So something that I find really confusing is the way that Canon name or more correctly number their cameras. So at the moment you have the entry level 1300D then you have the 750D then the 80D, then the 7D, 6D, 5D and 1D in ascending order or professional type cameras and of course cost. So they have just announced the 800D but this seems to be step down in the ‘professional’ category, but at the same time they also have announced the 77D which is said to occupy the space sitting below the 80D in the lineup, so logically is the replacement for the 750D. Canon need to get their numbers people together and bash their heads about a bit.
So the new 77D shares the 80D’s 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus and adds an updated Digic 7 processor to the mix. Users opting to focus using the optical viewfinder will be greeted with a 45-point all-cross-type AF system and 7650-pixel RGB+IR metering system, which work together for better accuracy and subject recognition.
Rounding out the package is an ISO range of 100-25600, continuous 6 fps burst shooting with autofocus (4.5 fps when using Live View), 1080/60p video capture and wireless connectivity featuring NFC and Bluetooth LE.
Canon EOS 77D smaller in the hand
The EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D (same camera different names in different parts of the world?)both feature an optical viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF system* to help enable more precise focusing. In live view mode, both cameras utilise Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF to deliver the world’s fastest AF focusing speed of 0.03 seconds.1 This technical achievement allows users to find their subject, focus accurately, and capture the shot more quickly than ever before. Both models also have built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3 and Bluetooth®4 technology for easy transfer of images.
In addition to the focusing enhancements, common features of the EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D cameras include:
- Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System*
- Fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection
- 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600
- Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3 and Bluetooth®4 technology
- Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD
- Movie Electronic IS
- HDR Movie & Time-Lapse Movie
- High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.0 frames per second (fps)
The EOS Rebel T7i is the first camera in the EOS Rebel series with a 45-point, all cross-type AF system* within the Optical Viewfinder. It is also the first in the series with Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection and the first with a DIGIC 7 Image Processor. Creative filters for both still images and video will allow users to customise the look and feel of their content in new and imaginative ways.
Much of this information comes from DP Review and they have a full list of specifications here
The camera should be available in April and cost £830 for the body only
The 3″, 1.04 million-dot touch-sensitive rear LCD works in concert with a generous suite of physical control points to allow control over every aspect of the 77D’s operation. In live view and movie modes, the screen can also be used to set focus point by touch. Dual Pixel autofocus means that like the EOS 80D, servo AF can be used in these modes, too.
By default, the 77D uses Canon’s standard UI, but it can be switched to the more beginner-friendly graphic UI also found in the new T7i (shown above) if desired.