Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Camera Review

The most outstanding Rebel to date. That’s a term we use approximately once a year to make a point. For the first time, we truly mean it, and by a factor of two. Both the T6s and the T6i (known as the 760D and 750D outside of the United States) are equipped with a new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor (up from 18MP on the T5i / 700D), as well as an improved 7560 pixel RGB + infrared metering sensor for more precise exposure tracking.

Despite the fact that both cameras are fairly similar, there are some significant variations between them, and therefore each will receive its own assessment. You may learn more about the T6i by visiting this page.

Canon’s new Hybrid CMOS AF III employs sensor-based phase-detection points to improve the speed and accuracy of autofocus in live view shooting situations. When shooting in live view, it also allows for the use of Servo AF, which allows you to track moving subjects while shooting. In terms of performance, Canon believes that the Hybrid CMOS III should be comparable to that of the Dual Pixel AF system (found in the EOS 70D and 7D II).

In manual mode, the Rebel T6s employs a 19-point phase-detection autofocus system similar to that found in the Canon 70D, which marks a significant advance over the T5i’s 9-point AF system. The ISO range stays the same as it did with its predecessor, ranging from 100 to 12800 and with an extendable range up to 25600.

Other enhancements include built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, which is a first for the EOS DSLRs line, and Flicker detection, which was initially introduced in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and is now available in both versions.

In addition, some features from the Rebel T5i are carried over, including a fully articulating 3″ touchscreen LCD, 5 frames per second continuous shooting, and 1080/30p video recording.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s specs


Lens MountCanon EF-S
Sensor ResolutionActual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Crop Factor1.6x
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationNone

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity100 to 12800 (Extended: 100 to 25600)
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
in Bulb Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
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, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Sunset, Tungsten, Twilight
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Mirror Lock-UpYes


Recording ModesMP4
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p
HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p
SD (640 x 480) at 25p/29.97p
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/PAL
ISO SensitivityAuto: 100 to 12800 (Extended: 25600)
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone
External Microphone Input
Audio File FormatAAC


Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 19 (19 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-0.5 to +18 EV
TypeOptical (Pentamirror)
Eye Point19 mm
MagnificationApprox. 0.82x
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +1
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD


Built-In FlashYes
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)


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


Battery Type1 x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.2 x 4 x 3.1″ / 13.2 x 10.2 x 7.9 cm
Weight19.93 oz / 565.02 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 6.65 x 5.65″

Canon EOS Rebel T6s Price