Canon EOS Rebel T8i vs Canon EOS M6 Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel T8i and Canon EOS M6 Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel T8i
Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel T8i were released 2020 and Canon EOS M6 Mark II was released 2019. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel T8i Canon 2020
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Canon 2019

Type of camera

Canon EOS Rebel T8i is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS Rebel T8i has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M6 Mark II has 33 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 33 MP 32294400 6960 4640

Canon EOS M6 Mark II has a 35 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel T8i. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 100-25600
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M6 Mark II belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T8i
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel T8i can shoot up to 7,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M6 Mark II can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 7,5
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 14

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS Rebel T8i and Canon EOS M6 Mark II can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS Rebel T8i weighs 515 gr (equal to 1,14 lb) which is 26% heavier than Canon EOS M6 Mark II and its 408 gr (or 0,9 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 515 gr 1,14 lb
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 408 gr 0,9 lb