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Camera Photo Comparison: Canon Rebel T6 and Canon SX720 Part 1

Hi everyone! I’m sorry I was gone for so long. I was unable to blog as much as I wanted to because work wore me out and it took me longer to heal from virus I caught a few months ago. Because of that, I fell behind in my posts. Although I fell behind in my posts, I had time to tinker with my new Canon Rebel T6 and compare the photos from my everyday camera, Canon SX720.

I know that comparing the two cameras is not a fair comparison, but I wanted to do this so I could have an idea what I can photograph and what not.

If you are unfamiliar with both cameras, the Canon Rebel T6 is a DSLR camera while the Canon SX720 is a point and shoot camera with more features and better photo and video quality than the average point an shoot camera. I purchased the SX720 in 2017 as a replacement for my old Sony Cybershot that began to show signs of dying. At the time I purchased it, it was the “old” camera and about to be replaced by the SX730, which has all the features of the SX720 and a screen that flips up for vlogging. As of this post, you can still find the SX720, but, because it is an older camera, it is harder to find.

I really love the Canon SX720 for it’s portability and features. I also love how easy it is to use and how well the zoom works on it. Since I’m used to point and shoot cameras in the higher price point than DSLR cameras, the Rebel T6 and it’s interchangeable lenses is very different and takes some getting used to.

Before I began practicing using the Rebel T6, I wanted to see how different the T6’s photographs are than the SX720. That way, I would know what to photograph with the T6 and what I could not. Since it was wild flower season, I decided to take photos of the flowers.

Here are the photos from the Canon SX720…


And these are the photos from my Canon Rebel T6 using the 18-55mm lens…

Basically, both cameras did well photographing the flowers. They did not like photographing very close to the flowers and had trouble focusing, but once I positioned the cameras at a distance both cameras liked, they photographed the flowers well. The SX720 did have more trouble photographing the flowers than the T6, but I anticipated that. The SX720 does not like photographing things close up, so I knew it would not like photographing the flowers as well as the T6.

Well, that’s it for now! I still need to test the two cameras with the other lens that came with the T6, but I didn’t have time to do my photography testing in March. I plan on doing this sometime this month. Thank you for reading!

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