Body & Design

Rebel T6s / EOS 760D Rebel T6i / EOS 750D

In general, the design of the Rebel T6s and T6i (760D and 750D) aheres close to the norm set by 2013's T5i (700D). The main differences are on the top plate, as you'll see in a minute. Both of the T6 models are compact DSLRs with an aluminum alloy and polycarbonate chassis and a composite shell. While they don't feel as solid as, say, the EOS 70D, the Rebels don't feel cheap. As with earlier Canon DSLRs in this class, the grip on these two models may be too small for those with larger hands.

On the front of the cameras you'll find an IR receiver, AF-assist lamp, and stereo microphone. On the left you'll see the SD card slot, while the I/O ports sit on the opposite side. The back of the T6s and T6i are loaded with buttons, with the former having a 'quick control dial' in addition to the standard control near the shutter release.

In your hand

In this photo of the 750D you can see just how compact it is. It's close in size to the Nikon D5500 but not quite as large as the Canon EOS 70D or Nikon's D7100. With one of Canon's smaller primes attached, you can practically carry the T6 cameras in a purse or small bag.

Common elements

Both T6's have the same, all-new 24MP CMOS sensor, up from 18MP on every Rebel since the T3i.

They also use Canon's EF-S mount, which is designed for APS-C-size sensors. Don't worry, your regular EF lenses will work too.

The crop factor on these and all Canon APS-C cameras is 1.6x.

They also have a pop-up flash with a guide number of 12 meters at ISO 100.

You can use this flash to control multiple Canon EX Speedlites, if you wish.

The flash also serves as the camera's AF-assist lamp, which means that it must be popped up in order to use that feature.

As with the T5i (700D) before, both the T6s and T6i (760D/750D) have a fully articulating 3" LCD with 1.04M dots.

The displays are touch-sensitive and allow for focusing, picture-taking, menu operation, and image playback.
The optical viewfinder falls into both the common and different categories. The viewfinder itself is the same on both cameras. It has 95% coverage and a magnification of 0.82x.

Where the two differ is just above the eyecup. The T6s has an eye sensor, which turns off whatever is on the LCD, while the T6i does not.
The T6 models have jacks for A/V out, HDMI (of the mini variety), an external mic, and a wired remote control.
As you might expect, the T6s and T6i use the same battery. Using the new LP-E17 lithium-ion battery you can take 440 shots (CIPA) per charge while using the optical viewfinder.

If you're using live view full-time then expect just 180 shots per charge.