Canon T6i Costco Review

The Costco Cannon T6i is a fantastic DSLR camera which is capable of delivering a superb finished product.


It is one of the most comprehensive offerings on the market and represents a fabulous purchase.

This is especially true for up and coming photographers keen to make their entry into the DSLR market.

With its expandable image quality up to ISO 25600, the T6i has made huge strides on its previous model, turning it into a must-own item for every prospective shooter.

The Review

Canon t6i


  • Effective pixels: 24.2 MP
  • Type: Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash
  • Compatible lenses: Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
  • Lens mount: Canon EF mount
  • Image sensor : CMOS
  • Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
  • 3.0-in., TFT touch color LCD monitor (1,040,000 dots)
  • Full HD video: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps/25 fps/24 fps):216 MB/min
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100-12800
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 to 30 sec.
  • DiG!C 6+ Image Processor
  • Smart AUTO
  • Intelligent IS system
  • Storage media: SD / SDHC / SDXC (* Compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards and Eye-Fi cards.)
  • Battery pack LP-E8
  • Dimensions: (W x H x D) 13.19 cm x 10.09 cm x 7.78 cm (5.2 in. x 3.98 in. x 3.07 in.)
  • Weight: Approx. 520g (18.35 Oz) Body Only

Features and Benefits

One of the key advances we have seen in the T6i model is the step up to a 24Megapixels. This represents a steady increase from the 18MP of its predecessor. The sensitivity range of the CMOS sensor remains the same, from ISO 12,800 expandable up to ISO 25,600 in low lighting conditions. This allows for the capturing of even more superb quality images than in previous models, in a variety of lighting conditions. For an entry-level DSLR, this is a very high picture quality.  

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The addition of both Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) features onto this model, really helps advance the technological capability of the T6i. These newly incorporated features allow excellent connectivity from the camera to all types of mobile devices. Cannon have recognized this as a vital element for current users. With the ability to instantly share captured images and video to mobile devices for editing and upload, the users convenience is greatly enhanced along with the media profile of the T6i itself. The addition of NFC in particular provides a really unique benefit in that you can now instantly transfer images between two cameras by touching the NFC logos together.

1080p video capture is a feature which further transforms the T6i into an all-round media device. Suddenly, you can capture and share movie quality video as well as images.  This can all be viewed and managed through the 3 inch, high definition, vari-angle touch screen. This gives the user total autonomy over the video and images being captured, convenience for viewing the real time angles and the ability to tweak and improve the images in real-time.

The T6i brings together such a wide variety of features seamlessly, in that respect, it is an innovative model among entry-level DSLR cameras. This wealth of features allows the user to experience quality which would usually be reserved for a much more exclusive category.

Pros and Cons

  • The 24 Megapixel and the hybrid CMOS sensor system featuring facial detection and live tracking in such a higher quality than previous models represents a huge benefit for the T6i.

  • The 3 inch touch screen allows for excellent user control. Here you can easily view and edit your images like never before in a 3:2 aspect ratio. Additionally, the vari-angle function of the screen allows for excellent maneuverability on the shot, helping you to capture the best images in any situation.

  • The introduction of Wi-Fi and NFC technology brings the T6i onto another lever of user friendliness. The ability to instantly share to your other smart devices and other NFC enabled cameras and devices with just one-touch, is something to behold.

  • Although the detail resolution is quite spectacular, in terms of some of the other latest DSLRs to market, such as the D5600, the T6i does not quite perform to the same levels. Despite this, it still represents one of the finest entry level DSLRs on the market today.

  • FAQS

    Why do I need a DSLR Camera?

    The major prevailing reason why you should want to purchase a DSLR camera is that of picture quality. Firstly, a DSLR camera often has much superior resolution, depth and color quality, among other attributes. This will ultimately result I a richer, better quality photo than you would achieve with a comparable point and shoot camera.

    DSLRs provide the user with many more options when I comes to accessories, this is especially the case with lenses. With a DSLR, you can alter the type of lens you are using to fit a specific purpose such as low lighting situations. This change can dramatically enhance picture quality versus that of a point and shoot.

    Why should I choose the T6i ahead of others?

    The T6i is an excellent entry level choice to the market. It is feature laden, without being overly complex to use. This enhanced usability make it a great introductory selection in the DSLR market. The addition of enhanced connectivity features like Wi-Fi and NFC also serve to improve the overall user experience. This is technology which many other competing models are slow to implement whilst the T6i has done so with maximum effectiveness.

    Which Lenses work best with this model?

    There are a wide variety of lenses that you can choose from and this choice will vary depending on what you are planning to shoot. Recommended by the manufacturer however, are a number of the following choices:

    Standard Portrait: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

    Upgraded Portrait: Cannon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

    Landscape: Cannon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

    Standard Wildlife: Cannon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

    Upgraded Wildlife: Cannon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM

    These lenses are recommended by the company and although there are endless other choices of lens which you can avail of, you should ensure to check compatibility of the lens prior to purchase.