Canon has officially unveiled the recently-rumored EOS 1200D replacement in the body of the EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 with minor improvements over its predecessor.
A DSLR that has been making the rounds since last week is the Canon 1300D. The specifications of this camera have showed up online along with some of its photos, but the wait is over, as the product is now official.
The Japan-based company has revealed the EOS-series 1300D DSLR, an entry-level shooter that will be called Rebel T6 in the US. It is here to replace the EOS 1200D, albeit it cannot be considered a major evolution of its forerunner.
Canon unveils EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 to replace EOS 1200D / Rebel T5
There are plenty of similarities between the new Canon 1300D and the older 1200D. The two have the same 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor and an ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 6400, which can be extended up to 12800 using built-in settings.
The new camera is capable of recording full HD videos which can be framed via the 3-inch LCD screen with a 920,000-dot resolution. Moreover, the autofocus system features nine points that are said to deliver accurate focusing.
Beside the display on the back, an optical viewfinder is there and it is also said to help with fast, quiet focusing. The image processor has been improved slightly and it consists of a DIGIC 4+ version with a 3fps continuous shooting mode.
Shutter speeds between 30 seconds and 1/4000th of a second will sit at users’ disposal. This DSLR also features a built-in flash and an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot.
Canon 1300D comes packed with WiFi, NFC, and Food Mode
The new stuff added to the Canon 1300D includes built-in WiFi and NFC technologies. Photographers will be able to connect their camera to a smartphone or tablet in order to transfer files and then quickly share them on social networking websites.
Owners will be able to remotely control the camera via WiFi, too. Users can set the exposure settings and then fire the shutter, thus reducing the need for an external controller.
Another new addition consists of a white balance mode called white priority. It will offer neutral colors in scenes that are illuminated by incandescent lighting. Furthermore, there is a Food option on the mode dial.
This mode will bring out the colors of the food and will brighten up your meal, making it ready to be shared on social networks. Canon says that this feature has been designed for foodies and bloggers with a passion for food photography.
EOS 1300D coming in April with a kit lens
Canon has confirmed that the new EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 will be compatible with all EF-mount and EF-S-mount lenses. The camera measures about 129 x 101 x 78mm or 5.08 x 3.98 x 3.07 inches, therefore it is roughly the same size as its predecessor.
The DSLR will offer a 500-shot battery life on a single charge. It weighs about 485 grams or 1.07 lbs including the battery. USB 2.0 and mini-HDMI ports are also available, while microphone and headphone ones are not.
The Canon 1300D camera will become available along with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II kit lens for a price of $549.99 this April.