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Introduction

The Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i, as it’s branded Stateside) succeeds the EOS 700D/Rebel T5i introduced in 2013. It features a new 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to ISO 25600), as well as 5fps continuous shooting.

Canon has also implemented its DIGIC 6 image processor which supersedes the DIGIC 5 unit found in the 700D, and the new model also receives an upgraded 19-point autofocus system pulled from the EOS 70D. The 750D’s exposure metering system is new, too, as is the inclusion of Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC pairing.

Externally the 750D is almost identical to its predecessor, featuring a 3-inch 1040k-dot LCD display that’s both touch-sensitive and able to articulate. The camera’s physical control layout is also very similar to the 700D. However, if you like the look of the top-panel LCD display and rear control wheel on the EOS 70D, the new 760D introduced alongside the 750D includes these features, but in every other respect is identical to the 750D.

Expect to pay around £600/$750 for a 750D body, or £690/$850 for an 18-55mm lens kit.

Ease of Use

On first handling the Canon EOS 750D you’ll be hard-pressed to tell it from the old 700D. Both cameras share a near-identical case design and control layout, and their size and weight are also closely matched. The 750D is marginally narrower at 131.9mm and slightly shallower at 77.8mm, though its 100.7mm height is all of 0.9mm more than the 700D. Despite these similarities, Canon has managed to bring the ready-to-shoot weight of the 750D body down to 555g – 25g lighter than the 700D and 10g lighter than the 760D.

Build quality is as high as you’d expect at this price point. The chassis structure is all-plastic rather than magnesium alloy, but it feels very solid with no flex or squeaks. Rubberised panels on both sides and on the rear thumb rest give great grip, but there’s no weather sealing, so you’d be wise to take care in dusty or wet environments. Weather sealing is a feature most manufacturers reserve for their enthusiast-level DSLRs, so you’ll need to step up to a 70D or 7D Mark II to get this protection.

Differences between the EOS 750D and 760D are subtle, but one of the most noticeable is the 750D’s lack of a secondary top-panel settings display. These are somewhat of a legacy from the days of film cameras, but are still useful for clearly displaying current shooting settings whilst using minimal battery power. The 750D’s top panel instead uses a similar control layout to the 700D and rival Nikon D5500, with the mode dial situated next to your right hand.

The mode dial options are typical of an entry-level DSLR, including the standard Program Auto, Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av) and full Manual control. Canon groups these four modes into what it terms the ‘Creative Zone’, separating them from options like scene mode pre-sets. There isn’t a bewildering selection of these pre-sets though, as Canon has pared the available options down to Kids, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene and HDR Backlight Control. The latter is particularly useful, capturing three consecutive shots of the same scene to significantly broaden the camera’s dynamic range for more realistic images in high-contrast environments.

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Front of the Canon EOS 750D

Further round the mode dial are four separate modes for use when shooting Sports, Close-up, Landscape and Portrait images. Each mode prioritises appropriate shooting settings to flatter your subject, such as using a wide aperture and subdued colour tones to enhance portrait shots. Once you’re familiar with the concept of things like aperture and how it impacts your photos, these tricks can easily be replicated manually, but having dedicated automatic pre-sets is still useful if you’re making the leap to a DSLR from a point-and-shoot or bridge camera.

The same also goes for the Creative Auto shooting mode which groups background blurring options, ambience-enhancing colour tone settings, drive mode and flash controls into one mode dial setting. The two remaining mode dial options are the fully automatic Scene Intelligent Auto mode, plus a very useful Flash Off mode. With the 750D in Auto mode, the flash is free to pop and fire if the camera detects a low light environment, which can quickly get you thrown out of a museum or gallery. Switch to the Flash Off mode and the camera stays fully automatic, but simply stops the flash from firing. You could achieve the same result by switching to Program Auto mode, but then you’d also have to ensure things like white balance and ISO sensitivity are set correctly.

Also on the top panel of the Canon EOS 750D is a single control wheel for adjusting settings like aperture and shutter speed when in aperture or shutter priority modes. In full Manual mode the dial operates shutter speed, but by pressing and holding the exposure compensation button on the rear panel, the control wheel will adjust aperture instead. One advantage with the 760D is that it gets a rotating click ring around the D-pad, allowing you to simultaneously adjust aperture and shutter speed.

