Canon 77D – What’s New?

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Overview

The new Canon 77D is the middle child between the Rebel T7i and the 80D. This gives the camera some of the added features incorporated in the 80d at a better price point. The camera itself is based around the same 24 megapixel sensor featured on the other cameras but the 77D receives a new processor, the DIGIC 7. So who is the cameras intended audience? Hobbyists and a enthusiasts looking to get more experience after upgrading from the Rebel class. The 77D offers numerous different features that make it a great overall product, from great speed to a more involved control layout.

Features

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Top LCD and Rear Quick Control Dial
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Hands On

The first thing that catches your eye when using the new Canon 77D is the fact that it has a new UI, incorporating an LCD screen on the top of the right side of the camera. While this screen has been mitigated by the industry due to the new LCD screens that have been incorporated in their place, it’s still nice have as a reference when shooting. Another feature that most users of the rebel class will notice when switching to this camera is the lockable dial function. This makes it easier dial in the exposure to in ensure quality control. Unlike Canon’s lower level cameras, Rebel-class, live view is enabled via a dedicated button, directly next to the camera’s viewfinder. Like the Rebel-class, the 77D offers a standard HD video, shooting 1080p/60fps.

A cool added feature that really demonstrates Canon’s attention to detail is the eye sensor, visible above the viewfinder, that can register if your eye is raised to the eyecup. In doing so, it will automatically turn off the rear LCD. The battery life is standard, 600 shots per charge and 270 using live view. The 77D features built-in Wi-FI and Bluetooth. In addition, it also has NFC for easy connecting to Android devices. An added bonus comes alongside the 77D. Canon is releasing a Bluetooth wireless remote (BR-E1, $50) that enables the user to trigger exposure from up to 16 feet away.

Conclusion

The Canon EOS 77D will be released for purchase in April. It will cost $899 for body-only or $1050 with the new EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM. There is also a second lens option that Canon is releasing with it’s new body, the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM. This option will cost $1500 including the body. If you would like to purchase this camera, the link below will take you to amazon.com that has the best deal and fastest shipping.

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