Nikon D5500 Vs Canon T6s/T6i (750D/760D)


Strengths of the Nikon D5500

  • Better sensor
    • Improved low light performance
    • Better dynamic range
    • Capable of sharper images without the anti-aliasing filter
  • Smaller and slightly lighter
  • Innovative touchscreen can be used when camera is up to your face
  • Additional scene & effect modes
  • Timed bulb mode (press once to start, press again to end for useful for shutter speeds longer than 30 seconds without a remote.
  • Intervalometer - short time lapses possible without extra gear
  • 1080 at 60p
  • Excellent battery life

Weakness of the Nikon D5500

  • Smaller size and deeper grip may not be comfortable for all users.
  • Locking kit lens slows down first shot
  • Smaller buffer - fewer shots in fast burst, especially when shooting RAW + JPEG
  • Live view experience
    • Focusing in low light is poor
    • Focusing is noisy
    • Focusing is slower with more hunting
    • Touch to track subject is buggy
    • Exposure simulation only possible in some modes
    • Menu system in live view a bit dense
  • Very limited Wifi control- just touch to focus

Strengths of the Canon T6s/ T6i

  • Manual control friendly with rear dial and top LCD (only applies to the Canon T6s)
  • Slightly larger size and grip will feel nicer in larger hands
  • Live view performance
    • Focusing is fast, accurate and silent when using an STM kit lens
    • Focusing in low light is excellent
    • Touch to focus works very well and touch to track subject
  • Deeper buffer for slightly more shots in a burst, especially when shooting RAW + JPEG
  • Digital zoom in video 3x closer and still full HD with no quality loss- possible to zoom to 10x but quality does decrease.
  • Wifi and NFC for easy connection that provides full remote manual control of camera
  • Access to cheap prime lenses like the Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, 24mm f/2.8 STM, 40mm f/2.8 STM

Weaknesses of the Canon T6s/ T6i

  • Low light/ High ISO performance noisy above 3200
  • Larger and slightly heavier
  • Battery life, just 440 shots
  • Video limited at 1080 30p and HDR video feature is a joke
Full Review - Canon T6s | Nikon D5500Support my work and the reviews I produce - use these links for purchase.Buy the Canon T6s from B&H Photo VideoBuy the Nikon D5500 from B&H Photo VideoSample Images from the Canon T6s and Nikon D5500Auto - Quick Snaps:20150614-IMG_9698_Canon EOS Rebel T6s-1-160 sec at f - 8.0-ISO 10020150614-DSC_0001_NIKON D5500-1-250 sec at f - 8.0-ISO 25020150614-DSC_0008_NIKON D5500-1-200 sec at f - 7.1-ISO 40020150614-IMG_9702_Canon EOS Rebel T6s-1-200 sec at f - 3.5-ISO 100Close Focusing Abilities with 18-55 Kit Lenses on Auto20150614-DSC_0010_NIKON D5500-1-250 sec at f - 8.0-ISO 32020150614-IMG_9706_Canon EOS Rebel T6s-1-125 sec at f - 7.1-ISO 10020150614-DSC_0012_NIKON D5500-1-400 sec at f - 10-ISO 20020150614-IMG_9707_Canon EOS Rebel T6s-1-160 sec at f - 8.0-ISO 100