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 T6s Canon 80D
Megapixels 24.2 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C
Crop Factor 1.6x 1.6x
AA Filter Yes Yes
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Body Image Stabilization No No
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S
ISO 100 - 12,800 100 - 16,000
Expanded ISO 25,600 25,600
AF Points 19 45
Cross-type AF Points 19 45
Continuous Mode 5fps 7fps
LCD 3.0" - Fully Articulated 3.0" - Fully Articulated
LCD Resolution 1,040,000 dots 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Focus Peaking No No
Top LCD Display Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical Optical
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 98%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82x 0.95x
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 Yes
Memory Card Type SD SD
Dual Card Slots No No
SD UHS Support UHS-I UHS-I
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 1/8000
Slowest Shutter Speed 30" 30"
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size Unlimited 53
RAW Buffer Size 6 24
Time Lapse No Yes
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/250
Startup Time 0.9s 0.5s
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Built-in GPS No No
Built- in NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth No No
USB Type USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Environmentally Sealed No Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 960 shots
Battery Included Yes (LP-E17) Yes (LP-E6 or LP-E6N)
Weight 19.8 oz (560g) 25.8 oz (730g)
Size 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.1" 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1"
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2015 2016
Canon T6s Advantages:
- JPEG Buffer Size – Unlimited vs 53. Useful for long bursts.
- Weight – The Canon T6s weighs 170g less.
- Size – The Canon T6s is noticeably smaller.
The T6s is a good camera, but its only advantages are being more compact and cheaper. If you find its features enough for your work, then you can spend the rest on lenses or simply save some money. For a lot of sports/wildlife though, the 80D is a dream come true.
Canon 80D Advantages:
- AF Points – 45 vs 19.
- Cross-type AF Points – 45 vs 19. Cross-type AF Points are much more accurate and faster in low light.
- Continuous mode – 7fps vs 5fps. More is better for sports and wildlife since you have more chances of getting a tack sharp shot.
- Viewfinder Coverage – 98% vs 95%.
- Viewfinder Magnification – Higher magnification.
- Headphone Jack – Useful for previewing your audio quality straight out the camera.
- Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000 vs 1/4000.
- RAW Buffer Size – 24 vs 6.
- Max Flash Sync Speed – 1/250 vs /200.
- Environmentally Sealed – The Canon 80D is much more protected for shooting outdoors in difficult terrain and bad weather conditions.
- Battery Life – 960 shots vs 440 shots.
Here’s what the 80D will get you; way better AF system with even more cross-type points, 2fps extra, a headphone jack, 1 stop faster max. shutter speed, 4 bigger RAW buffer, environmental sealing so you can shoot in any type of weather, and longer battery life. It’s more expensive but nothing drastic, so it’s still very much worth the money!