Canon's EOS Rebel T6 DSLR is geared toward beginners

The entry-level camera arrives in April for $550.

Only a few weeks after the announcement of its EOS 80D and G7 X Mark II, Canon's now launching the EOS Rebel T6, a successor to the T5. This new camera (known as the EOS 1300D in Europe) joins the company's current (and popular) line of entry-level and mid-tier DSLRs, like the T6s and T6i. The Rebel T6's spec sheet is a moderate one: 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, Digic 4+ image processor, a high ISO of 12,800 and 3-fps continuous shooting. Video-wise, you can record 1080p videos at 24, 25 and 30 fps, or 720p at 50 and 60 fps.

Like many of Canon's latest shooters, you'll also find NFC and WiFi on the T6, which lets you share media wirelessly to the EOS Remote app for iOS and Android, as well as compatible Pixma printers. The fixed 3-inch LCD on the back sports a decent 920k-dot resolution, but nowadays every screen should have at least 1 million dots. As you might expect, the T5 successor feels similar to other EOS Rebel DSLRs, with a bulky, yet lightweight, body. These models are typically durable, so you don't have to worry about being too careful with it.

While there aren't any mind-blowing specifications here, the T6 will still likely appeal to many beginner photographers and videographers. If you're interested in it, it'll hit stores next month for $550/£370, in a bundle that includes an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens.