Canon T6s Field Test: A beefed-up entry-level DSLR bridges gap toward enthusiasts


posted Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:43 AM EDT


The Canon Rebel-series of DSLRs has long been Canon's consumer-focused, entry-level models, but this year's introduction of the Canon T6s brings something new to the Rebel family in the form of more enthusiast-grade advanced features and amenities. Items such as a top-facing LCD info panel, Canon's Control Dial wheel on the rear, and a powerful 19-point all-cross-type autofocus system all borrow from Canon's higher-end enthusiast DSLRs, such as the 70D, for example. 

To see how this new pumped-up Rebel camera fares in the real world, we sent the T6s along with a handful of new EF-S lenses up to our intrepid nature and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray in Maine for some hands-on shooting. We've now published our in-depth Canon T6s Field Test, and the results from Jeremy's point of view are promising...even from this long-time Nikon DSLR owner.

EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM: 250mm, f/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 3200

In his take, the high-res APS-C sensor captured great images, the high ISO performance was more than capable, and the articulated touchscreen was a very handy feature to have. Of course there were some downsides to this smaller DSLR, but overall his experience was positive.

Ready to dive in? Check out his in-depth Canon T6s Field Test for all his insights into the handling, performance and image quality of this brand new Canon DSLR. Be sure to also take a closer look at his array of real-world gallery photos, too.

For some comparison perspective, Jeremy also shot the new Canon T6i alongside, and we'll be bring you his Field Test on this camera as well very shortly!

EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM: 250mm, f/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 640
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM: 18mm, f/8, 0.8s, ISO 100

Canon T6s Field Test

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Editor's Note: For our long-time readers who might be wondering what this "Field Test" is all about, it's our normal "Shooter's Report" but under a new name. We think "Field Test" more clearly indicates what this section of our review encompasses, so we're giving this new moniker a try!"