The Canon 80D has been officially announced.  Below is a comparison of specs of the Canon 80D, 70D and T6s, T6i.   I have some thoughts at the bottom comparing these cameras.  More about the 80D and my announcement video.



Canon 80D

Canon 70D

Canon T6s/T6i









Number of AF pts

45 (all cross type)

19 (all cross type)

19(all cross type)


100% pentaprism

98% pentaprism

95% pentamirror

Live View AF speed


Very Good


Top Shutter Speed




Flash Sync Speed





7 (live view 5 with AF)

7 (live view 0 with AF)

5 (live ~1 with AF)

Low Light focusing

-3 EV (very good)

-1EV (decent)

-0.5 (ok)





Headphone Jack




Battery Life

960 shots

920 shots

440 shots


730g (1.61 lb / 25.75 oz)

755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)

565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)

Current Price

$1799 with 18-135 | $1199 Body

$1299 w/ 18-135 | $999 Body

$1049 T6s with 18-135 | $849 Body

Canon 70D vs Canon T6s 760D
T6s left, 70D right (80D is nearly identical in size and weight to the 70D)

Canon T6i(750d)/T6s(760D) vs Canon 70D/80D

Canon 70D/80D offers the following benefits:

  • Dual Pixel AF system- Faster and more competent focusing system for video or live view
  • Additional manual controls (Af mode, Drive mode and Dedicated AF-on button)
  • 7 fps vs 5fps in T6s
  • Small, medium and full size raw. T6s only allows full size raw images. Having smaller sizes is nice for shooting time lapse.
  • Pentaprism viewfinder (larger and brighter view)
  • 1/8000 top shutter speed (1/4000 in T6s)
  • 1/250 flash sync (1/200 in T6s)
  • Micro focus adjustments possible with 70D/80D – these let you correct for AF issues with lenses getting sharper images
  • Double the battery life. (920 shots vs 440 in T6s)
  • Weather sealing

Image & Video Quality

  • *What is the focus speed of the Hybrid CMOS III system like vs the excellent Dual Pixel AF of the 70D?
    • ANSWER – The updates to live view are noticeable – the camera is faster and smoother when focusing. Still not quite the speed of the Canon 70D and the 70D still does better with non STM lenses. The 80D further improves on speed and tracking AND increases compatibility with ALL EF-S lenses.

80D offers the following advantages over the 70D

  • 45 cross type AF points- 70D/t6s/t6i only offer 19 cross type
  • 27 points still work at f/8 – this is excellent news for wildlife photographers combining telephoto lenses and teleconverters.
  • Improved Dual Pixel AF system- better coverage across frame and improved speed and tracking capabilities.
  • Live view photography- 5 frames per second with AF tracking. Not possible in the 70D
  • 1080p at 60fps (only 30fps in 70D)
  • Slightly better battery life 960 shots vs 920 in 70D – note – need to use new LP-E6N batteries
  • We now have HDR Movie mode and Miniature movie mode in the 80D – not offered in 70D
  • Time lapse movie mode.

Canon T6s (760d)  offers the following benefits:

  • HDR Video and Miniature movie mode (not serious benefits but something that the T6s offers that the 70D does not offer. 80D does.
  • Smaller & lighter – there isn’t a big difference but it is noticeable.
  • Cheaper

More detailed Side by side will be coming soon.

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Thoughts on the T6i vs T6s

Both cameras share the exact same sensor and produce exactly the same image.  They also share the same focusing system with the T6s providing AF Servo in live view allowing you to track and keep in focus a subject when shooting stills with live view.

No dual pixel AF (like 70D) in either camera but AF is improved, Canon reports that the performance of Hybrid CMOS AF III approaches that of Dual Pixel CMOS AF and I found this to be true in my testing. Focus is faster and the cameras do better with non STM lenses in live view / video. Both offer a silent shooting mode and flicker detection.

The big difference between the T6i and the T6s is the top LCD and rear dial – this gives you better manual control and at a glance access to your current settings, again helpful for shooting manual or anytime when you really care about your settings and gives the camera just a little more room for the enthusiast photographer to grow.  Additional benefits of the T6s include horizontal level guide, HDR video, digital zoom and miniature movie mode. The rear dial and top LCD alone are worth the difference in price if you desire a more professional feel in this size camera.

The T6s (760D) offers the following benefits

  • Top LCD
  • Rear command dial
  • Horizontal guide
  • Proximity sensor (turns LCD screen off when you bring your eye to the view finder)
  • AF Servo in live view
  • Movie-mode capabilities HDR Video and Miniature movie mode
  • Digital Zoom during video (see example)

Digital Zoom Example

Backyard with #t6s miniature movie mode.

A video posted by Toby (@photorectoby) on

Miniature movie mode

Original video when cameras were announced. Specs, Preorder Links and My thoughts below the video

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Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Camera
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Canon EOS Rebel T6s Specs (Official)

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04M-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video & HDR Movie Mode
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • 5 fps Shooting & Extended ISO to 25600
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III & EOS Scene Analysis
  • Top LCD Panel & Quick Control Dial
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • CS100 Connect Station Support

T6s Price:

$849 (body only) Preorder from B&H Photo | Amazon 
$1199 (18-135STM) Preorder from B&H Photo | Amazon
Shipping April 26, 2015


Canon EOS Rebel T6i

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Canon EOS Rebel T6i Specs (Official)

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04M-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • 5 fps Shooting & Extended ISO to 25600
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III & EOS Scene Analysis
  • Creative Filters
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • CS100 Connect Station Support

$749 (body only) order from B&H Photo | Amazon 
$899 (18-55 STM) order from B&H Photo | Amazon 
$1099 (18-135 STM) order from B&H Photo | Amazon 

Press release:


The new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i1 DSLR cameras combine affordability with workhorse imaging features and functionality

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera. Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor. Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC™ capabilities – a first for the Canon EOS Rebel system – making snapping and sharing high-quality, treasured images seamless.

