Overview: This Canon EOS Rebel T6 kit includes the
Rebel T6 DSLR camera
body and the EF-S 18-55 IS II zoom lens. The camera body has a standard Canon EF mount, and is
compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
Viewfinder: The Canon EOS Rebel T6 uses an
eye-level pentamirror viewfinder with 0.8x magnification (w/50mm lens) for approximately 95%
vertical and horizontal coverage. It has a -2.5 to +0.5 diopter adjustment so you can focus
the viewfinder to suit your eyesight (with or without eyeglasses). When using
the self-timer or remote control, when your eye does not cover the viewfinder
eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece
and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use
the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap, to cover the eyepiece.
3" LCD Monitor: The EOS Rebel
T6 features a 3" LCD monitor with a 4:3 aspect ratio and approximately 920,000
Live View composition and viewing recorded images. The LCD monitor offers a 170°
wide viewing angle and 7 brightness
levels to choose from.
Live View: The Live View Function enables viewing your
subjects directly on the camera's 3" LCD monitor. The camera allows you to
magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focusing. You can
choose one of two grid overlay options for the LCD screen to help you line up
vertical and horizontal lines. The camera can be controlled remotely via a
computer through a USB connection, or wirelessly via Wi-Fi.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor:
Canon's large-area CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor
captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers
million total pixels and 18.0 million
effective pixels. This APS-C-sized sensor (22.3mm x 14.9mm) has the same 3:2 ratio
as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is 1.6x the normal EF
Lens focal length.
DIGIC 4+ Image Processor:
The Rebel T6 is equipped with Canon's DIGIC 4+ Image Processor.
The DIGIC 4+ works with the CMOS sensor to deliver images with great detail.
The camera records still images in JPEG
and RAW formats. You can choose from the following image
sizes: Large, Medium, Small 1, Small 2, and Small 3. For each resolution
(except Small 2 and Small 3), you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. For
RAW images, you can record only at 5184 x 3456. You can set the camera to RAW + JPEG and record a RAW image and a Large
Fine JPEG image simultaneously.
Aspect Ratio: The camera's image sensor has an aspect ratio of
3:2. You can choose to record still images in 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect
ratios. This gives you the option of selecting any of the following image sizes:
|Quality ||Aspect Ratio and Pixel Count |
|3:2 ||4:3 ||16:9 ||1:1 |
|Large ||5184 x 3456 |
|4608 x 3456 |
|5184 x 2912 |
|3456 x 3456 |
|Medium ||3456 x 2304 |
|3072 x 2304 |
|3456 x 1944 |
|2304 x 2304 |
|Small 1 ||2592 x 1728 |
|2304 x 1728 |
|2592 x 1456 |
|1728 x 1728 |
|Small 2 ||1920 x 1280 |
|1696 x 1280 |
|1920 x 1080 |
|1280 x 1280 |
|Small 3 ||720 x 480 |
|640 x 480 |
|720 x 400 |
|480 x 480 |
RAW File Format: The
RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera's CMOS sensor
without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto
the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into
JPEG or TIFF images using the provided software. The RAW images have a
resolution of 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP).
Recording Media: The EOS Rebel T6 records images on an SD,
SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. UHS-I (Ultra High Speed)
memory cards can be used, but the camera is not compatible with the UHS-I
standard. Read/write speeds will be equivalent to SD Speed Class 10 at most. The
Rebel T6 is also compatible with some brands of Eye-Fi
cards that feature wireless transfer of images, although their performance is
The EOS Rebel T6 offers 14 different shooting modes arranged on the Mode Dial in the
three zones: Creative, Basic, and Movies.
- Program AE:
This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
- Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure: You set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired.
- Basic Zone:
- Scene Intelligent
Auto: The camera analyzes the scene, and automatically
selects the settings.
- Flash Off: Disables the
- Creative Auto: In this auto mode, you can still
set the brightness, flash mode, sharpness, image recording quality, and
picture style settings.
- Portrait: Blurs the background to make the human subject stand out.
- Landscape: For wide scenic views, night scenes, etc.