Back to the 750D’s top panel and we find two new buttons that weren’t present on the 700D. On both cameras there’s an ISO button between the mode dial and control wheel (a button Nikon refuses to include on rival D5x00-series cameras), but the 750D flanks it with a button for turning the LCD display on and off, as well as an autofocus point selection button. The latter is great when you need to switch quickly from normal autofocus to configurable zone or single point modes. It’s also worth noting that the 750D’s autofocus system itself is a significant upgrade over that used by the 700D, upping AF points from nine to nineteen. That may still seem rather stingy compared to the 39-point AF system in the Nikon D5500, but where this only features nine of the more sensitive cross-type focus points, all nineteen of the 750D’s AF points are cross-type.

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Rear of the Canon EOS 750D

Moving to the rear panel controls on the Canon EOS 750D and its very much business as usual if you’re already familiar with the 700D’s layout. Between the sizable and ergonomic rear thumb grip and the viewfinder is the live view button, and on the other side of the thumb grip are the zoom controls for image playback. Further down the camera but still within convenient thumb reach is the exposure compensation button which works in conjunction with the top panel control wheel, and directly beneath it is the Quick Control button. This displays a menu screen containing key shooting settings available for adjustment in the current shooting mode. The menu layout is the same as the current setting read-out visible during shooting, so there’s never any doubt as to where you need to look for the setting you want to adjust. What’s more, each shooting parameter on the Quick Control menu is large enough to be accessed by touch.

Yes, like its 700D predecessor, the 750D’s 3-inch, 1040k-dot LCD screen is touch-sensitive. Canon’s implementation of the technology is subtle, so much so that if you’re coming from a traditional DSLR, you need never use the touch controls and the 750D will function just as you’d expect using the normal D-pad directional controls and SET button on the rear panel. However, once you try selecting different shooting options on the Quick Control menu and adjusting them via the touch screen, it doesn’t take long to appreciate the ease of such direct control. Switch to live view and the ability to touch the screen to select a focus point is also very handy. Swiping through shots and pinch-zooming during playback is also great, and though zooming isn’t quite as slick as on a high-end smartphone, it’s certainly more convenient than using the 750D’s physical zoom buttons.

In addition to the Canon EOS 750D’s screen being touch-sensitive, it’s also a flip-out unit that’ll face forward to help with snapping selfies, plus it’ll rotate through 270 degrees for high and low angle shooting. But even without these extra tricks, the 750D’s display is a pleasure to use. Its high 1040k-dot resolution makes it easy to check for accurate focus, and image reviewing is further helped by superb colour and contrast accuracy. The display’s viewing angles are also extremely wide, so you can comfortably compose a shot using live view whilst holding the camera well above or below head height.

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Top of the Canon EOS 750D

The 750D’s viewfinder is almost identical to that used by the 700D, though magnification has reduced from 0.85x to 0.82x. Viewfinder coverage is unchanged, showing 95% of the image frame. Although this is a match for the Nikon D5500, the Pentax K-S2’s viewfinder boasts 100% frame coverage, making it easier to accurately compose your photos.

Whilst the Canon EOS 750D’s screen and viewfinder may be virtually unchanged from the 700D, the new camera boasts far better connectivity thanks to built-in Wi-Fi with NFC pairing. First impressions of this feature aren’t great, however, as the camera lacks a physical button to directly activate its Wi-Fi access point. Instead you’ll have to navigate the 750D’s main menu to activate Wi-Fi, and here you can also choose whether you want to transfer images between cameras, connect to a smartphone, print from a Wi-Fi printer, upload to a web service or view images on a DLNA-enabled device.

The Wi-Fi connection process can be a bit of a faff when pairing with a traditional smartphone, requiring you to first connect to the 750D’s wireless hotspot and then open the Canon Camera Connect app. The procedure is much simpler if you own an NFC-enabled smart device, as you’ll be able to simply tap it against the camera to create a connection. Once connected to a smartphone, you’ll be able to view and download images remotely, with a full resolution, high quality JPEG image transferring in around eight seconds. The app will also allow you to remotely control the 750D and adjust settings like aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity, though you will of course have to set the zoom manually. Despite its fairly technical setup and connection process, once connected, the 750D’s Wi-Fi maintains a stable signal and performs well.

