Canon EOS 77D Preview


HR_77D_EFS18-55_IS_STM_3Q_CL.jpgCanon announced two new EOS DSLRs for entry-level and advanced amateurs along with a new 20%-more compact 18-55mm kit lens today in celebration of the EOS camera system turning thirty.

For the most part, this advanced amateur-focused EOS 77D sports many of the same components and performance specs as the entry-level EOS Rebel T7i. The include a 24.2MP CMOS (APS-C) image sensor, DIGIC 7 image processor, up to 6fps continuous shooting, ISO 100-25,600, Full 1080p HD video, HDR Movie mode, Time-Lapse Movie, and an optical viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type Autofocus system. Both camera systems also offer a 3.0" Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, and  Live Mode with Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivering "the world's fastest AF focusing speed of 0.03 seconds."
HR_77D_BACKOPEN_CL.jpgSo why is the EOS 77D a $150 step up over the T7i?

First, Canon has pulled a similar 7650-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor from the EOS 80D for more accurate exposure and color measurements. Next, there's an Anti-Flicker shooting mode that will "help combat the on-and-off repetitive flickering from artificial lights found in high-school gyms or auditoriums." Lastly, the EOS 77D is more advanced, ergonomically, adding a top LCD panel identifying current settings as well as a quick control dial for adjusting settings on the fly.

As mentioned about, Canon has also updated their standard kit-lens for 2017. The revised EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is 20% more compact than the EF-S 3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Yes, you loose a touch of max aperture at wide open but the optics should be similar while image stabilization has improved.
HR_77D_EFS18-135_IS_USM_TOP_CL.jpgKey Features

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor
  • DIGIC 7 image processor
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection
  • 6fps Continuous Shooting
  • Anti-Flicker shooting mode
  • ISO 100-25600
  • 7650-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • Movie Electronic IS
  • HDR Movie
  • Time-Lapse Movie
  • top LCD panel
  • quick control dial
  • Wi-Fi┬«
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth┬«
HR_77D_EFS18-55_IS_STM_FRONTOPEN_CL.jpgPricing & Availability

The Canon EOS 77D will be available in April (2017) in three forms:

  1. $899.99 for the body only
  2. $1,049 for the body + EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens
  3. $1,499 for the body + EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens

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