Object of Desire: Canon EOS Rebel T6

June 17, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

Canon’s newest entry-level Rebel DSLR costs about as much as an unlocked iPhone 6 and while Canon clearly wants to woo smartphone snapshooters to trade up, the Rebel may also be an enticing backup body for more serious shooters. The T6 boasts an 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor with a native ISO range of 100–6400 (expandable to 12,800). You’ll enjoy a 9-point AF system with a single center cross-type AF point and low-light focusing down to 0 EV. The T6 can shoot at up to 3 fps continuous shooting with AF engaged. There’s built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for connecting the Rebel to your smartphone or to Canon’s Connect Station CS100. You’ll frame your scene through a 3-inch, 920k-dot LCD display or an optical viewfinder with .8x magnification and 95 percent coverage. On the video front, the Rebel T6 records 1920 x 1080 video at 30 fps. Among the camera’s various scene modes is a new food mode, which Canon says enhances the brightness and colors of the meal you’re about to consume. Also new is a white priority Auto White Balance setting that creates images with a more neutral tone when shooting under incandescent lighting. Shutter speeds top off at 1/4000 sec. The standard Rebel T6 kit will bundle the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens.

PRICE: $499

INFO: www.usa.canon.com

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