How do Canon's new 24.2MP DSLRs compare against the 18MP 700D? Find out in our Canon EOS 760D vs 750D vs 700D comparison.
The new Canon EOS 760D (aka Rebel T6s) and 750D (Rebel T6i) bridge the gap between Canon's beginner DSLR range and its enthusiast cameras.
They're not replacing the Canon 700D though - that remains in the EOS line-up for now.
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The 700D, announced just 9 months after its predecessor had gone on sale, was more evolution that revolution when it launched in 2013.
In fact, there were three differences between the Canon 700D and the Canon 650D: the 700D introduced a new mode dial that rotated 360 degrees, it had a more durable external finish and it offered real-time previews of its Creative Filters in Live View mode.
Compared with the 700D, the 760D and 750D offer more in the way of new features, although they are essentially the same camera: both feature a new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 6 processor, a Vari-Angle touchscreen, a 19 cross-type AF point system plus Wi-Fi and NFC.
But the 760D also gets a top LCD screen and a rear Quick Control Dial, normally reserved for DSLRs higher up the EOS line.
In this post, we run through the key differences between the 700D versus the 760D and 750D.
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Canon EOS 760D vs 750D vs 700D: 01 Sensor and DIGIC processor
The EOS 760D and 750D feature a new 24.2MP CMOS sensor, an increase of just over 6MP on the 18MP 700D.
So, while 700D RAW files and large JPEGs are 5184 x 3456 pixels (43.89 x 29.26cm at 300dpi), the maximum image size from the 760D/750D is 6000 x 4000 pixels (50.8 x 33.87cm at 300dpi).
This makes the 760D and 750D Canon's highest resolution APS-C DSLRs, eclipsing the more highly specified 70D and 7D Mark II. The new Canon EOS M3 compact system camera also shares the same 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor.
Both new EOS DLSRs feature an ISO range that runs from ISO 100 to 12800, expandable up to ISO 25600. That's no different to the 700D's sensitivity range.
What is different is the image processor: the 760D and 750D get the latest incarnation of Canon's DIGIC processor. While the 700D has DIGIC 5, the new cameras get DIGIC 6. This brings enhanced autofocus and high ISO performance, among other improvements.
Canon EOS 760D vs 750D vs 700D: 02 Autofocus
While the EOS 700D offers 9 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at the centre), the 760D and 750D include 19 cross-type AF points (with f/2.8 at the centre). That's the same system used in the 70D.
Additionally, the 760D and 750D feature the latest version of Canon's Live View autofocus system - Hybrid CMOS AF III - which provides focus tracking when using the rear screen. It's particularly useful for movies, enabling you to smoothly shift the focus point in realtime using the Vari-angle touchscreen.
The Hybrid CMOS AF III system used in the 760D/750D is said to be around four times faster than the previous version.
Canon EOS 760D vs 750D vs 700D: 03 Wi-Fi and NFC
In a first for the 7XXD and Rebel line, Canon has introduced Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) compatibility with both the 760D and 750D.
This brings several advantages, including the opportunity to control the camera remotely using a mobile device loaded with Canon's EOS Remote app, the ability to print to a Wi-Fi enabled printer, and the chance to share images and videos wirelessly to a social network.
Equally as useful, but perhaps not an option for everyone, is the ability to save photos from the camera to a compatible NFC or Android device.
Canon EOS 760D vs 750D vs 700D: 04 Controls
The EOS 700D uses stainless steel in its construction, but the 760D and 750D feature aluminium alloy bodies instead. The new cameras show a moderate weight-saving: 565g (760D) and 555g (750D) compared with the 700D's 580g.
In terms of dimensions, the two new cameras are slightly narrower than the 700D, but slightly taller. Despite the EOS 760D and 750D being almost identical in terms of specification, they do differ in one obvious area: ergonomics.
On the rear of the 750D, Canon is sticking with the familiar four-way controller. But the 760D gets a Quick Control Dial. This offers a convenient way to access exposure compensation, as well as navigate menus and make changes on the Quick Control Screen. The dial also features a lock switch to prevent inadvertent changes being made.
At the centre of the dial is a four-way pad that enables the white balance, autofocus mode, drive mode and Picture Style parameters to be selected.
Additionally, The 760D also gets a top-plate LCD screen, so you can quickly check the ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation and other settings, and make adjustments without having to look through the viewfinder or check the rear display. This can save time and battery life.
To make way for this additional screen, the 760D's shooting mode dial - complete with useful locking button - is on the left of the camera's top plate.
The 750D's mode dial is on the right of the camera body, in the same place as on the 700D. Unlike the 760D's dial, there's no a locking button to prevent accidental operation.
There are some small details that distinguish the 750D's top plate from that of the 700D. As well as a Wi-Fi status indicator, the 750D also features two extra buttons for changing the display options and the AF mode.
Additionally, the ISO button has an indentation, making it easier to differentiate it from the other two buttons while you're looking through the viewfinder.
Canon EOS 760D vs 750D vs 700D: 05 Viewfinder
Both the EOS 760D and 750D feature an 'Intelligent Viewfinder' that uses a transmissive LCD, something they share with the 70D, 7D/7D Mark II and 5D Mark III.
This screen enables the focus area to be highlighted, in addition to the active focus point. In another example of a 760D upgrade over the 750D, the more expensive camera also displays an electronic level in the viewfinder.
All three Canon 7XXDs offer approximately 95% coverage in the viewfinder, although the newer cameras feature a slightly reduced magnification (0.82x versus the 700D's 0.85x). You'd be hard-pressed to notice this difference.
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