Key Features 0f the Canon 1300D / Rebel T6
The 1300D / Rebel T6 is a great all-round camera and a perfect DSLR for learning the basics of photography through to some of the finer points of image making. Let’s not get too fascinated by the specs, but keep them in mind to help us realize how powerful this small machine really is.
18 MP (APS-C) CMOS sensor: The Canon 1300D has an APS-C CMOS sensor and it gives great quality images, as would be expected from a Canon. It gives and effective 1.6X field of view (this means that, for example, a 50mm lens would have an effective focal length of 80mm). The 18 MP (megapixel) image files will provide a 51MB (megabyte) photograph which is more than enough for nearly every photographic need. The resulting pictures can be reasonably cropped or blown up without significant loss of quality.
DIGIC 4+ processor: This is the engine. Canon’s powerful image processor provides high-speed operation, very clear images with excellent color reproduction, and enhanced movie recording. It s estimated to be 60% faster than the DIGIC4 and the increased processor speed reduces the amount of noise in images, especially in low light.
3 fps continuous shooting: Three frames-per- second doesn’t make this the hottest sports camera, but is perfectly good for a competent action photographer. The faster processor does mean that you can shoot continuous without buffering until the card is full if required with hardly any shutter lag.
High ISO (100-6400, extendable to 12800 equivalent): With such a wide range, the processor really does help to shoot good images in low light. This means detailed and natural-looking pictures and movies can be captured discreetly, with ease. However, most photographers won’t want to go beyond 3200.
High-resolution LCD monitor: The resolution for the 1300D has been significantly increased, offering a 7.5 cm (3.0-in.) 920k-dot monitor, with wide-viewing angle and adjustable brightness settings. The screen is used to navigate the tabs, which allow you to change many of the settings for the camera, and also lets you see the details in your photos and movies. This is where the quality of the resolution really makes a difference, making it very useful for composing your shot. There is also a function to enlarge the image, to check focus.
9-point AF system: The 9 focus points give the 1300D a solid autofocus performance, in a diamond pattern in the centre of the frame. The system uses both normal and high-precision focus, depending on the aperture and available light, so your images contain crisp and clear detail. An AI Servo AF system achieves and maintains consistent focus with solid reliability, allowing some tracking focus and multi-focusing.
Builtin WiFI: This is a great feature that allows you to send your images to social networking sites or send shots to family and friends immediately. There is a useful Canon App which will allow you to browse and post images and videos to social media sites. The WiFi connectivity also allows easy remote shooting, which is particularly useful for landscape or night-time shooting. The builtin NFC (Near Field Communication) helps provide a good connection to numerous compatible Android devices to transfer images and videos. Wireless capabilities also allow users to use their compatible smart devices* to remotely control the camera, which is useful for self-portraits and group shots or shooting from a distance as long as the camera is in wireless range. Some of the 1300D’s options are available remotely – AF frame modes (single-point/face detection); shoot in continuous shooting mode; and utilize the AF button.
Creative Options: The Modes in Basic+ allow you to change the scene type or ambience of a given shot simply by using the control screen. There are 9 choices offering different exposures and B/W. The EOS 1300D is loaded with features to help you take more interesting pictures and videos. It is all operated on the quick control screen. Food mode allows you to take picture which emphasize bright colors to make your food shots appear more appetizing. The camera also has brief shooting guides, so that the new photographer does not get lost in the settings.
Creative filters: The 1300D offers 5 different creative filters for still images: Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fisheye, Miniature Effect and Toy camera. They can be pretty cool to use and are useful if you want to edit in camera before uploading to the web.
Auto White Balance: The 1300D has two automatic white balance settings: white balance to ambience priority, which tries to maintain the color tones, or white priority, which reduces them to ensure neutral white lighting. You can also change the white balance to specific settings depending on the color cast of the environment or save selected settings. They can be quite effective and the custom setting, where you set your own custom white balance, can be very useful.
Scene Intelligent Auto Mode: Perfect for the beginner, this mode analyzes the scene and chooses the best exposure and enhancements to produce the best shot. It uses various settings – picture style, auto white balance and automatic exposure, to ensure that the picture you are taking is as good as it can be. There is also a version of this for movie mode.
High performance viewfinder: The Optical Viewfinder on the EOS Rebel T6 camera lets you quickly line up and capture a photo in nearly any situation. It helps you accurately see what the lens sees even in bright sunlight, so you can be sure you’re taking the picture you want.
Compatible with ef and ef-s canon lenses: The EOS Rebel T6 camera is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup. Unlocking a new world of possibilities, these lenses range from ultra-wide angle for grand, scenic landscapes, to super telephoto which can help you capture sports, wildlife and more from afar. Each Canon lens employs advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to help deliver phenomenal performance in virtually all facets of the photographic process. Numerous lenses feature Canon’s sophisticated Optical Image Stabilizer technology to minimize the effect of camera shake. Through Canon lenses, photographers can truly maximize the quality and liberating performance of the EOS Rebel T6.