Canon EOS 750D – Rebel T6i hands on full review

Canon EOS 750D – Rebel T6i hands on full review

  1. Fast specifications, prices, options

Welcome to Canon EOS 750 D full review. This camera is marketed as well as Rebel T6i in United States. a higher brother of the 700D with a bit more features, but not far away.

This camera is about 8-900 hundred dollars depending on the currency and kit options, and it is targeted for people wanting to have a bit more than the entry level camera. this will offer few interesting features as we will see later.

It comes with a 24.2 megapixels CMOS crop sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor , the most advanced today, same sensor of the 7d mark II and that is a step forward above the 700D. It will take EF and EF-s mouth lenses, so both of the lens worlds, at it comes with 19 focus points, which is not as great as having 42 or 65, but good enough for anyone with a bit of experience. remember one thing, in my career as a professional photographer i have used 99% only one focus point. so this is not a deal breaker for anyone in my view.

Most of the specifications are exactly like the 700D but lets mention the most important ones

– shutter speed between 30 seconds and 1/4000th.

– ISO up to 12800 expandable to 25600

– 3 inch swivel touch screen very useful for video, with 100% coverage

– built in flash

– 5 frames per second continuos flash burst

– WI-Fi capability to connect

– GPS

– SD card slot

– Full HD MP4 video 1920×10180 at a maximum 29.97 frames per second.

on thing to mention, this camera will show you the battery level , a feature not present ion lower brothers like 1200D and 100D, very useful to have in my personal opinion

  1. Physical features, dials, LCD, Buttons, weight, battery, card

Let’s go through the physical features to describe it in the context. the body is almost identical with the canon 700D.

Classic Canon body shape, not top screen like the bigger brothers.

We have top right hand side dial, to select the shooting modes, and on top of the manual, aperture priority, time priority, automatic and creative, you will find the portrait, landscape, macro and action modes. Unfortunately i cannot see the bulb mode here which for me is a bit disappointing. also these modes are for beginners and not much of a use after you get experienced with your camera.

Next to the top dial we have the power button, on, off and movie mode.

Top selection dial, shutter button, and we have also a focus mode selection button, which allow you to switch between points, areas and combined section methods. ISO, and Display button to turn on the back touch LCD screen.

Top left hand side of the camera has been left empty, with just a small LED light to show HIFI on and off. At the back, pretty much the same as the 700D with minor differences. We have the back focusing button, or zoom in and out, AV or exposure compensation button, quick settings, menu setting , Whiote balance, Auto Focus, Shooting mode and picture style buttons which are also directional buttons. We have also the image play, and trash can.

WE also have the movie on and off, info and menu buttons.

The back LCD screen is flip out style and it is touch screen, a very useful and nice feature.

at front we have the pop up flash button, lens release, infrared and red eye reduction lamps.

At rind hand side we have the SD card slot door. Bottom side is for the small battery LP-E17 type, and on left hand side we have a microphone 3.5 mm jack, a remote control jack, AV digital out for data transfer and HDMY plugs. just to mention, it would have been nice to have also a earphones jack for video, but we cannot have everything for a medium value DSLR.

 

  1. Menu and settings

In regards to the menu and settings, we have a classical Canon Menu with lots of features organised like all other cameras

so I am going to go through it a little bit in more detail as I am sure people wanting to buy this camera, will not be bored.

So we have got tabs from left to right

tab 1, image quality, beep function, release shutter without a card, image review duration settings, lens aberration corrections which should be always on, red eye reduction and flash control

tab 2 – exposure compensation, auto light optimizer, custom white balance, white balance shift bracketing, , colour space, picture style and light metering mode

tab 3- dust delete data, ISO settings, long exposure noise reduction, High speed Noise reduction, Aspect ratio, and anti flicker shoot

tab 4 – live view, autofocus method which has the advanced dual pixel face tracking, the best focusing system ever used for all Canon DLSR tracking motion for video, we have touch shutter option, to trigger the shutter by touching screen as well, which and be useful sometimes, rather than pressing the top shutter button and introducing camera shake. We have also grid display and metering timer

tab 5- protect images, rotate images, eras, print order, photo book set up, creative filters and resize

tab 6-  cropping, rating, slide show, image jump, autofocus point display, sometimes useful, histogram display and control over hdmi

tab 7 –   select folder, file numbering, auto rotate and WI-FI settings which I have never used so far but I will find some time in the future to talk about this specifically.

tab 8  – auto power , LCD brightness, LCD ond and off button, date/time/zone, language, Viewfinder display and GPS settings

tab9 – screen colour, feature guide, touch control settings, battery info, sensor cleaning and video system

tab 10 – certification logo display, custom functions which open 13 sub tabs of options, copyright information, clear settings, and firmware version.

finally tab 11 is about customisation allowing you to select the most used settings an bring them into your favourite tab.

Canon EOS 750D – Rebel T6i hands on full review

4. video settings

If you switch the camera in video mode, tabs no 4 and 5 will change to show your video shooting options

Tab 4- we have autofocus method with 3 options, face tracking and 2 types of flexizones autofocus, movie serve Autofocus, autofocus with shutter button during recording, grid display and metering time, that mean aver 4 seconds or whatever you choose, the camera will recalculate the exposure level and adjust.

Tab 5 we have moved size recording with 6 options, and please note, if you want to shoot 50 frames per second, you can do it only by reducing your HD resolution to 1280×720

we have also manual and automatic sound recording, and video snapshot

5. photo test

for the photo sharpness exercise I will do the same comparison with a 70D and my classic dummy head, but in addition to that I intend to present comparisons from now on in the worst shooting conditions rather than great light, as that will tell the real difference between cameras.

6. video test

am going to put this to the test next to the 70D i have and I will test it in low light situation to see  if there is any difference in performance.

7. why you should buy – pros

If this camera is within your budget, there are few advantages to have this camera

– resolution – 24 mp is pretty good in today standards so you will get plenty of detail

– high quality is a advantage to all canon cameras so this applies to 750 as well

– flip out screen is a plus for me, as a video maker

– advanced processor and quality of the outcome

– good ISO performance, WIFI and GPS options

 

8.why you should not buy – cons

 

Usually price is one of the most important in a buying decision for everyone. The price point is high for people with a small budget

this might be expensive for a portion of the market

– I am not happy about the plastic, i feel there is a slight drop in quality, this is my first time I noticed a cheaper plastic finish, not a deal breaker for me though

– no headphones jack for video

9.where to buy from

I am going to place few links below where you can buy this camera from if you wish, amazong, BH photo video and adorama the biggest retailers

10.conclusion

 

since I have played so far with all types of Canon cameras, it is difficult for me to place this in a specific category as all Canon deliver high quality standards. I am sure I can use this camera at professional level as i Have had photo shoots even with smaller and cheaper brothers, and I can say this camera will deliver.

for the price point and the amount of features, this is a no brainer that you should go for it, if your budget is around 7-800$ for the body. if you can afford, more, go for more, if you want to save money, think about it twice as this is a good camera to have.

 

Canon EOS 750D – Rebel T6i hands on full review
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About Christian Tudor

professional photographer, main editor at Academy of Photography and owner and principal photographer of Tudor Photography