“The Canon EOS Rebel series is one of the most popular lines of DSLR cameras on the market, and we are proud to continue to innovate and upgrade this line with features such as wireless connectivity and improved image capture capabilities,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As the popularity of this line grows with consumers, we’re excited to launch the EOS Rebel T6s as our new flagship camera in the Rebel line, as well as have another budget-conscious offering in the line with the Rebel T6i.”

With multiple features most commonly found in advanced amateur cameras, the EOS Rebel T6s is designed for photography enthusiasts, or those who are already experienced with entry-level cameras who want to take high-quality photos and videos, and look for more advanced features and functions. For more casual photography needs, or for users looking to purchase their first DSLR camera, the EOS Rebel T6i camera prioritizes affordability, without sacrificing basic SLR performance attributes like quick shutter response, and compatibility with Canon’s impressive line of interchangeable lenses and accessories.

Outstanding Image Capture Features
The new EOS Rebel cameras have an extensive ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) to accommodate shooting situations ranging from bright sunny days at the beach to dimly lit indoor dance recitals. The high-performance DIGIC 6 image processor helps provide outstanding image quality and speed, so pictures are clear and sharp.

Building on the image capture functionality of their predecessors, the EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i cameras feature Canon’s new Hybrid CMOS AF III image sensor-embedded autofocus system, which allows for high levels of speed and accuracy when capturing Full HD video or high-resolution photos in Live View. This is particularly useful when capturing children playing sports, or animals in the wild, when it’s imperative to get the shot at the exact moment action is happening. Helping photographers capture those special moments, the cameras have high-speed continuous shooting up to five frames-per-second (fps). For photographers who prefer to compose their images through a viewfinder, the new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i cameras have a 19-point all cross-type AF system that allows for superb autofocus, as well as focus area selection modes.

Brand-new to the EOS Rebel line, the cameras feature built-in wireless capabilities, which allow users to wirelessly transfer images and videos with ease to compatible smartphones and tablets through Canon’s newly updated and free Camera Connect app.2 Images and videos can also be shared wirelessly to a wide range of popular social networking sites through Canon iMAGE GATEWAY. 3 The camera’s built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)4 allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android device, or devices that support NFC like the new Canon Connect Station CS100 photo and video storage and sharing device. The built-in Wi-Fi functionality also allows users to wirelessly print their images to any compatible printer, like the PIXMA MG7520 or PIXMA iP8720.

With an intuitive design that allows for an optimal photographic experience, the new EOS Rebel cameras have a three-inch Vari-Angle Touch Screen Clear View LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots. This design enables flexible positioning for high or low framed shots, as well as clear viewing even when outdoors in the sunlight. Additionally, the cameras feature the latest version of Canon’s EOS scene analysis system, which helps photographers capture beautiful images in a wider range of situations by detecting near-infrared light and flickering light sources. Also new to the entire EOS system, both models feature color tone detection, which helps ensure individuals in photographs are properly focused and/or exposed by adjusting both autofocus and exposure metering.

Full HD Video Capture
The EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i cameras feature EOS Movie mode which captures Full HD 1080p resolution video up to 30 fps in MP4 format for high quality shooting and easy movie sharing on select social networking sites. Manual exposure control, digital zoom and an external stereo microphone jack are provided for advanced users using the EOS Rebel T6s.

Expanded Creative Functionality
Allowing for full creative control, the new EOS Rebel cameras offer creative filters available as presets for photos and movies. These filters can be displayed in real time during Live View shooting, providing an easy way for users to enhance their creative work. Users can further expand their artistic abilities right from the camera with Creative Filters such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome mode. Fisheye Effect gives images a panoramic look and feel, Toy Camera Effect adds a grainy look to soften photos, illustrating a vintage appearance and with Monochrome mode, photos can either have black-and-white, blue or sepia tones, to display a more classic appearance.

Advanced Features & Capabilities
For photographers who desire more advanced features, the EOS Rebel T6s is the first EOS Rebel class DSLR camera to feature a top LCD panel, Quick Control Dial, Horizontal Level and built-in HDR movie capabilities. The new camera is also the first model in the EOS Rebel series to feature Servo AF in Live View, allowing continuous tracking of moving subjects during burst mode shooting sequences.

The EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera and EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera are scheduled to be available at the end of April 2015. The estimated retail price of the EOS Rebel T6s is $849.99 for the body only, and $1,199.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens. The EOS Rebel T6i has an estimated retail price of $749.99 for the body only, $899.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55 STM lens, and $1,099.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens.

For more information about the entire Canon EOS Rebel lineup, please visit

1 The EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR cameras have not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

2 For Wi-Fi connectivity: Compatible with iOS versions 6.0/6.1/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1, Android smartphone versions 2.3.3/4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4 and Android tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4. Data charges may apply. With the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This software helps enable you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy-related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.

3 One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album

4 For NFC connectivity: Compatible with Android devices version 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4 and the Canon Connect Station CS100 ii photo and video storage and sharing device

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