Canon is a benchmark brand in the digital SLR segment , not only in the high-end as, but also in the intermediate and basic ranges, focused on novice photographers who want to get in touch with a more complete equipment.
This is exactly where the Canon EOS 750D stands , an entry-level DSLR, perfect for those seeking a balance between performance and price. A camera that, despite its price, includes an excellent 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. It was presented last February at the Photokina fair and we were finally able to get the hang of it to test it thoroughly.
Design and handling
The Canon EOS 750D reminds us that it is a mid-range camera as soon as you pick it up. If you are used to using higher end DSLRs, you will notice that the camera is very light for the volume it has. This is because the chassis is made of strong plastic and not magnesium alloy - Canon reserves this material for more advanced models. Despite the use of plastic, the feeling of robustness is obvious, but do not trust if it starts to rain because the body is not sealed, so be careful with water and dust or sand. Its grip is quite prominent and the rubbery textured areas further enhance grip.
The Canon EOS 750D splits all its controls between the top and the rear. Above we find the mode dial , which is integrated with the power switch -which in turn allows us to activate the video mode quickly. There is also a selection wheel and different buttons including the ISO control or the key to turn the screen on and off . If we pass behind we will notice the absence of a second wheel-type dial with which we can adjust diaphragm and speed at the same time when shooting in manual mode. However, the Canon EOS 750Dit dispenses with this practical piece and instead offers us the classic directional crosshead and other controls such as exposure, white balance, focus modes or image reproduction. If you are going to shoot manually, the upper wheel will allow you to adjust the speed and to adjust the aperture you will have to press and hold the exposure button located on the back.
Viewfinder and screen
The Canon EOS 750D has a pentaprism-type viewfinder that offers 95% coverage. It is a common feature in cameras in its category, although there are some models like the Pentax K-S2 that claim to cover 100% of the frame.
A DSLR camera is designed so that we shoot through the viewfinder, but the rear screen also allows taking photos in Live View mode, although it may affect the total battery life. This function is more intended for videos, in which it is necessary to see the frame through the screen. Speaking of the screen, it is a 3-inch ClearView II LCD, with more than a million pixels of resolution and that is also tactile . Images are crystal clear and it works well in bright light. The reflections that may occur on its surface can be easily compensated by turning the screen, because it is articulated. The advantage of the hinge of the Canon EOS 750D is that we can close the screen so that it is protected. However, we miss a second screen on the top of the chassis to be able to see the parameters of the shot without having to resort to the rear LCD.
Focus and shoot
Canon includes the CMOS Hybrid AF III focusing system , which promises faster and more accurate focusing , and it does. The 19 cross zones of the Canon EOS 750D achieve a very fluid focus that rarely misses. Obviously when it works best is when the light accompanies, but we have been surprised by its speed in darker shots - although here we must also give part of the credit to the EF-S 18-55mm lens that is included in the kit.
The Canon EOS 750D offers a burst shooting of 5 frames per second , but be careful because if we are shooting in RAW format the burst will stop after eight images. If you want to capture longer movements, you will have to shoot in JPG that supports up to 940 shots in a row.
The Canon EOS 750D comes with a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, exactly the same as the Canon EOS M3 we reviewed a couple of weeks ago . As we already said, the combination of the sensor with the DIGIC 6 image processor achieves excellent results even in low light conditions, but be careful not to force the sensitivity above 6400 ISO or the noise will be visible. We attach some samples made with the Canon EOS 750D below.
Low Light Shooting (ISO 6,400)
Connectivity and autonomy
Canon has equipped its new entry SLR with a good variety of connections, physical and wireless. On the side of the camera we find the connector for an external microphone, a plug for a trigger cable, a miniHDMI port and an AV output . In addition, it comes with WiFi and NFC to be able to share images with mobile devices or manage the camera remotely.
The battery offers a duration of 400 shots, according to the official technical sheet, a figure that is not exactly remarkable. In practice, it is enough for a normal session if we do not use the screen very often, but if you plan to spend a whole day taking photos it is best to buy a second battery to make sure that we do not have to visit the socket earlier than expected.