- Close-up: To take close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc.
- Sports: For fast-moving subjects when you want to freeze the action.
- Food: When photographing food, the images will look
bright and vivid. You can change the color tone to warm or cool if
Portrait: For images of people at twilight or at
- Movies: You can record movies in High
Definition or Standard Definition at different frame rates. Movies are recorded
in MOV format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, and Linear PCM audio. A
large-capacity SD card with a speed rating of Class 6 or higher is recommended. You can select from the
following recording sizes and frame rates:
- 1920 x 1080: Full HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio; Available frame rates: 30 fps,
25fps (PAL), 24 fps. Bit Rate: approx. 46 Mbps.
- 1280 x 720: HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio; Frame rate: 60 fps,
50 fps (PAL). Bit Rate: approx. 46 Mbps.
- 640 x 480: Standard definition recording quality with a 4:3
aspect ratio; Frame rate: 30 fps, 25 fps (PAL). Bit Rate: approx. 11 Mbps.
Video Snapshots: A video snapshot is a short movie clip
lasting 2, 4, or 8 seconds. You can combine a series of video snapshots into an
album, and save them as a single movie file. The compiled video is perfect for
sharing online or displaying on an HDTV via the HDMI port.
9-Point Auto-Focus System:
The EOS Rebel T6 features a
9-point auto-focus that uses cross-type points for improved tracking of moving
The camera employs one of 3 AF systems to let you seize every
photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:
- One-Shot AF: suited for still
subjects, the camera focuses only once.
- AI Servo AF: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps
changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button
is pressed halfway.
- AI Focus AF: switches from
One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving.
Manual Focusing: If you choose to focus manually, you will
need to set the focus mode switch on the lens from AF to MF, and turn the lens
focusing ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. You can magnify
the image 5x or 10x for better visibility when focusing.
ISO Speed: The Image Sensor's sensitivity to light, or
the ISO Speed, can be set to suit the ambient light level. In Basic Zone
modes, the ISO speed is set automatically. In other modes, you can set the
ISO automatically or manually from 100 to 6400, with expansion to 12800.
You can also set maximum ISO speeds of 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400 for ISO Auto.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance settings: Auto (Ambience priority), Auto (White
priority), Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent
light, Flash), and Custom. In addition, the White Balance Correction and White
Balance Bracketing features let you make adjustments to the color tone.
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera,
you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal
images, sRGB is recommended. In the Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set
Shoot by Ambience: Except in the Scene Intelligent Auto and
Flash Off Basic Zone modes, you can select the ambience for shooting. You can
choose from Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, and Cool, each at Low, Standard, or
Strong effects. You can also choose Brighter or Darker, with Low, Medium, and
High settings, and a Monochrome setting, with
Blue, B/W, or Sepia effects.
Style: By selecting a picture style you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
Picture Style setting is not available in Basic Zone modes, except Creative
Auto. Picture Style selections include:
- Auto: the color tone is adjusted to suit the scene
- Standard: image looks vivid,
sharp, and crisp
- Portrait: for nice skin
tones, the image looks slightly sharp and crisp, color tone can be adjusted
to change skin tone
- Landscape: vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image
- Neutral: natural colors
and subdued images, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer
to process images on their PC)
when the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the
color is adjusted to match the subject's color, no
sharpness applied (recommended for users who prefer to process images on
- Monochrome: for black and white images
- User Defined 1-3: you can register your own Picture
Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.
Creative Filters: The EOS Rebel T6 now lets you apply a
filter effect while shooting. While looking at the Live View screen, you can see
how the filter effects the photo. You can save the photos with and without the
Creative filter applied. The types of filters include: Grainy B/W, Soft focus,
Fish-eye Effect, Toy camera effect, and
Miniature effect. You can also apply Creative Filters to your stored images, and
save them as new images.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used
to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop increments, although
the indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to +/-2 stops.
Bracketing: With auto exposure
bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-2
stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. When in Single Shooting
mode, the camera will change the exposure level on three single shots (requiring
three presses of the shutter release). In Continuous Shooting mode, or when
shooting with the self-timer or optional remote controller, you can take
three shots with one press of the shutter release, and the exposure levels will
change with each shot taken.
