Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review

Providing far greater control than prior versions, the EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Camera from Canon is the first in its class to include a top LCD screen, a Quick Control dial, and a horizontal level, all of which provide a significant improvement over previous models.

This camera also incorporates a high-resolution 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 6 Image Processor into a small and lightweight body, allowing users to capture images in a variety of lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to dim indoor settings, thanks to ISO performance of up to 12,800, which can be increased to 25,600.

Wireless picture and video sharing to social networks and cloud storage are made possible by the APS-C camera’s integrated Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, which can be accessed through 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.

Build and handling

Despite the fact that they are almost identical cameras on the inside, the 750D and 760D have a few minor differences in their appearance. The existence of a secondary (monochrome) LCD screen on the top plate of the 760D is the most visible distinction between the two cameras.

This displays vital information such as the ISO (sensitivity) setting, the battery level, the exposure level, the shutter speed, and the aperture of the camera. It appears to be less significant with a camera that has a vari-angle screen, but it is really more useful and consumes less power than the primary display.

It’s worth noting that the 760D is somewhat taller than the 750D and that the lens is in a different position in relation to the tripod bush. We discovered this after changing between the two cameras on a tripod and discovered that the lens is in a different position relative to the tripod bush.

Despite the fact that compact system cameras have changed our impression of camera size, the 760D is still a very tiny SLR. Although its deep grip is pleasant, when my forefinger is on the shutter release, there is enough room for me to fit my remaining three fingers on the camera’s other three buttons. Those with larger digits may discover that their little finger gets caught between the camera body and the lens.


Some potential purchasers have been attracted to Nikon’s new SLRs by the 24Mp sensors found in their recent SLRs, despite the fact that Canon has been employing an 18-million-pixel sensor for what seems like an eternity in its APS-C format SLRs. One of the benefits of having more pixels is that you can capture greater fine detail, at least in principle. The drawback is that there is a greater likelihood of noise being generated.

However, with the Canon 760D and 750D, Canon has done an excellent job of achieving a nice balance between the two. Both cameras are capable of resolving a high degree of information, which is a significant improvement over the 18Mp sensor used by the 700D.

In addition, noise is effectively managed, although it’s worth noting that the 760D’s resolving capability is not nearly as impressive as that of the Nikon D5500, which has a 24MP sensor. It is also a close contender in terms of resolution, with the 20Mp Pentax K-S2 being a close second — and, like the D5500, it is undoubtedly helped by the lack of an anti-aliasing filter covering the sensor.

Structure and Specifications

The Canon EOS Rebel T6s is not the smallest single-lens reflex camera (SLR) that Canon offers, but its dimensions are comparable to those of other cameras in its class. It measures 4 by 5.2 by 3.1 inches (HWD), and it weighs 1.2 pounds without a lens attached.

It is a little bit larger than its closest competition, the Nikon D5500 (3.9 by 4.9 by 3 inches, 1.1 pounds), but the T6s is a little bit more pleasant to grip and use because of the additional surface area. Consider getting a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera or the EOS Rebel SL1 if you want a really compact single-lens reflex camera (it measures 3.6 by 4.6 by 2.7 inches and weighs 14.4 ounces).

Performance and Image Quality

When compared to the Nikon D5500, which can start shooting and produce an image that is in focus in 0.2 seconds, the time it takes the T6s to start shooting and capture an image that is in focus is actually quite a bit longer.

However, its continuous shooting rate is the same as the D5500 at 5 frames per second. If you are capturing images in Raw or Raw+JPG, you are only allowed to take a maximum of six photos before the shooting rate begins to slow. However, if you are using a fast memory card, such as the SanDisk 95MBps card that we use to test the speed of digital cameras, you are able to shoot JPGs continuously.

The only camera in this price range that is noticeably faster is the Pentax K-3, which shoots at 8.3 frames per second. However, the price of the K-3 was drastically reduced after its replacement was released, which is why it is now available in this price range.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s Specifications

Body typeCompact SLR
Body materialAluminum alloy chassis, composite exterior
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
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). HDR movie mode.
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (wired or via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E17 lithium-ion battery @ charger
Battery Life (CIPA)440
Weight (inc. batteries)565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)
Dimensions132 x 111 x 78 mm (5.2 x 4.37 x 3.07″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes


Sensors with 24 million pixels have become more popular, and for good reason: they create a pleasing compromise between picture size and file size, as well as between clarity and noise, among other things. As a result of increasing the resolution to 36 million pixels, data tend to fill up memory cards and hard drives a bit too rapidly, putting additional load on computer processing engines.

Because of the necessity to keep noise levels under acceptable bounds, full-frame cameras such as the Sony A7R and Nikon D810 are the only cameras available with 36Mp sensors at the time of writing. Samsung currently holds the record for the highest pixel count in the APS-C format with its NX1 and NX500 cameras, both of which use the same 28-megapixel back-illuminated sensor as the NX1.

Unlike Nikon, which used an anti-aliasing filter on the D5500, and Pentax, which used an anti-aliasing filter on the K-S2, Canon used an anti-aliasing filter on the 760D. For the most part, this allows the D5500 to collect somewhat more information than the K-S2, while the K-S2 can resolve almost as much detail as the 760D in most situations. Nonetheless, the 760D represents a significant improvement over the 700D in this aspect, with details appearing crisp and realistic, particularly in raw files.

When it comes to the company’s first 24Mp sensor, Canon has offered photographers a number of options: it’s available in the EOS M3, the company’s small system camera (CSC), as well as the 750D and 760D, which are both DSLRs. Despite being slightly more expensive than the 750D, the 760D provides several handling advantages over the latter, including a secondary LCD screen on the top plate, a Quick Control dial around the navigation buttons, an electronic level, and a lock on the Mode dial, as well as a different control arrangement.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s Price

Pros & Cons

Good For
  • In live view, hybrid autofocus with phase detection
  • Live view tracking of the subject that is effective
  • all cross-type, 19-point automatic focus system
  • Live view with continuous autofocus
Need Improvements
  • subject tracking that is less sophisticated than that of several other cameras in its peer group
  • coverage of the autofocus points across the frame is limited and of poor density.
  • The dynamic range is not yet at the same level as the class leaders.
  • Simple Auto-ISO functionality with no exposure compensation available in M mode

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