Canon unveils entry-level 750D and 760D DSLRs and EOS M3 compact system cam

700D replacements are Canon’s latest “first jump up from a compact camera” models
Canon unveils entry-level 750D and 760D DSLRs and EOS M3 compact system cam

The pricy, pro-quality 5DS and 5DS R weren’t the only DSLRs Canon launched today. The company hasn’t forgotten about the more affordable end of the market, and the new 750D and 760D will form its new entry-level offerings.

Replacing the popular 700D, the two cameras are aimed chiefly at photographers making the step-up from compact cameras or smartphones. Both are similarly specced-out with 24.2MP APS-C sensors, DIGIC 6 image processors, an ISO range of 100-12800, 19-point autofocus, 1080p video shooting, Wi-Fi, NFC and vari-angle LCD screens.

Canon 760D

The biggest difference lies in the control layout. The 750D is your standard entry-level DSLR when it comes to dials and buttons – simple and basic – but the 760D features a control layout more akin to the company’s pricier, enthusiast-friendly models: a top-plate LCD panel, a Quick Control Dial and an Intelligent Viewfinder. The 760D also offers extra creative modes for movie shooting.

The two models will be available from April 2015. The 750D will cost £600 body only or £690 in a kit with an 18-55mm lens; the 760D will cost £650 body only.

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Canon EOS M3

Canon has also expanded its EOS M range of compact system cameras with the M3. Despite being far more small and lightweight, the EOS M3 comes with much the same capabilities as the 750D: a 24.3MP APS-C sensor, 100-12800 ISO range, vari-angle screen, Wi-Fi and NFC, and 1080p movie shooting. It also includes a new 49-point Hybrid CMOS autofocus system.

The Canon EOS M3 – which uses the same EF lenses as Canon’s DSLR range – will be on sale from April, priced at £600.

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