|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Body material||Aluminum alloy chassis, composite exterior|
|Max resolution||۶۰۰۰ x 4000|
|Image ratio w:h||۱:۱, ۴:۳, ۳:۲, ۱۶:۹|
|Effective pixels||۲۴ megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||۲۵ megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||۲۵۶۰۰|
|White balance presets||۸|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes (via flash)|
|Number of focus points||۱۹|
|Lens mount||Canon EF/EF-S|
|Focal length multiplier||۱٫۶×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Minimum shutter speed||۳۰ sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||۱/۴۰۰۰ sec|
|Flash range||۱۲٫۰۰ m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash X sync speed||۱/۲۰۰ sec|
|Continuous drive||۵٫۰ fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±۵ (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±۲ (۳ frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||۱۹۲۰ x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)|
|Videography notes||Choice of compression (standard, lightweight)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||۸۰۲٫۱۱b/g/n with NFC|
|Remote control||Yes (wired or via smartphone)|
|Battery description||LP-E17 lithium-ion battery @ charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||۴۴۰|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||۵۵۵ g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)|
|Dimensions||۱۳۲ x 101 x 78 mm (5.2 x 3.98 x 3.07″)|
The EOS Rebel T6i (known as the EOS 750D outside the US) is Canon’s key entry-level DSLR, taking the fight to the likes of the Nikon D3300 and D5500. Announced at the same time was the EOS Rebel T6s (EOS 760D), which is virtually identical under the skin to the Rebel T6i, but with a few more features designed to tempt slightly more experienced users.
- APS-C CMOS sensor, 24MP
- ۳٫۰-inch, vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots
- ۱۰۸۰p video capture
Despite the step up from the 18 million pixels in the Rebel T5i / 700D, the Rebel T6i keeps the older sensor’s native sensitivity range of ISO100-12,800. There’s also an expansion setting of ISO25,600 for very low light conditions. In movie shooting the maximum native setting is ISO6400 and there’s an expansion value of ISO12,800.
In a first for Canon DSLRs, the Rebel T6i features both Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to enable it to be connected to a smartphone or tablet for remote control and image sharing. It’s even possible to connect two cameras just by touching the NFC logos together, and then transfer images wirelessly.
Like the older Rebel T5i, the Rebel T6i has a 3.0-inch 1,040,000-dot Clear View II TFT screen that’s touch-sensitive. It also has an aspect ratio of 3:2 to match the uncropped ratio of the imaging sensor, while the vari-angle hinge on the side of the body means it can be placed in a range of positions.
There’s a 19-point phase-detect AF system when shooting through the viewfinder. The choice of AF point can be left to the camera to decide in 19-point AF mode, or it can be set manually in Single point AF or Zone AF mode. In Zone AF mode you have the choice of five groups of points for selection, whereas in Single point mode all 19 points are available for individual selection.
Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF III system (with Face detection, Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi and FlexiZone-Single modes) is available with the Rebel T6i / 750D when using Live View. This is an improved version of the Hybrid CMOS AF II system found in the Canon EOS SL1 / 100D, having a greater number of focusing pixels arranged in a more regular array than in the past. Canon says it’s about 4x faster than version II and two generations ahead of the original Hybrid CMOS AF system in the Rebel T5i.
Unlike the Rebel T6s / 760D, the Rebel T6i / 750D doesn’t have a Servo autofocus option in Live View mode so there isn’t an option for focus to adjust continuously while the shutter release is held down and subject distance changes. There is, however, a Continuous AF option in the Live View section of the main menu. When this is activated focus is adjusted fairly slowly when the shutter release isn’t pressed. It’s designed for use in video mode and to pre-focus when shooting stills.
Build and handling
- Aluminium alloy and polycarbonate construction
- Design little changed from the EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D
The Rebel T6i / 750D’s aluminium alloy and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre chassis gives it a pretty durable feel for entry-level DSLR. Reassuringly, it doesn’t creak when it’s gripped tightly.
Textured coatings on the deep grip on the front and the small thumb bridge on the back help to make the camera feel comfortable and safe in your grasp.
Following the design of other Canon DSLRs, the Rebel T6i / 750D has a Quick menu that is accessed by pressing the Q button. This gives a quick route to some key features for adjustment. Setting adjustments can be made using the physical buttons and dials or by touching the screen. If you’re not used to using a touch-screen camera you may find that you start out using the buttons and dials, but gradually you start using the touchscreen because it’s so intuitive.
Being a DSLR, the Rebel T6i / 750D has an optical viewfinder. Canon has used a pentamirror design rather than the pentaprism versions found in more expensive cameras like the EOS 70D. This shows approximately 95% of the scene (the 70D’s covers 98%) so you may need to take care with composition to avoid including unseen elements around the edges of the frame.
As the screen is on an articulating joint it can be seen from a wide range of angles. Reflections are an issue in very bright light, but it is usually possible to see enough detail to compose images. In Live View mode it’s especially helpful to use the screen to set the AF point, or even set the AF point and trip the shutter when composing images at very awkward angles.
Perhaps the biggest handling difference between the T6i and T6s is that the T6s has a Quick Control dial around the navigation buttons. The T6i relies on an exposure compensation button instead. In manual exposure mode this button needs to be pressed while rotating the dial near the shutter release to set aperture, in the semi automatic modes it’s used with the dial to adjust exposure compensation. It’s a quick and easy task, but the Quick Control dial on the T6s / 760D makes these adjustments a little faster.
The exposure mode is set using the dedicated dial on the right of the T6i’s top-plate – this is on the left on the T6s. Unlike the T6s there’s no lock on the dial, but it doesn’t get knocked out of position easily and it provides a route to the same same exposure modes including program, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual as well as options such as Full Automatic (Scene Intelligent Auto), Creative Auto (which allows you to take control with simple instructions using non-photographic terms) and a collection of user-selectable scene modes, including some within Special Scene (SCN) mode.
- ۱۹-point AF, all cross-type AF points
- Predictive AF
- AF working range down to -0.5EV
Pressing the AF Area selection button once allows the navigation buttons to be used to set the desired AF point. Pressing it multiple times toggles through the AF-point selection modes (Single-point AF, Zone AF and 19-Point automatic selection AF). There’s also an AF point selection button to the right of the thumb rest on the back of the camera, but this doesn’t allow you to toggle through the selection modes. It would be nice to be able to set the AF point on the screen while composing images in the viewfinder as you can with some Panasonic cameras and the Nikon D5500.
The phase detection AF system that’s available when composing images in the viewfinder is fast and accurate, even in quite low light with the kit lens mounted. It means it’s a much better choice when shooting sport or action. In 19-point mode it does a pretty good job of identifying the subject, but Zone-AF and Single-point mode are a better choice provided you can keep the active area over the right part of the scene.
When using Live View mode I found the T6i / 750D is capable of getting subjects sharp quickly, so it’s possible to compose images on the main screen when hand-holding the camera. However, it’s not really fast enough to use it to shoot moving subjects, and there’s no servo option, so it can’t adjust focus as subject distance changes when your finger is on the shutter release.