The Rebel T7 is Canon's Newest DSLR... and It's a Bargain

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Canon has announced the successor to its much-loved T6 DSLR. Long live the Rebel T7!

The T7 isn't a drastic overhaul of the T6 as it is more of a refining. It has a 24.1 APS-C CMOS, which is an improvement over the previous generations 18MP sensor, however, it still has the T6's 9-point phase-detection autofocus and 3fps burst shooting speed. It also still only shoots 1080p video at 30fps, but you'll be able to see that video on its crisp three-inch screen. The lack of 4K is still surprising considering almost all new cameras have it, but the person who's going to pick this up wouldn't likely need that capability.

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The camera does get some of Canon's newer menu features like Canon's "SCENE INTELLIGENT" mode and has WIFI and NFC to connect to your smartphone and make it even easier to post your images on social media or share with friends and family. So, overall it's almost the same camera as the T6 albeit with a better sensor. 

That's not necessarily a bad thing as the T7 comes with Canon's EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens. This is a camera for beginners who want to take better images than they can get on their smartphones, but don't want to spend over $600 dollars. That's right the entire package for the camera and the lens is going to be $550. That's a real bargain for someone looking to instantly upgrade their images. It's a great way to learn how to shoot at an affordable price. 

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It's A DSLR, which means it has an optical viewfinder, which can help with battery life as you're not constantly staring at a screen when you're in the thick of shooting. 

Features include:

  • 24.1 APS-C sensor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi NFC connectivity
  • 3fps burst mode
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • 1080P video
  • Optical View Finder
The Canon EOS Rebel T7 will be will be available in April 2018 as a lens-and-body kit with the EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS II for around $549.99. 

That said, if you can save up an extra hundred bucks for your budget, the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 costs $649.99 and features 1080/60p video recording Dual Pixel CMOS AF, faster burst shooting, in-camera time-lapses, and a vari-angle display that can face forward, making the SL2 the best budget camera for anyone interested in vlogging.