So this seems to have come and gone without much fanfare here on POTN, but I thought it was worth mentioning in it's own thread.
In February Canon announced two new DSLRs into the line up, the newest in the "XXXD" series, the nearly identically spec'ed EOS 750D and 760D (T6i and T6s)
Most base specifications and features appear to be identical on these two bodies with a handful a few distinctive exceptions which makes the T6s much more competitive with the 70D series.
Big news is a step up in the sensor;
24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor
"The EOS Rebel T6s camera has a next-generation 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that can capture images of incredible depth and beauty. With high resolution and an ISO sensitivity of ISO 100–12800 (expandable to H: 25600) the EOS Rebel T6s can capture images of immense quality in more lighting situations."
The big numbers are;
- New 24MP Hybird CMOS AFIII sensor which promises to deliver live view AF performance that rivals the dual pixel sensor tech in the 70D.
- 5 fps full res frame rate.
- 19 point AF system ala 7D, 70D.
- 3" Articulated touch screen w/ 1.04 million points
- 100-12800 ISO range
- Built in Wifi and incorporated NFC technology for instant connections.
Why two? And what does the extra $100.00 get you?
IMHO the T6s is where it's at, as it moves the "Rebel" into 70D territory quite well with some very simple added features. It will handle much more like other EOS bodies than like a Rebel.
It also offers a lot more advantages to movie modes.
Some of the advantages in the t6s are;
- AI Servo AF in Live view
- Top mounted LCD like on the more costly EOS bodies
- Quick control dial ala xxD vs. the XXXD pads.
- Locking Mode Dial on Left
Showing the differences in body design and control
In all it's quite a step forward fro this line of bodies. Hail 24MP Sensor, the 18MP is sensor is dead!
EOS T6i at Canon USA
EOS T6s at Canon USA
Impressions and comparison of two models at DPReview