Canon T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s front
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Bump to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 565g - 132 x 101 x 78mm
  • Announced February 2015
  • Also referred to as EOS 760D / EOS 8000D
  • Old Model is Canon 700D
  • Replacement is Canon 77D
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon T6s summary

Canon T6s is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera first launched on February of 2015. The camera houses a 24MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 6000 x 4000. The camera is also known as "EOS 760D / EOS 8000D" in other markets.

Canon launched this camera in order to replace the previous Canon 700D (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently introduced the updated Canon 77D (Read Full Comparison) in order to update this model.

The T6s is scored #16 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & overall #170 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please test our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your customized requirements.

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Canon T6s family

The Canon T6s is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the full list underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T8i front thumbnailCanon T8i
T6s vs T8i
24MPAPS-C7.5 fps2020
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T7 front thumbnailCanon T7
T6s vs T7
24MPAPS-C3.0 fps2018
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-T7i front thumbnailCanon T7i
T6s vs T7i
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2017
Canon-EOS-77D front thumbnailCanon 77D
T6s vs 77D
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2017
Canon-EOS-T6 front thumbnailCanon T6
T6s vs T6
18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2016
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6i front thumbnailCanon T6i
T6s vs T6i
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6s front thumbnailCanon T6s24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
Canon-EOS-700D front thumbnailCanon 700D
T6s vs 700D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
Canon-EOS-650D front thumbnailCanon 650D
T6s vs 650D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
Canon-EOS-600D front thumbnailCanon 600D
T6s vs 600D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
Canon-EOS-550D front thumbnailCanon 550D
T6s vs 550D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010
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Canon-EOS-500D front thumbnailCanon 500D
T6s vs 500D
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
Canon-EOS-450D front thumbnailCanon 450D
T6s vs 450D
12MPAPS-C4.0 fps2008
Canon-EOS-400D front thumbnailCanon 400D
T6s vs 400D
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Canon-EOS-350D front thumbnailCanon 350D
T6s vs 350D
8MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Canon-EOS-300D front thumbnailCanon 300D
T6s vs 300D
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003

Canon T6s Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon T6s based on features which are often regarded as crucial in a camera.

builtin Top LCD display
comes with phase detect auto focus
comes with touch focus
delivers RAW files
display is selfie friendly
does have external mic jack
does have HDMI support
flash built-in
focusing manually
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
good minimum ISO (100)
high resolution screen (1,040 thousand dot)
NFC support
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detection focus
provides tracking autofocus
screen can move to multiple angles
screen is touchscreen
screen size is good (3 inches)
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
no headphone jack
no image stabilization
no Time Lapse mode
not so great battery life (440 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
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Canon T6s Sensor specs

The Canon T6s is powered by the DIGIC 6 processor chip. The sensor size in the Canon T6s is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. The ISO can be extended electronically to a maximum of 25600. RAW format is supported therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath illustrates the T6s's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The T6s sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon T6s dimensions

Canon T6s weighs about 1.25 lbs (565g / 19.93 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 132mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.1"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g so the Canon T6s is similar when compared with other rivals.

Photography Glossary

Here is a shot of the Canon T6s alongside a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its size.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the T6s.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s topview buttons dials

Canon T6s Lens details

The T6s works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses that you can purchase. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the T6s.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-85mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-Art-Canon-EF lensSigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art85mmf/1.41130g
Canon-EF-S-60mm-f2.8-Macro-USM lensCanon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM60mmf/2.8 335g
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Tamron-AF-28-200mm-F3.8-5.6-XR-Di-Aspherical-IF-Macro-Canon-EF lensTamron AF 28-200mm F3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical IF Macro28-200mmf/3.8-5.6 354g
Samyang-135mm-F2.0-ED-UMC-Canon-EF lensSamyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC135mmf/2830g
Sigma-150-600mm-F5-6.3-DG-OS-HSM-C-Canon-EF lensSigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C150-600mmf/5.0-6.3 1930g
Canon-EF-S-18-135mm-F3.5-5.6-IS-USM lensCanon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM18-135mmf/3.5-5.6 515g
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Canon-EF-28mm-f2.8-IS-USM lensCanon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM28mmf/2.8 260g
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Canon T6s Connectivity

The T6s has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send photos and usually adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

A few apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Canon T6s Video details

The highest possible video quality in the Canon T6s is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance for quality vs file size but 1080p won't leave you with any room to crop. Even though the body contains a mic socket, it is unfortunately missing a headphone socket which means you won't have the capability to monitor your audio levels.

