Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of T6i vs 550D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from canonwatch.com and dpreview.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS Rebel T6i vs 550D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS Rebel T6i
919 ISO
EOS 550D
784 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 550D
3.7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS Rebel T6i
440 photos
EOS 550D
440 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

EOS Rebel T6i
22.7 bits
EOS 550D
22.1 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

EOS Rebel T6i
12.0 ev
EOS 550D
11.5 ev

Features Key features of the EOS Rebel T6i  vs 550D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 550D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS Rebel T6i
25,600 ISO
EOS 550D
12,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 550D
0.54x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS Rebel T6i
13.8 microns
EOS 550D
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS Rebel T6i  vs 550D 

7.5
7.7
It's an obvious point - higher resolution sensors make higher demands on lenses - but it is one which is easily overlooked in the race to put higher and higher pixel counts into low-end and enthusiast DSLRs.
EOS 550D

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS Rebel T6i  vs
550D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 13.8 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 19 9
Cross type focus points 19 1
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.82x 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.51x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 3.7 fps
Battery life 440 440
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
5 fps

video

EOS Rebel T6i  vs
550D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 132 x 101 x 78 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Thickness 78 mm 62 mm
Weight 555 g 530 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi 802.11n None
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