Canon EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D Review

The Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera has a high-resolution 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 6 Image Processor in a small and portable package. It also offers a flexible standard telephoto zoom lens that can be used for both stills and video capture.

Because of its ISO performance of up to 12,800, which can be increased to 25,600, this system is capable of shooting in a broad range of circumstances, from bright sunshine to dim interior settings.

As well to Wi-Fi and NFC connection, the APS-C camera features a built-in mobile app, which enables for wireless transfer of photographs and video to social networks and cloud storage via the Camera Connect smartphone application. In addition, NFC allows for quick connection to mobile devices as well as the CS100 Connect Station, which is a great feature.

Featuring both Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, the OS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D is the first Canon DSLR to do so. It can then be remotely controlled and images can be shared with a smartphone or tablet, marking a first for Canon DSLRs. Furthermore, by just pressing the NFC logos of two cameras together, it is possible to link the cameras and send photographs wirelessly.

With a 3.0-inch 1,040,000-dot Clear View II TFT screen and touch-sensitive operation, the OS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D is similar in appearance to the previous Rebel T5i / 700D. It also features an aspect ratio of 3:2 to match the uncropped ratio of the image sensor, and the vari-angle hinge on the side of the body allows it to be put in a variety of orientations, which is useful whether shooting low to the ground or from above.

When shooting through the viewfinder, there is a 19-point phase-detect AF system in operation. In a 19-point AF mode, the selection of the AF point can be left to the camera’s discretion, or it can be made manually in Single point AF or Zone AF mode, depending on the situation. In Zone AF mode, you may choose from one of five groups of points for selection, but in Single point mode, you can choose from any of the 19 possible points.

When shooting in Live View, the Rebel T6i / 750D can take advantage of Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF III system (which includes Face detection, Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, and FlexiZone-Single modes, and more). A more advanced version of the Hybrid CMOS AF II technology featured in the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and EOS 100D, it has a bigger number of focusing pixels grouped in a more regular array than in previous models. It is also faster. According to Canon, it is about four times quicker than version II and two generations ahead of the original Hybrid CMOS AF technology found in the Rebel T5i DSLR camera.

The EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D, in contrast to the Rebel T6s / 760D, does not feature a Servo autofocus option in Live View mode, which means that focus cannot be adjusted continuously while the shutter release is held down and the distance between the subject and the camera changes. In the Live View part of the main menu, there is an option for Continuous AF, which is useful. When this feature is enabled, the focus is changed slowly even when the shutter release button is not depressed. It is intended for usage in video mode as well as for pre-focusing while taking still photographs.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i: Build and handling

The aluminum alloy and polycarbonate resin chassis of the EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D, together with the use of glass fiber, provide a rather sturdy feel for an entry-level DSLR. It is reassuring to know that it does not creak even when the handle is securely clutched. Tactile textures on the deep grip on the front and little thumb bridge on the rear contribute to the camera feeling comfortable and secure in your hands.

Canon’s EOS Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 750D features a Quick menu, which is accessed by pressing the Q button on the camera’s control panel, similar to other Canon DSLRs. This provides a quick access point to some of the most important elements for customization.

Adjustments to the settings may be accomplished with the help of the physical buttons and knobs, as well as by touching the screen. Those who are unfamiliar with using a touch-screen camera may discover that they begin by utilizing the buttons and knobs but eventually, transition to using the touchscreen because of its intuitive nature.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i: Performance

The EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D is also capable of shooting continuously at up to 5 frames per second. This may not appear to be particularly impressive by today’s standards, yet it is really beneficial when shooting sports. Additionally, the burst depth has been raised from the Rebel T5i / 700D’s 30 JPEGs or 6 raw files to a massive 940 Large/Fine JPEGs or 8 raw files, which is a significant improvement.

While the viewfinder is used, a dedicated 7,560-pixel RGB and Infra Red (IR) sensor are provided for assessing exposure when the camera is in manual mode. In the same way as the T5i’s iFCL metering system, these pixels are divided into 63 segments (9×7) and may be metered with the normal options of Evaluative, Centre-weighted, Partial, and Spot metering.

However, the partial (6.0 percent of the viewfinder) and Spot (3.5 percent of the viewfinder) coverage is a bit more precise than in the T5i / 700D (9 percent and 4 percent, respectively), and each pixel on the sensor has its own RGB-IR filter and is read independently of the rest of the sensor.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i: Specifications

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 formatJPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF v2.0)Raw (Canon CR2)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive 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 modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManualScene Intelligent Auto
Scene modesPortraitLandscapeClose-upSportsKidsFoodCandlelightNight portraitHandheld night sceneHDR backlight control
Built-in flashYes
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modesSingleContinuousSilent single shotSilent continuousSelf-timerContinuous after self-timer
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
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: Verdict

The Canon EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D can trace its lineage back to the very beginnings of digital photography, and it shows in its performance. The Canon EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D is a highly polished and well-thought-out camera that serves as an excellent introduction to DSLR photography for individuals wishing to make the leap from a compact or smartphone to a full-frame camera.

Extremely pleasant to hold and operate, the controls are easily accessible, and the touchscreen has been well handled, allowing you to navigate through menus and make setting adjustments with only a few touches. To be able to pinch-zoom into photographs in order to assess sharpness is also really convenient.

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