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of
focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining
the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted
Bulb Exposures: When Bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the
shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for
capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc. The optional RS-60E3
remote switch is also recommended for bulb exposures. It connects to the
camera's 2.5mm sub-mini remote jack.
Flash: The camera's built-in retractable, auto pop-up flash
with E-TTL II autoflash metering. It has the coverage of a 17mm lens angle of
view. The flash takes approximately 2 seconds to
recharge for the next flash. The viewfinder has an icon to let you know the flash
is ready. You can set the exposure compensation for the flash to +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop
increments. The flash range varies with the ISO speed. Other flash functions
- AF-Assist: Under
low-light conditions, the built-in flash fires a brief burst of flashes when you
press the shutter button halfway. This is to illuminate the subject to enable
easier auto-focusing. It is effective up to approximately 13.1 feet away.
- FE Lock: FE (flash
exposure) lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part
of a subject.
- Red-Eye Reduction: Using the
camera's Red-Eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture will reduce the
common phenomenon of red-eye effect.
External Flash: In addition to the built-in flash, the EOS
Rebel T6 has a hot shoe for adding optional external flash units. The camera is
compatible with Canon's entire line of EX-series Speedlites,
plus Macro Lites for close-ups. Canon EX-series
Speedlites offer professional-quality illumination for virtually any subject.
The built-in flash can work as a Master unit with Canon Speedlites with the
wireless slave feature and trigger the Speedlite(s) to fire.
Optional GPS Receiver: With the optional GP-E2
location information, such as longitude, latitude, elevation, direction, and
time data, can be attached to your photos.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering
mode utilizes 63 zones within the frame, and is suited for most subjects even under
backlit conditions. After detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc; uses approximately 10%
of the frame at the center.
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene.
Continuous Shooting Mode: In Continuous Shooting mode, you
can shoot up to about 3 frames per second. The maximum number of shots in a
single burst will vary with the image quality setting:
|Image Quality Setting ||Maximum Burst |
(8 GB SDHC Card)
|JPEG (Large/Fine) ||1110 |
|RAW ||6 |
|RAW + JPEG (Large/Fine) ||5 |
Self-Timer: The camera will
record an image following a preset time delay after pressing the shutter
release. The self-timer lamp and beeper will indicate a countdown before the
picture is taken. You can choose from the following self-timer modes:
- 10 Second: The camera takes a single image 10 seconds
after pressing the shutter release button. You can also use an optional remote
control in this mode.
- 2 Second: The camera takes a single image 2 seconds after
pressing the shutter release.
- 10 Second Continuous Shots: The camera begins taking a series of
images (2-10) 10 seconds after the shutter release button is pressed.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the
memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You
can set the time each image is displayed on
the LCD monitor to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. You can also select which
images to display: all images, images by date, images by folder, movies only, stills only,
or by rating.
This feature allows you to view four (2 x 2) or nine (3 x 3) images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly.
When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
PictBridge Printing: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory
card, you can select which
image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is
convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print
function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at
participating photo labs.
HDMI Outputs: The camera is equipped with a mini-HDMI jack
(Type C) which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV.
Digital Terminal: The Digital terminal (Mini-B USB) allows
you to connect the camera to your computer or printer via the supplied USB cable
for downloading the recorded images and movies, or for printing photos.
Remote: A 2.5mm sub-minijack is provided for use with the optional
RS-60E3 Remote Switch. The wired remote switch has a 2' cord, and is recommended
for long exposures and bulb shooting.
