Canon EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens – Wi-Fi Enabled specifications, useful information along with costumer testimonials who currently ordered and in addition best price along with really good discount.
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Canon EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens – Wi-Fi Enabled Details and Reviews
135 of 141 people found the following review helpful.
Nimble and petite DSLR with top image quality
By P.K. Frary
The Rebel T6s, aimed at serious hobbyists and light packers, squeezes a full set of features into a compact DSLR. I snagged one and have been enjoying it for street and travel photography. Here’s my take on this able little camera.
IMAGE QUALITY: With a Canon EF-S 15-85 3.5-5.6 IS USM, image quality is excellent and comparable to a 70D, i.e., vivid, well-exposed and accurately focused. It boasts a newly designed 24MP APS-C sensor with finely rendered detail and low noise from ISO 100-1600. Shadow and high ISO noise are similar to the 70D, despite the extra 4MP, so whatever Canon did with the DIGIC 6 and 24MP sensor they got it right! Above ISO 3200 is too noisy for me but it’s good to know ISO 6400 to 25600 are available for emergencies.
BUILD: The T6s is small for a DSLR and an ideal travel companion. With a modest zoom or prime, the diminutive statue doesn’t draw attention, making it easy to snap candids. Although lightweight, it feels solid in the hand due to the rigid polycarbonate shell, aluminum undercarriage and textured rubber grip. It hits the sweet spot with just enough girth for a comfortable grip for my medium hands. Like other late model EOS, the T6s sports an articulating 3.0″ 1,040,000 dot LCD. It’s vivid and sharp but don’t expect to use it in bright sunlight.
VIEWFINDER clarity is excellent: bright, smooth and vivid. The 95% coverage and .82x magnification are smallish but good enough to compose with. The AF display isn’t as easy to see as the larger rectangles of the 70D, but I got used to it quickly.
INTERFACE: The T6s departs from other Rebels by adopting the control layout of the 70D: rear Quick Control Dial (QCD), locking mode dial on top left and monochrome LCD on top right. The QCD is used to directly set exposure compensation in Creative Zone modes save for manual. Buttons are full-sized and may be used by feel while looking through the viewfinder. A knurled dial on top sets Exposure modes: Creative Zone” with manual and semi-auto modes–Program (P), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv) and Manual (M)–and “Basic Zone” with assorted Full Auto modes.
The tabbed menu and Quick Control Screen are similar to Rebel and XXD series, but can be operated by touch screen or physical controls. The touch screen is well implemented, quasi fingerprint resistant and more responsive than an iPhone 5s.
AUTO FOCUS: The T6s inherited the 70D’s fast and sure-footed 19-point cross-type AF array. AF mode–zone, manual selection and 19-point auto–may be switched with a couple button presses or taps on the Quick Control Screen. I mainly use zone and manual AF selection for street and landscapes but tried AI servo and 19-point auto on runners in the park and was impressed with how well it locked on.
Hybrid AF in Live View and video is extremely accurate and comparable to 70D Dual Pixel AF but slightly more prone to hunting in low light. Face recognition mode latches onto mugs like glue. The LCD touch-to-focus feature is ideal for landscapes and macro but too slow for action. Movie Servo–a camcorder-like follow focus for video mode–works well for slow moving subjects. For static subjects it’s better to lock AF with the touchscreen and disable Movie Servo (refocusing is distracting).
FLASH was well-exposed in both fill-in and main light modes. The popup deploys at the touch of a button or, in Intelligent Auto Mode, auto erects. I use a ST-E2 to trigger a pair of 430EX II and it works great for both bounce and direct flash. Like the 70D, the popup can be used to trigger E-TTL Speedlites, but requires some menu surfing to set up. Finally, flash exposure compensation (FEC) is input via the Quick Control Screen. That’s too slow in the heat of a shoot. Fortunately, FEC can be assigned to the SET button for faster access and used while looking through the VF.
BATTERY: I squeezed out 500 RAW images using single-shot mode and the viewfinder. My 70D easily hits 1000+. The Canon LP-E17 battery is tiny for a DSLR. Carry spare batteries if traveling or on an important shoot.
WI-FI: The EOS Remote app lets you diddle settings, fire the shutter, upload images and use LiveView on your iPhone, iPad, Droid or computer. I’ve been using the iOS and Mac OS versions of EOS Remote and they’re smooth and stable. Wi-Fi eats batteries fast, so carry spare batteries in the field or use a wired remote (RS60-E3 ) or IR remote (RC-1, RC-5 or RC-6) to save power. In the studio I tether to a host composer with USB since it’s faster than Wi-Fi and works with video.
