Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.
Canon T6i Nikon D5600
Megapixels 24.2 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C (DX)
Crop Factor 1.6x 1.5x
AA Filter Yes None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Body Image Stabilization No No
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S Nikon FX/DX
ISO 100 - 12,800 100 - 25,600
Expanded ISO 25,600 No
AF Points 19 39
Cross-type AF Points 19 9
Continuous Mode 5fps 5fps
LCD 3.0" - Fully Articulated 3.2" - Fully Articulated
LCD Resolution 1,040,000 dots 1,036,800 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Focus Peaking No No
Top LCD Display No No
Viewfinder Type Optical Optical
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82x 0.82x
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (30/25/24p) 1920x1080 (60/50/30/25/24p
1280x720 (60/50p) 1280x720 (60/50p)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No No
Memory Card Type SD SD
Dual Card Slots No No
SD UHS Support UHS-I UHS-I
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 1/4000
Slowest Shutter Speed 30" 30"
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size Unlimited 100
RAW Buffer Size 6 12
Time Lapse No Yes
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/200
Startup Time 0.9s 0.4s
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Built-in GPS No No
Built- in NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth No Yes
USB Type USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Environmentally Sealed No No
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 820 shots
Battery Included Yes (LP-E17) Yes (EN-EL14a)
Weight 19.8 oz (560g) 16.4 oz (465g)
Size 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.1" 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8"
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2015 2017
Canon T6i Advantages:
- Cross-type AF Points – 19 vs 1. Cross-type AF Points are much more accurate and faster in low light.
- LCD Resolution – Higher resolution.
- JPEG Buffer Size – Unlimited vs 100. Useful for long bursts.
The T6i is a little bit older and offers no big advantages except for the AF system. It has less points, but all 19 are cross-type so you can expect faster and more accurate auto focus in low light.
Nikon D5600 Advantages:
- AA Filter – The Nikon D5600 has no AA filter.
- AF Points – 39 vs 19.
- LCD – 3.2″ vs 3.0″.
- RAW Buffer Size – 12 vs 6.
- Bluetooth Support
- Battery Life – 820 shots vs 440 shots.
- Weight – The Nikon D5600 weighs 95g less.
- Size – The Nikon D5600 is noticeably smaller.
The D5600 is nearly identical to the D5500, so both cameras beat the T6i more or less. 39 vs 19 AF points, bigger LCD screen and better RAW buffer, twice as long battery life and a little bit more compact body.