Canon EOS Rebel T7

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The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is the latest addition to the Rebel line of entry-level DSLRs, with an upgraded CMOS sensor to deliver sharp, high-resolution images, says the company.

The camera, featuring a 24.1-megapixel resolution sensor, is the successor to the Rebel T6. Offering easy sharing of high-quality photos and videos on social media sites, the EOS Rebel T7 provides continuous shooting up to 3.0 frames per second (fps), a nine-point autofocus system and a three-inch LCD monitor.

Additional features include built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity; Scene Intelligent Auto Mode; and an optical viewfinder.

The EOS Rebel T7 is scheduled to be available in April, and will be sold as a lens-and-body kit with the EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II for an estimated retail price of $549.99.


Canon M50

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For those wanting to step up from a smartphone, Canon has a camera it thinks you’ll want, the EOS M50, an interchangeable lens camera with 4K video recording.

Canon describes the M50 as an “all-around,” entry-level camera with features that encourage users to broaden their creative visions.

Providing improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a 24.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor is said to deliver less noise and high definition in low-light situations.

Camera features include a new DIGIC 8 image processor; HD 120p High-frame video rate; built-in OLED electronic viewfinder with Touch and Drag Autofocus; a Vari-Angle LCD touchscreen; Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity; automatic image transfer to compatible devices while shooting; and a new Silent Mode.

The Canon EOS M50 is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $779.99 for the body only. The camera will also be available with the EF-M 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens in both black and white for an estimated retail price of $899.99. Additionally, the M50 will be sold with the EF-M 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and the EF-M 55-200 mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM in black only for an estimated retail price of $1,249.00. A Video Creator Kit will also be available for the M50 for an estimated retail price of $999.99.

Canon 6D Mark II

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Designed for the advanced amateur photographer. the 6D Mark II is a full-frame DSLR and features several enhancements over its predecessor model. Features include:

  • 26.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
  • optical viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection & Full HD 60p
  • DIGIC 7 image processor
  • ISO 100-40000
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen
  • 3.0-inch LCD
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS technology
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.5 fps
  • dust- and water-resistant

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is scheduled to be available in early August for an estimated retail price of $2,599.99 for body only; body and Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM II lens will be $4,049.99.

Canon Rebel SL2

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Designed for entry-level photographers, the Canon Rebel SL2 DSLR is aimed at those stepping up from a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera. This small yet powerful camera features what’s claimed to be the world’s fastest AF speed at 0.03 seconds, allowing for quick focusing on subjects in the frame.

Canon says that when it was designing the SL2 it took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed interest in learning how to go beyond a camera’s program mode. The result, says the company, was the creation of a convenient new user interface called Feature Assistant. With the EOS Rebel SL2 camera, users will be able to see on the camera’s Vari-angle Touch Screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking camera settings like aperture and exposure compensation can alter the image they are about to capture.

The SL2 features several other enhancements over its predecessor model, including:

  • 24.2-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD Touch-Screen
  • built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology
  • Full HD 60p and external microphone input
  • DIGIC 7 image processor
  • ISO 100-25600
  • optical viewfinder with a 9-point AF system

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is scheduled to be available in late July for a retail price of $899.99 with the Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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canon EOS-5D-MarkIVAfter months of rumours, it’s finally here, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV which Canon says has been developed for professional wedding, portrait, and nature/wildlife photographers as well as filmmakers.

The camera’s 30.4-megapixel full frame Canon CMOS sensor is said to offer stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ image processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.

In addition to the new full frame sensor, the new model includes a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II system, similar to the one found in the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41 cross-type points depending on the lens in use). The AF system, improved over previous Canon 5D series models, includes expanded coverage across the frame that supports AF at maximum apertures up to f/8 with all 61 points for high-precision autofocus even when using EF super-telephoto lenses with an EF extender. Standard ISO range for the 5D Mark IV is ISO 100-32,000 and is expandable to 50-102,400.

