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Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s) sensor review: On par with Canon’s high-end APS-C models

By Kevin Carter - Thursday July 16 2015

Sensor Review
Introduction | Measurements: Worthy improvement over previous sensor | Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s) vs. Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i) vs. EOS 700D (Rebel T5i): Impressive improvement in DR over predecessor | Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6i) vs. Nikon D5500 vs. Sony A6000: Behind competitive offerings at low ISOs | Conclusion
Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s) sensor review:  On par with Canon’s high-end APS-C models

Announced alongside the slightly more accessibly-priced EOS 750D (Rebel T6i in the US), the 760D shares many of its sibling’s features, including a new 24.2-Mpix CMOS sensor, hybrid AF system, improved metering and built Wi-Fi, yet has improved controls aimed at enthusiasts. Read on to find out how well this new model’s sensor performs.

Specification and Features

Announced alongside the EOS 750D (known as the Rebel T6i in the US), the EOS 760D (Rebel T6i) is the first model from Canon at this level to feature a top-plate LCD control panel. Like its sibling, however, it shares many of the same features, including a 24.2-Mpix APS-C size CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, new light meter sensor, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. 

With a native ISO range of 100–12,800 along with expansion to ISO 25,600, the 24.2 APS-C size CMOS sensor is a new model with a greater pixel count than previous generations, up from the 18-Mpix sensor in the EOS 700D (Rebel T5i) and the 20.2-Mpix units in the EOS 70D and flagship EOS 7D Mk II.

The EOS 760D also includes Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF III system that includes the all-cross-type 19-point phase detection AF sensor found in the current EOS 70D, but not the dual-pixel sensor AF technology. Like the EOS 750, it has image sensor-based phase detection pixels to aid contrast-detection AF in live view, and improves on that model with an additional Servo AF mode for tracking moving subjects. However, while this sensor technology isn’t quite as impressive as the 70D’s dual-pixel technology, Canon claims AF performance in live view is similar overall.

In addition, the 760D features the new 7560-pixel color-sensitive meter sensor for improved accuracy, and with its sibling 750D is the first in this series to include Wi-Fi with NFC. As for the pull-out 3-inch fully-articulated LCD touchscreen, 5fps continuous shooting, and Full HD/30/25p video, these features can be found on the earlier EOS 700D (T5). However, the 760D has one sought-after control feature that’s been lacking from Canon’s entry-to-mid-level models, and that’s the rear command dial. It’s quite small compared to the equivalent found on the more pro-oriented models, but then Canon claims that this model is targeting enthusiasts.

Slightly heavier and larger than its 750D (T6i) sibling, the EOS 760D measures 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.1" / 13.2 x 10.2 x 7.9 cm and weighs 19.93 oz / 565 g, body only. It is available now at $849 (USD) for the body alone, around $100 over the 750D.

  • 24.2-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 19-point (cross-yype) Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • DIGIC 6 image processor
  • 3.0-inch 1.04m-dot vari-angle touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p video at 30/25 fps
  • Expanded ISO 25600 max sensitivity
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC

Measurements: Worthy improvement over previous sensor

Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s) vs. Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i) vs. EOS 700D (Rebel T5i):  Impressive improvement in DR over predecessor

Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6i) vs. Nikon D5500 vs. Sony A6000: Behind competitive offerings at low ISOs

Conclusion