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The Canon EOS 750D In-hand

Operating the Canon EOS 750D is quick and easy, partly thanks to its intuitive button layout and touch-screen controls, but also the clear, tabbed main menu layout that does away with any form of scrolling. 11 tabs are spread across the top of the screen, divided into three pages of shooting options, one display settings tab, two tabs for playback settings and four pages of camera customisation options. The final tab is a customisable ‘My Menu’ where you can add various settings to create your own menu tab of frequently-used options. The menu design is also touch-friendly, though you can only reveal and hide the menu using the physical Menu button located above the LCD screen.

The camera is fast and accurate to focus, but you’ll occasionally find it necessary to manually select your desired focal point. Naturally, autofocus speed and performance will partly depend on your choice of lens, but with an EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM optic fitted, focussing speed in good light was less than 0.1 seconds. Dimmer conditions caused the camera to lock on in around 0.5-1 second, but focus hunting was never an issue.

It’s not just autofocussing that’s fast, as the 750D also benefits from the new DIGIC 6 image processor for fast continuous shooting. This isn’t actually any faster than the 700D at 5fps, but with over 30% more pixels to push in the 750D, it’s a respectable performance, especially as the 750D will maintain this speed for 940 JPEG shots where the 700D could only manage 22.

Battery life is less impressive, however. The outgoing Nikon D5300 already had the 700D’s 440-shot lifespan beaten, but the Canon EOS 750D retains the same capacity, whereas Nikon has upped the D5500’s battery life to a whopping 820 shots; almost double that of the 750D.

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Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 24 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 7Mb.

The move from Canon’s aging 18.0-megapixel sensor used in the 700D to this new 24.2MP CMOS device hasn’t just given the 750D a much needed specification boost, it also translates to superb image quality. You’ll struggle to see a difference between ISO 100 and 400 shots, and there’s only a negligible reduction in fine detail at ISO 800. At ISO 1600 there’s a slight increase in grain and a few subtle instances of colour speckling can be spotted on neutral tones if you examine very closely. ISO 3200 images display a little more grain and a little less detail, but again, the quality reduction is impressively small. It’s a similar story at ISO 6400 and ISO 12800, as each setting introduces only marginally more noise, plus a slight increase in detail smoothing and colour boundary smearing. At ISO 12800 there’s also some blotchiness in areas of solid tones, but only to a degree you’d normally expect from an ISO 3200 shot.

Even without scrutinising, images from the Canon EOS 750D are impressive. With the Picture Control colour options set to ‘Standard’, colours are vibrant without looking oversaturated or unnatural. The camera’s evaluative exposure metering is also extremely reliable, and though it shares the same 63-zone system as the 700D, there’s now a 7560-pixel RGB sensor to account for colour as well as light approaching the infra-red spectrum.

You’re rewarded with images that are almost always accurately exposed and display an ideal balance of highlight and shadow detail. In order to achieve bright overall exposures in high-contrast conditions, some highlight details can blow out, but this is rare and easily overcome by exploiting the camera’s HDR mode.

Although our EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM test lens isn’t Canon’s sharpest optic, it was good enough to demonstrate the Canon EOS 750D’s ability to resolve plenty of fine detail. Sharpness can be adjusted along with parameters like contrast, saturation and colour tone in the camera’s Picture Style options. Images also respond well to sharpening in Photoshop, thanks to their low levels of grain noise.

Noise

The Canon EOS 750D has eight sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 100 to 12800. This can be expanded one stop to add a High (ISO 25600) sensitivity by enabling ‘ISO expansion’ via the main menu. The camera’s auto ISO upper limit can also be configured, with a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400. However, the 750D’s sensitivity scale only changes in 1EV steps and there’s no option to add 1/3EV increments. It’s worth noting that our ISO test run was first shot with high ISO noise reduction set to Standard. With the system turned off, noise does become more apparent from ISO3200 upwards, though fine detail is slightly clearer. Whether you choose to shoot with the system enabled and add some sharpening in post-production, or disable in-camera noise reduction and apply your own later is likely to yield very similar end results.

