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Canon R6 vs XSi

The Canon EOS R6 and the Canon EOS Rebel XSi (labelled Canon 450D in some countries) are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in July 2020 and January 2008. The Canon R6 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the XSi is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a full frame (Canon R6) and an APS-C (XSi) sensor. The Canon R6 has a resolution of 20 megapixels, whereas the XSi provides 12.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon R6
versus
Canon XSi
Canon R6 Canon XSi
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Canon RF mount lenses Canon EF mount lenses
20 MP, Full Frame Sensor 12.2 MP, APS-C Sensor
4k/60p Video no Video
ISO 100-102,400 (50 - 204,800) ISO 100-1,600
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 1620k dots 3.0 LCD, 230k dots
Swivel touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
12 shutter flaps per second 3.5 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
360 shots per battery charge500 shots per battery charge
138 x 98 x 88 mm, 680 g 129 x 98 x 62 mm, 524 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS R6 and the Canon EOS Rebel XSi? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Canon R6 and the Canon XSi. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon R6 vs Canon XSi
Compare Canon R6 versus XSi top
Comparison Canon R6 or XSi rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Canon XSi is notably smaller (7 percent) than the Canon R6. Moreover, the XSi is markedly lighter (23 percent) than the Canon R6. It is worth mentioning in this context that the Canon R6 is splash and dust resistant, while the XSi does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the Canon R6 gets 360 shots out of its LP-E6NH battery, while the XSi can take 500 images on a single charge of its LP-E5 power pack. The power pack in the Canon R6 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R6 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 680 g 360 Y Jul 2020 2,499 i
2.
 
Canon XSi 129 mm 98 mm 62 mm 524 g 500 n Jan 2008 799 i
3.
 
Canon R5 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 738 g 320 Y Jul 2020 3,899 i
4.
 
Canon R 139 mm 98 mm 84 mm 660 g 370 Y Sep 2018 2,299 i
5.
 
Canon 6D 145 mm 111 mm 71 mm 770 g 1090 Y Sep 2012 2,099 i
6.
 
Canon T4i 133 mm 100 mm 79 mm 575 g 440 n Jun 2012 849 i
7.
 
Canon T3 130 mm 100 mm 78 mm 495 g 700 n Feb 2011 449 i
8.
 
Canon T1i 129 mm 98 mm 62 mm 520 g 400 n Mar 2009 799 i
9.
 
Canon 40D 146 mm 108 mm 74 mm 822 g 750 n Aug 2007 1,299 i
10.
 
Canon XTi 127 mm 84 mm 65 mm 556 g 370 n Aug 2006 799 i
11.
 
Nikon Z5 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 470 Y Jul 2020 1,399 i
12.
 
Nikon Z7 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 420 Y Oct 2020 2,999 i
13.
 
Nikon Z6 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 410 Y Oct 2020 1,999 i
14.
 
Panasonic S5 133 mm 98 mm 82 mm 714 g 440 Y Sep 2020 1,999 i
15.
 
Panasonic S1 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1017 g 400 Y Feb 2019 2,499 i
16.
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
17.
 
Sony A99 147 mm 111 mm 78 mm 812 g 500 Y Sep 2012 2,799 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The XSi was launched at a markedly lower price (by 68 percent) than the Canon R6, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon R6 features a full frame sensor and the Canon XSi an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the XSi is 62 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.6. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of chip-set technology, the Canon R6 uses a more advanced image processing engine (DIGIC X) than the XSi (DIGIC 3), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Canon R6 and Canon XSi sensor measures

With 20MP, the Canon R6 offers a higher resolution than the XSi (12.2MP), but the Canon R6 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 6.57μm versus 5.19μm for the XSi) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Canon R6 is a much more recent model (by 12 years and 5 months) than the XSi, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Canon R6 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Canon R6 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon XSi are 21.4 x 14.2 inches or 54.3 x 36.2 cm for good quality, 17.1 x 11.4 inches or 43.4 x 28.9 cm for very good quality, and 14.2 x 9.5 inches or 36.2 x 24.1 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon R6 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Canon EOS R6 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 102400, which can be extended to ISO 50-204800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS Rebel XSi are ISO 100 to ISO 1600 (no boost).

Canon R6 versus XSi MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the Canon R6 provides substantially higher image quality than the XSi, with an overall score that is 29 points higher. This advantage is based on 2.3 bits higher color depth, 3.5 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.3 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon R6 Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484k/60p24.214.33394 90
2.
 
Canon XSi APS-C 12.2 4272 2848none21.910.8692 61
3.
 
Canon R5 Full Frame 44.8 8192 54648k/30p25.314.63042 95
4.
 
Canon R Full Frame 30.1 6720 44804K/30p24.513.52742 89
5.
 
Canon 6D Full Frame 20.0 5472 36481080/30p23.812.12340 82
6.
 
Canon T4i APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.711.2722 62
7.
 
Canon T3 APS-C 12.2 4272 2848720/30p21.911.0755 62
8.
 
Canon T1i APS-C 15.1 4752 31681080/20p21.711.5663 63
9.
 
Canon 40D APS-C 10.1 3888 2592none22.111.3703 64
10.
 
Canon XTi APS-C 10.1 3888 2592none22.111.0664 62
11.
 
Nikon Z5 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40164K/30p...... ..
12.
 
Nikon Z7 II Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/60p26.314.72841 100
13.
 
Nikon Z6 II Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/60p...... ..
14.
 
Panasonic S5 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p...... ..
15.
 
Panasonic S1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.53333 95
16.
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.03434 93
17.
 
