Canon T6 brings the ultra-popular, entry-level Rebel into the connected age with in-camera Wi-Fi
posted Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8:00 AM EDT
Two years ago, Canon overhauled its entry-level DSLR offering with the introduction of the Rebel T5, a camera which has since proven to be very popular thanks to the pairing of great image quality and a wallet-friendly pricetag. Today, the company follows up with the Canon T6, and in the process brings its most affordable offering into the connected age.
Take a look at the new Canon T6 alongside its predecessor, and it's tricky to tell them apart. And beneath the skin, the new model also shares much with its predecessor, retaining the same 18-megapixel resolution, ISO 100-6,400 equivalent sensitivity range (expandable to ISO 12,800-equivalent), and modest three frames-per-second burst capture performance. There's a new DIGIC 4+ image processor, though, and this helps the new model remove the limit on JPEG burst capture depth.
There's also a new, higher-resolution LCD monitor on the rear of the Canon Rebel T6, providing significantly higher resolution than in the T5. And other tweaks can be found here or there, including a new white balance mode that aims to better-neutralize incandescent lighting, and a new foodie-friendly exposure mode that helps ensure your culinary captures look their best.
By far the most significant change, though, is the inclusion of in-camera wireless networking, plus NFC pairing for Android devices. This change makes Canon's most budget-friendly DSLR a much more attractive option if you're looking to get your photos onto social networks like Facebook, where friends and family can see them.
Available from April 2016, the Canon T6 is to be sold only in a kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II zoom lens. US-market pricing is set in the region of US$550, the same point at which the preceding Canon T5 launched two years past.
For more information on Canon's latest entry-level offering, read our just-published Canon T6 preview!