JPEG

RAW

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

File Quality

Numerous file quality and size options are available. At full 24.2MP resolution you can shoot in raw (approx. 30MB file size), JPEG Fine (6-12MB) and JPEG Normal (3-6MB). There’s also a raw+JPEG Fine setting.

The medium (M) image size translates to 11MP (3984×2656) photos, with Fine and Normal compression options available. Selecting the ‘S1’ image size gives 5.9MP images at 2976×1984 resolution, again with Fine (~2MB file size) and Normal (~1MB) compression options. S2 image size results in 1920×1280 shots, also around 1MB in size. Finally, the ‘S3’ option generates 720×480 shots which consume less than 500KB of card space.

Fine (6.15Mb) (100% Crop) Normal (3.00Mb) (100% Crop)
   
RAW (21.8Mb) (100% Crop)  
 

Sharpening

The out-of-camera JPEGs are quite soft and at the default sharpening setting and benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop. You can also change the in-camera sharpening level to suit your tastes via the Picture Style options.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

   

Flash

Options for the built-in flash are controlled via the Quick Control menu and also the main menu. Three flash choices are available via Quick Control: Normal flash firing, Easy wireless flash and Custom wireless flash. Red-eye reduction is enabled or disabled from the first page of the main menu, as are more advanced options such as TTL metering modes, flash sync speeds and flash exposure compensation.

Flash Off – Wide Angle (29mm)

Flash On – Wide Angle (29mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64
   

Flash Off – Telephoto (88mm)

Flash On – Telephoto (88mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Whether red-eye reduction is enabled or not, the 750D successfully avoided red-eye during our testing. The flash was also able to evenly illuminate a white surface from a distance of 1.5 meters with no vignetting at a 17mm focal length.

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)
   

Red-eye Reduction

Red-eye Reduction (100% Crop)

Night

Another of the Canon EOS 750D’s six scene modes is Handheld Night Scene. This works in a similar way to the HDR Backlight Control mode, with the camera capturing multiple frames and compiling them into a single image. In our case the final image was recorded at ISO 6400, so we shot the same scene at this sensitivity using regular Program Auto mode for comparison.

Clearly Canon’s trickery does make a difference, as the Handheld Night Scene image displays noticeably less noise at the same recorded sensitivity, and though it’s marginally softer than the Program Auto shot, the overall appearance is better.

Of course if you want maximum low light image quality, a long exposure from a tripod is the only way to go. Nevertheless, the quality difference between our 1-second ISO 400 long exposure and the Handheld Night Scene image is impressively small.

Night

Night (100% Crop)

Creative Filters

Although DSLR’s aren’t really about filter effects, the entry-level nature of the 750D means Canon has seen fit to include seven effects. These can be applied live as you shoot, providing you’re not shooting in raw or raw+JPEG modes. They can also be added to existing shots in playback mode. The effects are: Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect & Miniature effect.

Grainy B&W

Soft Focus

   
Fisheye Effect

Art Bold

   
Water Painting

Toy Camera

   
Miniature  
 

HDR Backlight

One of the most useful of the Canon EOS 750D’s half-dozen scene modes is HDR Backlight Control. Here the camera fires three consecutive shots to capture highlight, mid-tone and shadow detail, then combines them automatically into an image with far better dynamic range than a single exposure. The process is fast and the results look seamless and fairly natural.

