Plenty of news comes from Canon today. They have announced two new DSLR cameras: EOS 77D and T7i (which will be known as EOS 800D outside the US). These will most likely make advanced beginners happy, as they will allow them expand their knowledge and skills. Canon has also announced a new 18-55mm lens to go along. You can order them separately or with some of the cameras, there are several options available. But let’s take a look at the details.
Canon EOS 77D
Canon EOS 77D comprises both stills and video capturing. It features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor. Native ISO ranges from 100 to 25600, but can be extended to ISO 51200. Therefore, this camera suits a variety of lighting conditions, with minimal noise.
It allows continuous shooting rate of 6 fps (4.5 fps in Live View). The sensor’s design also enables Dual Pixel CMOS AF with phase-detection autofocus for shooting in Live View. For shooting stills using the optical pentamirror viewfinder, there’s a 45-point all cross-type phase-detect AF system.
As for the video, EOS 77D allows 1080/60fps full HD video shooting. This camera also features built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth.
Take a look at a few sample shots:
Canon EOS 77D is available for preorders. You can get a body only for $899, the camera combined with an 18-55mm lens for $1,049 or with an 18-135 lens for $1499. The expected availability is March 30, 2017.
Canon EOS Rebel T7i
The EOS Rebel T7i is another camera for higher-level beginners. Canon claims they took into consideration the feedback from entry-level photographers when they designed this camera. Those of you outside the US, it’s good to know this camera also goes under the name EOS 800D.
According to the press release, the EOS Rebel T7i is “the first camera in the EOS Rebel series with a 45-point, all cross-type AF system within the Optical Viewfinder. It is also the first in the series with Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection and the first with a DIGIC 7 Image Processor.”
The specs are rather similar to the EOS 77D:
- 2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor
- 0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- 45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
- Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
- HDR Movie and Time-Lapse Movie
- Movie Electronic IS, Feature Assistant
Take a look at the sample shots:
As you can see, in addition to many similarities with the EOS 77D, the T7i also features HDR movie and time-lapse movie.
Canon EOS Rebel T7i is available for preorders, and available in several combinations. You can get a body only for $749, a body with an 18-55mm lens for $899 and a body with an 18-135mm lens for $1299. The expected availability is March 30, 2017.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
In addition to the two DSLRs, Canon has also announced a new 18-55mm lens. You can get it together with one of the cameras, as I mentioned in the text above. However, if you’d like to add a Canon kit lens to your collection, you can preorder it separately. Here are the specs:
|Focal Length||18 – 55mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28.8 – 88 mm
|Aperture||Maximum: f/4 – 5.6|
|Camera Mount Type||Canon EF-S|
|Filter Thread||Front: 58 mm|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.6 x 2.4″ (66.04 x 60.96 mm)|
|Weight||7.6 oz (215 g)|
Like the cameras, the 18-55mm f/4-5.6 lens is available for preorders and you can get it for $249. It will be available for shipment starting March 30, 2017.