DPReview has an opinion piece on Canon’s decision to run two very similar models of Rebels that differ in price by just 8%.  Read the article 

The gist of the article –

  • The lower end, T6i gives the big box retailers a cheaper camera to sell in large volume.
  • The T6s will sell better at the camera stores where employees will have an easier time explaining why the top LCD and other features make it worth spending more and thus make a better margin per camera

It is an interesting idea but I would love to see some numbers about these little camera shops and how much inventory they actually move compared to something like Amazon or B&H Photo. I suspect it is small. I know my local shop struggles to carry many Canon DSLRs as they force shp owners to buy larger amount of inventory than Nikon or Pentax.

I do agree that the T6s is a clear winner between these two and in my mind worth the extra money.  Beyond the top LCD you get manual movie mode, Digital zoom in movie mode,  Servo AF in live view and the eye sensor.  See my complete write up on the T6i and T6s for more information.

What are your thoughts? Any reason to go with the T6i? The difference is about the cost of the 50mm f/1.8 lens.

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Small retail mom and pop shops are going out of business. The only one in my town just did and we’re only left with the big box stores. I think this theory is a bust save for a few of the more well established specialty stores in urban areas with lots of traffic and repeat customers.

  2. What interests me is how long they’ll keep the 700D for. It’s the camera I’m contemplating as (in the UK anyway) it’s 1/2 the price of the 760D. So the jump is much greater for not much gain, especially as a first DSLR. Obviously I’d like the 760D with the new sensor, but for the budget it’s not worth the stretch when I can get the 700D and some lenses and other accessories.

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