Those wanting an entry-level, yet feature rich DSLR will likely be considering the Canon EOS 77D
and Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D
And while the two bodies appear (and, in fact, are) very similar, there are a few differences that may tip the decision-making scales in one direction or the other.
So, let's take a closer look at these DSLRs to see how they stack up against one another, beginning with their similarities.
Canon EOS 77D and EOS Rebel T7i / 800D Shared Primary Features
Primary Advantages of the Canon EOS 77D
- Sensor: 24.2 MP Dual Pixel CMOS AF 1.6x (crop) APS-C
- Processor: DIGIC 7
- Autofocus System: 45 cross-type AF points, 27 f/8 points
- AF Working Range: EV -3 - 18
- Metering Sensor: 7560-pixel RGB+IR, 63 segments
- Metering Range: EV 1 – 20
- Exposure Compensation: +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increment
- Auto Exposure Bracketing: 2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
- ISO: Auto (100 - 25600), 100 - 25600 (H1: 51200)
- Shutter Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
- Continuous Shooting: max. 6 fps for 27 RAW
- Video: up to FHD 1920 x 1080 at 60p
- Identical White Balance Settings
- Viewfinder: Pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.82x magnification
- LCD: Vari-angle touchscreen 7.7 cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040 K sRGB dots
- Built-in Flash: 13.1m guide number, up to 17mm
- X-Sync: 1/200 sec
- Identical Shooting Modes
- Identical Picture Styles
- Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Low-Energy Bluetooth
- USB 2.0, HDMI micro, 3.5mm external microphone port
- Single Secure Digital (SD, UHS-I) Memory Card Slot
- Battery Life: 820 shots via an LP-E17 battery
- Body Materials: aluminum alloy and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
- Size: 5.16 x 3.93 x 3.00" (131.0 x 99.9 x 76.2mm)
Primary Advantages of the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D
Who should opt for the Canon EOS 77D?
- Top LCD Data Panel
- Multi-function Lock Switch
- Auto Display-Off Sensor by the viewfinder
- AF On button
- Rear Control Dial vs. Cross Keys
Few camera comparisons are as simple as this one. If the features listed in the Primary Advantages of the Canon EOS 77D
section are worth its incremental cost over the Canon EOS Rebel T7i, then the decision is easy – get the 77D.
The top LCD panel and AF On button (enabling back-button focus) specifically are features that many photographers will find especially beneficial, making the incremental investment over the Rebel T7i a worthwhile one.
Who should opt for the Canon EOS Rebel T7i?
If the EOS 77D's advantages listed above are of little value to you, or your budget is limited, then the Canon EOS Rebel T7i has gives you 95% of features of the 77D but at a lower cost.
Like all top-end Rebels before it, you get a lot of value for your money.