Canon T6i Review: Blending new features with tried-and-true Canon DSLR characteristics


posted Friday, August 21, 2015 at 6:35 PM EDT


Back in February, Canon introduced a pair of Rebel DSLRs -- the Canon T6i and T6s -- sporting brand-new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensors, making these cameras the highest resolution APS-C DSLRs in Canon's lineup. They are also the first Rebels to feature their latest DIGIC 6 image processor, as well as a much more versatile, more powerful 19-point all-cross-type autofocus system brought over from the 70D.

After spending some time up in the wilderness of Maine for a detailed Field Test with photographer Jeremy Gray, and some time down in our lab testing for Image Quality Comparisons and Print Quality Analysis, we're now ready to bring you the final conclusion to our Canon T6i review. (And fear not, the T6s was shot alongside the T6i, so it's finalized review is not far behind -- stay tuned.)

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM: 18mm, f/8, 0.3s, ISO 100

All told, the Canon T6i is a solid, advanced entry-level camera (a nice bump-up feature- and performance-wise from the more basic Canon T5), and one that's capable of good, general-use photography in a variety of situations. It does falter in some areas, but overall, the Canon T6i is a very good entry-level camera.

For all the details of our final verdict and list of Pros and Cons, head over to the Canon T6i Conclusion page. But if you're not ready to jump to the end just yet, start at the beginning, read about how it handles in the real world, or pixel-peep with our Image Quality Comparison to see how it stacks up against the competitors.

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EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM: 18mm, f/4, 1/50s, ISO 100

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