The 5D Mark IV also introduces a new 150,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with enhanced precision and performance compared to its predecessor, improving upon facial recognition and tracking as well as nature and sports scenes with fast-moving action. AF sensitivity in low light is EV-3 and EV-4 when in Live View mode. The EOS Scene Detection System can detect and compensate for flickering light sources that are often used in gymnasiums and swimming pools. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and colour especially during continuous burst shooting.

canon 5D-MarkIV-backFollowing the video recording capabilities introduced in the 5D Mark II and Mark III, the 5D Mark IV adds DCI 4K video recording. Adding to the versatility of capturing 4K video, says the company, is Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This proven autofocus system allows for continuous focus tracking of subjects, and can be customized by the user for optimal performance. Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology not only enhances 4K video recording, but also helps create crisp focus for 4K Frame Grab extraction of 8.8 megapixel still JPEG images, all done in camera, notes Canon.

For the first time in a 5D series DSLR, the Mark IV features built-in Wi-Fi and Near-Field Communication (NFC) providing for the easy transfer of images and MP4 movies to compatible mobile devices, as well remote shooting when using the Canon Camera Connect App. The 5D Mark IV also includes a built-in GPS receiver with compass for precise geo-tagged information of latitude, longitude, and elevation. This, says Canon, is especially valuable to wildlife photographers and photojournalists who need to track their locations, as well as providing sports and wedding photographers the ability to sync a multiple-camera setup with extreme accuracy and precision. The camera’s built-in GPS can also be used to sync the camera’s time to the atomic clock, an invaluable feature when multiple photographers are covering the same event.

Other features: 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in-camera still frame grab of 4K 8.8-megapixel images; multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p; LCD monitor has full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is currently scheduled to be available in early September for an estimated retail price of $4,499.99 for the body only. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70 mm f/4L lens ($5,699.99, scheduled to be available early September) and the EF24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($5,949.99, scheduled to be available late October).


Canon EOS Rebel T6

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eos-rebel-t6It’s the new entry-level DSLR from Canon, the T6, designed for easy sharing of photos and videos to social media sites via compatible smartphones and other mobile devices, as well as Canon’s Connect Station CS100.

The camera offers and 18.0-megapixel Canon CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor; ISO 100–6400 (expandable to H: 12800); built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity; 9-point AF system (including one centre cross-type AF point) and AI Servo AF; a high-performance optical viewfinder as well as a 3.0-inch LCD monitor; and Full HD video mode.

Canon says the camera is capable of shooting 18-megapixel still photos continuously at up to three frames per second (fps), with predictive autofocus.

The Scene Intelligent Auto mode analyzes the image, accounting for faces, colours, brightness, moving objects, contrast, and whether the camera is handheld or on a tripod. It then chooses the exposure and enhancements that can bring out the beauty in virtually any scene or situation.

The company also has added ‘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 colour 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.

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 are available. 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 T6 provides complete manual exposure and focus controls plus RAW image output.

Scheduled for availability in April, the estimated retail price of the Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera will be $699.99 when bundled with the EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II standard zoom lens, and $649.99 when bundled with the EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 DC III standard zoom lens.

Canon EOS 80D

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canon eos 80dPlaying to those with an artistic bent, Canon has announced the EOS 80D DSLR, featuring a new 45-point AF system, 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor for crisp images with fine detail, and, for the budding videographer or online video star, Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus (DAF) technology coupled with an intuitive touchscreen capability for easy focusing when shooting video.

Canon is also introducing a new EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens optimized for high-speed autofocusing when shooting stills and quiet and smooth zoom when shooting video. The lens is also compatible with Canon’s new Power Zoom Adapter for smooth cinematic ‘pulls’ when changing focal length on a subject, and responsive adjustments at the push of a button for stills or video.
Here are the camera’s features:

• 45-point all cross-type AF system;

• Intelligent Viewfinder with approximately 100 percent viewfinder coverage;

• new 24.2-megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor;

· DIGIC 6 image processor;

• improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF for smooth, fast and accurate autofocus;

• built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability for easy transfer of images and movies to compatible mobile devices;

• 1080/60p Full HD video in MP4 format;

• Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD II monitor enables flexible positioning and clear viewing even outdoors.

