Canon has come out with a new entry-level DSLR dubbed the EOS 1300D in certain markets and the Rebel T6 in others. The camera is aimed towards beginners, equipped with decent specs and a few upgrades over its predecessor.
The Canon EOS 1300D or Rebel T6 appears to be a solid device overall, if a little too similar to its previous variant. New additions include Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, a welcome development for an increasingly connected ecosystem. Users can take advantage of the brand’s Camera Connect app to wirelessly transfer images and videos.
The tool also lets photographers remotely control the EOS 1300D, allowing them to change various details such as ISO, aperture and shutter speed at a distance. The company has also improved its 3-inch LCD display by granting it a 920k-dot resolution, a 50% increase over its predecessor. Moreover, it ships with the latest Digic 4+ processor.
Diving into its specs, the Canon shooter sports a 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor which is apparently 25 times bigger than the ones found on smartphones. It has an ISO range of 100 – 6400, expandable up to 12800 to facilitate low-light photography. A 9-point autofocus system takes care of reducing blur and keeping track of moving objects. Videos can be captured in 1080p at 24, 25 or 30fps.
Canon has also included a Scene Intelligent Mode that can supposedly scan a location and choose the most appropriate settings accordingly, a useful tool for beginners. Furthermore, the camera offers various customizable filters such as grainy black and white, miniature effect, soft focus, toy camera effect and fisheye.
The Canon EOS 1300D is priced at Rs 29995 for the EF-S 18-55 IS II kit lens and Rs 38995 for the EF-S 18-55mm IS II and EF-S 55-250mm IS II lenses. The Rebel T6 goes for $549.99 in the US bundled with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II standard zoom lens. Both are set to hit shelves in April this year.