Canon's other new pairing is the EOS 750D and 760D, two distinctly different cameras representing brand new spots in the EOS lineup. We take a hands-on first look
Canon EOS 750D Review and EOS 760D Review – First Impressions
Canon EOS 750D and 760D at a glance:
• New 24.2MP APS-C sensor
• Powered by Canon DIGIC 6 processor
• Native ISO range of 100-12,800
• Vari-angle LCD touchscreen
• Full HD movie recording
• Wi-fi connectivity
If you thought that perhaps two new 5D cameras would be enough for one day then clearly you don’t work at Canon. Not content to rest on its laurels, Canon’s mega announcement continues with another set of non-identical twins, the EOS 750D and 760D. While the two cameras are broadly very similar, they do feature a few subtle but distinct differences that mark them out as being aimed at different kinds of photographer.
Representing completely new additions to the EOS range (rather than replacements for the 700D, which they categorically are not), these new cameras both come packing a newly developed 24.2MP APS-C-sized sensor. They’re also equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor, which should ensure they both run at a healthy clip, and a native ISO sensitivity range of 100-12,800.
Both cameras take the phase detection autofocus system from the EOS 70D, featuring 19 cross-type points. They do not, however, utilize that camera’s on-sensor Dual Pixel CMOS AF, instead making use of the new Hybrid CMOS AF III system that also features on another of today’s arrivals, the EOS M3.
The 750D and 760D share plenty of other features too: both cameras come with optical viewfinders, 3-inch vari-angle LCD screens, and Wi-fi and NFC compatibility. It’s possible to control both cameras remotely with smart devices, making use of the Canon camera app.
So much for similarities, but there is more than a low-pass filter’s worth of differences between these two cameras. The 760D is the more advanced of the two, with its mode selection dial shunted to the left to make room for an LCD panel on the top – a feature you’d only expect to see on a more advanced SLR targeted at enthusiasts.
In terms of rear controls, the two cameras diverge further. The EOS 750D sticks to buttons only, with direct access to exposure settings, live view control, white balance, drive mode, autofocus, picture styles and a button to toggle a quick menu. The 760D, however, provides a four-way control dial for making settings adjustments during manual shooting, which can be locked using a sliding lock on the bottom right to prevent accidental knocking. The 760D also overlays shooting information in its viewfinder.
The differences between the Canon EOS 750D and 760D are neither radical nor especially noticeable at first glance, but they are significant. The 750D is a simple camera – it’s well laid out, it’s non-threatening and it’ll quickly produce great images. It’s an excellent way to ease the beginner into the world of using DSLRs.
The 760D is not much different, but every little change – a top LCD, shooting information in the viewfinder, an additional control wheel – indicates it is aimed at photographers who are surer of what they want. The most telling indicator of this though is the fact that it is only being sold body-only. Clearly it isn’t designed for EOS newcomers in the same way that the 750D is. It will no doubt suit enthusiasts who are already invested in the EOS system, possibly photographers looking to make a move up from their first DSLR.