Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D DSLR camera announced built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity

Canon EOS Rebel T6 300D DSLR camera front
Canon EOS Rebel T6 300D DSLR camera
The previously rumored entry level DSLR camera is now officially announced - the new Canon EOS Rebel T6 is a minor update to the previous T5 model - it has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, new Digic 4+ processor and better LCD screen. The US price is $549 or $749 for a two lens kit. The rest of the technical specifications are:

  • 18.0 Megapixel Canon CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and high-performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for excellent image quality and speedy operation.
  • ISO 100–6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC connectivity* for easy sharing to smart devices, social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
  • 9‐point AF system (including one center cross‐type AF point) and AI Servo AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results.
  • High-performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand.
  • Large, 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 920,000 dots for easy viewing and reviewing.
  • Full HD video mode for high quality, easy-to-use video capture.
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  • Zos Xavius

    “Excellent image quality and speedy performance ”


    • Voltax

      i guess they mean the printer you will get with this camera…. 😉

  • Voltax

    i have the feeling the price for this camera will drop quickly.

    looking at the competition i can´t see why i would buy this camera.

    only reason would be a big collection of canon lenses.

    but how many customers who buy an entry level camera have a big canon lens collection?
    imho this model is aimed at new customers who probably will only use the kit lens and maybe a 55-250mm.

    for years canon had good offerings in this cheap class of cameras.
    but this T6 does not seem to be a good offering for the price.

    honestly i think canon should have dropped the xxxxD line and introduce a good mirrorless system instead.
    i understand that canon won´t go mirrorless for the xxxD and better models yet.
    but imo it would be the right time for the entry level canon cameras (ILC) to go mirrorless.

    i hope for a canon mirrorless so i can sell my sony aps-c cameras.
    unfortunately the EOS M models are no match yet.
    and canon needs a good ~16-50mm pancake zoom for the M mount.

    AF performance is no excuse anymore for this kind of cameras.
    the AF system of the T6 is not that good and im sure the A6000 can beat it.

    soccer moms would love the eye focusing the mirrorless cameras offer.

    so why stick to the mirror on these entry level cameras?

    • Les

      It’s the base Canon Rebel, fixed screen, no frills. It will get cheaper once they’ve cleared-out the old model. It will also be available everywhere, reaching customers who would never read a specialized camera web site.

      I’m not sure why people think that this Rebel is awful, and that the entry-level Nikon and Sony are so much better. They are all very cheap. In price and execution.
      Of course, the same people think that 18 MP, a clean 6400 ISO, and a battery that holds a charge is bad. Get real. This is a camera for families and people who like pictures more than they like equipment.

      • bakanecko

        yeah this is good camera for common people but then again the a6000 will be a lot better for those unexperienced people. It’s almost have the same kind of price range or even cheaper, and most importantly you get what you see EVF(easier), better focus and small retractable kits lens.

        • Nacho

          And tilt lcd

        • Les

          The A6000 has been replaced, that’s why it’s cheap.
          Many people prefer SLRs, they are simpler to use, they don’t have that annoying VF delay (which makes it hard to follow moving children), you can still see stuff in the viewfinder even if it’s very bright out.
          Then there’s that whole Canon vs. Sony thing. You can bet that the Canon will have a useful battery life and better color out of the box. The Canon will also be sturdier, and repairable if it ever goes wrong.
          All of these things matter to the average photographer. Nobody wants to carry two spare charged batteries to a birthday party, or try to decipher a human-proof menu system at their kid’s soccer game.

          • bakanecko

            EVF delay, it’s there but i hardly notice, more presence in low light yeah but rebel OVF also will struggle there. EVF lag, colors, this segment won’t care about that, Sony colors is good enough for them, i noticed this in my community. About battery i think this is overly blown, for instance i hardly changes to a new batteries for one day for casual travel.

          • Justtakethepicture

            Actually, the A6000 has been at a similar price for ages. The current price has nothing to do with the launch of the A6300, and the A6300 does not replace it.

    • Michal Rosa

      You are right. It’s only the best selling line for Canon, they have no idea what they are doing obviously.

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