Canon 760D

Canon EOS 760D front
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 565g - 132 x 101 x 78mm
  • Announced February 2015
  • Alternative Name is EOS 760D / EOS 8000D
  • Previous Model is Canon 700D
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon 760D summary

Canon 760D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera originally released on February of 2015. It features a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 6000 x 4000. It is also known as "EOS 760D / EOS 8000D" in other regions.

Canon released this model to update the older Canon 700D (Read Full Comparison)

The 760D is positioned #15 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & over-all #171 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Smart camera search to see camera rankings based on your personal criteria.

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Below is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.

Canon 760D history

The Canon 760D has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can identify all past and newer models along with key specs.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-77D front thumbnailCanon 77D
760D vs 77D
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2017
Canon-EOS-760D front thumbnailCanon 760D24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
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Canon-EOS-750d front thumbnailCanon 750D
760D vs 750D
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
Canon-EOS-700D front thumbnailCanon 700D
760D vs 700D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
Canon-EOS-650D front thumbnailCanon 650D
760D vs 650D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
Canon-EOS-600D front thumbnailCanon 600D
760D vs 600D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
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Canon-EOS-550D front thumbnailCanon 550D
760D vs 550D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010

Canon 760D Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Canon 760D based on aspects which are often considered necessary in a digital camera.

built-in flash
comes with face detection focus
comes with phase detect auto focus
comes with tracking autofocus
decent MP (24MP)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
display is selfie friendly
does have external microphone port
does have HDMI port
does have Top screen
manual focus
NFC connectivity
provides focus by touch
screen articulates fully
screen has good resolution (1,040 k dot)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
touchscreen enabled
very good minimum ISO (100)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't have headphone port
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low battery pack (440 CIPA)
no image stabilization
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
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Canon 760D Sensor features

The Canon 760D houses the DIGIC 6 chip. The sensor dimension on the Canon 760D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor is able to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 24MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 12800. The ISO can be widened digitally to a maximum of 25600. RAW files are supported therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath shows the 760D's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The 760D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is shown in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon 760D dimensions

Canon 760D has a weight of 1.25 pounds (565 grams or 19.93 ounces) & has exterior measurements of 132mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.1"). The weight of typical Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 grams and the Canon 760D is very much the same in comparison with various competitors.

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Underneath is a picture of the Canon 760D besides a softdrink so you can get a feel for its size.

Canon EOS 760D dimensions scale

The top view under will show you the button layout on the 760D.

Canon EOS 760D topview buttons dials

Canon 760D Lens features

The 760D uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses to pick from. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the 760D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Zeiss-Otus-1.455-Canon-EF lensZeiss Otus 1.45555mmf/1.4 970g
Sigma-18-200mm-f3.5-6.3-II-DC-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM18-200mmf/3.5-6.3 490g
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Hartblei-Superrotator-Macro-120mm-F4-TS-Canon-EF lensHartblei Superrotator Macro 120mm F4 TS121mmf/4.0 965g
Tokina-AT-X-Pro-12-24mm-f4-IF-DX-Canon-EF lensTokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f4 IF DX12-24mmf/4.0 570g
Sigma-500mm-F4.5-EX-DG-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM500mmf/4.5 3150g
Sigma-120-300mm-F2.8-DG-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM120-300mmf/2.8 2950g
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Canon-EF-70-300mm-f4-5.6-IS-USM lensCanon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM70-300mmf/4.0-5.6 630g
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Canon 760D Connectivity

The 760D has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer files and at times alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.

A few apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Canon 760D Video features

The max video resolution on the Canon 760D is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution can provide a good balance between video quality and file size but 1080p will not give you any room to downsample. Even though the body has a microphone socket, it is unfortunately missing a headphone socket which means you won't be able to monitor your audio levels.

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Canon 760D Weather Sealing

Canon 760D does not have environment proofing so rainy conditions may damage the camera.

Canon 760D Screen and Viewfinder

The Canon 760D features a 3" fully articulated display screen having a resolution of 1,040k dots.

It includes a selfie friendly screen for self portraits and group shots if required. Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you are able to shift focus points and change settings with your fingertips. The 760D also comes with a Top screen so you're able to instantly look at camera settings.

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The View Finder specs for Canon 760D are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • Coverage 95 percent
  • Magnification 0.51x

For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be very valuable.

Canon 760D Shutter features

Canon 760D is able to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Canon 760D Flash and Hot shoe features

Canon 760D has both integrated flash as well as external flash support.

Canon 760D Autofocusing features

Canon 760D has both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which makes it useful for portrait photography.

It features 19 focus points to select from. Canon 760D has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to switch where you focus. It also features Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Canon 760D can use manual focus if needed during low light or you require more precise control on focus.

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Canon 760D Battery life

The battery pack (LP-E17) on the Canon 760D is designed to last for 440 pictures based on the CIPA specifications making it lower in comparison with it's rivals. The usual Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x offers the maximum (1900) battery life within this kind of cameras.

Here is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras with the strongest battery life:

Canon 760D for various categories of photography

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Canon 760D Portrait photography features

The Canon 760D receives a points total of 79 which is brilliant, meaning that it is a great fit to use for portraits. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW photos in addition to the option to utilize external flash.

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manual focus
resolution is good (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
provides face detect focus
saves RAW files

Canon 760D as a Street photography camera

Having a above average points total of 71, the Canon 760D is a respectable fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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screen articulates fully
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
supports touch to focus
no image stabilization

Canon 760D as a Sports photography camera

A very good sports photography rating of 61 means the Canon 760D is a fine option for photographing sports. A camera needs to have great tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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resolution is good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
has phase detect AF
low fps (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
bad battery power (440 CIPA)

Travel photography with Canon 760D

Portability is super important in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Canon 760D gets a nice 66 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent fit to buy for your trips.

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boasts touch focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
does not have Time Lapse recording
terrible battery (440 per charge)

Canon 760D Landscape photography highlights

If you find yourself looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Canon 760D and it's nice score of 66 for a landscape camera is a fine pick amongst it's rivals.

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focusing manually
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
decent MP (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no image stabilization
not so great battery life (440 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse function

Canon 760D as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera should posses a moving screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering everything, the Canon 760D is a respectable pick for vlogging as it delivers a above average rating of 72.

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display is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
comes with face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has external mic support
does not have image stabilization

Canon 760D Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the 760D, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall within the family of Entry-Level DSLR.

The diagram down below shows you a bird's eye view of the 760D compared to it's top ranking competitors shown earlier.

Following are several cameras you may look at as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Canon EOS 760D
Also called as
EOS 760D / EOS 8000D
Entry-Level DSLR
Body design
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW data
Highest native ISO
Highest enhanced ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points
Cross focus points
Lens mount
Canon EF/EF-S
Amount of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fully Articulated
Screen sizing
3 inch
Screen resolution
1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Min shutter speed
30 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed
5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
565 gr (1.25 lb)
132 x 101 x 78mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.1")
Battery life
440 photographs
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots
Launch price