Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs Canon EOS Rebel T6s

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      Overview

      In this comparison, we will evaluate the Canon EOS Rebel T2i and the Canon EOS Rebel T6s, highlighting the advantages of each over the other, discussing their pros and cons, shared strengths and weaknesses, and providing a rating based on their available features and specifications to assist you in choosing the one that best suits your needs.

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i was introduced in April 2010 and Canon EOS Rebel T6s was introduced in February 2015. Let us first list highlights of the models.

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i Highlights

      • 18.0 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
      • 100 - 6,400 Native ISO
      • 9 Focus Points
      • 3.0" 1,040k dot Fixed Screen
      • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
      • 3.7 fps Continuous Shooting
      • 1920 x 1080 Video Shooting
      • 30 min Video Recording Limit
      • Built-in Flash

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s Highlights

      • 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
      • 100 - 12,800 Native ISO
      • 19 Focus Points (19 Cross-type)
      • 3.0" 1,040k dot Fully Articulated Screen
      • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
      • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
      • 1920 x 1080 Video Shooting
      • 30 min Video Recording Limit
      • Built-in Flash
      • Built-In Wi-Fi

      Now that we've looked at the most essential specifications and gained a basic understanding of these cameras, we can delve into more details and see the differences between them.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Canon EOS Rebel T2i and Canon EOS Rebel T6s.

      PROS

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      •   Video Capture
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Built-in Flash
      •   HDMI Output
      •   Orientation Sensor
      •   Cheap
      •   Video Capture
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Built-in Flash
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   HDMI Output
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Orientation Sensor

      CONS

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      •   Timelapse Recording
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 3.7 fps
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   No Built-In Bluetooth
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 470 shots
      •   Timelapse Recording
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Built-In Bluetooth
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 440 shots


      And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

      AVERAGE

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      •   Sensor Resolution - 18.0 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   6,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   -0.5 EV Min AF Detection
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      •   DxO Overall Score - 66
      •   Weight - 530 g (1.17 lb / 18.70 oz)
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
      •   -0.5 EV Min AF Detection
      •   19 Focus Points
      •   19 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      •   DxO Overall Score - 70
      •   Weight - 565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)

      Advantage of Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Canon EOS Rebel T2i over Canon EOS Rebel T6s.

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs Canon EOS Rebel T6s
      Higher Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent) 0.54x vs 0.51x
      Lighter 530 g (1.17 lb / 18.70 oz) vs 565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)
      Longer Battery Life 470 shots vs 440 shots

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      Advantage of Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Canon EOS Rebel T6s over Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs Canon EOS Rebel T6s
      Higher Sensor Resolution 18.0 Megapixel vs 24.2 Megapixel
      Higher Native ISO 6,400 vs 12,800
      Higher Boosted ISO 12,800 vs 25,600
      More Powerful Processor DIGIC 4 vs DIGIC 6
      Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3456 vs 6000 x 4000
      More Focus Points 9 vs 19
      Touch-to-Focus vs
      Center Autofocus vs
      Tracking Autofocus vs
      Screen Type Fixed vs Fully Articulated
      Touch Screen vs
      Top LCD Screen vs
      Higher Max Continuous Shooting 3.7 fps vs 5.0 fps
      Higher DxO Low Light ISO 807 vs 915
      Higher DxO Color Depth 22.0 vs 22.6
      Higher DxO Dynamic Range 11.6 vs 12.0
      Higher DxO Overall Score 66 vs 70
      Built-In Wi-Fi Eye-Fi Connection possible vs

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      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Canon EOS Rebel T2i Canon EOS Rebel T6s
        Video Capture
        Face Detection
        Live View Autofocus
        Built-in Flash
        HDMI Output Mini Mini
        Orientation Sensor
      WEAKNESSES Canon EOS Rebel T2i Canon EOS Rebel T6s
        Timelapse Recording
        No Image Stabilization
        Low Video Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
        Low Video Recording Limit30 min30 min
        No Headphone Output
        No Built-in GPS
        No Built-In Bluetooth
        No Environmental Sealing
        Short Battery Life470 shots440 shots

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Screen

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i and Canon EOS Rebel T6s have 3.0" screens with 1,040k dot resolution. Canon EOS Rebel T2i has a Fixed screen Canon EOS Rebel T6s has a Fully Articulated screen which makes it selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting. Canon EOS Rebel T6s also features touchscreen which has advantages such as easy menu navigation, intuitive controls, quick setting adjustment and most importantly a Touch-to-Focus functionality (available only on Canon EOS Rebel T6s) allowing users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording.

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      Canon EOS Rebel T6s with Fully Articulated screen


      Viewfinder

      Cameras have built-in Optical (pentamirror) viewfinders. They both have 95% coverage.

      Sensor

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i features a 18.0 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with dimensions of 22.3 x 14.9 mm and a total area of 332.3 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 6,400 and expands to 100 - 12,800 in boosted mode. Canon EOS Rebel T6s features a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with dimensions of 22.3 x 14.9 mm and a total area of 222 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 12,800 and expands to 100 - 25,600 in boosted mode.


      Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how different sensors compare with each other:

      Sensor size chart
      Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
      Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
      Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
      Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
      Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
      Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
      Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

      Photography Features

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i is equipped with DIGIC 4 processor and can take pictures up to 5184 x 3456 resolution. It can also take pictures with lower resolution like 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728 with 3:2 aspect ratios. Canon EOS Rebel T6s is equipped with DIGIC 6 processor and can take pictures up to 6000 x 4000 resolution.


