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The Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6 is the latest entry in the upper-level DSLR section. This is considered as the worthy successor of EOS 700D/Rebel T5i. Looking at the different features, one can easily note that the sensor resolution has been boosted from 18 to 24 megapixels.
Some new features as compared to its predecessors
As you look into the feature-packed Canon EOS 760D/ Rebel T6, you will find that it is a great improvement on EOS 700D/Rebel T5i of 2013. The new 760d has a fine top panel LCD which offers a consistent and clear display for main settings which are useful during shooting. This also consumes less battery power than the main LCD display, so it is better to use the new one. The mode dial has now been shifted to the left and this includes a locking button.
This is useful in high-end DSLRs as it helps to prevent any accidental mode dial adjustment. Now the Canon EOS also includes a rear panel control wheel which has D-pad buttons. This feature is important as it immensely helps in ease of use.
With the rear panel dial, it will be easier to adjust exposure compensation. The aperture adjustment will be less difficult if the camera is in manual mode. Now the users can also have the option of fluid scrolling and go through images in playback.
- Improved hybrid AF system
- Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
- A 3-in touch screen system
- Penta-mirror optical viewfinder
Why do you need to buy Canon EOS 760D/ Rebel T6?
If you are looking for a camera with good controls, you will be quite appeased with Canon EOS 760D/ Rebel T6. The camera is known to have a finger dial behind shutter release. There is an additional thumb release on the rear side. Because of the dual-controls it is easier to adjust exposures in this camera. The shutter is controlled by the finger dial and the aperture is controlled by the thumb wheel. There is another three-position switch around the mode dial.
This is useful, as it is easy to control the OFF, ON and MOVIE modes. The rear control can be easily tilted, and you can also access the AF area with the help of two buttons which are located on the sides of the LCD panel. There is a SET button in the middle of the rear side, and the user can customize the options.
With the optical Viewfinder, the Canon can have 95% coverage with 0.82 magnifications. You can also view the simple levelling graphic in the lower left corner; this is an indication if you are tilted horizontally towards the left or right or if you are in the level. The screen is also a great feature of Canon. There is a 3-in touchscreen hinged on a full mount so that you can easily flip or twist the camera at any angle. As for the touch-screen interface it works absolutely fine.
You can tap through the menu system, and also enter the copyright details of your photograph if you want. For this, you need to use the on-screen keypad. While doing a playback, you can simply swipe through various images and pinch the zoom if you want. This is something just similar to a phone, and you can do it quite naturally if you are already using a smartphone.
Additional features that are talked about
With a T6, you get an NFC or Near Field Communication feature which allows the users to connect with other devices through wireless mode. So once you capture the image, you can just transfer the image to a different tablet, smartphone or even another camera. The images can be shared easily, which makes transfer of photographs practically hassle-free. The Q button or tapping that particular icon on the screen actually helps the user to quickly make some changes in the settings.
The 760D eye sensor detects the camera when it is held for a shot and simply turns off the display on the main screen, when it is not required. For the Wi-Fi light, you need to activate it through the menu. Although Iphone does not have the NFC compatibility, it is still easy to connect the camera for downloading the images. Whenever the Wi-Fi system is activated, the light indicates the change. For a 760D, there is a small icon which is hard to miss.