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Off

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Canon EOS 750D camera, which were all taken using the 24 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Canon EOS 750D enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We’ve provided some Canon RAW (CR2) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

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2/1s · f/8 · ISO 100
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1/1s · f/8 · ISO 200
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4/10s · f/8 · ISO 400
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1/5s · f/8 · ISO 800
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1/8s · f/8 · ISO 1600
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1/15s · f/8 · ISO 3200
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1/30s · f/8 · ISO 6400
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1/80s · f/8 · ISO 12800
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1/80s · f/5.6 · ISO 3200
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1/160s · f/5.6 · ISO 6400
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1/80s · f/6.3 · ISO 200
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1/60s · f/5.6 · ISO 1600
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1/320s · f/9 · ISO 100
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1/60s · f/5 · ISO 640
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1/40s · f/4 · ISO 100
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1/25s · f/4 · ISO 200
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1/15s · f/8 · ISO 800
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1/80s · f/8 · ISO 1600
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1/80s · f/8 · ISO 3200
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1/160s · f/8 · ISO 6400
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1/200s · f/10 · ISO 100
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1/160s · f/8 · ISO 100
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1/400s · f/5.6 · ISO 100
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Sample Movie

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 1920×1080 pixels at 25 frames per second. Please note that this 17 second movie is 64.2Mb in size.

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Product Images

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Rear of the Canon EOS 750D / Turned On

 
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Specifications

Image Sensor

Type

22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 24.2 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 24.7 megapixels

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Low-Pass Filter

Built-in/Fixed

Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC 6

Lens

Lens Mount

EF/EF-S

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Focusing

Type

TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

AF System/ Points

19 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)

AF Working Range

EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)

AF Modes

AI Focus

One Shot

AI Servo

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection: 19 point AF

Manual selection: Single point AF

Manual selection: Zone AF

Selected AF Point Display

Indicated by a transmissive LCD in viewfinder and Quick Control screen

Predictive AF

Yes, up to 10m

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode

AF Assist Beam

Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

Manual Focus

Selected on lens

Exposure Control

Metering Modes

7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor

Metering with the area divided into 63 segments (9×7)

(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)

(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.0% of viewfinder)

(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder)

(4) Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

AE Lock

Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.

Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

‘+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

AEB

‘3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

ISO Sensitivity*

AUTO(100-6400), 100-12800 in 1-stop increments

ISO can be expanded to H: 25600

During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (Whole stop increments)

ISO can be expanded to H: 12800

Shutter

Type

Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed

30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type

Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings

AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.

White balance compensation:

1. Blue/Amber +/-9

2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

WB Bracketing

‘+/-3 levels in single level increments

3 bracketed images per shutter release.

Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias.

Viewfinder

Type

Pentamirror

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

Approx. 95%

Magnification

Approx. 0.82x(1)

Eyepoint

Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

Dioptre Correction

‘-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

Focusing Screen

Fixed

Mirror

Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)

Viewfinder Information

AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light

Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB

Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light

Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), White balance correction, SD card information, Flicker Detection, focus area

Depth of Field Preview

Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

Eyepiece Shutter

On strap

LCD Monitor

Type

Touch screen vari angle 7.7cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)

Approx. 170°

Coating

Solid Structure and Anti smudge

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options

(1) Quick Control Screen

(2) Camera settings

(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level

Flash

Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)

’12

Built-in Flash Coverage

up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 28mm)

Built-in Flash Recycle Time

Approx. 3 seconds

Modes

Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes – with red-eye reduction lamp

X-Sync

1/200sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

‘+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing

Yes, with compatible External Flash

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

HotShoe/ PC Terminal

Yes/ No

External Flash Compatibility

E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

External Flash Control

via camera menu screen

Shooting

Modes

Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, SCN(Kids, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie)

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB and Adobe RGB

Image Processing

Highlight Tone Priority

Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)

Long exposure noise reduction

High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)

Multi Shot Noise Reduction

Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination and Chromatic aberration correction

Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)

Creative filters (Art Bold, Water painting, Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect, Fish-eye)

Resize to M or S1, S2, S3

Drive Modes

Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)

Continuous Shooting

Max. Approx. 5fps. for approx. (speed maintained for approx. 940 images (JPEG)(2), 8 images (RAW))(3)

Live View Mode

Type

Electronic viewfinder with image sensor

Coverage

Approx. 100% vertically and approx.100% horizontally

Frame Rate

29.97 fps

Focusing

Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)

Autofocus: Hybrid CMOS AF III (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single)

Metering

Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.

Evaluative metering (315 zone), partial metering (10% of the Live View screen), spot metering (2.7% of the Live View screen), center-weighted average metering.