The 45-point all cross-type viewfinder AF system in the camera, compared to 19-points in the 70D, is wider both horizontally and vertically for easier compositions with off-centre subjects. Low light AF performance has been improved down to EV-3 at the centre point to achieve sharp results even in extreme low-light situations. The camera’s AI (Artificial Intelligence) Servo AF II autofocusing system utilizes colour tracking with a 7,560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor that automatically detects skin tone and colours to enhance tracking sensitivity, even with moving subjects that are rapidly changing pace or direction. Enhancing the ease-of-use of the new AF system is the Intelligent Viewfinder which features approximately 100 percent viewfinder coverage.

canon eos80d-backDual Pixel CMOS AF employs a new Canon CMOS sensor – all of the effective pixels are able to perform both still imaging and phase-detection AF simultaneously to achieve dramatically improved AF performance during Live View and video shooting, says the company. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology features enhanced tracking sensitivity and is compatible with the full line of Canon EF Series lenses.

As well as the new sensor and processor, the camera offers an improved still image ISO range of 100–16000 (video ISO range 100–12800, both expandable to 25600), so the camera is capable of producing sharp, detailed images and videos even in low-light conditions, notes Canon. High-speed continuous shooting up to seven frames per second (fps) combined with the 45-point all cross-type AF allows photographers to capture fast moving subjects easily and accurately, while the camera’s Scene Intelligent Auto Mode delivers optimized photos and offers outstanding scene detection even when shooting in low light. HDR mode provides creative filter effects, such as natural, art standard, art bold, art vivid and art embossed. For added convenience, the camera features Anti-Flicker shooting, similar to that found in the EOS 7D Mark II. Anti-Flicker shooting produces consistently high-quality results even when shooting in areas with fluorescent lighting or other flickering light sources by detecting the flicker cycle of the light source and shooting when brightness is near its peak.

When users select EOS mode, the camera offers the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD video up to 60 fps, in MP4 format and in either ALL-I or IPB compression modes with optional embedded time code. For expanded creativity the 80D features HDR movie and Time-Lapse movie modes and Movie creative filters like fantasy, old movie, memory, dramatic monochrome and miniature. Movie Servo AF custom settings allow users to speed up or slow down focusing speeds, enhancing creativity and artistic expression. For added flexibility, the 80D also features a built-in headphone jack, a built-in stereo microphone with manual audio level adjustment, and an additional stereo microphone jack.

About that EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens – this is a newly designed lens with what Canon calls a “premium exterior” design that will serve as the kit lens for the 80D. This the first Canon lens equipped with Nano USM, a new type of focusing motor that combines the benefits of a ring USM (ultrasonic motor) for high-speed AF during still photo shooting and lead-screw type STM (stepping motor) for smooth and quiet movie AF, and improved AF speeds up to 4.3x (tele) and 2.5x (wide) faster than the previous model. The new lens also provides up to four stops of optical image stabilization.

To further enhance the ease-of-use when shootings movies with Canon DLSR or Cinema EOS cameras, the company is introducing the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1, specifically constructed to be compatible with the design of the new 18-135 mm lens. The PZ-E1 is claimed to be the world’s first detachable zoom adapter that provides silent and smooth zoom and can adjusted incrementally to 10 different levels of zoom speed. Additionally, the PZ-E1 can be controlled remotely using the Canon Camera Connect app.

In addition to the new lens and power zoom adapter, Canon is introducing the first Canon-branded external microphone for the EOS system, the Canon Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1. This new accessory microphone will help improve sound quality while shooting video, says the company, allowing users to rotate the direction of the microphone up and down from 90 to 120 degrees depending on the shooting situation. The DM-E1’s durable shock mount construction helps to reduce camera operation noise and lens drive sounds and is built to withstand the rigours of a variety of shooting situations. Featuring a frequency response range of 50Hz to 16kHz, the DM-E1 comes with a wind screen to help limit peripheral sound from wind and other outside factors. Featuring a built-in power supply from a single “button-type” lithium cell battery, the DM-E1 also has a power indicator lamp allowing users to easily check its battery level.

