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Canon EOS 750D review: How does it compare to the EOS 200D?

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £617
inc VAT

Responsive live view performance and consistent all-round quality makes the Canon 750D a safe bet


  • Responsive live view performance
  • Great image quality

Image quality

The EOS 700D lagged behind the D5500 for image quality so it’s good to see some improvement this time around. The increased resolution from 18 to 24 megapixels has given a small but welcome boost to detail levels, and puts it on a level pegging with the D5500. Noise levels are lower too, with an appreciable reduction in chroma noise in the shadows of photos at ISO 800 and above. There wasn’t much to separate the EOS 750D and Nikon D5500 for noise but the 750D’s JPEGs retained slightly more fine detail at ISO 3200 and above.

The kit lens put in a decent performance with good corner sharpness, but we noticed a few instances where the camera had front focused, leaving the main subject looking slightly soft. This is a problem we’ve seen many times before on consumer SLRs, but never from their live view modes, or from CSCs.

Canon 750D test shot ^ Focus is reasonably sharp across the frame, and there’s a decent attempt to handle the scene’s wide dynamic range. (1/125s, f/6.3, ISO 100, 32mm equivalent)
Canon 750D test shot ^ Another solid result, although close inspection reveals that the foreground is sharper than the centre of the frame where the camera was meant to be focusing. (1/160s, f/8, ISO 100, 88mm equivalent)

Canon 750D test shot ^ Very little evidence of noise at ISO 1250 and smooth, detailed skin tones. Hair looks slightly smudged and the background is a little grainy but it’s an excellent result. (1/100s, f/5.6, ISO 1250, 88mm equivalent)

Canon 750D test shot ^ There’s a fair bit of noise at ISO 6400 but this is fine for online sharing. (1/50s, f/5, ISO 6400, 59mm equivalent)

Canon 750D ISO test shot ^ Shaded skin tones at ISO 6400 is a tougher test but it’s another strong result. (1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 6400, 82mm equivalent)

Canon 760D and conclusion

The 750D isn’t the only new addition to the EOS range. The Canon 760D arrived at the same time and is very similar except for its dual dials, passive LCD screen to show settings and an eye-level sensor so the LCD screen switches off automatically when the viewfinder is used. It’s also able to shoot in live view mode with continuous autofocus. It’s available body-only for around £580, making it around £120 more expensive than the EOS 750D.

^ Here you can see the two key difference between the two cameras

I’d be more tempted with the Canon 70D, which ups the stakes yet again with a significantly larger viewfinder, various additional buttons, 7fps shooting, a bigger battery and weather-sealed construction. It’s currently available for £585 body only. Meanwhile, the 700D remains on sale for £500 with the 18-55mm lens.

The fact that we’d struggle to choose between the 700D, 750D and 70D at current prices suggests that Canon has pitched this new family member well. We prefer it to the Nikon D5500, and the fact that it performs so well in live view mode means it can hold its own among CSCs too. Buy Now from Amazon

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Sensor resolution24 megapixels
Sensor size22.3×14.9mm (APS-C)
Focal length multiplier1.6x
Optical stabilisationAvailable in lenses
ViewfinderOptical TTL
Viewfinder magnification (35mm-equivalent), coverage0.51x, 95%
LCD screen3in (1,040,000 dots)
Orientation sensorYes
Photo file formatsJPEG, RAW (CR2)
Maximum photo resolution6,000×4,000
Photo aspect ratios4:3, 3:2, 16:9 1:1
Video compression formatMP4 (AVC) at up to 29Mbit/s
Video resolutions1080p at 24/25/30fps, 720p at 25/30/50/60fps, VGA at 25/30fps
Slow motion video modesN/A
Maximum video clip length (at highest quality)16m 0s
Exposure modesProgram, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed range30 to 1/4,000 seconds
ISO speed range100 to 25600
Exposure compensationEV +/-5
White balanceAuto, 6 presets with fine tuning, manual
Auto-focus modes19-point (19 cross-type)
Metering modesMulti, partial, centre-weighted, spot, face detect
Flash modesAuto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, rear curtain, red-eye reduction
Drive modesSingle, continuous, self-timer, AE bracket, WB bracket, HDR
Kit lens
Kit lens model nameCanon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Optical stabilisationYes
Optical zoom (35mm-equivalent focal lengths)3x (29-88mm)
Maximum aperture (wide-tele)f/3.5-5.6
35mm-equivalent aperturef/5.6-9
Manual focusYes
Closest macro focus (wide)25cm
Closest macro focus (tele)25cm
Lens mountCanon EF-S
Card slotSDXC
Memory suppliedNone
Battery typeLi-ion
ConnectivityUSB, AV, mini HDMI, microphone, wired remote
WirelessWi-Fi, NFC
GPSOptional GPS Receiver GP-E2
HotshoeCanon E-TTL
Body materialPlastic
AccessoriesUSB cable, neck strap
Size (HxWxD)104x132x148mm
Buying information
WarrantyOne year RTB
Price including VAT£617
Part code0592C021AA

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