Canon EOS 760D Review

September 14, 2015 | Jack Baker | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


The Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s is the more feature-packed of two cameras that replaces 2013's EOS 700D/Rebel T5i. Its stable mate is the 750D, which shares the 760D's key components, but has fewer controls and slightly inferior live view autofocussing. The 760D and 750D share Canon's new 24.2MP APS-C sensor and DIGIC 6 processor, which enables a 5fps maximum shooting speed and a maximum expanded sensitivity range of ISO 100 – 25600. The new camera also inherits the 70D's 19-point AF module, with all points being the horizontally and vertically sensitive cross type. In addition to the 760D's extra physical controls, it also packs Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC pairing and sports a touch-sensitive, fully-articulating 1040k-dot monitor, plus a secondary LCD display on the top panel. All this can currently be had for around £649/$849 body-only, or £953/$1099 with an 18-135mm kit lens.

Ease of Use

If you've already read our Canon EOS 750D review, then you'll already have a pretty good idea of what the 760D is like to use, as the two cameras have a lot in common. With that in mind, we'll start this review with what distinguishes 760D from the 750D, before moving on to shared features.

The majority of the 760D's differences are external, with the most obvious being the top panel LCD that's only traditionally been included at the 70D level and above. This can be useful as it provides a clear and consistent display of key shooting settings whilst using less battery power than the main rear LCD. If you've grown used to this type of display from the days of 35mm film SLR cameras, or you're familiar with mid to high-end DSLRs that include these screens, then the 760D's top panel LCD will be a welcome inclusion. On the other hand, if you're upgrading from a 700D or lower-spec camera, this secondary screen alone isn't worth the extra outlay over the 750D.

With the additional LCD dominating the right hand side of the top panel, the mode dial has moved to the left and has also acquired a locking button where the 750D does without. This is another feature more commonly found on high-end DSLRs and prevents accidental mode dial adjustment, although the placement and stiffness of the 750D's mode dial means it's not particularly susceptible to unintentional movement. One thing we did find with the 760D's mode dial, albeit only on one occasion, was an instance where the shooting modes went two or three positions out of sync with the position of the dial itself. Hopefully this intermittent fault can be easily fixed with a future firmware update.

The third and so far the most useful benefit of the Canon EOS 760D is its rear panel control wheel that encircles the D-pad buttons. Like the top panel LCD, this is a feature you'd normally only get on a 70D-level camera or higher, and it adds a level of direct control that makes the 760D appreciably easier to use than the 750D. Instead of having to use alternate function buttons in conjunction with the top panel control wheel, the 760D's rear panel dial lets you adjust exposure compensation more ergonomically than with the 750D, and provides dedicated aperture adjustment (with the top wheel controlling shutter speed) when in Manual mode. It also enables fluid scrolling through images in playback, and cycles through menu items whilst the top wheel is used to switch menu tabs.

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Front of the Canon EOS 760D

Now there's no need for an exposure compensation button, the Quick Control menu button takes its place as the upper of the two buttons cited directly above the D-pad controls. The lower of this pairing is now the playback button, which falls more easily to hand in this position than it does in its much lower location on the 750D. This spot is now occupied by the delete button, and alongside this on the 760D is a locking switch that by default can disable the rear panel control wheel to prevent any accidental exposure compensation changes, although it's function can be customised in the main menu.

The Canon EOS 760D also sports a small eye sensor window located between the viewfinder and the hotshoe mount. This is an eye proximity sensor that automatically disables the LCD screen when you look through the viewfinder. The 750D can't pull this trick, although you can achieve the same result by simply pressing the display on/off  button on the top panel.

The final advantage that the 760D has over the 750D is AI Servo autofocussing in live view. This feature is available in both cameras when using the viewfinder, however in live view the 750D can track a subject but refocuses when you go to snap a shot, introducing a slight but annoying delay. Providing you half press the 760D's shutter release, it'll maintain focus before and during a shot with none of the 750D's focussing hesitation at the point of shooting, which is nice if you spend a lot of time photographing moving subjects through live view.

And that's everything that the Canon EOS 760D has to offer over the 750D – in every other respect they're identical, although the 760D is 0.2mm taller at 100.9mm, probably due to its viewfinder eye sensor. The two cameras share the same 131.9mm width and 77.8mm depth, making them slightly narrower and shallower than the 700D. Canon has also managed to bring the 760D 15g under the 700D's weight, even though you get more external gadgets.