The Canon EOS 80D DSLR and EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens are currently scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $1,599.99 for the body only, $2,399.99 with the new lens, $869.99 for the lens sold separately, and $1,799.99 with the EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

The Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 and Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1 are currently scheduled to be available in June, for estimated retail prices of $214.99 and $369.99 respectively.

Canon EOS M10

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canon eos m10The EOS M10 is an interchangeable lens camera fitted with a new retractable EF-M 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, one that shortens and locks into a compact size when not in use. For selfies, the camera’s 3-inch screen tilts up 180 degrees. The touch panel LCD screen also lets users browse images and navigate menus with ease.

The company says the camera’s Creative Assist mode makes it easy to adjust settings and add effects such as brightness, background blur, vividness of colour, contrast, warmth and filter effects. And, to help everyone look their selfie-best, the Self Portrait mode adjusts camera effects and settings to enhance skin smoothness and brightness.

Camera features include: 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor; ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H:25600); DIGIC 6 image processor; Hybrid CMOS AF II for accurate autofocus along with maximum continuous shooting speeds up to 4.6 fps; Full HD 1920×1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format; built-in retractable flash.

The built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) function is compatible with most current Android devices for easy setup of Wi-Fi communication, and the camera’s Mobile Device Connect Button supports wireless connectivity with IOS and Android devices. The EOS M10 camera also supports wireless remote control featuring live view in compatible Apple and Android devices using Canon’s free Camera Connect app, available through the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

The EOS M10 camera is fully compatible with Canon’s Connect Station CS100, a home hub device that provides a fast and easy way to store photos and videos from the camera as well as view them on the living room TV, transfer them to social media networks and share them with other linked Connect Station CS100 devices.

The EOS M10 camera, available in black or white, is scheduled to be available in November, and will be offered in a kit with the EF-M 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $729.99. In addition, the new 15-45 mm lens is scheduled to be available in November at an estimated retail price of $389.99.


Canon EOS 5DS, 5DS R

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eos 5dsrCanon’s EOS 5DS and 5DS R DSLRs feature the world’s highest resolution among full-frame format DSLRs, claims Canon, incorporating a newly designed 50.6-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 image processors. Aimed at pros of all types, Canon says they’re for anyone looking for an affordable alternative to medium format.

For the first time in an EOS camera, the low-pass filter effect in the 5DS R model is cancelled. The cancellation of the low-pass filter helps deliver sharp images, squeezing the most out of every pixel, suggests the company.

Both cameras include a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF array including up to 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR AF for high precision autofocus. They also include the EOS Scene Detection system featuring a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor that provides enhanced precision and performance.

In support of the high-resolution imaging sensor, the cameras were designed to minimize camera shake and significantly improve stability via a reinforced chassis, baseplate and tripod lug to improve rigidity. Canon also re-designed the mirror vibration control system to help reduce mirror bounce and camera shake. To help maximize stability and minimize vibrations, Canon added a new Arbitrary Release Time Lag Setting in Mirror Lock mode in both models. In addition to the standard setting (press the shutter button once to lock the mirror, then again to release the shutter), the cameras offer new setting intervals of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, one and two seconds, releasing the shutter after the selected preset delay, allowing potential camera vibration to dissipate before shutter release.

A new Picture Style called “Fine Detail” has been added to enhance the sharpness of JPEGs and movies with three new settings: Strength, Fineness and Threshold. Both models also provide two cropped shooting modes, while still delivering high-resolution images – 30.5-megapixels for the 1.3x mode and 19.6-megapixels for the 1.6x mode. The available crop options are visible as a mask or an outline in the viewfinder.

Like the 7D Mark II, the 5DS and 5DS R cameras feature an advanced AE system that can detect and compensate for flickering light sources such as sodium vapour lamps. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and colour especially during continuous shooting. And new Auto White Balance settings include Ambience Priority and White Priority (for use when shooting under tungsten lighting).

Canon susggests photographers and cinematographers will appreciate improved custom controls including a built-in intervalometer and bulb timer to enable the capture of time-lapse images and long-exposure images.

