Canon T6 Field Test: It’s super affordable and plays nice with your phone, but what’s it like to shoot with?
posted Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM EDT
Earlier this year, the debut of the Canon T6 saw in-camera Wi-Fi added to the entry-level model in Canon's EOS Rebel camera line for the first time. As well as Wi-Fi, the Rebel T6 also gained NFC connectivity for easy pairing, and a new higher-resolution LCD monitor. And there were some other relatively minor tweaks to styling, labeling and features, as well.
In most respects, though, the Canon T6 remained near-identical to 2014's Rebel T5. Its imaging pipeline from sensor and processor to its single card slot were basically unchanged, and it offered up the exact same sensitivity range as its predecessor as well. That's not to say that Canon couldn't have quietly tweaked its algorithms, of course, but realistically speaking, the Rebel T6 is a T5 with Wi-Fi.
That's not necessarily a bad thing, as the T5 was a great seller for Canon, and scored itself a Dave's Pick in our review a couple of years ago. But in the ever-evolving camera market, how does a two-year old design, albeit with tweaks, compare to its current rivals? That's what I wanted to know when I headed out with the Canon T6 for some real-world shooting in Asheville, NC and Knoxville, TN.
To find out what I thought of the T6 and its upgrades, read my just-published Canon T6 Field Test now! And while you're at it, don't forget to take a look at the results of our detailed performance testing, as well as our many lab sample photos and my real-world gallery too! And watch this space: Our image quality and print quality comparisons as well as the final conclusion of our Canon T6 review are all coming soon!