Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D

Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D

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 MountCanon EF-S
Sensor ResolutionActual: 18.7 Megapixel
Effective: 18 Megapixel
Crop Factor1.6x
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationNone

Exposure Control

ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 6400 (Extended: 100 to 12800)
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 Seconds
in Bulb Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range1 to 20 EV
White BalanceAuto
Continuous ShootingUp to 3 fps at 18 MP for up to 6 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay


Recording ModesMOV
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 LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Video SystemNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
Audio File FormatLinear PCM


Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeManual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 9 (1 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity0 to +18 EV
TypeOptical (Pentamirror)
Eye Point21 mm
MagnificationApprox. 0.8x
Diopter Adjustment-2.5 to +0.5
Resolution920,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD


Built-In FlashYes
Guide Number30.2′ / 9.2 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed1/200 Second
Flash Compensation-2 to +2 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe


Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
ConnectivityUSB Mini-B (USB 2.0), HDMI C (Mini), Canon E3


Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%


Battery Type1 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
Weight1.07 lb / 484.8 g

Kit Lens

Focal Length18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28.8 to 88mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 38
Angle of View74° 20′ to 27° 50′
Maximum Magnification0.34x
Minimum Focus Distance9.84″ / 25 cm
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades5, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 2.8″ / 68.5 x 71.1 mm
Weight7.09 oz / 201 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight3.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.5 x 9.3 x 5.9″

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