EXIT BLURB: The T6s is a small DSLR with surefooted AF, nimble handling and excellent image quality. It’s fun to use, easy on the shoulder and I can’t think of a better camera for travel, hiking and kicking around town.
59 of 61 people found the following review helpful.
This amateur hobbyist is extremely pleased!
I am an amateur photography hobbyist so keep this in mind if you are reading my review. This was an upgrade from my old Canon XSi. I love the T6s! I had only the night before going on a whale watching trip to familiarize myself with the upgrades. It was easy to do – many of the changes are intuitively learned. I love the 24.2 megapixels, the 5 fps, and the 19 point auto-focus sensor, touch screen. Shooting in bursts is critical to capture the movement of the whales – I am very pleased with the quality of the picture from frame to frame – even as the light is changing and the whale is moving. I was even able to effectively photograph the all too camera elusive harbor porpoises. The camera feels light and comfortable in my hands – This is important for me because shooting whales from a moving boat with a 400 mm lens with no monopod – weight and ease of handling is important. I did not shoot any video. But from an amateur’s point of view, I am thrilled with this new camera body! The photos that I am attaching have not been edited in any way. I am very pleased.
Regarding the battery life: I shot over 1000 pictures on AF using continuous shooting for this 5 hour trip where my camera was on most of the time. I expected to have to change the battery, but did not have to do so. I also deleted a large number of photos on the camera. There is still ample battery power in the camera at this time.
105 of 121 people found the following review helpful.
Compared to Nikon D5500 the T6i/s Sensor Noise Not a Problem
By Michael P.
This is a rolling review of the Canon T6s and compared to the Nikon D5500. Most Recent Update: Feb 9, 2016.
Historically Canon has been knocked for much poorer sensor performance (ISO and DR) than Nikon who uses Sony imaging sensors. This new generation of Canon sensors combined with even better image processing almost totally bridges the gap. The difference in sensor performance is no longer an issue. Today other features are becoming more important and depending on how you plan to use this camera either the Canon or Nikon could be the best choice for you. So let’s get into the review.
The Canon T6s and 18-135 STM lens kit was released May 2015 and I purchased it at a local Big Box chain that week. I had just returned the Nikon D5500 and in retrospect I miss a couple of the Nikon D5500 features, especially the grip. However I love Canon’s skin tones so I kept the T6s. The T6s colors are pleasing but according to a few people Canon colors not ‘accurate’. I disagree and think Canon colors are top notch. Although Canon might take liberty in skewing certain hues, I do considerably less post processing (of hues) compared to the Nikon D5500. On the Nikon D5500 I often found myself turning up the ‘vibrance’ setting in Photoshop as the colors seemed muted and less punchy and turning down the orange hue. Canon wins on colors. As a side note I also like Olympus colors. Nikon’s JPG engine is very good as well but my preference is Canon. You’ll need to experiment to determine your personal preference. Below I will discuss modifying the JPG engine to get the colors you want. Next is a comparison between the D5500 to the T6s.
The Nikon D5500 advantages:
1 – More compact
2 – Better/Deeper Grip
3 – The IR remote shutter release can be triggered from the front and back. The canon can only be triggered from the front.
4 – The compact collapsible 55-200 lens is a lightweight treasure (turn on VR and step down). I wish Canon had one of these.
5 – Excellent Flash Image Results
6 – Better (less) noise at high ISO and better dynamic range.
7 – Sharp Image (no AA filter).
8 – Costs less.
9 – Good picture AF (auto-focus).
10 – Comes with collapsible 18-55 kits lens. (smaller size and lighter weight encourages me to take the D5500 out more often)
[update…While Nikon has an exposure comp button on top, Canon doesn’t have a dedicated exposure button however you can change exposure by half pressing the shutter release button and then rotating the rear dial to change exposure.]
While the physical handling of the Nikon is better and much more compact what’s the point if I’m not crazy about the colors?
Canon T6s has advantages too:
1 – Better AF (all cross type, AF is slightly quicker and more confident than the D5500. More AF points does not mean more accurate AF.)
2 – Better colors, especially skin. At least colors I prefer.
3 – MUCH better AF in movie mode, about 2-3 times faster and smoother. The T6s is camcorder-like. It is excellent. Although the D5500 movie mode AF is terrible it is better than the old D3100 but it lags the T6s by a large margin.
4 – The quick reference panel seated atop the T6s. (turns out I didn’t use it often, as it’s a limited display of settings)
5 – Seems a bit more rugged but both are well built.
