A fine dSLR for family photos
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[MUSIC] Well the latest entry in Canon's midrange consumer DSLR lineup doesn't inspire much excitement, that's really not the point of the T6I. It is what it is, a reliable option for people looking for a functional camera capable of handling pet photography, kid's soccer games, and vacation snapshots. I'm Lori Grunin for c|net and this is the Canon ES Rebel T6I, or for those of you who live outside the US, the 750D. The camera's articulated touchscreen is still a favorite of mine for shooting video. It's responsive and has an intelligent user interface, which includes the usual capabilities such as touch focus. That streamline live view shooting. The most welcome change is in the viewfinder, though. Canon has finally replaced the awful, tiny autofocus points with larger, more traditional autofocus areas. It makes the viewfinder operation much more comfortable. Also notable, the camera can now sustain a burst of more than 30 JPEGs at five frames per second. And I found the in-focus hit rate is good enough to typical kids and pets photographers. The company has deprecated its camera window and [UNKNOWN] remote apps in favor of the single Canon camera connect. Which lets you perform remote shooting with a reasonable set of manual controls. Or transfer photos to your mobile device. It has some notable deficits including no way to select all photos for transfer or deletion It can't shoot video. You can find the the T6I at about $750 for the basic 18 to 55 millimeter kit. It's a fine camera for the family photographer who's not terribly picky about photo quality. [MUSIC] And I think most people who buy it will be happy with it. For a more nuanced opinion, though, you'll have to read my review on CNet.

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