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Canon EOS Rebel T1i vs Canon EOS Rebel T6i

5.07 in
3.84 in
Canon EOS Rebel T1i Digital Camera
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
5.19 in
3.96 in
Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital Camera
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Sensor type
CCD
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CMOS
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Image sensor format
APS-C
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APS-C
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Sensor size
0.88 in
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0.88 in
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Sensor photo detectors
16.0 Mpx
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25.0 Mpx
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Effective pixels
15.0 Mpx
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24.0 Mpx
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Image ratio w:h
3:2
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  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
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Max resolution
  • 4752
  • 3168
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  • 6000
  • 4000
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Other resolutions
  • 3456x2304
  • 2353x1568
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N/A
Processor
DIGIC 4
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DIGIC 6
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Image

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
ISO
  • 100
  • 1600
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  • 100
  • 6400
  • 12800
  • Auto
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ISO Auto
yes
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N/A
ISO minimum
100
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100
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ISO maximum
3200
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25600
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Boosted ISO minimum
6400
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N/A
Boosted ISO maximum
12800
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25600
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Maximum image resolution
  • 4272
  • 2848
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  • 6000
  • 4000
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White balance presets
6
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8
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White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Daylight
  • Manual
  • Shade
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  • ATW
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent L
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
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Custom white balance
yes
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yes
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Supported image file formats
JPG
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  • JPG
  • RAW
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Photo effects
Neutral
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  • Black&White
  • Neutral
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Image stabilizer
yes
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yes
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Image stabilization type
No
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No
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Supported aspect ratios
3:2
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  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
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Uncompressed format
RAW
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RAW
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HDR
no
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yes
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AEB/HDR support
yes
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yes
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Optics and focus

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Lens mount
  • Canon EF
  • Canon EF-S
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  • Canon EF
  • Canon EF-S
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Optical zoom
11.0 x
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N/A
Digital zoom
10.0 x
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N/A
Magnification (Crop factor)
1.6 x
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1.6 x
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Maximum aperture
3.5
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4
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AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
Flash
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Lamp
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Focus adjustment
Auto
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Auto/Manual
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Contrast autofocus
yes
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yes
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Autofocus in recording mode
yes
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N/A
Focal length multiplier
1.6x
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1.6x
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Autofocus
Selective single-point
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  • AI Focus
  • One Shot Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
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Auto Focus (AF) lock
yes
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yes
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Manual focus
yes
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yes
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Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
yes
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yes
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Number of focus points
9
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19
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Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
9
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19
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Image stabiliser
Lens based only
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Lens based only
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Filter diameter
2.28 in
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2.64 in
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Phase detection autofocus
yes
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yes
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Brightness adjustment
N/A
yes
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Auto Focus (AF) points selection
N/A
  • Auto
  • Manual
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Number of AF points (contrast)
N/A
19
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Screen and viewfinder

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Screen size
3.0 in
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3.0 in
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Articulated LCD
no
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yes
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Screen technology
LCD
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LCD
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Screen dots
920000
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1040000
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Touch screen
no
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yes
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Field of view
100.0 %
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100.0 %
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Live view
yes
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yes
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Viewfinder
Electronic
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Electronic
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Viewfinder coverage
95.0 %
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95.0 %
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Viewfinder magnification
0.87 x
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0.82 x
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Separate info display
no
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no
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Second display
no
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no
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Display aspect ratio
N/A
3:2
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Dioptre correction
N/A
yes
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Diopter adjustment (D-D)
N/A
3 - 1
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Eye relief
N/A
0.75 in
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Flip-out screen
N/A
yes
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Photography features

