More Rebels To Come From Canon: T6i and T6s. Adds Wi-Fi, NFC, top LCD and Control Dial
In what may be the most announcements-packed day ever Canon also introduces two new Rebels at the Camera & Photo Imaging show. If you are not the photographer who will go for the EOS 5Ds(R) behemoth, you may consider a camera a bit down the line.
Starting at a low price point and providing good image quality, Rebels have always been some of Canon bestselling cameras. They were the go to camera of anyone who started with photography as a hobby and wanted a Canon system. (Well, at least until mirrorless came and Canon was left with no go-to mirrorless for entry level).
This is why it is interesting to see what Canon has in store for this line. It looks like Canon is going iPhone5 on the market releasing 2 Rebel T6’s: a flagship Rebel T6s and a budget Rebel T6i. (Though the price difference is really not that staggering – $849 for the S and $749 for the I). Both Cameras should hit the market on April. So… What’s this update all about?
The specs seems quite similar to me and unless I am missing something obvious, the only difference in images/movies is the HDR movie mode found on the 6Ts, otherwise they are pretty similar:
- 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
- ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600)
- High performance DIGIC 6 image processor provides outstanding image quality and speed
- Built-in Wi-Fi® and built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) for simple connection to smart devices or the Canon Connect Station CS100
- EOS Full HD Movie mode captures video in MP4 format
- Hybrid CMOS AF III allows for high levels of speed and accuracy when capturing moving subjects during movie shooting or when capturing photos in Live View
- Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch ClearView II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots)
- High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps
- New EOS scene analysis system
- 19-point all cross-type AF system allows superb autofocus performance
- Creative filters are available as presets for photos and movies and can be displayed in real time during Live View shooting
The difference lies in the ergonomics and controls of the cameras: The EOS Rebel T6s will have a more advanced features which we have come to know on Canon more advanced lines: top LCD display panel; a Quick Control dial (with locking mechanism) and a built-in level display. Is it worth the extra $100? I think so.
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.