Canon 760D digital SLR
Ready to step up to a DSLR camera?
Take superb quality photos
£649 (body only), £953 (with 18-135mm lens) Manufacturer Canon, canon.com
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
Fast dial control