What you need to know
- WiFi / NFC enabled
- Remote operation by smartphone or tablet
- Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
- LCD monitor 3 inches 1.04 million dots. Vari-Angle
What we think you need to know
Under normal circumstances, I am a compact camera kind of girl. They’re small, affordable, relatively drunk-proof; and still take pretty awesome shots. But when I found out that I would be visiting Germany, Spain, Lagos in Portugal and Tangier in Morocco, I knew it was time to up my game. So I asked the guys at Canon if I could review one of their cameras and they sent over their EOS 750D to try out. This is how it went:
First impression: I love this camera! My skin looks great and selfies are super easy to take with its Vari-Angle LCD screen. One of the most annoying things about travel photography is that pictures never truly reflect the beauty of the moment – but with the EOS 750D it sure comes close with its incredible quality. Like all DSLRs, Canon’s entry level model provides an array of new photographic potential that is simply impossible using a compact camera.
The best feature of this very fancy camera is its simple app. The Canon Camera Connect app allows you to review and save images, change your camera settings and remote shoot all from the convenience of your smartphone. This is excellent because not only are you able to spread the holiday FOMO in real-time by uploading pictures onto Facebook as you travel, but taking group shots just got easier with remote shooting.
My biggest irk with the Cannon EOS 750D is that instead of backing up your pictures to the “Images” folder of your phone, the app saves your shots under “Miscellaneous” – so you can’t transfer files to your phone’s SD card.
I’ve always wondered why a normal human (i.e. not an aspiring photographer) would want a DSLR camera, and I am left wondering. DSLR’s aren’t as user friendly as compact cameras, nor should they be. I had no idea what I was doing with this camera – and it’s pretty evident in the shots. Still, nothing can beat that quality!
- Affordable good quality entry-level DSLR
- WiFi and Vari-Angle is a plus for any social media maven
Makes us sad
- Best suited for aspiring photographers – for the rest of us, there’s compact cameras
Disclaimer: The Canon EOS 750D was lent to Lauren for the duration of her trip only.