Japanese technology giant Canon has unveiled the EOS Rebel T6 camera. It is an entry-level DSLR aimed at people who want better quality images than their smartphones, but are on a tight budget. The T5 successor has been priced at $550, and comes with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II zoom lens. Canon said the new camera would hit the store shelves next month.
EOS Rebel T6 features WiFi and NFC
Its polycarbonate body is almost identical to that of the EOS Rebel T5. The new camera uses an 18-megapixel APS-C image sensor, 3-fps continuous shooting, Digic 4+ image processor, and a high ISO of 12,800. It can record 1080p videos at 24, 25, and 30 frames per second (fps), or 720p at 50 or 60 fps. The EOS Rebel T6 relies on contrast detection for autofocus while shooting in Live View mode. It has the same autofocus system as its predecessor.
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A major improvement could be seen in the fixed 3-inch rear LCD, which now boasts of a 920K-dot resolution. Though it is twice as much as the T5, experts believe 1 million-dot resolution would have been ideal for the camera. The T6 also includes WiFi and NFC, allowing you to share photos and videos wirelessly with the EOS Remote app for Android and iOS. It means you can share them instantly via Facebook, Instagram, and other social networks.
Rebel cameras are durable
The EOS Rebel T6 is likely to appeal to beginner photographers and videographers. The EOS Rebel cameras are lightweight and durable. Users don’t have to constantly worry about being too careful with them. The new T6 camera is compatible with Pixma printers. Canon has also made some changes to the firmware. It features a Food Mode that optimizes camera settings to capture photos of your fancy meal. The T6 features a new White Balance setting called White Priority that adds a neutral tone to photos captured under incandescent lighting.
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