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Canon EOS Rebel T6i Camera Review
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is the latest version of the Rebel family of cameras and represents a new split in the family with Canon now offering an “s” version in the Rebel T6s as well. The “T_i” cameras have been very popular with amateur photographers while still offering a number of features found on upper level bodies such as mirror lock up. This is a great camera for a photographer just starting out or even for a pro to use as a backup body.
- Body Only - $749.99
- Body with 18-55 IS STM Lens - $899.99
- Body with 18-135mm IS STM Lens - $1099.00
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Size & handling
The camera is on the smaller side with a very thin grip. Too thin for some users, while others find it to be adequate. I strongly recommend holding one to determine if the grip is good for you or not. I don’t love it but I don’t hate it, however, I have smaller hands.
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i inherits the autofocus system from the 70D when using the viewfinder for framing your images. However, Canon did not incorporate the dual pixel technology in the sensor like the 70D, so it will not focus as fast or smoothly as the 70D when using the LCD for composing your images.
What I Like
- Articulating LCD Screen
- Built in Wi-Fi
- Wireless TTL Flash
- Optional Battery Grip
- Direct Controls (no menu diving to get to commonly changed settings)
What I Don't Like
- Pentamirror Viewfinder is small and Dim (but no worse than other cameras in it’s class)
- No top LCD Screen
The Bottom Line
The Canon Rebel T6i is a great update to the Rebel lineup. It is reasonably small (although larger than the mirrorless bodies) and offers reasonable performance and bang for your buck. I personally prefer the slightly larger bodies such as the Canon EOS 70D and EOS 6D, but I am considering a Rebel T6i as a backup body and lightweight travel option, especially with the new 70-300mm II lens that was recently announced for wildlife.
Overall User Rating
4.71 out of 5
based on 848 user reviews online.
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|Sensor Size||APS-C (1.6x)|
|Body Construction||Plastic w/metal chassis|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.2 x 4 x 3.1|
|Dual Command Wheels||No|
|ISO Range||100-12800 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)|
|Mirror Lock Up||Yes|
|Articulated LCD Screen||Tilt & Swivel|
|Remote Shutter Release||Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)|
|AF Points||19 (all cross point - center Dual Cross Point f/2.8)|
|AF Sensitivity||EV -0.5 - 18|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/200|
|Built In Flash||Yes|
|Wireless TTL Flash||Yes|
|Video Specs||1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
|Built In Mic||Stereo|