Canon just released two 24.2 megapixel, affordable DSLR cameras with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities. The new EOS Rebel T6i ($750) and EOS Rebel T6s ($850), which both offer Canon’s new Hybrid CMOS AF III image sensor-embedded autofocus system, extensive ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) with the high-performance DIGIC 6 image processor.
The more expensive EOS Rebel T6s (pictured top) adds a top LCD panel, Quick Control Dial, Horizontal Level and built-in HDR movie capabilities. The new camera is also the first model in the EOS Rebel series to feature Servo AF in Live View, allowing continuous tracking of moving subjects during burst mode shooting sequences.
Brand-new to the EOS Rebel line, the cameras feature built-in wireless capabilities, which allow users to wirelessly transfer images and videos with ease to compatible smartphones and tablets through Canon’s newly updated and free Camera Connect app. Images and videos can also be shared wirelessly to a wide range of popular social networking sites through Canon iMAGE GATEWAY. The camera’s built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android device, or devices that support NFC like the new Canon Connect Station CS100 photo and video storage and sharing device. The built-in Wi-Fi functionality also allows users to wirelessly print their images to any compatible printer, like the PIXMA MG7520 or PIXMA iP8720.
With an intuitive design that allows for an optimal photographic experience, the new EOS Rebel cameras have a three-inch Vari-Angle Touch Screen Clear View LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots. This design enables flexible positioning for high or low framed shots, as well as clear viewing even when outdoors in the sunlight. Additionally, the cameras feature the latest version of Canon’s EOS scene analysis system, which helps photographers capture beautiful images in a wider range of situations by detecting near-infrared light and flickering light sources. Also new to the entire EOS system, both models feature color tone detection, which helps ensure individuals in photographs are properly focused and/or exposed by adjusting both autofocus and exposure metering.
EOS Rebel T6i
EOS Rebel T6s
The EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i SLR cameras feature EOS Movie mode which captures Full HD 1080p resolution video up to 30 fps in MP4 format for high quality shooting and easy movie sharing on select social networking sites. Manual exposure control, digital zoom and an external stereo microphone jack are provided for advanced users using the EOS Rebel T6s.
Allowing for full creative control, the new EOS Rebel cameras offer creative filters available as presets for photos and movies. These filters can be displayed in real time during Live View shooting, providing an easy way for users to enhance their creative work. Users can further expand their artistic abilities right from the camera with Creative Filters such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome mode. Fisheye Effect gives images a panoramic look and feel, Toy Camera Effect adds a grainy look to soften photos, illustrating a vintage appearance and with Monochrome mode, photos can either have black-and-white, blue or sepia tones, to display a more classic appearance.
Price and Availability
|Image Sensor||Size||Effective pixels: Approx. 24.20 megapixels|
|Type||1.6x APS-C CMOS Sensor|
|ISO Range||Stills||ISO 100–12800 Expandable to ISO 25600|
|Video||Auto: ISO 100–6400
Manual: ISO 100–12800 (Expandable to ISO 25600)
|Recording Media||SD card, SDHC card, SDXC memory card
* Compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards and Eye-Fi cards.
|Video Recording Size||1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 25p / 24p (23.976)
1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p
640 x 480 (SD): 30p (29.97) / 25p
|Auto Focus||Number of Focusing Points||19 points
All AF points are cross-type at f/5.6
Center AF point is diagonal cross-type at f/2.8
|Live View Shooting||Hybrid CMOS AF III
* Covers approx. 80% (width) x 80% (height) of the image area.
|Continuous Shooting Speed||High-speed continuous shooting: Max. approx. 5.0 fps|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb (total shutter speed range)
X-sync at 1/200 sec.
|Exposure Control||Creative Zone||Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE,
Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure (including bulb)
|Basic Zone||Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE / non-shiftable), Flash OFF,
Creative Auto,** Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports,
Special scene (Kids/Food/Candlelight/Night Portrait/
Handheld Night Scene/HDR Backlight Control mode)
* * When background blurring is set, shooting with flash is disabled.
|Creative filters||Still: 7 Filters (Art Bold, Water Painting, Fisheye effect, Soft Focus,
Toy Camera, Grainy Black, White, Miniature effect)
Movie: 1 Filter (Miniature effect)
|Finder Coverage||Approx. 95% vertically and horizontally
(with Eye point approx. 19mm)
* Coverage is approx. 93% when aspect ratio is set to 16:9.
|Magnification||Approx. 0.82x / 23.2° (50mm lens at ∞, -1 m-1)|
|LCD Monitor||Size||Wide 3.0-inch (Screen aspect ratio of 3:2)|
|Electronic Level||LCD Monitor||No||Yes|
|Top LCD Panel||No||Yes|
|Quick Control Dial||No||Yes|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 5.20 x 3.97 x 3.07 in.
Approx. 131.9 x 100.7 x 77.8mm
|Approx. 5.20 x 3.98 x 3.07 in.
Approx. 131.9 x 100.9 x 77.8 mm
|Weight||Approx. 19.58 oz. / 555g
Approx. 17.99 oz. / 510g
|Approx. 19.93 oz. / 565g
Approx. 18.35 oz. / 520g