A Closer Look at the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D and EOS 77D DSLR Cameras, New Lens

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D and Canon EOS 77D review pages are practically complete, awaiting final verifications that will come with the cameras in hand.
There is a ton of information available on these pages, but I imagine one of your first questions is: Where does the EOS 77D fit into the Canon lineup? Remember the Rebel T6s / 760D and how it has a superset of the Rebel T6i / 750D features? That is precisely what the EOS 77D is relative to the Rebel T7i / 800D. Even though the 77D has broken out of the Rebel camp (for better differentiation perhaps?), the two cameras are practically the same aside from a few significant differences.
List of differences between the 77D and the Rebel T7i / 800D
  • The 77D has a top LCD Data Panel whereas the T7i has none
  • The 77D's top mode dial and power switch are on left vs. right
  • The 77D has a Rear Control Dial vs. only Cross Keys
  • The 77D has a Multi-function Lock Switch vs. not available on the T7i
  • The 77D has an Auto Display-Off Sensor by the viewfinder vs. none
  • The 77D has an AF On button vs. none on the T7i
A big additional advantage, from my perspective, is that all localities get to call the 77D by the same name whereas the Rebel T7i may also be confusingly referred to as the 800D or Kiss X9i depending on where you live.

If the additional features were free, there would of course be no need for the T7i and the 77D indeed has a higher price tag.
Summary of What is New with the Rebel T7i and 77D
Following is a list of differences between the Canon EOS Rebel T7i /800D and the Rebel T6i / 750D. The EOS 77D upgrade list is nearly identical.

  • 45 cross-type AF points vs. 19 cross-type AF points
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 6 fps vs. 5 fps, 27 frames RAW vs. 8, unlimited frames JPEG vs. 940 images
  • DIGIC 7 vs. DIGIC 6
  • Working range EV -3 to 18 vs. EV -0.5 to 18
  • ISO 100-25600 (H1: 51200) vs. ISO 100-12800 (H1: 25600)
  • 77D/T7i's LCD is going to be easier to grasp when retracted
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi button
  • Built-in flash GN of 13.1 vs. 12
  • Battery life of approx. 820 vs. 770
  • 77D gains an AF-On button

While this list is not terribly long, there are some very significant upgrades in it. The new AF system, Dual Pixel AF, a faster frame rate and the higher buffer spec are among the line items catching my attention.
More Comparisons
Create your own comparisons. Detailed comparisons between a large number of cameras can be made using the site's Camera Specifications Comparison Tool.
They Shrunk the Kit Lens
Canon has released a new, smaller kit lens to accompany the two DSLR cameras announced today. The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens page has more information on this smaller lens option.

Posted: 2/14/2017 10:04:32 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
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