The new Canon EOS Rebel T6 replaces the Rebel T5 in Canon's entry level DSLR lineup. It's the "budget" version of the Rebel T6i and T6s (seeT6i and T63 preview.
The T6 is a fairly minor upgrade of the T5. It's a little faster since it uses a DIGIC 4+ processor in place of the DIGIC 4 processor of the T6. The T6 has a better, higher resolution LCD (920,000 dots vs 460,000 dots). Both the T6 and T5 LCD are 3". The T6 adds WiFi and MFC while the T5 had neither. There's a new auto White Balance mode on the T6 which gives more neutral colors in tungsten light and the T6 also offers a new scene mode for food(!). That's about it. The image sensor remains 18MP, the 9 zone AF system is unchanges, and basically all the exposure modes and Video capabilities are the same. ISO remains 100-6400 with the option of expansion to 12800.
The new Canon EOS Rebel T6 will be available in April for around $549.99 bundled with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II. If you don't need WiFi connectivity, you can get a T5 with the same lens for $150 less than the T6, so it might still be a good buy. Both are available from Adorama (with free shipping)
Here's the Press Release from Canon:
The Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera offers a wide range of features including:
The Scene Intelligent Auto mode in the Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera analyzes the image, accounting for faces, colors, brightness, moving objects, contrast and whether the camera is handheld or on a tripod. Scene Intelligent Auto mode then chooses the exposure and enhancements that can bring out the beauty in virtually any scene or situation. Simplifying DSLR image capture, Scene Intelligent Auto mode lets you concentrate on composing images without puzzling over settings.
Another exciting addition to the Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera is a new ‘Food Mode’ on the mode dial for the foodie or blogger to easily capture stunning images of the food they love. This mode enhances the color and brightness of the food images while at the same time making the images ready to share. Other fully automatic exposure modes include portrait, night portrait, landscape, sports, and close-up. Additionally, the easy-to-use Full HD video mode captures sharp, high-definition video up to 1080p resolution with the choice of automatic or manual focusing. Creative filters such as Fisheye, Toy Camera, Miniature, and Soft Focus give users additional ways to create fun and imaginative images to enjoy, print and share. The camera’s new “white priority” Auto White Balance setting enables users to create images with a more neutral tone when shooting under incandescent lighting. In addition to all the automatic modes, the new Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera provides complete manual exposure and focus controls plus RAW image output for advanced amateur photographers and photography students.
The Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera is compatible with the entire Canon EF and EF-S lens system including over 60 current models enabling users to capture their world in different perspectives ranging from Fisheye to Super-Telephoto. Scheduled for availability in April 2016, the estimated retail price of the Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera will be $549.99** when bundled with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II standard zoom lens.