Nikon Df vs Canon EOS Rebel T6

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Df and Canon EOS Rebel T6. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon Df is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Rebel T6 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Df were released 2013 and Canon EOS Rebel T6 was released 2016. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon Df 2013
Canon EOS Rebel T6 2016

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Df has a "Nikon FX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel T6 has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon Df 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS Rebel T6 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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

Resolution

Nikon Df has a 16 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel T6 has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon Df 16 MP
16163840 pixels
4928 x 3280
Canon EOS Rebel T6 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Canon EOS Rebel T6 has a 11 % larger resolution than Nikon Df. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon Df has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel T6. Nikon Df has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS Rebel T6 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Df 100-12800
Canon EOS Rebel T6 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Df
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T6

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon Df can shoot up to 5,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel T6 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Df 5,5
Canon EOS Rebel T6 3

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS Rebel T6. Sadly, the Nikon Df does not support this.

Weight

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

Nikon Df weighs 760 gr (equal to 1,68 lb) which is 57% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T6 and its 485 gr (or 1,07 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon Df 760 gr
1,68 lb
Canon EOS Rebel T6 485 gr
1,07 lb

Nikon Df vs Canon EOS Rebel T6 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon Df and Canon EOS Rebel T6, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Name Nikon Df Canon EOS Rebel T6
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Release Year 2013 2016
Release Date 2013-11-05 2016-03-10
MSRP 2749 USD 549 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 4928 x 3280 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 16 MP 18 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 3 DIGIC 4+
Image
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
ISO Range 100 - 12800 100 - 6400
White Balance Presets 12 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW + TIFF RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 39 9
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3,2 3
Screen dots 921000 920000
Touch screen No No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Frames per second 5,5 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 9 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Optional via WU-1a wireless mobile adapter
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n with NFC)
Remote Control Yes (Cable release, wireless remote) Yes (wired or wireless)
GPS Yes
Optional with GP-1 or GP-1A
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details EN-EL14/EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 1400 shots 500 shots
Width 144 mm 129 mm
Height 110 mm 101 mm
Depth 67 mm 78 mm
Weight 760 gram 485 gram