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Rear of the Canon EOS 760D

Although these toys bring the 760D more in line with Canon's more professionally-orientated DSLRs, you'll still need to step up to a 70D to get any degree of weather sealing. That's not to say the 760D feels cheap though. Its plastic body is tough and doesn't show any signs of flex, plus you get a generously-sized rubberised rear thumb grip.

Next to this is a 3-inch, 1040k-dot LCD monitor which, like the 700D before it, features touch sensitivity. The capacitive panel is responsive and fast, but if you're more familiar with traditional DSLR controls, you don't have to use it. However, some of the menu options for selecting scene modes or creative effects can be a little tricky to navigate with the buttons alone, whereas the touch controls are much more intuitive. You'll also get to control focus points when in live view, which can also be faster than switching focus modes via buttons to get selectable point autofocussing. Swiping through photos in playback mode is also fairly slick, though the 760D's rear panel control wheel is just as effective.

Like the 750D, the Canon EOS 760D's screen can fully articulate to make low and high angle shooting much easier, though you won't need to adjust it to get accurate colour and contrast, as both are consistent when the screen is viewed from even extreme angles.

Compose shots through the viewfinder and you'll find it's got a 95% field of view, which is a match for the Nikon D5500, but not up to the Pentax K-S2's 100% frame coverage. This might not sound like a big deal, but if you're trying to make an accurate shot composition, there can be a surprisingly noticeable difference between the frame boundaries as viewed through the viewfinder and the edges of the captured shot.

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Top of the Canon EOS 760D

Moving to the top panel and the mode dial, though in a different position to the 750D, contains exactly the same options. There's the usual Program Auto, Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av) and full Manual control, plus a scene-detecting, fully automatic mode. Despite the 760D being targeted more to enthusiast photographers than beginners, the mode dial is still packed with dedicated scene modes like Sports, Close-up, Landscape and Portrait settings. These automatically select shooting settings and colour presets to help you take effective and flattering shots of particular subjects, though with a little practice you can easily replicate the same effects manually.

A much more useful scene mode is accessed via the Scene setting on the mode dial, and it's the HDR Backlight Control mode. This captures multiple exposures with varying exposure biases and combines them into a single shot with much greater dynamic range than a single exposure. Also contained within the Scene option on the mode dial are Kids, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait and Handheld Night Scene modes.

Further round the mode dial is a Creative Auto setting where you'll find some more subtle scene modes which enhance images by applying slight colour variations, like a Landscape option where the camera uses a colour preset biased towards green. You'll also find a Flash Off position on the mode dial. This mode functions almost identically to the fully automatic Scene Intelligent Auto mode, except the pop-up flash is disabled, which is great if you're in an area where flash photography is prohibited.

On the opposite side of the top panel, in front of the secondary LCD display, there's a dedicated ISO button, which is a welcome inclusion given that Nikon won't give you one on the equivalent D5x00 series. To the right of this button is a useful control for turning the rear panel display off, and on the left you'll find an autofocus point selection button which gives you the ability to switch quickly from normal autofocussing to configurable zone or single point options. The autofocus system itself is an upgrade over the 700D's offering, with 19 points compared to 9, and whilst that still trails the Nikon D5500's 39 total points, all the 750D's AF points are the horizontally and vertically sensitive cross type, whereas the Nikon D5500 can only boast 9 such points.

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The Canon EOS 760D In-hand

This all adds up to very capable AF performance that's both fast and accurate, or at least with our EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM test lens fitted. In good light the Canon EOS 760D was able to focus in less than 0.1 seconds, slowing only to around 0.5 seconds in dimmer conditions.

Like the 750D, the 760D gets Canon's latest DIGIC 6 image processor, though the greater megapixel count over the 700D cancels out any potential increase in continuous shooting speed, with all three cameras rated at 5fps. However, the 760D will shoot at this speed for up to 940 JPEGs, whereas the 700D's buffer is full after just 22.

