Like the EOS Rebel T-something-i models before it, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D delivers professional grade image quality in a compact, lightweight, feature-filled, easy-to-use body that carries a very affordable price tag. These are the qualities that have anchored the flagship Canon Rebel model in the top-selling DSLRs category for years and this design approach has been continued with the Rebel T6i. Though the T6i is the upgrade to the prior flagship Rebel model, the T5i, a new flaship Rebel model that slots above the T6i has been simultaneously introduced. Nearly identical to the T6i is the Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D. While the T6s has a higher price tag, it has a superset of the features found on the T6i. I'll share my preferences along with the model differences in the Rebel T6s Review.
Note that, with these two cameras being nearly identical, I chose to complete this review using the Rebel T6s model. Essentially, in areas where the two cameras differ in their handling/layout, the T6i is nearly identical to the T5i/T4i design that I am very familar with. The two cameras are similar enough to not warrant complete separate reviews and I felt that it was more important to learn the updated T6s design.
At review time, the Canon EOS Rebel line (***D and ****D) is the most popular DSLR camera line on the market and, at T6i announcement time, 3 Rebel models were included in the top 4 overall bestselling DSLR cameras list. [per Canon USA] As usual with a new Rebel model introduction, the former Rebel models remain in the EOS lineup with the T5i becoming the mid-level model and the best-selling T5 remains the entry level option.
While the new-at-the-time EF-S 18-55mm STM Kit Lens was arguably the biggest upgrade that came with the T5i, the T6i's upgrade package is far more significant.