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Movie
  • Shutter priority
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  • Movie
  • Scene
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Camera shutter type
Mechanical
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Electronic
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Minimum shutter speed
30.0 s
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30.0 s
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Maximum shutter speed
1.0 s
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1.0 s
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Shutter priority
yes
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yes
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Aperture priority
yes
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yes
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Manual exposure mode
yes
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yes
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Number of exposures
3
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3
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Exposure compensation plus
2
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5
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Exposure compensation minus
-2
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-5
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Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
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  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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Auto exposure lock
yes
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yes
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AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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Continuous shooting
yes
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yes
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Self-timer delay
2.0 s
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  • 2
  • 10
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Histogram
yes
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yes
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AE frames
3
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3
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WB Bracketing
Yes
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Yes
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Subject / scene modes
yes
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yes
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Flash sync speed
1/200s
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1/200s
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Built-in flash
yes
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yes
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Flash range
13
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12
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Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Flash OFF
  • Manual
  • Redeye Reduction
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  • High-speed Sync
  • Redeye Reduction
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External flash connection
Hot shoe
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Hot shoe
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External flash
yes
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yes
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Continuous drive
3.4 fps
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5.0 fps
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Scene modes
  • Close-up
  • Portrait
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  • Food
  • Sports
  • Landscape
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Self-timer
yes
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yes
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Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
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  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
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Manual settings
yes
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yes
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Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 10
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  • 2
  • 10
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Speed (JPEG)
3.4 fps
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5.0 fps
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Speed (RAW)
3.4 fps
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5.0 fps
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Exposure bracketing
0.3 - 2.0±EV
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0.3 - 2.0±EV
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Flash metering system
N/A
  • E-TTL
  • E-TTL II
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Videography features

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Maximum resolution
  • 1920
  • 1080
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  • 1920
  • 1080
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Video recording
yes
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yes
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Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
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  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
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HD type
Full HD
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Full HD
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Supported video file formats
H.264
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MP4
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Camera playback
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
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  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
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Max resolution (highest frame rate)
  • 1280
  • 720
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  • 1280
  • 720
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Max frame rate (highest resolution)
20.0 fps
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30.0 fps
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Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
30.0 fps
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60.0 fps
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Motion JPEG frame rate
30.0 fps
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30.0 fps
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Analog signal format system
N/A
  • NTSC
  • PAL
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Audio features

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Built-in microphone
yes
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yes
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Microphone type
Mono
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Stereo
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Voice recording
yes
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yes
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Supported audio file formats
PCM
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AAC
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Speaker type
N/A
Mono
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Audio system
N/A
Stereo
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Noise reduction
N/A
yes
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Design

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Body type
SLR
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SLR
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Body material
  • Metal
  • Plastic
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  • Aluminium
  • Polycarbonate
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Colour of product
Black
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Black
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Anti-dust system
yes
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yes
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Environmentally sealed
no
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no
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Dimensions

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Weight
16.93 oz
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17.99 oz
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Width
5.07 in
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5.19 in
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Height
3.84 in
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3.96 in
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Depth
2.44 in
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3.06 in
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Storage

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Internal storage
32.0 mB
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N/A
Compatible memory cards
SD
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  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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Memory slots
1
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1
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Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
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  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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Camera file system
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.2
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  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
  • RAW
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Power

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Power source type
Battery
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Battery
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Battery life (CIPA)
500
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440
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Battery life (max)
400.0 h
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N/A
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
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Lithium-Ion
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Battery capacity
1080.0 mAh
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1040.0 mAh
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Number of batteries supported
1
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1
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AC adapter included
yes
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yes
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Start-up time
100.0 ms
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18.0 ms
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Battery recharge time
N/A
2.0 h
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Battery level indicator
N/A
yes
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Battery voltage
N/A
7.2 V
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Connectivity

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
HDMI
yes
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yes
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HDMI ports quantity
1
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N/A
USB version
2.0
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2.0
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Wireless
Eye-Fi Connected
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Built-In
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DC-in jack
yes
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yes
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Remote control
yes
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yes
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PictBridge
no
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yes
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NFC
no
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yes
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Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
no
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yes
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Bluetooth
no
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no
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Firewire
no
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no
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HDMI connector type
N/A
Mini
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USB port
N/A
yes
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USB connector type
N/A
Micro-USB B
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Headphone port
N/A
no
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Microphone port
N/A
yes
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Supported WiFi types
N/A
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
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Other features

Canon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T1iCanon EOS Rebel T6iCanon EOS Rebel T6i
Timelapse recording
yes
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N/A
GPS
no
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yes
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Orientation sensor
yes
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yes
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Calendar
yes
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N/A
Energy Star certified
no
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no
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Languages support
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
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  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
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On Screen Display (OSD) languages
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
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  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • UKR
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Image editing modes
Rotating
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N/A