Display Options

Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios

File Type

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),

RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),

Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording

Yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)

Image Size

JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000×4000, (M) 3984×2656, (S1) 2976×1984, (S2) 1920×1280, (S3) 720×480

JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328×4000, (M) 3552×2664, (S1) 2656×1992, (S2) 1696×1280, (S3) 640×480

JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000×3368, (M) 3984×2240, (S1) 2976×1680 (S2) 1920×1080, (S3) 720×480

JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000×4000, (M) 2656×2656, (S1) 1984×1984, (S2) 1280×1280, (S3) 480×480

RAW: (RAW) 6000×4000

Movie Type

MP4 (Video: H.264 (standard or lightweight: IPB), Sound: AAC, recording level can be manually adjusted by user).

Movie Size

1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.98 fps)

1280 x 720 (59.94, 50, 29.97 fps)

640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)

Folders

New folders can be manually created and selected

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering

(2) Auto reset

(3) Manual reset

Other Features

Custom Functions

13 Custom Functions

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (can be set in camera)

Image rating (0-5 stars)

LCD Panel / Illumination

No / No

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (2 levels)

(2) Single image

(3) 4 image index

(4) 9 image index

(5) 36 image index

(6) 100 image index

(7) Jump display

Slide Show

Image selection: All images, by Date, Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating

Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds

Repeat: On/Off

Background music: On/Off

Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3

Histogram

Brightness: Yes

RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert

Yes

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images

Protection: Single image, all images in folder, all images on card

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x4)

(2) Playback menu (x2)

(3) Setup menu (x3)

(4) Custom Functions menu

(5) My Menu

Menu Languages

25 Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update

Update possible by the user

Interface

Computer

Hi-Speed USB

Other

Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes

Storage

Type

SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I)card

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1

OS X v10.8-10.10

Software

Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional

Other

EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor

Power Source

Batteries

1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17

Battery Life

Approx. 440 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)(4)

Approx. 400 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery Indicator

4 levels

Power Saving

Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E18, Battery charger LC-E18, LC-E18E

Physical Specifications

Body Materials

Chassis: Aluminum alloy and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber

Exterior: Polycarbonate resin with glass fiber and special conductive fiber

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Approx. 131.9 x 100.7 x 77.8 mm

Weight (Body Only)

Approx. 555g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)

Accessories

Viewfinder

Eyecup Ef,

Rubber Frame Ef,

E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses,

Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II,

Angle Finder C

Case

Semi-Hard Case EH26-L, EH-27L

Wireless File Transmitter

Compatible with Eye-Fi cards

Lenses

All EF and EF-S lenses

Flash

Canon Speedlites (90EX, 270EX II, 430EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

Battery Grip

BG-E18

Remote Controller/ Switch

Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6

Other

Hand Strap E2, GPS Receiver GP-E2

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Conclusion

The Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i marks the tenth generation in a series that started way back in 2003 with the 300D/Rebel. However, each revision hasn’t always brought significant improvements. Whilst the 700D made waves with its touch-screen interface, its sensor dated back three generations to the 550D/Rebel T2i and was now outperformed in resolution and image quality.

Thankfully the 750D addresses this and is arguably the most significant generational leap forward since the 550D. Granted, on the outside it’s almost identical to its predecessor, but given the 700D’s ergonomics, control layout and touch interface are already excellent, that’s no bad thing. The big changes are under the skin, starting with the superb 24.2MP APS-C sensor. It gives the 750D the ability to generate incredibly clean images with low enough noise levels to make even ISO 12800 shots stand up to close scrutiny. Detail and colour reproduction are also first class, and the new exposure metering system delivers consistent results.

Moving from a nine to nineteen-point autofocus system is another significant improvement over the 700D and helps make the Canon EOS 750D even more dependable, especially due to all the AF points being the more sensitive cross-type. Canon’s addition of a dedicated AF-mode button on the top panel is also a welcome new control.

Less vital but still desirable are the Wi-Fi connectivity features introduced with the 750D. Though the system can be a bit fiddly to set up, especially if you’re connecting to a non NFC-enabled smart device, it works well once connected.