6 – AMAZING nonstop JPG shooting. In high speed I shot over 120 photos and it never slowed down. The T6s has an excellent buffer.
7 – Changing settings is faster. Menu diving is quicker and once ‘My Menu’ was customized changing settings was even faster.
Yes the T6s image noise is worse than the D5500 but it is actually very close and really it does not matter.
There are a few ways to eliminate noise:
a) buy a camera with better sensor technology
b) use a faster lens and shoot at a lower ISO
c) resize large megapixel images to a smaller size and the noise disappears as pixels condense. 🙂
The T6s and D5500 both take 24MP images. When resizing large images down noise compresses and image quality improves. Try it. Take a image you’ve shot and shrink it way down – looks better, right? So unless you are an OCD pixel peeper or printing LARGE prints, high ISO images can be shrunk down to web size and look great or almost perfect. The high ISO on the T6s is very good. At the ISO lowest and on standard NR I see no noise to be concerned about. The ISO performance as you step up to ISO 1600 is mostly equal. The D5500 pulls away at ISO 3200, 6400 and 12K but surprisingly the Canon isn’t far behind. I still prefer the Canon colors and rendering but I do appreciate less noise in the Nikon. In the end the T6s has a very good high ISO/noise performance. A benefit for the D5500 is better dynamic range and sometimes you *might* notice it when shooting in high contrast lighting situations. Also if I forgot to shoot RAW I believe I can push the Nikon JPG a bit more than the Canon JPG in Adobe Photoshop RAW.
:::::AF Performance – PDAF – Through the Viewfinder:::::
The Nikon has 39 AF point focusing system. The Canon has 19 points and all cross type AF points. Both are sensitive to 0 on the light scale. This is a limiting factor of both cameras. Cameras have high ISO these days and should be better prepared to shoot in darker situations. Meanwhile the Nikon D7200, Canon 6D and Panasonic GH4 are both sensitive to -3 which is good and how it should be. In good lighting the AF on the Canon seems more snappy but the D5500 can AF in slightly darker lighting (but it’s close). On the T6s, the Canon 50mm 1.8 AF (non STM) is faster to focus than on older Rebels. Also the Nikon 50mm 1.8 is MUCH more confident to AF on the D5500 compared than older (lower end) Nikon DSLRs. On both cameras AF speed is lens dependent. Both have similar AF speed with the kit lens but I give the edge to the Canon T6s. Some have complained that the T6s ‘only’ has 19 AF points and the points are too chunky. It’s usually a non-issue. Would I like more points? Yes, but I prefer 19 all cross type AF points to more AF points that are less accurate. In the end both AF systems are very good but I give the edge to Canon. The AF system in the T6s was used for pro shooting as recently as the Canon 7D so in good light there is nothing to complain about. In low light I wish wish it focused better (or at all!). The T6s AF system stops acquiring focus in the evening right around the time that street lights begin turning on.
I prefer the physical dimensions of the D5500 and wish the T6s was closer to those dimensions (smaller/less chunky and a deeper grip). Concerning changing settings I found the Canon T6s better. It has more buttons and interacting between physical buttons and the touch screen menu was more intuitive. Handling got even faster after the ‘My Menu’ was customized. I find changing settings on Nikon’s DSLRs take more time. I never liked how Nikon positioned the ISO button on the left side of the lens mount below the pop-up flash button but I got used to it. Therefore concerning handling between the D5500 and T6s, Canon wins. I can change settings quicker and with less frustration on the Canon.
:::::Image Quality Recommendations:::::
The kit 18-135 lens provides great image quality. The lens is sharp enough across almost all f stops and at focal lengths. You can shoot this lens wide open (except some vignetting that the camera removes in JPG). The lens is sharper than the Nikon kit lens (not exactly fair to compare a $100 lens to a $300 lens). The Canon 18-135mm STM lens is sharpest is at 35mm and F5.6. Since the T6s has an AA filter you can turn up sharpness in the JPG menu and not get many sharpening halos. I turn off NR at ISO 400 and lower as all NR settings (even low NR) will smudge fine detail. When shooting with enough light at ISO 800-1600 I’ll leave NR off but in darker settings and at ISO 3200 and higher NR should be on (I use low/normal) and perhaps a +1 boost of saturation as NR will tend to desaturate the image. The T6s allows to select image size. The default size is FINE quality at 6000×4000. Setting quality to medium at 6000×4000 allows your to save space as images is half the size (in MB, usually 7-9MB verses 3-5MB = big savings). You’ll save memory card and computer hard disk space. Also image processing will quicken as well. If I need super quality for a large print or a customer deliverable then I shoot RAW.
