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Canon EOS Rebel T6 – Best Entry Level Digital SLR Camera Under $500


The EOS Rebel T6 can be ideal for smartphone or digital point-and-shoot camera users looking to step up their imaging game.

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Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera

The EOS Rebel T6 can be ideal for smartphone or digital point-and-shoot camera users looking to step up their imaging game. It’s equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for highly detailed, vibrant photos and videos even in low light.

Whether you’re out on an adventure hike or snapping candids of your friends during a late night out, the EOS Rebel T6 can help you take photos you’ll want to show off.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity make it easy to get your favorite pictures up on select social media sites for your friends, family and the world to see.

If you’re new to DSLRs, Scene Intelligent Auto mode can conveniently and automatically adjust the camera’s settings to suit your subject. Easy to use and simple to share with, the EOS Rebel T6 delivers high image quality that’s sure to catch the audience’s eye.

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Reasons to buy

  • Nice images without much effort: The T6 produces good quality images with pleasing colors right out of the box. At times colors can look a bit over-saturated, but Raw capture
  • Provides plenty of opportunity to fine-tune saturation and contrast later.
  • Budget-friendly price: The T6’s sensor tech is several generations old, but it’s still capable of solid images. You won’t find any groundbreaking new features here, but it’s a very good value proposition.
  • Wi-Fi with NFC: Built-in Wi-Fi means you can transfer images from your camera to your phone to share them while you’re out-and-about. Android users can take advantage of NFC for making that connection more easily.
  • Vastly superior imaging sensor
    The 18 million pixel CMOS sensor in the EOS Rebel T6 is about 25 times the size* of the sensor in many smartphones. You may look at a smartphone’s specs and see pixel resolution numbers approaching or even exceeding the Rebel T6’s 18 million pixels. But with each pixel much larger than a smartphone’s, the digital SLR’s light gathering capability, and ability to record good detail in bright areas and shadows, are absolutely better.
  • Markedly better low-light shooting capability
    Not every picture the casual shooter takes is in daylight, or with flash. The ability to record great images in low-light, without flash, is where the digital SLR truly shows the benefits of that large imaging sensor. This can be true whether the image is a darkened city street scene, or action shots at an indoor sporting event.

  • Telephoto lens capability
    This is an enormous area of potential that’s opened up when users turn to a digital SLR camera. As compact and convenient as smartphones are, their lenses usually are fixed at a semi wide-angle setting (OK for small groups of people, much less than OK when you want to zero-in on a distant subject). No “digital zooming” is required with an EOS Rebel T6 to bring in more distant subjects, or to take powerful images of your kids playing sports. The Rebel T6 offers full access to Canon’s EF and EF-S lens system — the world’s largest, with over 70 interchangeable lens choices.
  • Easy to pleasantly blur backgrounds
    Compare the two shots below — one taken with the Rebel T6 at 50mm (right), with the lens at f/4, and the other with a popular smartphone at its semi wide-angle setting (left). The slight tele perspective and blurred background in the Rebel T6 shot combine for a pleasant portrait, while the smartphone image really looks like a snapshot. And it’s no accident that the skin tones in the DSLR shot, as well as the rendering of shadows, are markedly superior to what a smartphone can produce.
  • Photographic control whenever you want it
    The EOS Rebel T6 has virtually all the same shooting modes and features as Canon’s sophisticated, high-end DSLRs. So while first-time users will frequently use the camera in the full-auto “green zone” mode, it’s easy to dial in the shooting control and even picture effects you want… without having to download and access separate “apps.” Any form of operation from fully automatic to complete manual control is right on the camera’s Mode Dial. If you, or someone you know, enjoys shooting pictures, these features and their imaging potential are strong reasons to consider stepping up from a smartphone and moving into a digital SLR.

Where to Buy the Canon EOS Rebel T6


Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Zoom Lenses

Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens + 58mm Wide Angle Lens + 2x Telephoto Lens + Flash + 48GB SD Memory Card + UV Filter Kit + Tripod + Full Accessory Bundle



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