The Canon EOS 750D is the new proposal of the Japanese brand for users who are released with a reflex camera . It significantly improves the resolution of the previous model and introduces some interesting new features such as the DIGIC 6 processor, the 19-zone cross-focus system , compared to the 9 zones that the 700D had , or the WiFi connection to transfer images without using cables. We've missed more manual controls like a wheel in the rear, but the design and handling remain largely unchanged. The Canon EOS 750D is now available in akit with the EF-S 18-55mm IS lens for 850 euros .
Canon EOS 750D
|Size||22.3 x 14.9 mm|
|Resolution||24.2 effective megapixels|
24.7 total megapixels
|Image processor||DIGIC 6|
Lens included (EF-S 18-55mm IS)
|Focal distance||18-55mm (equivalent to 29-88mm in 35mm format)|
|Opening (No. F)||f / 3.5 - f / 5.6|
|Building||11 elements in 9 groups|
|Image Stabilizer||Stabilizer in four steps|
|Mount||EF / EF-S|
|Type||CMOS Hybrid AF III|
|AF system||19-point cross-type AF|
|Focus modes||Photo-to-Photo AF / Servo AF / Manual Focus|
Focus assist light
|Measuring system||7,560-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor|
Measurement with the area divided into 63 segments (9i — 7)
(1) Evaluative (related to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.0% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder)
(4) Center-weighted averaged measurement
|Exposure compensation||+/- 5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).|
|ISO sensitivity||100-12,800- H: 25,600|
|Shutter||Focal Plane Electronic|
30-1 / 4,000 seconds (Bulb)
AWB, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent white light, flash, custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue / amber +/- 9
2. Magenta / green +/- 9.
|Diopter correction||-3 to +1 m-1 (diopters)|
|information||AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light|
Exposure information: shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always on top), 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 tonal priority (D +), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1-digit display), with white balance correction, SD card information, flicker detection, focus area
Display and layout
|Size||3-inch Clear View II LCD|
Live view mode
|Dimensions||131.9 x 100.7 x 77.8 mm|
|Weight||555 grams (Body only. Battery and memory card included)|
|Flash||Removable Guide number 12|
Compatible with external flash via hot shoe
|Modes||Auto, manual flash, Built-in Speedlite Transmitter|
|Features||Synchro. 1/200 seconds|
|Shooting modes||Scene Mode Intelligent Auto (photo and video), No flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sport, SCN (Children, Food, Candlelight, Night portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual (Photo & Movie)|
|Photo effects||Tonal priority to highlights|
Automatic Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
Noise reduction at high ISO speed (4 settings)
Noise reduction in multiple shots
Automatic Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction and Chromatic Aberration Correction
Basic + (shoots depending on the environment, lighting or scene type selection)
Creative Filters (Oil Effect, Watercolor, Grainy Black & White Effect, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Fisheye Effect)
Fit size to M or S1, S2, S3
|Burst shooting||5 fps (up to 940 JPEG images and 8 RAW images)|
|Image size||JPEG 3: 2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (P1) 2976 x 1984, (P2) 1920 x 1280, (S3) 720 x 480|
JPEG 4: 3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3552 x 2664, (S1) 2656 x 1992, (P2) 1696 x 1280, (S3) 640 x 480
JPEG 16: 9: (L) 6000 x 3368, (M) 3984 x 2240, (P1) 2976 x 1680, (P2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 480
JPEG 1: 1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2656 x 2656, (P1) 1984 x 1984, (P2) 1280 x 1280, (P3) 480 x 480
RAW: (RAW) 6000 x 4000
|Video 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)
|File formats||JPEG: good, normal (Exif 2.30 compliant / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),|
RAW: RAW, (14-bit, Original Canon RAW, 2nd Edition),
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) version 1.1 compliant
MP4 (Video: H.264 (standard or light: IPB), Sound: AAC, recording level adjustable by user).
Connections and autonomy
|Memory card||SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compliant)|
|With cables||Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)|
Mini jack plug for external microphone
|Battery||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17|
400 shots of autonomy
|Release date||Feb 2015|