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Canon T7i vs Canon T6i – Comparison

Let’s see how the new Canon Rebel T7i compares to the Canon Rebel T6i. They both share a 24.2MP sensor, but the T7i comes with a lot of new exciting features.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.

Canon T6iCanon T7i
Sensor FormatAPS-CAPS-C
Crop Factor1.6x1.6x
AA FilterYesYes
Image Resolution6000 x 40006000 x 4000
Body Image StabilizationNoYes (Movie only)
Lens MountCanon EF/EF-SCanon EF/EF-S
ISO100 - 12,800100 - 25,600
Expanded ISO25,60051,200
AF Points1945
Cross-type AF Points1945
Continuous Mode5fps6fps
LCD3.0" - Fully Articulated3.0" - Fully Articulated
LCD Resolution1,040,000 dots1,040,000 dots
Focus PeakingNoNo
Top LCD DisplayNoNo
Viewfinder TypeOpticalOptical
Viewfinder Coverage95%95%
Viewfinder Magnification0.82x0.82x
Video Resolution1920x1080 (60/30/24p)1920x1080 (30/25/24p)
 1280x720 (60/50p)1280x720 (60/50p)
Microphone JackYesYes
Headphone JackNoNo
Memory Card TypeSD SD
Dual Card SlotsNoNo
Fastest Shutter Speed1/40001/4000
Slowest Shutter Speed30"30"
Bulb ModeYesYes
JPEG Buffer SizeUnlimitedUnlimited
RAW Buffer Size627
Time LapseNoYes
Built-in FlashYesYes
Max Flash Sync Speed1/2001/200
Startup Time0.9sx
Built-in Wi-FiYesYes
Built-in GPSNoNo
Built- in NFCYesYes
USB TypeUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Environmentally SealedNoNo
Battery Life (CIPA)440 shots600 shots
Battery IncludedYes (LP-E17)Yes (LP-E17)
Weight19.8 oz (560g)18.8 oz (532g)
Size5.2 x 4.0 x 3.1"5.2 x 3.9 x 3.0"
Release Date20152017

Canon T7i Advantages:

  • Built-in Video Stabilization – You get a 5 axis electronic stabilization that works only in video mode. Huge advantage for shooting with lenses that don’t have IS, and even with those that do have it!
  • Dual Pixel AF – The T7i is the first Rebel to feature Dual Pixel AF technology. Auto focusing for video and live view photography is now faster and smoother.
  • 1 stop higher maximum ISO – 51,200 vs 25,600. The quality should be similar, but expect slightly better results at high ISO due to the new Digic 7 processor
  • 45 vs 19 AF Points – This is easily the most amazing feature of any Rebel in the past few years. Having 45 points allows you to be more precise with where you want to focus on your subject
  • 45 cross-type points – Cross-type points are more accurate than regular ones, and this type was usually reserved for more expensive models. Not anymore! The T6i isn’t bad with 19, but the T7i is on a whole another level, borrowing the focusing system from the Canon 80D
  • 6 vs 5fps – One extra frame per second isn’t revolutionary, but it’s enough to make a difference if you often shoot sports and wildlife often.
  • Bigger RAW Buffer – If you shoot RAW, you’ll be glad to know that the T7i at 6fps allows you to take 27 RAW shots before the buffer fills. Both cameras offer unlimited JPEG shots.
  • Bluetooth – You can now send your shots using Bluetooth
  • Battery Life – Despite Bluetooth being constantly on, the T7i’s battery will get you 260 more photographs with a single charge.
  • Weight & Size – The T7i is noticeably lighter and just a little bit smaller.

Every time Canon updated their Rebel line, we sort of already knew the features the new model would get because Canon was predictable. None of us expected the Rebel T7i to come equipped with a 45-all cross-type AF system though.

All advantages we just listed are easily worth the $150 increase in price. The battery life alone, which makes the T7i a better camera for traveling, would be enough for many to pay more. Then there’s the 6fps with a bigger buffer, video stabilization, lighter body weight and of course the 45 AF points.

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Canon T6i Advantages:

  • Less expensive – Around $150 less

The T6i is still an excellent camera and shares a lot with the T7i above. For starters,they both have a 24.2MP sensor so you can print huge and crop a lot with both.

Their 3.0″ LCD screens are fully articulated and support touchscreen, they both have a built-in Wi-Fi and an external microphone jack. Surprisingly, the new T7i does not record Full HD at 60fps so there’s no differences in the frame rate department either.

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews.

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