It’s a pity that the Canon EOS 750D still lacks GPS and it won’t record Ultra HD 3840×2160 video, yet this is clearly becoming the industry standard resolution. Other annoyances include the viewfinder’s 95% frame coverage which is beaten by the rival Pentax K-S2, and this also offers weather sealing, in-camera image stabilisation and a higher maximum sensor sensitivity than the 750D.

But the most aggravating problem with the Canon EOS 750D is battery life. Its 440 shot-capacity is acceptable, being both a match for the 700D (despite the extra power requirements of a higher sensor resolution) and the Pentax K-S2, but the 820-shot lifespan of the Nikon D5500 puts it very much in the shade.

Even so, this is really the only major drawback with what’s otherwise a superb entry-level DSLR. The Canon EOS 750D has the features and ease of use to make it a great introduction to DSLR photography, whilst also delivering the top-notch performance and image quality demanded by enthusiasts. Although it can’t quite match the sheer value and features boasted by the Pentax K-S2, it’s very hard to fault the 750D’s performance and image quality, which is easily a match for the Nikon D5500.

Choosing between the 750D and 760D entirely depends on how much you value the latter’s secondary LCD display and rear control wheel. But since these features will cost you an extra £50/$100, we can’t help but think the same money would be better spent on a Canon EOS 750D with a second battery.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 5
Value for money 4.5

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Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon EOS 750D.

Fujifilm X-T10

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The Fujifilm X-T10 is a new mid-range compact system camera that inherits most of the key features of the flagship X-T1 model. Does the X-T10 cut too many corners to hit its aggressive £499 / $799 price-tag, or does it offer a compelling blend of features, performance and price? Read our in-depth Fujifilm X-T10 review to find out…

Nikon D5500

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The Nikon D5500 is a new 24 megapixel mid-range DSLR camera with a touchscreen interface. The smaller, lighter D5500 also offers 1080/60/50p video recording, ISO range of 100-25,600, 5fps continuous shooting, a range of creative effects, 3.2 inch tilting LCD screen, and a 39-point autofocus system. Read our in-depth Nikon D5500 review now…

Olympus E-PL7

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The Olympus E-PL7 is a new compact system camera aimed at the discerning fashionista. Also known as the PEN Lite, the EPL7 boasts a 3 inch 180-degree tilting LCD display, full 1080p HD movies, and an extensive range of creative filters. Read our in-depth Olympus E-PL7 review to find out if it offers both substance and style…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a new compact system camera designed to bring 4K shooting to the masses. With an affordable price-tag and a wealth of features, can the 4K Panasonic G7 succeed in an ever more crowded market-place? Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review, with sample photos, test shots, videos and more, to find out…

Pentax K-S2

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The Pentax K-S2 is a new, very capable entry-level DSLR camera. The weather-proof K-S2 offers 20 megapixels, a variable-angle LCD monitor, an 11-point AF system, 3-inch LCD screen, an optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage, wireless LAN and NFC functionality, and an ISO range of 100-51200, all for £550 / $700 body only. Read our in-depth Pentax K-S2 review now…

Samsung NX500

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The Samsung NX500 is the World’s most affordable compact system camera to feature 4K video recording. The Samsung NX500 also features a compact rangefinder-like design, 3-inch tilting AMOLED screen, built-in wi-fi, bluetooth and NFC connectivity, 9fps burst shooting, and an APS-C CMOS sensor with 28.2 megapixels. Read our in-depth Samsung NX500 review, complete with sample images and videos, to find out if it’s a game-changer…

Sony A6000

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The Sony A6000 is a new compact system camera that features the fastest auto-focusing system in the world. With a 24.3 megapixel APS HD CMOS sensor, 1080p HD movies, high-res 3 inch OLED screen, electronic viewfinder and built-in flash, the Sony NEX-6 also offers 11fps burst shooting, wi-fi and NFC connectivity, and downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps. Read our full Sony A6000 review to find out if it’s the best Sony NEX camera yet…

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Review Roundup

Reviews of the Canon EOS 750D from around the web.

techradar.com »

This is a great camera that’s capable of producing superb quality images which have much more detail than the 700D’s. The control layout is also almost identical to the previous camera’s, making the upgrade very smooth. The 760D, however, offers slightly better handling and would be our preferred choice.
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