Canon claims a 4 stop image stabilization on the 18-135 STM lens. My 18-135 gives only 1-2 stops, this is a poor performance. At 135mm I must keep shutter speed over 1/100s and even then I’m not guaranteed a sharp image until 1/150s+. One reviewer said he could shoot at 1/6s @135mm. I will report back. UPDATE…I flicked the IS switch on and off several times and over a few days the stabilization got better and better. Did the IS require a break in period? I don’t know but now it has about 4 stops of IS and it works very well. Update 2…lens IS works very well. Good job Canon and please make it lighter. 🙂
:::::Why Only a 3-Star Rating?:::::
The Canon T6s is a very good camera but it does not deserve 5 stars. I took stars off for a couple of reasons:
1 – Nikon is leading the way in sensor noise and DR. The D5500 has a slightly better sensor performance than Canon. That said Canon’s JPG engine does an excellent job and the results aren’t too far apart. Canon has improved a lot from previous generations. I leave NR off from ISO 100-400. ISO 800-1600 I set NR to low or off when shooting in bright light. At ISO 3200 and up I set NR to low and push saturation up +1 notch as NR/high ISO often desaturates an image (but +1 saturation can also accentuate false color). Canon needs to keep improving DR.
2 – The Canon is chunky and the grip on the T6s is not as comfortable as the Nikon D5500. Increased grip depth and decreased body thickness would be ideal for the future Rebel. The Canon SL2 is coming out later this year and will be ‘smallest DSLR’ ever. Update: I’m not a fan of the T6s weight, especially with the 18-135 lens. After hand holding for an hour I begin to miss my lighter mirrorless and D5500 cameras.
+3+ – NO EXPOSURE BUTTON atop the Canon. The Nikon has an exposure button making it quick and easy to brighten or darken exposure. Canon forces us to Q menu to change exposure. …Update: the Canon T6s exposure can be changed by half pressing the shutter release button and then turning the rear dial (thank you commenter So Young).
4 – Two buttons DO THE SAME THING! The top (right side) left button and rear top right button both control the AF point selection. It’s nice to have direct access but why not make one of those buttons exposure or customizable?
5 – Great video AF but no 4K video and no 1080 @60fps! This camera costs about $1,000. Where’s the 4K video? The Panasonic G7 costs less and has 4K video. At least the 1080 @ 60fps should’ve been there. CANON please release a firmware update with 1080 at 60fps.
6 – No collapsible lens. I LOVE Nikon’s compact kit lens and 55-200 lens. The Nikon kit lens is a little soft but has fast AF and is sharp enough. Although large I like the 18-135 Canon kit lens sharpness. It is sharp enough and gives good quality images most of the time.
7 – Price. This price will drop and already has. This is a little pricey even in Feb 2016.
8 – The viewfinder could be bigger but is OK.
9 – Flash performance is better on the D5500. update: turn the Canon to AUTO when using flash and the images are really good. The Nikon has some magical unicorns that perfectly gauge flash exposure every time – even when I’m in A mode with my crazy JPG engine settings – the Nikon bangs out perfectly exposed images.
10 – Battery life could be better. It isn’t terrible and is much better than most mirrorless cameras. The Nikon D5500 has amazing battery life. Canon – firmware update to improve battery life would be welcome.
Even though the D5500 is cheaper, I am willing to live with these deficiencies to the get color I want, faster focus in movie and photo mode, better handling and access to Canon’s lens lineup.
:::::My Canon T6s Firmware Wish List:::::
1 – 1080p video at 60fps (I want 4K).
2 – Faster liveview photo responsiveness. Liveview shutter lag/blackout time is slow but faster than the D5500.
3 – Customize the top left AF button to exposure or a selection of choices.
4 – Better Battery Life (even a 10% improvement would be appreciated).
5 – Not camera related, but system related – a collapsible telephoto similar to Nikon’s.
6 – Micro adjustment (as a T6s only feature?).
7 – Firmware updates that expand features such as Fuji does for their cameras.
