Canon Intros DSLR Filmmaker's Kit with Rebel T6i and Rode Microphone

Earlier this year, we told you about a special Filmmaker's Kit from Nikon that bundled a D750 DSLR with a collection of prime lenses and a bunch of other video goodies to help shoot high-quality movies. Now Canon has gotten into the act with its Video Creator Kit, which is available for pre-order from B&H Photo.

Created with aspiring filmmakers in mind, the Video Creator Kit includes a Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR camera with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, a Rode VideoMic GO on-camera shotgun microphone, and a SanDisk 32GB class 10 UHS-I SDHC memory card—which are designed to help shoot crisp HD 1080p movies with clear audio.

The EOS Rebel T6i features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, that allows for full HD 1080p video recording in multiple frame rates (up to 30 fps) with manual exposure and audio level control. The processor/sensor combination enables full-resolution stills shooting (up to 5 fps), extended sensitivity (to ISO 25600), and quickened focusing speeds using a 19-point all cross-type AF system.

Canon's Hybrid CMOS AF III is designed to be a fast, intelligent focusing system that utilizes phase and contrast detection methods. For touch control over focusing, as well as intuitive handling of camera settings and menu navigation, a 3.0 inch 1.04m-dot vari-angle Clear View II touchscreen LCD is available in addition to the traditional optical pentamirror viewfinder. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC also enables instant sharing of images and allows remote control over the camera from linked mobile devices.

Included with the camera body is the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens—a versatile lens that encompasses a 28.8-88mm equivalent focal length range. The STM stepping motor helps achieve near-silent focusing when used in conjunction with the Movie Servo AF mode and the optical image stabilization system helps minimize the appearance of camera shake.

The Rode VideoMic GO On-Camera Shotgun Microphone features an integrated Rycote Lyre shock mount for better sound isolation during handheld recording. The mic's directional design utilizes a super-cardioid polar pattern to attenuate off-axis sound and provide a more natural audio quality well suited to working with subjects at a distance.

EOS Rebel T6i Features:

Continuous shooting rate of up to 5 fps

Creative filters during stills, video, and Live View shooting

Microphone jack for audio recording


VideoMic GO On-Camera Shotgun Microphone Features:

Reinforced ABS construction

Foam windshield

Integrated shoe mount with 3/8-inch thread

3.5mm TRS mini-jack audio output connection

The 32GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC memory card (Class 10) allows you to record full HD 1080p video. With enhanced data read speeds of up to 40MB/s this Ultra SDHC memory card is designed to suit the needs of compact and mid-range point and shoot cameras.

You can also save/store a variety of files such as music, movies, documents and more. The writable label on the card allows you to write down what is saved to the card while the built-in write protect switch helps to prevent accidental data loss. This card is waterproof, temperature, x-ray, magnet and shockproof.

The Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera With 18-55mm Video Creator Kit is available for pre-order; the suggested retail price is $999.99.

More info on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DLSR camera with 18-55mm Video Creator Kit here.

There are two other versions of the kit, one with a Canon 70D and one with a Canon T5i.

(Via Photo Rumors)