Canon EOS Rebel T6 18-55mm DSLR Kit

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Meh writer @skemmehs here. Most days I have no personal interest in the product I’m trying to convince you to buy. Today, however, I’m contemplating whether or not to purchase this Canon DSLR camera. So we’re in the same boat.

My old DSLR went kaput a few months back and I’m pretty enticed by this deal — it’s well reviewed on Amazon and cheaper here than any other (reputable) store. I have a few trips planned in the next few months, and have 3 options for how to document them, as I see it:

  1. Don’t buy this camera and instead rely on my phone’s camera
  2. Buy it and use it for situations when my phone’s camera won’t cut it
  3. Don’t buy it and instead steal pictures from the internet and pretend I took them

Each option has its plusses and minuses that must be carefully considered.

Obviously Option 1 would save me a few hundred dollars, which I could spend on other experiences on my travels. For instance, I could rent a kayak, or pay for medical bills incurred from kayak-related injuries. That could be fun! Also, relying on my iPhone camera could result in some decent-but-imperfect photographic memories. Last year, for instance, I spotted a grizzly bear in Glacier National Park from a distance that was safe for me but not conducive to compelling phone photography. Since I wasn’t carrying DSLR, the documentation of this event amounts to a vague brown dot in a sea of green.

Option 2 would resolve this problem, so long as I carry my DSLR with me to all the places I might want it. That’s the catch. I decided to forego it on my Glacier hike for weight concerns, which meant I missed out on the wildlife photography opportunity of my lifetime. As the saying goes: If a bear ambles in front of you in the woods but nobody is there with a DSLR, does it make for a good pic?

I’ll be honest — Option 3 is pretty compelling. Sure, there is the moral drawback of dishonesty and theft that I will carry with me like an enormous weight through the rest of my life. But I could get some pretty killer photos. For instance, you wanna see a photo of my Glacier hike? Check it out:

You could get photos like this, too, with a Canon DSLR and years of training and practice. Or with a little moral depravity.

Features

  • The well-reviewed, current-generation, non-refurb Canon Rebel (we don’t know how they ended up on Meh, either)
  • 18-55mm lens included, making it a “kit”
  • DIGIC 4+ sensor, 920K-dot LCD screen, 1080p video, ISO 100-6400 light range, and more settings than a Japanese toilet
  • 1 year Canon warranty included, because a warranty from Nikon would be weird
  • Model: 1159C003 (When you’re a company as big as Canon you can afford professional model number copywriters who don’t mince around with hyphens, cute acronyms, etc.)

Specifications

Specs

  • Model: 1159C003
  • Condition: New
  • Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash
  • Recording media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi
  • Image format: Approx. 22.3mm x 14.9mm
  • Compatible lenses: Canon EF Lenses (including EF-S, excluding EF-M)
  • LCD monitor size: 3" (4:3 ratio)
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800)
  • Image sensor:
    • Type: CMOS
    • Effective pixels: Approx. 18.00 megapixels
    • Total pixels: Approx. 18.70 megapixels
    • Aspect ratio: 3:2
    • Color filter system: RGB primary color filters
    • Low pass filer: Fixed position in front of image sensor
    • Dust deletion feature
  • Picture modes: Auto, standard, portrait, landscape, neutral, faithful, monochrome, user defined 1-3
  • Auto white balance with image sensor
  • Focusing modes: 9-point autofocus, manual focus
  • Shutter speeds:
    • 1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb (Total shutter speed range)
    • X-sync at 1/200 sec.
    • Settable in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
  • Self-timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. Delay
  • Built-in flash: Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror
  • Continuous shooting speed: Max approx. 3.0 fps
  • Video file format: MOV, MPEG4 AVC/H.264
  • LCD pixels: Approx. 920,000 dots
  • Interface: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), HDMI type C
  • Battery: Battery Pack LP-E10 x 1

File sizes:

Photo:

Mode Approx. megapixels Dimensions
Large: 17.90 Megapixels 5184 x 3456
Medium: 8.00 Megapixels 3456 x 2304
Small 1: 4.50 Megapixels 2592 x 1728
Small 2: 2.50 Megapixels 1920 x 1280
Small 3: 0.35 Megapixels 720 x 480
RAW: 17.90 Megapixels 5184 x 3456

Video:

Video mode Size FPS Size
Full HD 1920 x 1080 30 fps (29.97 fps) / 24 fps (23.98 fps) 340 MB/min.
HD 1280 x 720 60 fps (59.94 fps) 340 MB/min.
SD 640 x 480 30 fps (29.97 fps) 90 MB/min.

Full camera manufacturer specs PDF
Lens manufacturer specs
User manual PDF

What’s in the Box?

1x EOS Rebel T6 Camera
1x EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
1x Battery pack
1x Battery charger
1x Strap
1x Interface cable

Pictures

Camera
Top
Left side
Right side
Backside
Screen
Lens

Price Comparison

$549 List, $449 at Amazon

Warranty

1 Year Canon

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