Canon EOS 760D Review – With the same core components as the Canon EOS 750D, the Canon EOS 760D is aimed at budding enthusiasts. One of twin updates to the EOS 700D, the EOS 760D is the first triple-digit EOS model to have a top-plate LCD and a control dial on the rear, providing a shooting experience more akin to its enthusiast models.
Like the EOS 750D, it employs a 24.2MP CMOS sensor and the 19-point system from the EOS 70D, with each point of the cross type for enhanced sensitivity. The inclusion of Wi-Fi, a new 7,560-pixel metering sensor and the latest Hybrid CMOS AF III to provide autofocus in both live view and video recording, also sweeten the deal.
The combination of aluminium-alloy chassis and polycarbonate-resin body give a reassuringly solid feel. Despite some of the menu’s controls being on the small side, the articulated touchscreen is responsive when pressed, while the STM technology employed in certain lenses lives up to its promise of fast and near-silent operation.
The metering system can generally be relied upon, only requiring occasional intervention to prevent highlight details from being clipped, although dynamic range is slightly more restricted than those in rival cameras. The use of an anti-aliasing filter also means the camera falls a little behind filterless models such as the Nikon D5500 and Pentax K-S2 with its recording of fine details.
Noise, however, is well controlled up to ISO 800 and, with a little manual noise reduction of raw files, images are still usable past this point. For aspiring enthusiasts, the EOS 760D ticks all the right boxes and is a very capable DSLR.
Canon EOS 760D Specifications
- 24.2-million-pixel, APS-C CMOS sensor
- Canon EF lens mount
- 19-point AF system
- DIGIC 6 image processor
- ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to ISO 25,600)
- 5fps continuous shooting
- Price £650 (body only)