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.

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.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i Build and Handling

Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens - Wi-Fi Enabled
Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens - Wi-Fi Enabled
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

Price
MSRP$749/£599/€799 (body only), $899/£689/€899 (with 18-55 STM lens), $1099 (with 18-135 STM lens)
Body type
Body typeCompact SLR
Body materialAluminum alloy chassis, composite exterior
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 6
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
Boosted ISO (maximum)25600
White balance presets8
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF v2.0)
  • Raw (Canon CR2)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes (via flash)
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points19
Lens mountCanon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.82× (0.51× 35mm equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 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 flashYes
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Silent single shot
  • Silent continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Continuous after self-timer
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (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 BracketingYes
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notesChoice of compression (standard, lightweight)
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (wired or via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E17 lithium-ion battery @ charger
Battery Life (CIPA)440
Weight (inc. batteries)555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
Dimensions132 x 101 x 78 mm (5.2 x 3.98 x 3.07)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPSNone

Canon EOS Rebel T6i Price, Deals & Discounts

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The Rebel T6i brings resolution and low-light performance in line with its 2015 peers. The 19-point, all cross-type AF system is a welcome upgrade to the line, but is limited in its coverage and isn't good at following subjects moving around the frame. Live view shooting includes effective subject tracking, however lack of continuous AF limits the usefulness of live view shooting. The body is almost identical to previous Rebel models, offering a good shooting experience.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i
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