. It carries a designed that is closer to the Canon EOS 70D than its predecessor, the Rebel T5i. You’ll need to decide whether those extra features worth $100 or whether it would be smarter to invest that money in a better lens or additional accessories.

Both cameras has a variety of advanced features that will satisfy the demands of both beginners and enthusiast photographers as well. You’ll enjoy a brand new 24.2 MP CMOS sensor, Canon’s latest Digic 6 image processor, Full HD video recordin,g 5 fps burst shooting, Canon’s latest Hybrud CMOS AF III autofocusing system (contrast AF + phase-detect AF) with 19 AF points (all cross-type), creative filters, Canon’s latest RGB_IR metering sensor and a lot more!

So what is that RGB+IR metering sensor that everyone is talking about? – This is the same AF sensor technology first introduced in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, although it has only 7560 pixels instead of 150,000-pixel.

The T6i and T5i sensors feature the same RGB+IR metering sensor. In this technology, the sensor features IR pixels to detect infrared light. This helps the EOS scene detection system to do a better analysis of the scene and improve the AF accuracy. Furthermore, the camera utilizes that IR information together with RGB pixels to more accurately majoring brightness, color information and faces.

It’s great to see Canon implementing one of its latest and advanced technologies into these two relatively low-tier cameras. This means that beginners can enjoy a speedy and accurate AF performance that until now existed only in more advanced cameras.

Before we move on, here’s a useful overview of the the cameras made by dpreview.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLu5sIEuruI

Now that you’ve got a better understanding over the differences between the T6s and T6i,  it’s time to move on to the comparison section.

T6s vs T5i vs 70D

Because the amount of differences between the T6s and T6i aren’t that big and you’ve already become familiar with them in the section above, I’ve decided to omit the T6i in the comparison table. I will emphasize the areas where there is a change between the T6s and T6i, but I thought it would be easier to read when I just focus on the T6s and present to you a four column table instead of five, just saying.

So let’s take a closer look at the specs differences between those three cameras. Let’s see whether you should buy the 70D instead of the T6s, or whether the T6s offer a better value instead.  You can also get a good look of the key differences between the T5i / 700D and the T6s, so you’ll know whether it’s worth upgrading from the older model or not.

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AF Performance in Live View and Video Recording

The new Canon T6s (760D) and T6i (750D) both utilize the Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system, whether the 700D/T5i uses the Hybrid CMOS AF system and the 70D uses the Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

The 70D offers superior video and Live View AF performance compared to the Hybrid CMOS AF, around 30% faster from what I’ve read. In thee Dual Pixel CMOS have sensor, all of the pixels on the sensor are able to perform both contrast-based and phase-difference measurement that dramatically improve the AF performance in Live view and Video recording.

The Hybrid CMOS AF III found on the T6s and T6i has more focusing pixels and it’s 4x faster than the Hybrid CMOS AF II found in the EOS 100D. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF is Canon’s most advanced AF system for video recording and live view, but the new Hybrid CMOS AF III now offers an improved speed and offer performance closer to that of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Conclusion

Both the Canon T6s / 760D and the T6i / 750D offer numerous advantages over their predecessor, the T5. Among those advancements are higher-resolution sensor with better high ISO performance,   updated processor,  more advanced AF  system,  better light metering system,  bigger buffer for continuous shooting, HDR movie mode (on the T6s), top LCD panel (on the T6s), Wi-fi and NFC, improved control layout (on the T6s) that should better appeal to advanced photographers and more buttons that offer fast access to frequently used camera settings. If those appeal to you, you should consider buying the T6i or T6s instead of the older model.

I’m not sure whether I would upgrade to the T6i or T6s from the T5i if I was a beginner, but it’s more of a personal preference. I think that more experienced photographers will appreciate and might take advantage of the faster AF system, bigger buffer, but again, you should carefully examine the differences before making up your mind.

The Canon EOS 70D is i no doubt the more advanced camera among the three. It is weather-sealed, offer slightly better high ISO performance (from what I’ve seen), has more advanced AF system (Especially when shooting videos), have lens AF micro adjustment feature, faster maximum shutter speed (twice that of the other cameras), larger pentaprism viewfinder, faster burst, more advanced video shooting functions, much longer better battery life, etc.

The 70D was designed to appeal to experienced photographers and it’s the obvious upgrade path from the entry-level models. It’s still an APS-C camera, so you can still continue to enjoy your APS-C lenses. I had the 70D and I found it an amazing camera to shoot with, it didn’t limited me at all. Now that the T6i and T6s are here, the decision might be a bit harder. The T6s costs only $150 less than the 70D, so it’s not a big difference.

You need to ask yourself whether you will take advantage of what the 70D has to offer that the T6s doesn’t have. I think that if you are an experienced photographer, you should focus on the T6s and the 70D, and for video recording, I would get the 70D instead of the T6s  or the T6i.

All in all, four excellent DSLR cameras that will satisfy your shooting habit or professional needs for years to come. Hope you enjoyed reading this comparison, and if you did, please don’t forget to Like and share it with your friends.

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