Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of T3i 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


What do the experts think?

Reviews from,,, and 3 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Rebel T3i vs EOS Rebel T6i

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

Rebel T3i
793 ISO
EOS Rebel T6i
919 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T3i
3.7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Rebel T3i
440 photos
EOS Rebel T6i
440 photos

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

Rebel T3i
22.1 bits
EOS Rebel T6i
22.7 bits

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

Rebel T3i
11.5 ev
EOS Rebel T6i
12.0 ev

Features Key features of the Rebel T3i  vs EOS Rebel T6i 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel T3i
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel T3i
12,800 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 T3i

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

Rebel T3i
18.5 microns
EOS Rebel T6i
13.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Rebel T3i  vs EOS Rebel T6i 

It's only available in Full HD mode, and when set to 3x it crops into the central portion of the sensor, effectively producing a full-resolution output in which one sensor pixel corresponds to one output pixel.
Rebel T3i

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Rebel T3i  vs
EOS Rebel T6i 
Megapixels 17.9 MP 24 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 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 0.85x 0.82x
Viewfinder size 0.53x 0.51x


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


Rebel T3i  vs
EOS Rebel T6i 
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


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


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

form factor

Size 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm 132 x 101 x 78 mm
Thickness 79.7 mm 78 mm
Weight 570 g 555 g
Is weather sealed No No


Includes a GPS No No
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