Virtually similar for probably the most half to take a look at in addition to sporting just about the identical function set, the T6s provided extra physique-mounted controls and a small LCD show designed to attraction to extra skilled customers wanting extra management.
Fast ahead two years and Canon has completed the identical factor once more, launching the EOS 77D alongside the EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D.
Things are somewhat totally different this time although. The EOS 77D might share the identical options because the T7i, however this time Canon has opted for a extra distinctive and barely bigger design to separate the 2 fashions.
Costing $ 1499.ninety nine / £1199.ninety nine with the 18-135mm f/A.H-H.S IS USM lens (Australian pricing nonetheless to be confirmed), let's check out what additional you get on your cash over the T7i.
- APS-A CMOS Sensor, 24.2MP
- A.zero-inch vari-angle touchscreen, B,040,000 dots
- 1080p video seize
As we've touched upon, look beneath the pores and skin of the EOS 77D and its just about equivalent to the EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D. That means it will get the brand new 24.2MP APS-H CMOS sensor that makes use of Canon's newest sensor know-how.
This ought to imply that’s makes use of the identical on-chip analogue-to-digital conversion know-how that we've seen on the likes of the EOS 5D Mark IV. If that is the case, it ought to produce cleaner pictures at larger ISOs in comparison with the older sensor within the Rebel T6i and T6s.
Regardless of this, photographs promise to be cleaner at larger sensitivities because of the arrival of a brand new DIGIC S picture processor, with a local vary of one hundred-25,600 that may be pushed one other cease additional to an ISO equal of fifty one,200. As properly as this, the DIGIC S chip can also be stated to enhance AF efficiency over the DIGIC S processor.
Like the Rebel T7i / 800D, the EOS 77D makes use of a A.zero-inch, vari-angle touchscreen show with a decision of B,040,000 dots, whereas there's an optical viewfinder with a ninety five% protection.
As we've seen with mirrorless rivals just like the Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85 and Fuji X-T20, 4K video seize is turning into extra of an ordinary function on cameras, so it's disappointing to see it omitted on the EOS 77D.
Instead, you get Full HD seize as much as 60p, whereas the EOS 77D additionally sports activities Canon's new H-axis picture stabilization system for capturing hand-held footage.
This in-digital camera system is designed for movies solely – this isn't Canon ditching its lens-based mostly IS system, however these optics will be capable of work in tandem if you need.
The EOS 77D helps each Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, whereas there's additionally the choice to arrange a low-power Bluetooth connection so to all the time be related to the digital camera. This lets you remotely wake the digital camera from its sleep mode (offered you haven't turned the digital camera absolutely off), in addition to browse pictures and function the digital camera remotely out of your sensible gadget.
Build and dealing with
- Aluminum alloy and polycarbonate development
- Design contains a prime-plate LCD
If the Rebel T7i / 800D and 80D had a love-youngster, then the EOS 77D can be it.
Proportionally bigger than the T7i, it's not fairly as giant because the EOS 80D, sitting neatly in-between the 2 within the vary.
The match and end of the EOS 77D is rather more intently associated to the T7i's although, with an identical mixture of aluminum alloy and polycarbonate resin current – in truth, it solely truly weighs 8g greater than its extra compact sibling.
Like the T7i although, there's the identical niggle concerning the extremely-clean end on some elements of the outside, which does really feel fairly plasticky to the contact. That stated, the grip is snug and the textured end has a pleasant tactile really feel.
The degree of physique mounted controls is the place the actual variations between the EOS 77D and T7i / 800D turn out to be noticeable, and none extra so than the highest-plate LCD show.
Smaller than that discovered on the EOS 80D, this useful show offers a fast reference level for a number of key capturing information, whereas there are devoted controls for ISO and AF upfront.
Moving around the again, and there's a devoted AF-On button for again-button focusing, which may be actually useful when capturing with steady focus lots.
Rather than the T7i's A-method management pad, the EOS 77D encompasses a multi-directional management pad that additionally sports activities a scroll wheel operating around the parameter of it.
This mirrors some larger-finish EOS DSLRs, permitting you to shortly toggle key settings and useful when capturing with the digital camera raised to your eye.
- forty five-level AF, all cross-sort
- Sensitive right down to -3EV
- Dual Pixel AF for Live View
Just just like the Rebel T7i / 800D, the EOS 77D takes benefit of a forty five-level AF system with all cross-sort sensors. These are delicate in each the horizontal and vertical planes to ship far more correct focusing.
This additionally signifies that the autofocus system is delicate right down to -3EV, so when mild ranges drop, you must nonetheless have the ability to lock concentrate on poorly lit topics, whereas 27 focus factors as delicate right down to f/H.
While this won’t be a key promoting level of plenty of customers, this will useful for those who're capturing with a lens that has a most aperture of f/A and also you've paired it with a 2x teleconverter, as you'll nonetheless be capable of benefit from these 27 AF factors for focusing.
For Live View and video recording the EOS 77D makes use of Canon's confirmed Dual Pixel AF know-how, which sports activities a eighty% protection of the body.
We've seen this technique in a number of current Canon cameras just like the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS M5, and haven't did not be impressed by how properly it really works, and it seems like issues shouldn't be any totally different with the EOS 77D.
- 6fps burst capturing
- User information on digital camera
- 600-shot battery life
Just just like the T7i / 800D, the EOS 77D can rattle off photographs at 6fps – once more, we'd have favored to have seen this be even faster to match mirrorless rivals just like the Lumix G80 / G85 (which is able to 9fps), however then it might danger treading on the toes of the EOS 80D's 7fps.
Battery life is excellent although at 600 photographs, however you'll must be a bit cautious in the event you plan to shoot predominantly with the rear show as it will see battery life drop to 270 photographs.
Just just like the T7i, the EOS 77D takes benefits of Canon's new clear-wanting graphical interface that's designed to assist inexperienced customers familiarize yourself with a number of the digital camera's key controls.
Where the 2 differ is that it’s a must to flip this function on within the show settings of the EOS 77D whenever you take it out of the field, whereas its the default mode of the T7i's.
It was straightforward to miss the EOS Rebel T6s / EOS 760D. It appeared the identical because the Rebel T6i / 750D however with a number of extra exterior controls, most individuals ended up plumping for the T6i / 750D because of the extra engaging worth.
With a extra clearly outlined design, the EOS 77D ought to carve out a bit extra of a distinct segment for itself. Most individuals will in all probability nonetheless go for the Rebel T7i / 800D, however the EOS 77D is now a extra logical stepping-stone up the Canon EOS vary.
There are the identical comparable niggles we’ve got with the Rebel T7i / 800D although. There's no 4K video, burst fee is somewhat stingy and the end might really feel rather less plasticky in locations, however these points apart the EOS 77D has a fairly a bit going for it.