Battery: The EOS Rebel T6 operates on the supplied
Lithium-Ion battery (7.4V, 860 mAh, 6.36Wh). Battery performance decreases when used in
temperatures below 32° F. The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E10
battery charger in approximately 2 hours. Typical battery life for the LP-E10 battery is as follows:
|Shooting Method ||Temperature ||Shooting Conditions |
|No Flash ||50% Flash |
|Viewfinder ||At 73° F ||600 shots ||500 shots |
|At 32° F ||580 shots ||410 shots |
|Live View ||At 73° F ||190 shots ||180 shots |
|At 32° F ||180 shots ||170 shots |
|Movie Shooting ||At 73° F ||1 hr 15 min ||N/A |
|At 32° F ||1 hr 10 min ||N/A |
Auto Power Off: To save battery
power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The
Auto Power Off time can be set to 30 seconds or 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15
minutes, or disabled.
Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E10 AC
adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not
worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Wireless Functions: The EOS Rebel T6's wireless LAN functions let you
perform a range of tasks wirelessly:
- Connect to a Smartphone: Connecting to a smartphone lets you view images stored in the camera.
You can also operate the camera remotely from a smartphone or camera. The
Camera Connect app, available from the App Store or Google Play, must be downloaded
to the phone.
- Transfer Images Between Cameras: You can transfer still images
and movies shot with this camera to other Canon cameras with built-in
Wi-Fi functions. The camera can be connected to only one camera at a
- Print Images to a Wi-Fi Printer: You can directly print images by
connecting the camera with a wireless LAN-compatible printer supporting
PictBridge (Wireless LAN). Up to 3 printers can be registered to the camera.
- Save Images to Connect Station: The optional
Connect Station is a device that allows you to import captured still photos
and movies for viewing your TV, tablet, or smartphone, or sharing them over
a network. You can easily save still photos and movies to Connect Station by
holding the camera close to the Connect Station.
- Send Images to a Web Service: You can share images with
family and friends or share images using a range of Web services via the
Canon iMAGE Gateway, a free online photo service for Canon users.
Compatibility: The Canon Camera Connect app, required for
connecting the camera to a smartphone, is compatible with iOS version 7.0 or
later and Android devices version 4.0 or later.
NFC Function: The Rebel T6 supports NFC (Near-Field
Communication) which enables you to connect the camera to a smartphone or
Connect Station by touching them together. While playing back images, you can
send images to the smartphone by touching an NFC-enabled smartphone to the
camera. NFC-enabled smartphones operate on the Android platform running OS
version 4.0 or later, and are labeled with the NFC "N-mark." The camera's
"N-mark" is located on the bottom of the camera body.
Lens: This EOS Rebel T6 kit comes with the EF-S 18-55mm
f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens.
Image Stabilizer (IS): The lens has a lens shift type Image
Stabilizer. With the
Image Stabilizer turned on, you can obtain sharp, natural-looking pictures in
dim lighting without using flash or a tripod. The Image Stabilizer is turned
on/off through a switch on the barrel of the lens.
Auto/Manual Focus Modes: To
shoot in auto-focus mode, you must set the focus mode switch on the lens to "AF."
To manually focus the camera, you must set the switch on the camera barrel to "MF," and focus by
turning the focusing ring.
Optional Accessories: Optional accessories for this lens
include the EW-60C hood, LP814 lens case, and optional
screw-on filters (58mm).
- Focus Length/Aperture: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
- Minimum Aperture: f/22-38
- Construction: 11 elements
in 9 groups
- Angle of View:
- Diagonal: 74º20' - 27º50'
- Vertical: 45º30' - 15º40'
- Horizontal: 64º30' - 23º20'
- Maximum Magnification: 0.34x (at 55mm)
- Minimum Focusing Distance:
- Filter Diameter: 58 mm
- Diameter: 2.702"
- Length: 3.121" (3.716" w/caps)
- Weight: 7.1 ounces
Software: The EOS Rebel T6 does not come with bundled
software in the box. The following software applications are available for
download from the Canon website for use with the camera:
- Digital Photo Professional (Windows/Mac):
primarily for RAW image viewing, editing, processing, and printing (you can
also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images)
- EOS Utility (Windows/Mac): allows you to
download images from your camera's memory card onto your computer's hard
drive, set various camera settings, and shoot remotely with the computer
connected to the camera
- Picture Style Editor (Windows/Mac): allows
you to edit Picture Styles to your unique image characteristics and save them
as original Picture Style files