Both models feature Intelligent Viewfinder II providing approximately 100 percent field of view, while adding the ability to display cropped shooting frames and superimpose a customizable selection of camera settings and data such as dual-mode electronic level display and grid, as well as exposure, white balance, metering, drive, image quality and AF modes. A new Customizable Quick Control Screen, another first for EOS cameras, allows photographers to quickly change frequently used camera settings and functions.

The cameras continue the EOS Movie tradition with the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD up to 30p or 720p HD video up to 60p. A creative Time Lapse Movie function, a first for EOS cameras, takes a continuous series of still photographs and automatically combines them in camera into a Full HD movie file. Interval adjustments can be set from one second to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. The number of shots possible range from 2 to 3,600 with a maximum of two minutes and 30 seconds of playback time. In addition, high-speed continuous shooting up to 5 frames-per-second (fps) at full 50-megapixel resolution allows users to capture fast action.

The two models feature dual card slots for CF and SD memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-1) SD cards. The cameras also feature a shutter durability rating up to 150,000 cycles, the same as the 5D Mark III.

The Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are scheduled to be available in June for estimated retail prices of $4,099.99 and $4,299.99 (body only), respectively.

Canon Rebel T6s, T6i

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The Canon EOS Rebel family tree has two new sprouts: the T6s and T6i DSLRs. Featuring a newly developed 24.2-megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available among EOS models with an APS-C format sensor, claims the company. Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities.

With multiple features most commonly found in advanced amateur cameras, the T6s is designed for photography enthusiasts, or those who are already experienced with entry-level cameras who want to take high-quality photos and videos, and look for more advanced features and functions. For more casual photography needs, or for users looking to purchase their first DSLR, the T6i camera prioritizes affordability, without sacrificing basic SLR performance attributes like quick shutter response.

The cameras have an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600). The high-performance DIGIC 6 image processor helps provide outstanding image quality and speed, says Canon.

The cameras feature Canon’s new Hybrid CMOS AF III image sensor-embedded autofocus system, which allows for high levels of speed and accuracy when capturing Full HD video or high-resolution photos in Live View. This is particularly useful when capturing children playing sports, or animals in the wild, says the company. Both cameras have high-speed continuous shooting up to 5 frames-per-second (fps). For photographers who prefer to compose their images through a viewfinder, the cameras have a 19-point all cross-type AF system offering focus area selection modes.


Brand-new to the EOS Rebel line, the cameras feature built-in wireless capabilities, which allow users to wirelessly transfer images and videos to compatible smartphones and tablets through Canon’s free Camera Connect app. Images and videos can also be shared wirelessly to a wide range of popular social networking sites through Canon iMAGE Gateway. The camera’s built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android device, or devices that support NFC. The built-in Wi-Fi functionality also allows users to wirelessly print images to any compatible printer.

Both cameras have a 3-inch Vari-Angle Touch Screen Clear View LCD monitor. This design enables flexible positioning for high or low framed shots, as well as clear viewing even when outdoors in the sunlight, says Canon.

Additionally, the cameras feature the latest version of Canon’s EOS scene analysis system, which helps photographers capture images in a wider range of situations by detecting near-infrared light and flickering light sources.

Also new to the entire EOS system, both models feature colour tone detection, which helps ensure individuals in photographs are properly focused and/or exposed by adjusting both autofocus and exposure metering.

The T6s and T6i feature EOS Movie mode which captures Full HD 1080p resolution video up to 30 fps in MP4 format. Manual exposure control, digital zoom and an external stereo microphone jack are provided in the T6s.

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The cameras offer creative filters available as presets for photos and movies. These filters can be displayed in real time during Live View shooting. Users can add in-camera Creative Filters such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome mode.

The T6s is the first EOS Rebel class DSLR to feature a top LCD panel, Quick Control Dial, Horizontal Level and built-in HDR movie capabilities. The new camera is also the first model in the EOS Rebel series to feature Servo AF in Live View, allowing continuous tracking of moving subjects during burst mode shooting sequences.

The Canon EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i are scheduled to be available at the end of April. The estimated retail price of the T6s is $929.99 (body only), and $1,279.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens. The EOS Rebel T6i has an estimated retail price of $849.99 (body only), $999.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55 STM lens, and $1,199.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens.