Canon EOS Rebel T6s Brief Review



  • 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Macimum shutter speed 1/4000
  • ISO range 100-12800
  • Low pass filter
  • 19-point phase detection autofocus
  • Continuous shooting up to 5 fps
  • Manual modes and focus
  • RAW and JPEG
  • Manufacturer estimated shutter lag time .075 sec.
  • Hot shoe slot
  • 1080p HD video at 30 fps
  • 3” tilting touchscreen
  • Second screen at the top
  • Additional controls over T6i
  • Wi-fi and NFC
  • Li-ion battery rated at up to 550 shots
  • Weighs 19.58 oz. (555g)
  • Release Date: 2015-02-05
  • Final Grade: 94 4.7 Star Rating: Recommended

Canon EOS Rebel T6s welcomes high resolution sensor and advanced convenience features
Say hello to Canon's latest enthusiast EOS, the Rebel T6s.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 2/22/2017

Hey! You should know that Canon has released a newer version of this product: the Canon EOS 77D.

Canon's 2015 EOS T6s is making a big splash with the highest resolution sensor the EOS line has seen yet, packing in a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor. While it has the same imaging power as the less expensive T6i, it also offers a few extra features that makes shooting simpler, like a secondary screen displaying essential settings at the top of the camera.

The Canon T6s is the camera giant's flagship for 2015 in the EOS line--any better with this manufacturer and consumers are looking at the pricier full frame options or the built-for-speed 7D Mark II. The speed as well as the sensor is the same as the T6i, with a 5 fps burst mode. The speed is nothing too exciting for the category at around average, though users can shoot quite a few images in a row at that pace, depending on the size of the memory card in the camera. The autofocus speed inside the live view mode has also been improved over previous models--and that updated focusing system also applies to video as well.

Speaking of video, the Canon T6s can shoot 1080p HD videos at a 30 fps frame rate. The T6s appears to have longer continuous shooting times for video over other dedicated cameras, though again that will depend on the size of the memory card as well.

Adjustments are a bit easier with the T6s over the T6i, thanks to the second screen at the top and a second control dial. The T6s also includes a built-in level. And where the T6i can't use continous or Al Servo autofocus in live view mode with burst shooting (just in the viewfinder), the T6s can. The T6S can also shoot video in HDR.

The Canon EOS Rebel T6s is a solid looking DSLR and a nice addition to Canon's line-up. For something faster, consumers can consider the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, though that camera comes in at a much higher price point. The Nikon D7100 has a similar resolution, though eliminates the optical low pass filter for enhanced detail and includes similar convenience features, though doesn't have a tilting touchscreen. The T6s will be available at the end of April 2015 for $850 for just the body, or $1,200 with an 18-135mm lens.

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