December 13, 2020

Canon T6 vs. T7

Canon T6 vs T7 The Canon EOS Rebel T6 (referred to as Canon 1300D in some regions) and Canon EOS Rebel T7 (referred to as Canon 2000D in some countries) are two digital cameras that were officially released, respectively, in March 2016 and February 2018. Both are digital SLRs. (Single lens digital SLR cameras) equipped with an APS-C sensor. The T6 has a resolution of 17.9 megapixels, while the T7 offers 24 MP.

As the name suggests, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 and Canon EOS Rebel T7 belong to Canon’s Rebel line of digital SLR cameras. This APS-C line of cameras, which debuted with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel in 2003, has been a great commercial success and the backbone of Canon’s dominance in the digital camera market. The popularity of Rebel cameras is the result of the legacy of much of the sensors and shooting technology from previously released professional DSLRs, while being sold at a much cheaper price. Canon’s strong brand reputation and comprehensive EOS system of compatible lenses and accessories further add to the appeal of Rebel cameras, especially the Canon T6 and Canon T7. Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Beyond this overview of the main functions and features, what are the differences between the Canon EOS Rebel T6 and the Canon EOS Rebel T7? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras stack up against your body size, image sensors, shooting capabilities, input and output connections, and reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon T6 and Canon T7 are shown in the side-by-side display below. The two bedrooms are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views are represented from the front, from the top and from the rear. All width, height and depth measurements are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

In this particular case, the Canon T6 and Canon T7 have exactly the same width and height and therefore have identical sized bodies. However, the T7 is slightly lighter (2%) than the T6. In this context, it should be noted that neither the T6 nor the T7 are weatherproof.

The size and weight comparisons above are somewhat incomplete, as they do not take into account the interchangeable lenses that both cameras require. In this particular case, both cameras have the same lens mount, so they can use the same lenses. You can compare the lenses available in the Canon EF lens catalog.

The table opposite lists the main physical characteristics of the two chambers as well as a wider set of alternatives. If you want to view and compare a different combination of cameras, just use the right or left arrows in the table to switch to the respective camera. You can also access the CAM-parator application and make your selection from the full list of cameras.

Price is, of course, a big factor in any decision the camera makes. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s launch put the model on the market compared to other models in the manufacturer’s lineup and the competition. The two cameras under review were launched at the same price and belong to the same market segment. Normally, retail prices are initially close to the MSRP, but after a few months the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle, and especially when the replacement model is about to appear, additional discounts and clearance balances often bring the price of the camera down significantly.

Comparison of sensors

The size of the sensor in a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will typically have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, a wider dynamic range, and richer color depth than the smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technology generation. Additionally, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth of field to isolate a subject from its background. In contrast, larger sensors are more expensive to manufacture and tend to lead to larger, heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under review feature an APS-C sensor and have a form factor (sometimes also called a “crop factor”) of 1.6. In the spectrum of camera sensors, this places review cameras among the mid-size sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3: 2.

While the two cameras under review share the same sensor size, the T7 offers a higher resolution of 24 megapixels, compared to the T6’s 17.9 MP. This megapixel advantage translates into a 16% gain in linear resolution. On the other hand, these sensor specifications imply that the T7 has a higher pixel density and a smaller single pixel size (with a pixel size of 3.72 μm compared to 4.31 μm for the T6). However, it should be noted that the T7 is a slightly newer model (for 1 year and 11 months) than the T6, and that its sensor could have benefited during this period from technological advances which at least partially compensate for the greater pixel size. little.

The resolution advantage of the Canon T7 involves greater flexibility in cropping images or the ability to print larger photos. The maximum print size of the T7 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) is 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values ​​for the Canon T6 are 25.9 x 17.3 inches or 65.8 x 43.9 cm for good quality, 20.7 x 13.8 inches or 52.7 x 35.1 cm for very good quality. and 17.3 x 11.5 inches or 43.9 x 29.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon EOS Rebel T6 has a native sensitivity range of ISO 100 to ISO 12800, which can be expanded to ISO 100-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS Rebel T7 are ISO 100 to ISO 6400, with the possibility of increasing the ISO range to 100-12800.