Canon updated its entry-level Rebel T5 with the Rebel T6 today. While there are some minor other differences, the key feature added in the Rebel T6 is WiFi and NFC connectivity.
Canon Rebel T6 Key Specs
- 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
- 3.0″ 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
- 9-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
- Extended ISO 12800, 3 fps Shooting
- Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
- Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
- Basic+ and Creative Auto Modes
- EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
Canon left well-enough alone on the Rebel T6 and stuck to a major selling point in the consumer category today. WiFi connectivity with smartphones has become a must-have feature for consumers who are addicted to social media. So, releasing a completely new model with this one feature makes sense and lets Canon get a little more mileage out of that 18MP sensor formula that has worked so well for so long.
One thing missing on the new Rebel T6, however, is a touchscreen interface. If Canon can push out the EOS M10 with a touchscreen for $500, then the Rebel T6 should come with one as well for $550. It’s a consumer feature that is sorely missing on the T6.
Of course, if you go up-market to the Rebel T6i, you get the touchscreen interface and a display that articulates. The T6i also retails for $350 more. :-/
The Canon Rebel T6 will be available in April 2016 for $549.99 and packaged with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens. You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.