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Canon T6s Weather Sealing

Canon T6s does not have environment proofing so damp conditions could ruin the camera.

Canon T6s Display and Viewfinder

The Canon T6s is equipped with a 3 inch fully articulated display screen with a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

It features a selfie friendly display for self portraits as well as group photos when required. Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means you are able to change focus points plus adjust settings using your finger. The T6s also has a builtin Top LCD display so that you can instantly view camera settings.

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The ViewFinder specs for Canon T6s are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • ViewFinder Coverage 95%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.51x

For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders will be pretty helpful.

Canon T6s Shutter details

Canon T6s continuous shooting rate is 5.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Canon T6s Flash and Hot shoe details

Canon T6s comes with both integrated flash along with external flash support. The max flash sync is 1/200s.

Canon T6s Autofocusing details

Canon T6s comes with both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & accurate than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be helpful for taking photos of people.

The AF system supports 19 focus points to pick from. Canon T6s has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to shift focus points. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Canon T6s has got manual focus when required for low light conditions or you want to have more accurate focus control.

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Canon T6s Battery life

The battery life (LP-E17) for the Canon T6s is fashioned to last for 440 images with respect to the CIPA measurements making it less than it's competitors. The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x comes with the best (1900) battery life for this class of cameras.

Listed below is a collection of Entry-Level DSLR cameras having the highest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL3 front thumbnailCanon SL3
T6s vs SL3
1070 yesnoyes

Canon T6s for varying forms of photography

The following chart gives a rundown of the Canon T6s for varying forms of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Canon T6s as a Portrait photography camera

The Canon T6s receives a rating of 79 which is brilliant, and means the camera is a brilliant choice for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support together with the ability to work with off-camera lighting.

Photography Glossary
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats

Canon T6s Street photography information

Coming in at a nice score of 71, the Canon T6s is a fine pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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fully articulated screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
comes with touch focus
no image stabilization

Canon T6s Sports photography details

A above average sports photography rating of 61 means the Canon T6s is a fine pick for photographing sports. A camera must have fantastic autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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MP count decent (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
comes with phase detect auto focus
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery life (440 shots)

Canon T6s Travel photography information

Weight is very crucial when buying a travel camera. Overall, the Canon T6s gets a nice 66 as a travelling camera which is a fine fit to purchase for your holidays.

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includes focus by touch
good MP (24MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
missing Timelapse function
bad battery pack (440 shots)

Canon T6s Landscape photography highlights

For anybody who is planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Canon T6s at it's above average grade of 66 as a landscape camera is a very decent pick in the current marketplace.

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has manual focus
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
lack of image stabilization
low battery (440 shots)
does not have Timelapse mode

Canon T6s Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a articulating display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Canon T6s is a respectable fit as a vlog camera as it comes to a nice score of 72.

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selfie friendly screen
touchscreen capability
offers face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
comes with mic jack
lack of image stabilization

Canon T6s Alternatives

If you want replacements to the T6s, here is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall under the class of Entry-Level DSLR.

The graph underneath offers you a summary of the T6s versus it's highest scoring competitors mentioned earlier.

Here are a few more cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To see a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Also called
EOS 760D / EOS 8000D
Entry-Level DSLR
Body design
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW support
Highest native ISO
Highest enhanced ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
Canon EF/EF-S
Number of lenses
Crop factor
Range of display
Fully Articulated
Display size
3 inches
Display resolution
1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
565g (1.25 lbs)
132 x 101 x 78mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.1")
Battery life
440 shots
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots
Pricing at release