In this Rebel T6 review you can realise that this is an entry-level DSLR that is aimed at targeting the first time ILC users as well as smartphone upgraders. It features an 18 MP APS-C sensor, Wi-Fi with NFC for easy photo sharing. It also has a faster processor when compared to the previous model, the Rebel T5.
The closest competitor in the category of Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR review is the Nikon D3300. The key and outstanding features of the Canon EOS Rebel T6 are the APS-C CMOS sensor, 18 MP, 3.0-inch screen, 920, 000k dots and 1080p video capture.
The typical design of the Canon EOS Rebel T6 features a light beginner’s DSLR camera. It has tiny autofocus points in the viewfinder and has a stealthy shooting due to the loud shutter. When you want to switch between images and videos, you have to rotate the mode dial to the end and then back.
It has a fixed LCD which makes it a hard camera to use in back display shooting. This situation a camera has a tilt or flip-and-twist articulated display feature. With the fixed LCD you can increase the screen brightness for easier viewing but it is hard to verify exposures.
The Canon EOS Rebel T6 design is almost similar to the previous T5 model. It has a textured coating on the chunky front grip as well the rear thumb grip. This gives it a look similar to a mid-range Canon camera like the Rebel T6i/EOS 750D. It provides a nice contoured grip of the middle finger as the index finger perfectly fits on the shutter release.
It has buttons on its rear which are easy to configure and understand especially to anyone who has hand hands on the Canon DSLR before. It has the Q or Quick menu button which allows the user to access and adjust familiar settings of the camera. It also has navigation buttons for essential configuration of white balance, autofocus mode, ISO (sensitivity) and exposure compensation.
Unfortunately, Canon EOS Rebel T6 reviewed shows that it lacks a touchscreen. This means that you do all the adjustments through physical controls but this should not be a worry at all as there are direct access buttons for navigation.
A look at the optics reviews of Canon EOS Rebel T6 gives us a real, live viewfinder for image composition. Mainly made of plastic, this device is very light making it possible and comfortable to walk along with. Those who are familiar with this device can use a single control dial on the camera’s shoulder and the Av+/- button to control shutter speed, aperture value and exposure compensation.
It has a sensor size of 22.3 x 14.9 mm and maximum light sensitivity of 12800 ISO. In addition, it has 18 MP with phase detection autofocus for photos. Live view shooting of this camera is done through the rear screen although the autofocus is very slow and the interface is not well optimized for shooting.
It has a 9-point AF system which is however an old system, reliable but slows down in low light with a poor quality on continuous focus on moving subjects. The images of the Canon Rebel T6 are of good quality in good lighting but skin tones down in low light which can be corrected in post-processing software.
The Canon EOS T6 features a video resolution of 1080/30p on the main camera. The clip quality of this device isn’t that good. The focus is limited to single point AF, fine looking colors but detail rendering. it has continuous autofocus when recording movies with a 24P cinema mode.
The Canon EOS Rebel T6 has a wired remote jack that is compatible with Canon’s RS-60E3 remote switch and a 3.5 mm stereo microphone audio jack but it doesn’t have headphone jack.
The Canon EOS Rebel T6 is powered by the Canon LP-E10 battery which is rechargeable Lithium-ion. It operates at a voltage of 7.4v and has a capacity of 860mAh which translates to 500 shots on a single charge. It is removable and has battery indicator.
It has an external memory slot, Wi-Fi connectivity, remote control and accelerometer.
The greatest entry-level competitor of Canon EOS Rebel T6 is the Nikon D3300 that has a number of great features. It also has better battery life of 700 shots per a single charge than the 500 shots of the Canon T6. The Canon EOS Rebel T6 on the other hand brings in the Wi-Fi which is the only feature that brings competition to Nikon D3300.