Another area where the 760D improves over its predecessor is wireless connectivity. The 760D boasts Wi-Fi with NFC pairing, meaning you can simply tap an NFC-enabled smart device against the camera to create a connection. The process is less elegant if you need to connect manually, but once hooked up, you'll be able to remotely view and transfer the 760D's images, with a Fine quality JPEG image transferring in roughly eight seconds. This is made possible with Canon's Camera Connect app, which also enables the 760D to be remotely controlled.

The only area where the Canon EOS 760D's usability is somewhat disappointing is battery life, as the new camera can only manage the same 440 shots-per-charge as the 700D. That's less than half the number of images that the LP-E6 Li-ion power pack in the 70D can generate, but it's also way down on the Nikon D5500's 820-shot lifespan.

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 new 24.2MP sensor in the 760D doesn’t just look good on paper; it also generates excellent image quality. Right from the off, colours are vibrant without appearing oversaturated, whilst the 63-zone Evaluative exposure metering system reliably produces balanced exposures. Dynamic range isn’t the strongest aspect of the new sensor, as shadow areas can sometimes look somewhat crushed, but activating the HDR Backlight Control mode easily fixes this.

But it’s the 760D’s low noise levels that impress most. ISO 100 and 400 shots look almost identical, and even at ISO 800 detail levels are very nearly as high. ISO 1600 images can sometimes contain subtle areas of colour speckling in neutral tones, but you’ll need to be scrutinising at 100% image size to notice. There’s a little more noise and marginally less detail at ISO 3200, and this trend continues through ISO 6400 and 12800, with the latter sensitivity producing more noticeable 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 traditionally expect from an ISO 3200 shot. The ISO 25600 expansion setting produces noticeably noisier and less detailed images than ISO 12800, though they’re still fairly easy on the eye, providing you don’t scrutinise too closely.

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 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.


The Canon EOS 760D has eight sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 100 to 12800. This range 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.



ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

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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 (3984x2656) photos, with Fine and Normal compression options available. Selecting the ‘S1’ image size gives 5.9MP images at 2976x1984 resolution, again with Fine (~2MB file size) and Normal (~1MB) compression options. S2 image size results in 1920x1280 shots, also around 1MB in size. Finally, the ‘S3’ option generates 720x480 shots which consume less than 500KB of card space.

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


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)

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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 760D 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 only minor vignetting at a 27mm-equivalent focal length.

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)
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Red-eye Reduction

Red-eye Reduction (100% Crop)

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Another of the 760D’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 with less image noise. In our case the final shot has a recorded sensitivity of ISO 12800, yet noise levels are impressively low. For comparison, we also photographed the same scene using the standard auto mode, which resulted in an ISO 6400 image, though this shot does contain slightly more detail.

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 200 long exposure and the Handheld Night Scene image is impressively small.

Night Auto

Night Auto (100% Crop)

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Night Scene

Night Scene (100% Crop)

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Night Long Exposure

Night Long Exposure (100% Crop)

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Creative Filters

Although DSLR’s aren’t really about filter effects, the 760D does include several. 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: Grainy B&W, Soft focus, Art bold effect, Fish-eye effect, Toy camera effect & Miniature effect.

Grainy B&W

Soft Focus

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Fisheye Effect

Art Bold

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Water Painting

Toy Camera

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HDR Backlight

Probably the most useful of the 760D’s half-dozen scene modes is HDR Backlight Control. Here the camera fires multiple 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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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Canon EOS 760D 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 760D 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).

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 25 frames per second. Please note that this 17 second movie is 62.1Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Canon EOS 760D

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Front of the Canon EOS 760D / Flash Raised

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Side of the Canon EOS 760D

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Rear of the Canon EOS 760D

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Rear of the Canon EOS 760D

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Rear of the Canon EOS 760D

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Rear of the Canon EOS 760D

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Front of the Canon EOS 760D / Tilting LCD Screen

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Top of the Canon EOS 760D

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Bottom of the Canon EOS 760D

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Side of the Canon EOS 760D

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Front of the Canon EOS 760D

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Front of the Canon EOS 760D

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Memory Card Slot / Battery Compartment


The Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s is the latest in a long line of cameras which, whilst undergoing regular revisions, haven’t always been significantly upgraded. The biggest case in point is Canon’s venerable 18MP sensor, which first appeared in the 550D/Rebel T2i and has been trailing the performance of competing sensors for a couple of years. Thankfully Canon has now put things right with the new 24.2MP sensor in the 750D and 760D, and both produce excellent image quality with particularly impressive low light performance that makes even ISO 12800 completely usable.

