Melville, NY—Canon USA added two DSLR cameras to its EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s and the EOS Rebel T6i. With a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution among EOS models with an APS-C format sensor. The cameras also feature built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity—a first for the EOS Rebel system.
“The Canon EOS Rebel series is one of the most popular lines of DSLR cameras on the market, and we are proud to continue to innovate and upgrade this line with features such as wireless connectivity and improved image capture capabilities,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon USA, Inc. “As the popularity of this line grows with consumers, we’re excited to launch the EOS Rebel T6s as our new flagship camera in the Rebel line, as well as have another budget-conscious offering in the line with the Rebel T6i.”
With features most commonly found in advanced amateur cameras, the Rebel T6s is designed for photo enthusiasts or those who are already experienced with entry-level cameras and want to utilize more advanced functions. For more casual photography needs, or first-time DSLR buyers, Canon offers the EOS Rebel T6i camera.
Both new Rebels have an ISO range of 100–12,800, which is expandable to 25,600, to accommodate shooting situations from bright sunny days outdoors to dimly lit indoor events. The cameras use Canon’s Digic 6 image processor and a new Hybrid CMOS AF III image sensor-embedded autofocus system, developed for high speed and accuracy when capturing Full HD video or high-resolution photos in live view mode.
A 3-inch, vari-angle, touch-screen LCD monitor provides 1,040,000-dot resolution and a swivel design that enables flexible positioning for high- or low-framed shots. For photographers who prefer to compose images through a viewfinder, the Rebels have a 19-point all cross-type AF system that offers focus area selection modes. And the cameras provide continuous shooting at five frames per second.
Also new to the Rebel line are built-in wireless capabilities, including NFC (Near Field Communication), which allow users to wirelessly transfer images and videos to smartphones/tablets through Canon’s updated, free Camera Connect app, or send images to compatible Canon Pixma printers. Images and videos can also be shared wirelessly to popular social networking sites through Canon iMage Gateway. NFC also allows them to be transferred to the new Canon Connect Station CS100 storage and sharing device.
Other features include: the latest version of Canon’s EOS scene analysis system; color tone detection, which helps ensure individuals in photographs are properly focused and/or exposed by adjusting autofocus and exposure metering; manual exposure control, digital zoom and an external stereo microphone jack are available during video recording on the Rebel T6s; and creative filters for both stills and video.
The EOS Rebel T6s is also the first EOS Rebel DSLR to feature a top LCD panel, a quick control dial, horizontal level and built-in HDR movie capabilities, as well as servo AF in live view to enable the continuous tracking of moving subjects during burst mode sequences.
Canon’s EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras are scheduled to be available at the end of April 2015. The estimated retail price of the EOS Rebel T6s is $849.99 body only or $1,199 bundled with an EF-S 18–135 STM lens. The EOS Rebel T6i has an estimated retail price of $749.99 body only, $899.99 bundled with an EF-S 18–55 STM lens or $1,099 bundled with an EF-S 18–135 STM lens. usa.canon.com