Canon EOS 1300D/EOS Rebel T6 Review : Shutterbugs, Here You Go
Entry level DSLRs are taking the market by storm because of their inherent simplicity to hold and handle. If you are keen to buy a DSLR to satisfy your passion for photography, Canon’s EOS 1300D is a smooth run worth your bucks. Popularly known as the EOS Rebel T6 in US, this camera is a more sophisticated version of its predecessor, the EOS 1200D with some added features. But the best thing about this camera is the ease to handle and the comfort of learning photography with it. The Digic 4+ processor coupled with 18MP APS-C sensor allows 3 shots per second of full HD quality. Its ISO sensitivity of 6400 is the same as that of its predecessor Canon EOS 1200D. A 30 fps full HD video with a video snapshot mode helps you to create long video sequences by combining short clips.
For the first time DSLR buyers, the evolved model of EOS 1200D is excellent in its own way. While the EOS Rebel T6 does not pose much difference to its predecessor in terms of design and aesthetics, there are some special features which are worth the extra bucks. It is lightweight and cozy to handle because of its 18MP APS-C sensor and Digic 4+ processor. Its easy to access features are really good for beginners with no knowledge of DSLRs whatsoever. You will find it very comfortable to hold given the fact that the buttons are placed ergonomically to provide maximum convenience. Moreover, it provides two lenses along with the kit, the standard EFS 18-55 mm and another EFS 55-250 mm thus enabling you to shoot minute details without grudging the limitations.
WiFi connectivity and NFC compatibility
The title of the post may leave you confused. Why the reference to social media addicts? How can they take advantage of a mere camera to satisfy their social media needs? Well, this mere camera has WiFi, Ta Da! This budget friendly DSLR comes with WiFi connectivity that helps you upload images on your social media network within minutes of capturing. Also, the EOS Rebel T6 is compatible with NFC devices enabling you to share images with your Android smartphone with just few taps. Isn’t it just great? You are getting a DSLR with smartphone features which means more high quality #instapics wherever you go.
Design and finish
You won’t like it much. It does not look so impressive with its plastic body and the first impression is not so great. But a camera, especially a DSLR should not be judged by its looks. For a budget-friendly entry level DSLR, the EOS Rebel T6 has more features than its predecessor Canon EOS 1200D, the WiFi connectivity being one among them.
Minute details can be captured with the 18MP APS-C sensor and it doesn’t cut down on quality even when cropped. No use of flash in low light conditions. You can take natural images with 100-6400 ISO sensitivity. Sometimes, flashes degrade the natural quality of images which is why the EOS Rebel T6 is a welcome change. You do not have to use flash every time when there is scarcity of light. The expandable ISO sensitivity will help you to take images with more clarity. On top of that, the Digic 4+ processor enhances color and contrast just the way you want it.
Video Snapshot feature
The Video Snapshot feature in the EOS Rebel T6 can help you to create HD movies by combining a series of short video clips into a long sequence. Background blurring and all other DSLR options are available to create enhanced memories.
Comparison with Canon EOS 1200D
Now that we know about all the main features of the EOS Rebel T6, let us take a look at what has changed from its predecessor Canon EOS 1200D.
Canon EOS 1200D used the Digic 4 version of image processor while Canon EOS 1300D or the EOS Rebel T6 uses the 4+ version of Digic image processor leading to a 60% increase in speed under low light conditions.
Both have a 7.5 cm TFT LCD monitor but the resolution for 1200D is 460k dots while 1300D has 920k dots leading to better clarity and detailed images.
Canon EOS 1200D does not provide any benefits of WiFi connectivity or NFC compatibility but the 1300D does. You can remotely control your camera, share and back up images using NFC compatible devices like Smartphones or tablets.
Both of them offer HD video resolution of 1080p up to 30 frames per second.
In many ways the EOS Rebel T6 is better than its predecessor. Be it image clarity, WiFi connectivity or NFC compatibility, the camera shouts out “Buy me” to all the photo freaks out there. Nowadays, we all take photos to upload them to our social media pages and the WiFi connectivity helps us to avoid the hazards of data cables and memory card transfers. Also, you can back up your photos instantly using NFC compatible devices so that if they are accidentally deleted from the memory, you do not have to feel devastated. What do you feel about the new entry level DSLR camera? Let us know in the comments section below. Have a beautiful day!