Canon T6

Canon EOS T6 front
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 485g - 129 x 101 x 78mm
  • Announced March 2016
  • Alternate Name is EOS Rebel 1300D
  • Previous Model is Canon 1200D
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon T6 summary

Canon T6 is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera initially revealed on March of 2016. It includes a 18 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 5184 x 3456. It is also known as "EOS Rebel 1300D" in other countries.

Canon launched this camera to replace the previous Canon 1200D (Read Full Comparison)

The T6 stands at #35 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & over-all #279 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please try our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your personal criteria.

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Below is a graph of different factors used in the rating system.

Canon T6 family

The Canon T6 is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed list underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T8i front thumbnailCanon T8i
T6 vs T8i
24MPAPS-C7.5 fps2020
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T7 front thumbnailCanon T7
T6 vs T7
24MPAPS-C3.0 fps2018
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-T7i front thumbnailCanon T7i
T6 vs T7i
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2017
Canon-EOS-T6 front thumbnailCanon T618MPAPS-C3.0 fps2016
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6i front thumbnailCanon T6i
T6 vs T6i
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6s front thumbnailCanon T6s
T6 vs T6s
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
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Canon-EOS-1200D front thumbnailCanon 1200D
T6 vs 1200D
18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2014
Canon-EOS-1100D front thumbnailCanon 1100D
T6 vs 1100D
12MPAPS-C3.0 fps2011
Canon-EOS-1000D front thumbnailCanon 1000D
T6 vs 1000D
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008

Canon T6 Pros and Cons

Here is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon T6 based on things which are oftentimes regarded as essential in a camera.

built-in flash
delivers RAW files
focusing manually
good megapixels (18MP)
good minimum ISO (100)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has HDMI support
has phase detect AF
high resolution screen (920 k dot)
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
NFC connectivity
nice sensor size (APS-C)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
supports face detect focusing
supports tracking focus
does not feature selfie friendly display
does not have headphone jack
does not have microphone jack
does not have Timelapse recording
low battery life (500 CIPA)
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
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Canon T6 Sensor specs

The Canon T6 houses the Digic 4+ processor. The sensor specification on the Canon T6 is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 5184 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 18MP and features a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. The ISO can be extended digitally to a maximum of 12800. RAW photos are saved which means that you have more margin for error.

The image underneath illustrates the T6's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The T6 sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is displayed 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 T6 dimensions

Canon T6 is 1.07 lbs (485 grams or 17.11 oz) & the size of the camera is 129mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 grams and the Canon T6 is less heavy compared to its competitors.

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Underneath is a image of the Canon T6 besides a soft drink to help you get a feel for its size.

Canon EOS T6 dimensions scale

The top view under will highlight the button design on the T6.

Canon EOS T6 topview buttons dials

Canon T6 Lens details

The T6 uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses available for purchase. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the T6.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Tamron-SP-AF-180mm-F3.5-Di-LD-IF-Macro-Canon-EF lensTamron SP AF 180mm F3.5 Di LD IF Macro180mmf/3.5 920g
Canon-EF-S-10-18mm-f4.5-5.6-IS-STM lensCanon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM10-18mmf/4.5-5.6 240g
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Sigma-300-800mm-F5.6-EX-DG-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM300-800mmf/5.6 5880g
Samyang-MF-14mm-F2.8-Mk2-EF lensSamyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk214mmf/2.8649g
Sigma-4.5mm-F2.8-EX-DC-HSM-Circular-Fisheye-Canon-EF lensSigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye5mmf/2.8 470g
Canon-EF-600mm-f4.0L-IS-II-USM lensCanon EF 600mm f4.0L IS II USM600mmf/4.0 3920g
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Tokina-AT-X-17-35mm-f4-Pro-FX-Canon-EF lensTokina AT-X 17-35mm f4 Pro FX17-35mmf/4.0 600g
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Canon T6 Connectivity

The T6 has the following connectivity:

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

Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and sometimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.

Certain apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Canon T6 Video details

The highest possible video resolution on the Canon T6 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution delivers a great balance between quality and file size but 1080p won't give you any room to downsample. The body does not offer a microphone and headphone port which means you have got zero control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to order an alternative model in case you need good audio for your video clips.

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Canon T6 Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing for the Canon T6 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty situations.

Canon T6 Display and Viewfinder

The Canon T6 includes a 3" fixed display with a resolution of 920k dots.

Sadly the display is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder specs for Canon T6 are below:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • Coverage 95 percent
  • Magnification 0.5x

Viewfinders are really handy during sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and hard to see.

Canon T6 Shutter details

Canon T6 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Canon T6 Flash and Hot shoe details

Canon T6 features both integrated flash as well as external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/200s.

Canon T6 Autofocus details

Canon T6 features both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and precise compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which can be useful for portraits.

It includes 9 focus points to choose from. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Canon T6 comes with manual focus when required during low light situations or you require more exact focus control.

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Canon T6 Battery life

The battery life (LP-E10) for the Canon T6 is fashioned to last for 500 clicks based on the CIPA benchmarks which is lesser as compared to it's competitors. The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has got the best (1900) battery life within this kind of cameras.

Listed below is a collection of Entry-Level DSLR cameras with the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Pentax-K-x front thumbnailPentax K-x
T6 vs K-x
1900 yesnono
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL3 front thumbnailCanon SL3
T6 vs SL3
1070 yesnoyes
Sony-Alpha-DSLR-A450 front thumbnailSony A450
T6 vs A450
1050 yesnono

Canon T6 for different categories of photography

The following graph gives a rundown of the Canon T6 for different categories of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Canon T6

The Canon T6 receives a points total of 77 which is exceptional, meaning that it is a wonderful fit to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support plus the potential to use external lighting.

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focusing manually
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection focusing
saves RAW files

Street photography with Canon T6

Coming in at a average rating of 60, the Canon T6 is relatively acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization

Canon T6 Sports photography advice

A moderate sports photography points tally of 59 means the Canon T6 is fairly adequate for shooting sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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MP count decent (18MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
supports phase detect AF
max frames per second very slow (3.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery pack (500 shots)

Canon T6 Travel photography highlights

Weight is pretty crucial in selecting a travel camera. All round, the Canon T6 gets a decent 55 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably suited to take with you on your travels.

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good MP (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
no Timelapse function
bad battery life (500 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly

Canon T6 Landscape photography factors

In case you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Canon T6 with it's nice score of 64 for a landscape camera is a fine pick in the current marketplace.

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focusing manually
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen is a decent size (3")
decent MP (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no image stabilization
terrible battery power (500 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse mode

Canon T6 Vlogging details

A vlogging camera should really posses a moving display, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon T6 is just not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a awful rating of 27.

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offers face detection focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone support

Canon T6 Alternatives

If you are in the market for replacements to the T6, below is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall within the family of Entry-Level DSLR.

The diagram just below shows you an overview of the T6 compared to it's highest rated competitors shown above.

Following are additional cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Canon EOS T6
Also called as
EOS Rebel 1300D
Entry-Level DSLR
Body design
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Digic 4+
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
5184 x 3456
RAW photos
Maximum native ISO
Maximum enhanced ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points
Lens mount
Canon EF/EF-S
Available lenses
Focal length multiplier
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3 inch
Display resolution
920k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Minimum shutter speed
30 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
9.20 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External flash
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync
1/200 secs
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
485 gr (1.07 lb)
Physical dimensions
129 x 101 x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1")
Battery life
500 photographs
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
Storage slots
Retail price