After juggling with different cameras, now you are considering to get a cheap DSLR camera. As expected, you don’t want to begin with the expensive and more sophisticated ones. The Canon T6 DSLR has everything that makes it the best option for those who are looking for a pocket-friendly DSLR camera. The price is just one of the things that will attract your attention. It also comes with a few updated features that can meet every photographer needs. Of course, we can’t rule out the fact that there are other entry-level DSLRs that have superior characteristics. Meanwhile, here is a comprehensive Canon T6 review.
Canon T6’s design is similar to most entry-level DSLR cameras in the market. It is characterized by a sturdy black body with some elements of a plastic shell, mainly on the outer layer. In terms of size, the camera has a height of 4.0″, a width of 5.1″ and a depth of 3.1″. It weighs 1.1 pounds excluding the extra lens.
It sports an ergonomic handgrip whose surface is covered by a textured material. This ensures that the camera remains firm in your hands. In overall, the camera looks slightly smaller and lighter than most of its rivals.
The Camera T6 comes with a stock lens. It sports the EF-S 18-55mm f/3-5-6 IS II lens that is capable of covering a wide focal range. The lens can also cover quite a wide range of angles and can be zoomed to give a short field of view.
The anterior or front elements of the camera rotate when focusing on an object. This makes the camera to be quite noisy. Since most new DSLR owners rarely move away from the bundled lens, the only alternative that you may have is to go for a camera with more powerful lens.
Still, on the matters of design, Canon T6 DSLR does not have an outstanding front body control. It has a release button whose only function is to adjust the lenses. The rest of the camera’s controls are located on the right side of the pop-flash. There is one button for raising the flash, a power switch, standard Mode dial button, T6 lone control dial and shutter release button. The lone control dial is used to change shutter speed and aperture.
The camera also features a Live View button which is on the right side of the viewfinder. Its primary role is to start and stop video recording when the camera is set to a video position. The rear side of the camera has plus and minus buttons which are on the corner next to the thumb rest. These two buttons are mainly used in the image playback. The minus button is used to select the focus points.
There is another set of buttons that is located between the thumb rest and the camera’s LCD. One of them is the AV and is used to adjust the aperture when the camera is in manual mode. Disp is for changing the content that should be displayed on LCD. The Q button is for navigating through the information on the display screen.
One thing that makes the camera ideal for a newbie is its rear display. It tells you all the settings of the camera in a plain language that you can understand with ease. The only downside is that it is not a touchscreen. This can be quite frustrating, especially for people who are looking for convenience rather than just the regular functions. Other entry-levels such as Canon SL1 have a touch display feature.
In terms of speed, Canon T6 can capture an image in 0.4 seconds. This is quite commendable for such a camera. It also features a 9-point autofocus system which is able to focus on the subjects. Its focus speed falls between 0.13 seconds for bright conditions to 1.4 seconds in dim situations. The burst shooting of the camera goes up to a maximum of three frames per second.
Image and Video Quality
Canon T6 still depends on the 18MP image sensor. This is unlike most of its rivals, which have moved to the 24MP imager. It is important to note that Canon has used this imager since 2010. Regardless of that, the camera offers a Full HD video recording (1920×1080). It also allows you to take manual control of the video with 24,25, and 30fps frame rates. However, it does not provide 4K shooting. The camera also makes it difficult to autofocus when shooting a video clip. In overall, the images and videos from the camera have a soft outlook.
Canon T6 has a built-in Wi-Fi connection. It is also compatible with Canon Camera Connect app, which allows the transfer of photos from the camera to your smartphone. You can download the app for Android and iOS devices. Another form of connection that is supported by the camera is through NFC.
In addition to the wireless connections, the camera features 2.5mm ports on the left side of the camera, which allow the exchange of data. These ports are compatible with USB and mini HDMI.
– You get a good value for your money
– Uninterrupted NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity
– Quite easy to use
– Features a high-resolution display screen
-Does not have touchscreen control
-Slow to focus when in live view mode
-The 18MP resolution is quite low for such a camera
Comparison with others
Canon T6 does not have any superior features to its predecessor, the EOS Rebel T5. It only features minor improvements. Its rival from other brands includes Nikon D3300, Nikon D3400, Sony A6000, Sony A5100 and Pentax K-S2. All these competitors produce high-quality photos and videos mainly because they have 24MP resolutions. They also differ in terms of control features and performance.
Canon T6 DSLR is an ideal entry-level camera for those who are graduating from smartphone cameras. It has a bunch of features that can satisfy most of your photography needs. It also comes with an attractive price tag, especially when compared to its rivals. In overall, it is a camera that is worth the investment.