We’re also pleased to see that Canon’s given the 760D improved autofocussing abilities, with the 19-point, all cross-type system being another worthwhile upgrade over the 700D.

Extra features like Wi-Fi and NFC make switching from an older EOS/Rebel even more tempting, though it’s a pity there’s no built-in GPS and the DIGIC 6 processor can’t muster enough power to record 4K video. Likewise, the 95% viewfinder area is another let-down when compared to the Pentax K-S2’s 100% frame coverage, and this camera even includes weather sealing and in-body image stabilisation.

But these niggles aren’t enough to stop the 760D from being a great mid-range DSLR with a level of performance, image quality and control that’ll please amateur and enthusiast photographers alike. It’s only serious problem is its baby brother, the 750D, which gives you all the 760D’s main benefits but for less cash.

Of course, the Canon EOS 760D is the better camera, but whether you chose it over the 750D entirely depends on how much you’re willing to pay to get the 760D’s extra LCD monitor, rear panel control wheel, AI Servo live view autofocussing and its viewfinder eye-sensor that disables the main monitor. At the time of writing, the price difference between the two cameras is around $100 Stateside, which we’d say is just about acceptable, providing you’ll value the 760D’s slightly superior controls and intend to use live view when shooting moving subjects. However, in the UK, a 760D body will set you back £650, whereas a 750D body can be had for just over £500. That means a 760D carries a 30% price premium, which is simply too much to justify.

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

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon EOS 760D.

Canon EOS 750D

The Canon EOS 750D (called the Canon EOS Rebel T6i in North America) is a new DSLR camera that boasts 24 megapixels, 19-point autofocus system, Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC pairing and a touch-screen interface. Other key features of the 750D / T6i include burst shooting at 5fps, a vari-angle 3-inch LCD screen with 1,040k dot resolution, ISO range of 100-25,600, 14-bit image processing and Canon's latest Digic 6 processor. Is the Canon EOS 750D / T6i the best mid-range digital SLR camera on the market? Read our expert review to find out...

Fujifilm X-T1

The Fujifilm X-T1 is a brand new compact system camera that looks, feels and performs very much like a classic DSLR that''s been shrunk in the wash. Is this the best X-series camera that Fujifilm have released, and can it compete with the likes of the Sony A7/A7R and Olympus OM-D E-M1, not to mention DSLRs from Canon and Nikon? Read our in-depth Fujifilm X-T1 review to find out...

Nikon D7200

The D7200 is a new prosumer DSLR camera from Nikon, succeeding the D7100 model from 2013. The weather-proof D7200 features a 24 megapixel DX image sensor, Multi-CAM 3500-II 51-point autofocusing system, wi-fi and NFC connectivity, 6fps burst shooting and a high-resolution 3.2 inch LCD screen. Read our detailed Nikon D7200 review to find out if it's the right DSLR camera for you...

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a new high-end compact system camera with a number of innovative features that make it stand out from the crowd, including the world's most effective image stabilisation system. Read our expert Olympus E-M5 II review to find out if it's also the best compact system camera...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a new premium compact system camera aimed firmly at enthusiast photographers. With a new 20 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, dual lens and in-body image stabilization, built-in tilting electronic OLED viewfinder, 3 inch free-angle OLED touchscreen, 4K video and photo modes, integrated wi-fi and NFC connectivity, and a weather-proof rangefinder-like design, can the Panasonic GX8 live up to its early promise? Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review complete with sample images, test shots, videos and more to find out...

Pentax K-3 II

The new Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera builds on the success of the excellent K-3 model with a number of key improvements. Is this the best ever Pentax DSLR? Read our in-depth Pentax K-3 II review to find out...

