Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of T3 vs T6i

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

cross type focus points and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting


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Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Canon EOS Rebel T6i 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS Rebel T6i  based on its image quality and focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Rebel T3 vs EOS Rebel T6i

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

Rebel T3
755 ISO
EOS Rebel T6i
919 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T3
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Rebel T3
700 photos
EOS Rebel T6i
440 photos

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

Rebel T3
21.9 bits
EOS Rebel T6i
22.7 bits

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

Rebel T3
11.0 ev
EOS Rebel T6i
12.0 ev

Features Key features of the Rebel T3  vs EOS Rebel T6i 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel T3
12.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel T3
6,400 ISO
EOS Rebel T6i
25,600 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

Rebel T3

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

Rebel T3
26.8 microns
EOS Rebel T6i
13.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Rebel T3  vs
EOS Rebel T6i 
Megapixels 12.2 MP 24 MP
Resolution 4272 x 2848 6000 x 4000
Area 22.2 x 14.7 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 26.8 microns 13.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

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


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


Max continuous shooting 3 fps 5 fps
Battery life 700 440
Continuous shooting
3 fps, JPEG
5 fps


Rebel T3  vs
EOS Rebel T6i 
Video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None 3.5mm


Size 2.7" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes


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

form factor

Size 130 x 100 x 78 mm 132 x 101 x 78 mm
Thickness 78 mm 78 mm
Weight 459 g 555 g
Is weather sealed No No


Includes a GPS No No
WiFi None 802.11n
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