      Lens Mount

      Cameras have Canon EF/EF-S lens mount. Due to their APS-C sensor their crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is equal to 1.6x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 1.6.


      No Image Stabilization

      The cameras do not have image stabilization. On Canon EOS Rebel T2i it means that you need lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction. As for Canon EOS Rebel T6s nothing can be done. On Canon EOS Rebel T6s it means that you need lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction. As for Canon EOS Rebel T2i nothing can be done.

      Connectivity, Battery and Storage

      Built-in Wi-Fi on Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s has a built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
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      NFC on Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s has Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which simplifies the process of pairing it with other NFC-enabled devices like smartphones or tablets. It allows to quickly transfer photos and videos or remotely control the camera from compatible device. NFC can also be used for authentication and security purposes. It can verify your identity before accessing certain features or transferring sensitive data. It can be used with NFC-enabled accessories as well, such as lenses, flashes and GPS devices.


      USB Inputs and HDMI Outputs

      Both models have USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) inputs for data transfer. Canon EOS Rebel T2i has a Mini HDMI and Canon EOS Rebel T6s has a Mini HDMI connector for video signal output.


      Battery

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i comes with LP-E8 battery pack with battery life of 470 shots and Canon EOS Rebel T6s comes with LP-E17 battery pack with battery life of 440 shots.


      External Storage Slots

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot. Canon EOS Rebel T6s has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) card slot.

      Other Features

      Shutter

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i has Electronically Controlled Vertical-travel Mechanical Focal-plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/4000 sec on Canon EOS Rebel T2i, and up to 1/4000 sec on Canon EOS Rebel T6s. Canon EOS Rebel T2i can shoot continuously up to 3.7 fps. Canon EOS Rebel T6s can shoot continuously up to 5.0 fps.


      Focusing

      Both cameras have Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with Canon EOS Rebel T2i having 9 focusing points and from -0.5 to +18 EV detection range and with Canon EOS Rebel T6s having 19 (19 cross-type) focusing points and from -0.5 to +18 EV detection range. and from -0.5 to +18 EV detection range.


      Exposure

      Both cameras' exposure metering ranges from +1 to +20 EV and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±5 EV range. You can also do exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment on both models.


      Flash

      Cameras have built-in flash with maximum range of 13.00 m on Canon EOS Rebel T2i and 12.00 m at ISO 100 on Canon EOS Rebel T6s. They also accept external flash which can be connected via Hot Shoe. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/200 sec on both cameras.

      Physical Parameters

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i body has dimensions of 129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 2.44") and Canon EOS Rebel T6s body has dimensions of 132 x 101 x 78 mm (5.20 x 3.98 x 3.07"). Canon EOS Rebel T2i weighs 530 g (1.17 lb / 18.70 oz) and Canon EOS Rebel T6s weighs 565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz).

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      129 mm

      98 mm

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      132 mm

      101 mm

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      98 mm

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      101 mm

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      62 mm

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      78 mm

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      Size comparisons of Canon EOS Rebel T2i and Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i and Canon EOS Rebel T6s for Different Types of Photography

      We give scores to the cameras for six types of photography based on their features and specifications. Let us see how suitable they are for each type of photography.

      Landscape Photography

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      GOOD
      70
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      GOOD
      75
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing

      Sports Photography

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      AVERAGE
      66
      •   6,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 3.7 fps
      •   Short Battery Life - 470 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      73
      •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
      •   19 Focus Points
      •   19 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
      •   Short Battery Life - 440 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Wildlife Photography

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      AVERAGE
      57
      •   6,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 3.7 fps
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 470 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      AVERAGE
      66
      •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
      •   19 Focus Points
      •   19 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 440 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Portrait Photography

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      GOOD
      79
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      83
      •   19 Focus Points
      •   19 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Street Photography

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      GOOD
      79
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 530 g (1.17 lb / 18.70 oz)
      GOOD
      84
      •   19 Focus Points
      •   19 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)

      Travel Photography

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      GOOD
      78
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 530 g (1.17 lb / 18.70 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 470 shots
      GOOD
      80
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 440 shots

      Evaluations

      We evaluate Canon EOS Rebel T2i and Canon EOS Rebel T6s and give them scores of 65 and 72 out of 100 recpectively. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      OVERALL
      65
      OVERALL
      72

      Sensor

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      AVERAGE
      68
      •   Sensor Resolution - 18.0 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   6,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   DxO Overall Score - 66
      AVERAGE
      69
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
      •   DxO Overall Score - 70

      Photo

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      AVERAGE
      65
      •   Timelapse Recording
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 3.7 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      AVERAGE
      66
      •   Timelapse Recording
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec

      Video

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      BAD
      16
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      BAD
      32
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   Low Video Recording Limit

      Focusing

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      GOOD
      83
      •   -0.5 EV Min AF Detection
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   -0.5 EV Min AF Detection
      •   19 Focus Points
      •   19 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      AVERAGE
      69
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      EXCELLENT
      88
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot

      Connectivity

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      GOOD
      78
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   No Built-In Bluetooth
      EXCELLENT
      88
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   No Built-In Bluetooth

      Battery, Storage and Physical

      Canon EOS Rebel T2i

      Canon EOS Rebel T6s

      POOR
      41
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 530 g (1.17 lb / 18.70 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 470 shots
      POOR
      41
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 440 shots


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