Hey, guys In this one we’re taking a look at this baby here. The Canon T6i. Is it worth it? Well After a year and half of rough, real world shooting. I think I can answer that question. Welcome back, Art here. Let me first start off by saying that this isn’t going to be a regular review or unboxing. What it is going to be is me sharing some of my real world practical experiences with the camera after a year and a half. Let’s go.
Let’s start with some quick specs. The t6i weighs in at 27.4 Oz. The native iso is 100-12,800 and is Expandable to 25,600 and has 19 point cross type auto focus and can shoot at 5 frames per second. It has a 24.2-megapixel, APS-C image sensor. It shoots 1920×1080 @ 23.98 & 29.97 and 1280×720 @ 59.94 video.
So with all that spec mumbo, jumbo out the way. What have those numbers really meant in my real world shooting. et’s see. The weight of 27.4 Oz makes it not to heavy to carry around all day, while also being just heavy enough to help stabilize both still shots and video. The iso range of 100 – 12,800 sounds good. However, because the t6i has a aps-c or cropped sensor.
I’ve personally found that the upper iso range of the t6i is dangerous territory for introducing noise into your images. I’ve had the iso as high as 1600, using a rokinon 16mm, T2.2 Cine lens, with a slower shutter speed on a shoot in a dimly lit bar. The footage came out ok, but I still had to de-noise it.
As for the auto-focus, Id say it’s ok and depends on the lens you’re using. I primary use the auto-focus feature when shooting videos for the channel with the 24mm stm lens. he burst rate for still shots is 5 frames per second. As you see it does a pretty good job of catching at least one or two good shots within those 5 shots.
But know this, if you’re shooting raw + jpeg or just large jpegs. It’s going to take a few seconds to buffer and process the images. So plan your shots a accordingly. As for video. I’m primarily shooting 1920×1080 @ 23.98 fps. B roll I’m shooting 1280×720 @ 59.94 and slowing down and scaling up in post. I don’t have any complaints.
I use my t6i a lot. I shoot music videos with it, documentaries, events, short films and of course youtube videos. On the stills side I shoot a lot of urban and street photography. The only real issue I have with the camera is that the monitor is really hard to see in bright sunlight. So you might want to invest in a viewfinder.
So, back to the question at hand. Is the Canon T6i worth it? Absolutely. The trick for me was to learn the camera inside and out. Learn the limits, and then push them a little and then dial it back. The canon T6i can take you a long way.
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