Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D Review

Canon made an interesting approach when it introduced the Rebel T6i in its consumer-friendly Rebel DSLR family. The EOS Rebel T6i comes with imaging and performance standpoint. But the T6i comes in at a low price-point and makes some ergonomic sacrifices to do so. It is a solid performer, and certainly a big update over the aging Rebel T5i.

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Canon EOS Rebel T6i Build and Handling

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The Rebel T6i has dimensions 4 by 5.2 by 3.1 inches and weighs 1.2 pounds without a lens. The Rebel T6i puts its mode dial and power switch on the right side of the top plate. It omits the lock that prevents it from accidentally turning. Its placement makes the top plate a bit more busy than that of the.

The entry-level DSLR makes the three top control buttons a little less comfortable to access. These adjust the active focus area, ISO, and toggle the rear LCD.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i Viewfinder

The display button isn’t present on the Rebel T6s, unlike the Rebel T6i. It uses an eye sensor to automatically disable the rear LCD when you bring the camera up to your eye. You will have to do that manually on the Rebel T6i. Or you will have to deal with the light from the LCD shining in your eye as you frame a shot.

The Canon Rebel T6i does automatically dim the rear display when you press the shutter button. It enables activation of the autofocus system. It is a huge plus to beginner photographers.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i Image Quality

A significant change in controls on the Canon Rebel T6i is the lack of a rear control dial. In the past, that has been a feature reserved for more expensive Canon cameras, but the Rebel T6s has one as well. You use this to adjust the aperture when shooting in full manual mode. It also works well in exposure compensation in other ways.

The Rebel T6i requires you to hold a button to the rear of the camera. You then have to turn the control dial on the top plate at the same time. It will help make necessary adjustments. Aside from that, the best beginner camera handles equally well. It has a user-friendly menu system, Wi-Fi functionality, and vari-angle touch-screen LCD.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i Specifications

MSRP $749/£599/€799 (body only), $899/£689/€899 (with 18-55 STM lens), $1099 (with 18-135 STM lens)
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Body material Aluminum alloy chassis, composite exterior
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor DIGIC 6
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
ISO Auto, 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
Boosted ISO (maximum) 25600
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF v2.0)
  • Raw (Canon CR2)
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes (via flash)
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 19
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier 1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT-LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.82× (0.51× 35mm equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • Kids
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night portrait
  • Handheld night scene
  • HDR backlight control
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Silent single shot
  • Silent continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Continuous after self-timer
Continuous drive 5.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes Choice of compression (standard, lightweight)
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote control Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E17 lithium-ion battery @ charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 440
Weight (inc. batteries) 555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
Dimensions 132 x 101 x 78 mm (5.2 x 3.98 x 3.07)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

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