Canon T6s Review: A step up for the Rebel series with higher resolution sensor plus enthusiast-style design


posted Monday, September 14, 2015 at 1:50 PM EDT


Taking the Rebel series a step up beyond a true consumer-level DSLR, the Canon T6s features a more enthusiast DSLR-inspired design, such as a top-deck info screen and Canon's Control Dial interface on the rear that's typically seen on higher-end EOS cameras. The Rebel T6s therefore blurs the line a bit between the more classic, entry-level design of the Canon T6i and the more advanced 70D.

The main big-ticket item for the Canon T6s (and T6i for that matter) is the brand new, higher resolution 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor -- the highest resolution sensor ever offered in a Rebel-series camera to date. The increase in resolution helps bring the Canon T6s up to the level of many rival cameras from the likes of Sony and Nikon, which have had consumer-level cameras, for the past model year or so, climbing past the 20MP+ mark. Despite cramming 24.2 megapixels onto an APS-C sensor, the Canon T6s produces excellent images, with tons of detail, especially at lower ISOs, and higher ISO performance isn't too shabby either.

EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM: 250mm, f/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 640

We've just put the final touches on our Canon T6s Review, and overall, it's a solid, well-rounded DSLR with a few enthusiast-oriented improvements to pique the interest of more advanced photographers -- though it remains compact and straightforward, and thus a good option for beginner DSLR shooters, as well.

Check out all the details of our final verdict with our Canon T6s Conclusion. We also have our Image Quality Comparison and Print Quality Analysis published as well. 

Now, the Canon T6s shares a lot in common under-the-hood with the T6i, especially when it comes to image quality. So, be sure to check out Jeremy Gray's Canon T6s Field Test and Canon T6i Field Test to get a sense of how each of these new Canon Rebel cameras handle in the real world and if the $100 premium for the T6s makes sense for you. You can also get a side-by-side rundown of features in our Canon T6s vs Canon T6i Comparison.

Scene Intelligent Auto, flash fired
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM: 19mm, f/6.3, 1/200s, ISO 100

Canon T6s ReviewConclusion

Field TestImage QualityPrint Quality