Canon 760D dig­i­tal SLR

Ready to step up to a DSLR cam­era?

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Take su­perb qual­ity photos

£649 (body only), £953 (with 18-135mm lens) Man­u­fac­turer Canon,

Fea­tures 24.2MP, Digic 6 pro­ces­sor, 1080p video record­ing at 30fps, Wi-Fi and NFC

The 760D is a new ad­di­tion to Canon’s be­gin­ner-level DSLR range. It uses Canon’s new APS-C for­mat CMOS im­age sen­sor, with an ef­fec­tive pixel count of 24.2 mil­lion – which is a no­table boost from the Rebel 700D’s 18 megapix­els. You also get the Digic 6 pro­cess­ing en­gine and a phase-de­tec­tion aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem with 19 cross-type points for use when fo­cussing im­ages in the viewfinder – all ex­tremely ca­pa­ble.

It has a chas­sis that is con­structed from alu­minum al­loy and poly­car­bon­ate resin, which feels durable for an en­try-level model. On the rear, you’ll find a touch­screen dis­play in the same as­pect ra­tio as the im­age sen­sor – for view­ing im­ages un­cropped – as well as a viewfinder, but the 760D of­fers a third screen, too. A small monochrome LCD on the top plate shows use­ful in­for­ma­tion such as the sen­si­tiv­ity, bat­tery level, ex­po­sure level, shut­ter speed and aper­ture. It’s use­ful to see the cam­era set­tings from above.

Another new ad­di­tion over the Rebel 700D is a dial around the nav­i­ga­tion but­tons, al­low­ing quick ad­just­ments to ex­po­sure. It feels a lit­tle light­weight com­pared to the larger dial found on the back of the likes of the 5D Mark III, and doesn’t sit nat­u­rally un­der the thumb, but it is faster than press­ing but­tons.

Cru­cially, the 760D takes ex­cel­lent photos. The level of de­tail in im­ages is a huge leap up from the 700D, and the level of noise is about the same, or slightly bet­ter, through­out the sen­si­tiv­ity range (which is ISO 10012800 na­tively for stills). That’s de­spite the six mil­lion in­crease in pixel count. An­gela Ni­chol­son

Su­perb im­ages, ease of use, a de­cent sen­sor and sec­ondary LCD make this a very good buy. The 760D pro­duces su­perb qual­ity im­ages that match some of Canon’s much more ex­pen­sive cam­eras.

Fan­tas­tic pic­ture de­tail

Use­ful ex­tra LCD

Great value

Fast dial con­trol

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