:::::Feb 5, 2016 UPDATE:::::
I sold the Canon T6s. I loved the movie AF, the IQ and the engineering Canon has put into this device – it is truly top notch. Due to the grip and weight I didn’t carry it around with me very often. The body is solid/chunky and the 18-135 is also solid/heavy. When paired together on a camera with a shallow grip I cannot hold the camera very long. After 1-2 hours of hand held shooting my wrist would begin to hurt. Even though the T6s and Canon 50 1.8 was lighter pair but still the wrist soreness remained. In spite of old age and lower megapixels I would reach for my old Nikon D3100 and the Nikon 50 1.8 (or a standard zoom) over the T6s. Going out to a local Christmas event, there I was with my Nikon in hand. It was then I asked myself what’s the point of owning a $1,000 camera if I don’t carry it with me? I’m not using it except by deliberation and planning meanwhile I have fun shooting and carrying these light Nikon camera bodies. Outside of paid work, that’s what it is all about – enjoying and using your camera. In terms of walk around family camera this body is now in a strange spot. On one have large heavy cameras are useful for studio work and for balancing large heavy lenses. On the other hand we have smaller DSLR bodies and small mirrorless bodies that are great for taking on a family outing, a hike or event. The T6s’s body doesn’t fit into either category, it’s a tweener, a blast from the past. I think most people would see this and handle the DSLR and think that this is a perfect family camera. However once you’ve tried many different systems you’ll find this body will soon be out of style for it’s niche. The future for the enthusiast/family shooter/inexpensive cropped sensor professional backup camera category is in the direction of the D5500 D3300 sized DSLRs which makes them more mirrorless-like in size, weight and portability.
I went back and compared some Nikon and Canon images (I still like the Canon colors) I think there’s a way to make the Nikon D5500 a bit more Canon IQ-like. So far this is what I came up with – modify the JPG Engine standard profile with these settings to get Nikon d5500 -> Canon t6s color:
1) Brighten image +1 (if you do brighten +2 then you may need to increase saturation +1 and shoot with negative exposure comp)
2) Cooler image +1
3) Contrast -1
4) Tint +1 Green ?
5) Sharpness +6 (or to your liking)
Some interesting notes from closer examination…a)Nikon changed the luminosity in the red channel from the previous generation. Both the D5500 and D7200 now have the same red as the Canon T6s. b)the D7200 is cooler than the D5500. sometimes the D5500 is so warm and YELLOW that is looks like dog _____ on the image…use your imagination. c)Compared to the Nikons, the Canon T6s has a different hue color in the blue-green channel. The Nikon JPG Engine does not allow for individual hues to be changed (nor does anyone else that I know of). This is only done in PP. d)since I no longer own the D5500 the above settings aren’t exact, just an estimation. It is possible that brightness needs to be +2 and/or contrast -2. You’ll need to play with it.
FWIW – my Nikon D3100 JPG engine settings are: Portrait color -> sharpness +9, contrast +1, brightness +1, saturation +3, hue no change. Also I will shoot with an exposure comp of -1/3 or -2/3 depending on the lighting situation to compensate for the brightness +1 setting. Sometimes ADR will be on but usually it is off. Meanwhile on the T6s I didn’t need to change jpg engine setting because the built-in color profiles usually nailed the colors I wanted. If I changed anything it was to turning up sharpness.
The final note and this applies to all recent cameras from all recent brands, for normal everyday casual shooting turn the JPG image quality down one notch from Fine/Best/whatever your system uses to Normal/whatever your system calls it. The image sizes are often 1/2 the size so you can fit more images onto your memory card and harddrive. Also they are quicker to work with, upload and update. The best part is that there’s almost no IQ loss. One on body (Olympus? I don’t recall) the images actually looked sharper and I could never figure out why – perhaps the engineering team added a little sharpen filter bump on that setting? If you plan on pushing hues, color balance and brightness/gamma then shoot RAW, as most JPG images fall apart when pushed.
What am I going to do next? I’m not sure. I realize that in the end I made a full loop – preferring Canon to Nikon but now thinking about going back to Nikon because I enjoy carrying and shooting with the smaller/lighter Nikon DSLR bodies. I’m also considering the Panasonic GX8. I had the Sony a6000 before and wasn’t a fan. I’m not sure about the Sony a6300 – sounds like a hyped repackage of the a6000 launch. Perhaps I’ll get a Nikon again and change the JPG engine to get the colors I want. If you have a camera recommendation for me, leave it below in the comment section – thank you!
:::::Update Feb 9, 2016:::::
The sensor non-issue information has been depreciated to the comment section. Also added to comments is a plea for Canon and Nikon to update firmware of older but recently released cameras with new features and improvements as Fuji does.
These images are SOOC JPG. Nothing has been changed – no cropping, no levels, no white balance, nothing except resize using Photoshop image resize bicubic sharper. These images are only a random sample, the camera can produce better results and some of my best work cannot be posted as the images are either client work or private.
Good luck in your camera hunt,
Features of this product
- 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600)
- EOS Full HD Movie mode helps capture brilliant results in MP4 format
- High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture fast action.
- 19-point all cross-type AF system allows superb autofocus performance
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
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