Sony A99 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.014.01555 89

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The Canon R6 indeed provides movie recording capabilities, while the XSi does not. The highest resolution format that the Canon R6 can use is 4k/60p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the Canon R6 has an electronic viewfinder (3690k dots), while the XSi has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinder in the Canon R6 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the XSi (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the Canon R6 has a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.54x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Canon R6 and Canon XSi along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon R63690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
2.
 
Canon XSioptical n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
3.
 
Canon R55760 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
4.
 
Canon R3690 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 8.0 n n
5.
 
Canon 6Doptical Y 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 n n
6.
 
Canon T4ioptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
7.
 
Canon T3optical n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
8.
 
Canon T1ioptical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.4 Y n
9.
 
Canon 40Doptical Y 3.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 6.5 Y n
10.
 
Canon XTioptical n 2.5 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon Z53690 n 3.2 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 4.5 n Y
12.
 
Nikon Z7 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
13.
 
Nikon Z6 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 14.0 n Y
14.
 
Panasonic S52360 n 3.0 1840 full-flex Y 1/8000s 7.0 n Y
15.
 
Panasonic S15760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A992359 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 6.0 n Y

One feature that differentiates the Canon R6 and the XSi is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The Canon R6 reduces the risk of handshake-induced blur with all attached lenses, while the XSi offers no blur reduction with lenses that themselves do not provide optical image stabilization.

The Canon R6 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the XSi does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the Canon R6 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Canon R6 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The Canon R6 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the XSi uses SDHC cards. The Canon R6 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the XSi only has one slot. The Canon R6 supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the XSi cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS R6 and Canon EOS Rebel XSi and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon R6YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
2.
 
Canon XSiY----mini2.0---
3.
 
Canon R5YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Canon RYstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Canon 6DYmonomonoY-mini2.0Y--
6.
 
Canon T4iYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
7.
 
Canon T3Ystereomono--mini2.0---
8.
 
Canon T1iYmonomono--mini2.0---
9.
 
Canon 40DY-----2.0---
10.
 
Canon XTiY-----2.0---
11.
 
Nikon Z5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
12.
 
Nikon Z7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
13.
 
Nikon Z6 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
14.
 
Panasonic S5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
15.
 
Panasonic S1YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
16.
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
17.
 
Sony A99YstereomonoYYmini2.0---

It is notable that the Canon R6 offers wifi support, while the XSi does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

The Canon R6 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the XSi has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the XSi was succeeded by the Canon T1i. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon website.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Which of the two cameras – the Canon R6 or the Canon XSi – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS R6:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (20 vs 12.2MP) with a 28% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (29 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (2.3 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (3.5 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (2.3 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (DIGIC X vs DIGIC 3).
  • Broader imaging potential: Can record not only still images but also 4k/60p movies.
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.54x).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1620k vs 230k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 3.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-II) SDXC cards.
  • More modern: Reflects 12 years and 5 months of technical progress since the XSi launch.


Advantages of the Canon EOS Rebel XSi:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 156g or 23 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (500 versus 360) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (68 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in January 2008).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the Canon R6 is the clear winner of the match-up (29 : 6 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Canon R6 29:06 XSi

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon R6 and the Canon XSi place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the Canon R6 or the XSi. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R65/5+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 2,499 i
2.
 
Canon XSi..+ ++ +4/54.5/5 Jan 2008 799 i
3.
 
Canon R54.5/5..91/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2020 3,899 i
4.
 
Canon R4/5o79/1004.5/54/5 Sep 2018 2,299 i
5.
 
Canon 6D5/5+ +83/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099 i
6.
 
Canon T4i4/5+ +77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2012 849 i
7.
 
Canon T3..80/10069/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2011 449 i
8.
 
Canon T1i..+ +74/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2009 799 i
9.
 
Canon 40D..+ ++ +4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2007 1,299 i
10.
 
Canon XTi..+ ++ +o4/5 Aug 2006 799 i
11.
 
Nikon Z54/5..89/1004.5/54/5 Jul 2020 1,399 i
12.
 
Nikon Z7 II4.5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 2,999 i
13.
 
Nikon Z6 II4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 1,999 i
14.
 
Panasonic S54.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2020 1,999 i
15.
 
Panasonic S14.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2019 2,499 i
16.
 
Sony A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
17.
 
Sony A995/5..84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Canon R6 vs Canon XSi

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon R6 Canon XSi
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon RF mount lenses Canon EF mount lenses
    Launch Date July 2020 January 2008
    Launch Price USD 2,499 USD 799
    Sensor Specs Canon R6 Canon XSi
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm
    Sensor Area 864 mm2 328.56 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.3 mm 26.7 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.6x
    Sensor Resolution 20 Megapixels 12.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 4272 x 2848 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 6.57 μm 5.19 μm
    Pixel Density 2.31 MP/cm2 3.70 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4k/60p Video no Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 102,400 ISO 100 - 1,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 204,800 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor DIGIC X DIGIC 3
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 90 61
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.2 21.9
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.3 10.8
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 3394 692
    Screen Specs Canon R6 Canon XSi
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.54x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1620k dots 230k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon R6 Canon XSi
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 12 shutter flaps/s 3.5 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy200 000 actuations100 000 actuations
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/8000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDHC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-II no
    Connectivity Specs Canon R6 Canon XSi
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.2 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Canon R6 Canon XSi
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type LP-E6NH LP-E5
    Battery Life (CIPA)360 shots per charge500 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 138 x 98 x 88 mm
    (5.4 x 3.9 x 3.5 in)
    129 x 98 x 62 mm
    (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)
    Camera Weight 680 g (24.0 oz) 524 g (18.5 oz)

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