The Canon 5Ds, 5Ds R, and 11-24mm will get all of the headlines, but Canon also made several other announcements last night. Starting from the top, Canon announced the next step in their Rebel line of cameras, the T6i and T6s.

Canon T6i & T6s

Canon T6i
Canon T6i

Although many of you will be more interested in the higher end cameras, the updates to the Rebel line in the T6i and T6s look to be good ones for beginners and consumers looking to get into the interchangeable lens game.

The T6i is what you would expect from a Rebel line camera in terms of design and specs, nothing too impressive, but a very capable camera.

Canon T6i Images & Specs

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04M-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • 5 fps Shooting & Extended ISO to 25600
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III & EOS Scene Analysis
  • Creative Filters
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • CS100 Connect Station Support

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Now the T6s – this is an interesting development. This is the first Rebel line camera to have the more professional top plate LCD that many of you Pro and semi-Pro photographers know and love. This is a clear move by Canon to make the Rebel line more appealing to enthusiasts and advanced amateurs that maybe don’t need more camera than the T6i, but want that top LCD.

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Canon T6s Images and Specs

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04M-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video & HDR Movie Mode
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • 5 fps Shooting & Extended ISO to 25600
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III & EOS Scene Analysis
  • Top LCD Panel & Quick Control Dial
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • CS100 Connect Station Support

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That extra LCD does bring in a nice little premium over the T6i model, but it will be well worth it for those who know that they want it. The interesting thing about these bodies though, is the pricing.

Both the T6i and the T6s come in at over $1000 in the 18-135mm kit, and in the $700-$800 range for the body only. This is hardly budget consumer territory. It will be interesting to see how these do against stiff mirrorless competition that offers similar features for less money (in many cases).

At any rate, if you are interested, you can pre-order the T6i body only for $749 or $1099 with the 18-135mm kit. If you prefer the T6s, you can preorder that in the body only for $849 or $1199 in the 18-135mm kit. Both models are expected to begin shipping sometime in April.