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Canon's Latest Consumer DSLR Cameras: High-End Features at Sub-$1K Price

The just-announced T6s and T6i from Canon make the biggest changes to the company's flagship consumer DSLRs in years.

Ever since the Canon's excellent consumer-level T2i DSLR came out in 2010, its successors have only added minor features — but the just-announced T6s and T6i make the biggest changes in years. Canon has at last updated the sensor on its flagship DSLR from 16 to 24 megapixels, and the T6s is equipped with a pair of features previously only seen on higher-end models. On the top of the camera can now be found an LCD status screen with all kinds of useful info on it, and the back has a spinning control dial instead of a directional pad. Any shooter who has longed for these luxuries but never had the budget should be thrilled at their inclusion on a sub-$1,000 camera body.

The control dial and top LCD are normally only found on more expensive cameras.Canon

If, on the other hand, you prefer the simpler control layout of previous T-series cameras, the T6i gives you the improved guts without the other changes. That includes the better sensor, improved autofocus, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. This more traditional body will cost you $750, and the new and improved T6s can be had for $100 more. They both should ship in April.



—Devin Coldewey