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Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2 Megapixel DSLR Camera | Review

March 25, 2018 by  
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Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera Camera

Canon Rebel T6i DSLR Camera Camera

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The Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR is the latest in the EOS Rebel series. Upgraded from the T5i to a full 24.2 megapixels. It shares many of the features from the Canon 80D, but at a lower cost and weight. The T6i HD movie mode shoots Full 1080p HD Video at popular frame rates 1080p @30fps, 24fps and 720p @60fps and with manual exposure control.

The T6i includes an HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV and an External Microphone Jack for better sound options with manual audio control. Hybrid CMOS AF and Full time autofocus helps keep you locked onto your subject while taking video, or still pictures. The T6i has a high resolution flip out articulating 3-inch LCD touchscreen (1,040,000 dots), to get hard to get shots. New Digic 6 Image Processor. Fast 5.0 fps continuous shooting, Use the large LCD touchscreen with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Gapless micro-lenses in the sensor helps to capture more light and reduce noise.

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What’s in the Box? Canon T6i & Accessories.

T6i Features: The Rebel T6i’s Intelligent Viewfinder has 98% field of view and a wide viewing angle. Greatly improved low light performance, including ISO 12800. 63-zone evaluative metering system. A display off sensor, turns off the LCD when you are looking through the viewfinder. Upgraded to 19-point all cross-type AF system. Compatibility with over 103 Canon EF Lenses. Upgraded to the new DIGIC 6 Image Processor (same as the 5D Mark III), which provides fast, accurate image processing, AF, and faster startup time. HDMI out to HDTV. Built-in WiFi. Video upgraded Movie Servo AF, allows you to track subjects and keep them in focus.

Canon EOS T6i Upgrade Features: The T6i is greatly upgraded from the T5i. Upgrades include, a new 24.2 megapixel imager (up from 18.0 megapixels), LCD now upgraded with a touchscreen, allowing you to touch focus points and swipe and enlarge photos with your fingers. AF points have increased from 9 to 19. Digic 5 Processor upgraded to the new Digic 6 processor. Canon has also added WiFi & NFC connectivity to the T6i to transfer content, and to control your DSLR remotely.

Shutter speeds: 30 – 1/8000 second, ISO: from 100-12800 (expandable to 25600). Burst Mode: 5.0 fps, Built-in Flash.
Memory Cards: SD/SDHC/SDXC. Lithium-ion battery LP-E17 (included). USB 2.0.
Kit Lens Options: 18-135mm or 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 STM Lens.
Video: approximately 44 to 128 minutes of 1080p video can fit on a 32gb SDHC memory card (using ALL-I or IPB compression).
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 4.1″ x 3.1″ ( 26.7 ounces w/ battery).

Smart-Review Commentary: Canon’s Rebel T6i is a midrange entry with most of the power of the higher priced cameras, but at a much lower cost, size and weight. The Rebel T6i has an upgraded Autofocus system with 19 focus points. It has the powerful Digic 6 processor, and upgraded its sensor to 24.2 megapixels, yet kept the same ISO performance. The excellent flip-out tilt swivel touchscreen allows you to point at subjects to focus on, and does a decent job at focus pull (in video mode) when you point to another subject to focus on. This is great for fast action and interviews where you can’t manually focus fast enough to follow the action.

Articulating Touchscreen

Canon’s T6i has a flip out, articulating touchscreen.

The Canon T6i has 1080p Full HD quality at 24 & 30 frames/second (blu-ray quality). In addition to an external microphone jack the T6i has built-in stereo microphones for video recording. The Built-in WiFi & NFC allows you to share photos, and even control your camera with a smartphone. In the SLR mode this camera has a fast 5.0 frames/second burst mode, AF points have increased to 19, and Native ISO is a respectable 100-12800. The T6i is an excellent low cost DSLR for both pictures and HD video. The T6i has received excellent professional and consumer reviews. This model gets SmartReview’s top pick for DSLRs under $600.

Canon T6i DSLR Canon T6i with
18-55mm STM Lens
Canon T6i with
18-135mm STM Lens
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    SLR Features

  • 24.2 megapixels
  • High Res 3-inch LCD Touchscreen
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Live View function
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • ISO 100-12800
  • Burst Mode: 5.0 fps
  • Ultrasonic sensor cleaning
  • 63-zone evaluative metering
  • HDMI out to HDTV
  • Digic 6 image processor
  • APS-C Sized Imager
  • Built-in WiFi & NFC
  • External Mic Jack

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