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The Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D is an entry-level DSLR that is aimed at first-time ILC users as well as smartphone users looking to upgrade. The T6 is built on an 18MP APS-C sensor and has Wi-Fi and NFC for simple picture sharing while on the go. It also has a quicker CPU than its predecessor, the Rebel T5, which was released in 2013.
Nikon’s D3300, which was introduced in January 2014 but has been on the market for a while now, is the closest contender in the category.
As has been customary for Rebel models, the T6 incorporates some technology from higher-end models from prior generations, which is a good thing. It comes with a 9-point autofocus module, 1080/30p video, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC functionality. With a battery life of 500 shots per charge, it ranks at the top of its class in terms of battery efficiency. A key selling point of the T6 isn’t found anywhere on the camera’s internals; rather, it’s printed on the exterior of the box: the camera’s lovely $500 price tag, which includes a lens.
The T6 is more suited to the demands of beginners, and it comes in at an extremely competitive price.
The Rebel series has historically excelled at providing technology passed down from previous generations at a very low price.
Although it was just a few years old, the original Digital Rebel was effectively a single-dial 10D housed in a plastic shell, and it was priced at $1000 (with kit lens) at the time, which was a breakthrough pricing for DSLRs at the time. The T6 is not only far less expensive than the original Rebel, but it is also significantly more competent and better suited to the demands of beginners.
In a nutshell, with the T6, Canon has taken numerous components from previous Rebel models that were sitting on the shelf and assembled them into a competitively priced package.
Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D specs
|Lens Mount||Canon EF-S|
|Sensor Resolution||Actual: 18.7 Megapixel|
Effective: 18 Megapixel
|Image File Format||JPEG, Raw|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100 to 6400 (Extended: 100 to 12800)|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000 to 30 Seconds|
in Bulb Mode
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|Exposure Compensation||-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)|
|Metering Range||1 to 20 EV|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 3 fps at 18 MP for up to 6 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)|
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/29.97p [46 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) at 59.94p [46 Mb/s]
SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p [11 Mb/s]
|External Recording Modes|
Full HD (1920 x 1080)SD (640 x 480)
|Recording Limit||Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for Full HD (1920 x 1080)|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo)|
|Audio File Format||Linear PCM|
|Focus Type||Auto and Manual Focus|
|Focus Mode||Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 9 (1 Cross-Type)|
|Autofocus Sensitivity||0 to +18 EV|
|Eye Point||21 mm|
|Diopter Adjustment||-2.5 to +0.5|
|Display Type||Fixed LCD|
|Guide Number||30.2′ / 9.2 m at ISO 100|
|Maximum Sync Speed||1/200 Second|
|Flash Compensation||-2 to +2 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||eTTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Media/Memory Card Slot||Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)|
|Connectivity||USB Mini-B (USB 2.0), HDMI C (Mini), Canon E3|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||0 to 85%|
|Battery Type||1 x LP-E10 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 860 mAh|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||5.1 x 4 x 3.1″ / 129 x 101.3 x 77.6 mm|
|Weight||1.07 lb / 484.8 g|
|Focal Length||18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28.8 to 88mm)|
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 to 5.6|
|Minimum Aperture||f/22 to 38|
|Angle of View||74° 20′ to 27° 50′|
|Minimum Focus Distance||9.84″ / 25 cm|
|Optical Design||11 Elements in 9 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||5, Rounded|
|Filter Size||58 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.7 x 2.8″ / 68.5 x 71.1 mm|
|Weight||7.09 oz / 201 g|
|Package Weight||3.2 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.5 x 9.3 x 5.9″|