Canon has a new entry-level DSLR for 2016. The EOS Rebel T6
-- not to be confused with the T6i
-- boasts a number of handy features for photographers looking to get his or her first interchangeable lens system. It might not have the performance specifications of higher end models, but with dozens of EF and EF-S lenses available, if you fall in love with Canon's system, you can keep your lenses and simply upgrade camera bodies as you progress.
What's under the hood?
An 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor mated to the DIGIC 4+ image processor with a 9-point AutoFocus system. Good enough for 3 frames-per-second of continuous shooting, Full 1080p HD video recording, and an 100-6400 ISO range that's expandable to 12800 (pro tip: don't set your ISO that high).
While you can grow as a photographer using the Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, or full Manual controls, there are a number of automatic modes to back the novice up in any situation. Scene Intelligent Auto will do everything for you, while modes like Portrait, Night Portrait, and Sports are designed for certain types of photography. New for this year is Food Mode, designed to help your inner-foodie never forget a meal. There are some nice Creative Filters too, for shooting stylized images.
And, because it's 2016, the T6 boasts Wi-Fi and NFC technologies for connecting this DSLR to smartphones, tablets, and devices such as the Canon Connect Station CS100.
- 18MP Canon CMOS (APS-C) image sensor
- DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
- ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800)
- 3.0-inch LCD monitor (920K dots)
- Optical Viewfinder
- 9-point AF System
- 3 frames-per-second Continuous Shooting
- P-S-A-M controls
- Auto Modes
- Scene Intelligent Auto
- Flash Off
- Creative Auto
- Night Portrait
- Full HD 1080p Video
- RAW & JPEG image capture
- Creative Filters
- Toy Camera
- Soft Focus
- Built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC
- EF Mount (compatible with EF & EF-S lenses)
Price & Availability
The Canon EOS Rebel T6 will be launching in April (2016) with a $549.99 MSRP as part of a kit that includes the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II standard zoom lens.