Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review

The Canon T6s takes the Rebel series up a notch. With its 24.2 megapixels sensor, the Canon T6s shoots excellent images with tons of detail and accurate colors.

The Canon T6s takes the Rebel series up a notch. With its 24.2 megapixels sensor, the Canon T6s shoots excellent images with tons of detail and accurate colors. The higher ISO performance is also magnificent despite, the higher resolution. The enthusiast DSLR also features a versatile autofocus system, plus improved Live View focusing features and more enthusiast-like controls.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR (Body Only) - Wi-Fi Enabled
Canon EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR (Body Only) - Wi-Fi Enabled
Its straightforward functionality is ideal for an enthusiast DSLR shooter. It also brings more advanced features and performance from higher-end cameras. Therefore, it can satisfy more experienced photographer as well.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s Design and Build

Just one glance at the Canon T6s is enough to set it apart from its predecessors. It’s on the top deck sits an LCD info panel. This enthusiast camera comes with this feature which had been reserved for Canon’s mid-range and professional cameras.

And on the back deck is another first for Canon Rebel T6s. The rear-panel four-way controller is replaced by Canon’s Control Dial interface. It is a beautiful commonality that will make it easier for the Rebel T6s to serve as a second body alongside a higher-end Canon model.

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Canon Rebel T6s Viewfinder

The Canon Rebel T6s can automatically disable the LCD monitor when you bring the viewfinder to your eye. It is because this enthusiast camera comes fitted with a proximity sensor located above the eyepiece. The Rebel T6s also sports a single-axis electronic level function. It gives you several live view and movie mode capabilities not found in its more affordable sibling.

Rebel T6s can adjust focus between frames in burst mode live view shooting. Use this to capture high dynamic range movies, and to digitally “zoom” movies during capture. You can also crop the sensor window from which the video feed assemblies.

Canon Rebel T6s Images

Canon Rebel T6s boasts a brand-new 24.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor. It gives the highest resolution ever provided by a Canon APS-C format DSLR. The output is handled by a DIGIC 6 image processor, making its first appearance in a Rebel enthusiast model.

Together, the pairing provides the same ISO 100-12,800 with additional 25,600 boost sensitivity range. Plus, five frames per second burst rate as in the earlier Rebel T5i. Despite a one-third increase in the total pixel count.

Videos on Canon EOS Rebel T6s

The Canon Rebel T6s is quite capable, though it doesn’t have many of the flashy, popular video features offered by its competitors. Putting those aspects aside, the video quality itself is good, and the touchscreen interface and articulating LCD is very handy and works well.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s Specifications

Price
MSRP$849/£649/£859 (body only), $1199 (with 18-135mm 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). HDR movie mode.
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)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
GPSNone

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The Rebel T6s 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, though formidable live view AF can somewhat make up for these deficiencies. Handling is excellent due to a fully articulating LCD, twin dials, and a top LCD.

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