Samsung NX500

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 A7

The Sony A7 is the second mirrorless camera in the World to offer a full-frame sensor, but this time it's a slightly more modest 24 megapixels, rather than the A7R's 36 megapixels. The cheaper Sony A7 also offers a more innovative and potentially quicker hybrid AF system, faster flash sync and burst shooting speeds, and a quieter electronic shutter. Is the Sony A7 just as good as its big brother? Read our Sony A7 review to find out...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Canon EOS 760D from around the web. »

The Canon EOS 760D is an affordable DSLR in the package of a more high-end model. Its a far throw from models designed for first-timers, wishing to spend much of their time with the mode dial set to Auto.
Read the full review » »

In a move that runs the risk of confusing the market, Canon has introduced two upgrades to the EOS 700D (EOS Rebel T5i); the 750D and the 760D (reviewed here). Like the 700D, the 750D and 760D are DSLRs in Canon's 'beginners' range. The 760D is at the top of the group, but below the Canon 70D, which sits at the bottom of the 'enthusiast-level' range.
Read the full review » »

Canon's EOS 760D, or Rebel T6s as it's known in North America, is the company's latest upper entry-level DSLR. Announced in February 2015 and successor to the EOS 700D / Rebel T5i, it boosts the sensor resolution from 18 to 24 Megapixels (the highest yet for Canon's APS-C DSLRs), features an improved hybrid AF system for movies, a new 7560 pixel metering sensor, a 19-point viewfinder AF system (inherited from the EOS 70D and a big improvement over the older 9-point system), and becomes the first Rebel / xxxD to feature built-in Wifi with NFC. Like its predecessor, it's also fitted with a 3in fully-articulated touch-screen and a penta-mirror optical viewfinder.
Read the full review » »

The Canon Rebel T6s launched the first 24 megapixels APS-C sensor from Canon. This DSLR offers a new Hybrid AF III autofocus system with 19 all-cross-type points and on-sensor Phase-Detect AF. A powerfull Digic 6 processor keeps this camera performing quickly even with its 30% increased pixel-count compared to the last generations of Canon DSLRs.
Read the full review »


Image Sensor


22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 24.2 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 24.7 megapixels

Aspect Ratio


Low-Pass Filter


Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor




Lens Mount


Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens



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 on top LCD panel 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).


'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



Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter


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

White Balance


Auto white balance with the imaging sensor


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.




Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

Approx. 95%


Approx. 0.82x(1)


Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

Dioptre Correction

'-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

Focusing Screen



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, electronic level

Depth of Field Preview

Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

Eyepiece Shutter

On strap

LCD Monitor


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


Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)

Approx. 170°


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


Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)


Built-in Flash Coverage

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

Built-in Flash Recycle Time

Approx. 3 seconds


Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes - with red-eye reduction lamp



Flash Exposure Compensation

'+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing

Yes, with compatible External Flash

Flash Exposure Lock


Second Curtain Synchronisation


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



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


Electronic viewfinder with image sensor


Approx. 100% vertically and approx.100% horizontally

Frame Rate

29.97 fps


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)

One-shot AF and Servo AF selectable for Stills and Movie


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) 6000x4000, (M) 3984x2656, (S1) 2976x1984, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480

JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328x4000, (M) 3552x2664, (S1) 2656x1992, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480

JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000x3368, (M) 3984x2240, (S1) 2976x1680 (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x480

JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000x4000, (M) 2656x2656, (S1) 1984x1984, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480

RAW: (RAW) 6000x4000

Movie Type

MP4 (Video: H.264 (standard or lightweight: IPB), Sound: AAC, recording level can be manually adjusted by user). Movie Digital zoom available while shooting

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)

HDR Movie (29.97fps, 25fps, 1280 x 720)

Movie Length

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


New folders can be manually created and selected

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering

(2) Auto reset

(3) Manual reset

Other Features

Custom Functions

14 Custom Functions

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (can be set in camera)

Image rating (0-5 stars)

LCD Panel / Illumination

Yes / Yes

Intelligent Orientation Sensor


Playback Zoom

1.5x - 10x enabled in 15 steps

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


Brightness: Yes

RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert


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



Hi-Speed USB


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





SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I)card

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1

OS X v10.8-10.10


Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional


EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor

Power Source


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 100.9 x 77.8 mm

Weight (Body Only)

Approx. 565g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)



Eyecup Ef,

Rubber Frame Ef,

E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses,

Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II,

Angle Finder C


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

Wireless File Transmitter

Compatible with Eye-Fi cards


All EF and EF-S lenses


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


Remote Controller/ Switch

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


Hand Strap E2, GPS Receiver GP-E2

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