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

Canon T6s Hands-on Review (vs T5i, 70D, Nikon D5500)

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Canon T6i (750D/760D) Rumors and Speculation UPDATE

Updated with Specs (Feb 5, 2015)UPDATE - Images of the 760D(T6i) (Feb 4, 2015)First we are getting a 750D, This will probably be the Canon T5 replacement)Screenshot 2015-02-04 19.15.44Screenshot 2015-02-04 19.15.52

  • 24.2MP CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 6 processor
  • Finder penta mirror. Field of view 95%, magnification 0.82 times, the eye point 19mm
  • AF 19-point cross-type. Center F2.8 corresponding dual cross
  • 7560-pixel RGB-IR photometry sensor. 63 zone TTL metering
  • ISO100-12800 (extended with 25600)
  • The shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/4000 seconds (Flash Sync 1/200 sec)
  • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
  • LCD monitor 3 inches 1.04 million dots. Vari-Angle
  • Built-in guide number 12 flash
  • New hybrid CMOS AF III
  • Video Full HD 30fps
  • Wi-Fi · NFC (Compatible with new Base Station)
  • Remote control by smartphone and tablet
  • Battery LP-E17
  • The size of 131.9 x 100.7 x 77.8mm
  • Weight 555g (CPA criteria). 510g (body only)

Now the Canon T6i or 760D Screenshot 2015-02-04 19.15.30 Screenshot 2015-02-04 19.15.24 

  • 24.2MP CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 6 processor
  • 7560 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
  • AF 19 points
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • Dynamic tracking continuous shooting in live view
  • Top LCD panel
  • Intelligent Viewfinder
  • Vari-angle LCD monitor
  • Wi-Fi · NFC (Compatible with new Base Station)
  • Remote control by smartphone and tablet
  • Creative modes including HDR movie

New photos from DCIRecent Canon P&S releases and the new connect station from Canon have given us some clues on the new Canon T6i (750D/760D). In a promo video a new DSLR is shown, I have a few screen grabs to share.Screenshot 2015-01-17 18.30.09 copyHere you can see just a corner of the DSLR and if we take a closer lookScreenshot 2015-01-17 18.29.59 copy We see a top LCD and a lock switch. Both items have never before been seen on a xxxD or Rebel series DSLR. This could be very interesting and might mean they are ditching the top dial.  Or maybe the just moved it to the other side similar to the xxD line.  Everything else looks like a Rebel back there and Canon Rumors has confirmed that this is the next Rebel.  Last year I blogged about the T6i and thought that they might go mirrorless, I no longer believe that is true and while I do suspect that at some point in the future the Rebel line will be a mirrorless system it seems to early and Canon has given us no other indication that this will be the switch.Screenshot 2015-01-17 18.30.22Just one more shot of the front - very little to see here as the hands do a spectacular job of hiding anything of interest.  We do know that this next DSLR will work with the connect station from CanonUPDATE  Feb 4, 2015 - Camera will be called T6i/760D Skipping 750D to avoid confusion with Nikon's D750.So the name confusion - Looks like the T6i replacement will be 760D but there will be a 750D that will likely be the T5 replacement (barebones entry level DSLR)

  • Full HD movies, MP4 format, HDR movie, automatic shooting modes (EOS 760D )
  • 24.2MP sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor
  • ISO 100-12,800 range
  • Flicker Detection technology
  • 5 fps continuous shooting mode
  • 19 cross-type AF point system
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • Rear Quick Control Dial (EOS 760D )
  • Creative movie modes (EOS 760D )
  • Wi-Fi and NFC

Note: Hybrid CMOS AF III is NOT the same as dual pixel AF.Below are my predictions for this camera before the list above was released.Rumors suggest a release just before the CP+ Show scheduled for mid February. So what DO I think the next rebel specs will be?

  • 20.2 MP Sensor (Same as 70D)
  • Dual Pixel AF system (also same as 70D)
  • Wifi and NFC(for use with Connect Station)
  • 1080p at 60 FPS
  • 9 cross type focus points
  • Digic 6
  • Articulating Touchscreen (sensitivity mode touchscreen similar to Canon Sl1)

What did I think the specs for the Canon T6i would be last year? Read about the possible mirrorless T6iI'd love to know your thoughts.  Leave a comment or sound off on my Facebook Page