Canon Announces 77D and Rebel T7i DSLR Cameras With Improved Autofocus

There's now a model between the Rebel line and the 80D

Canon 77D DSLR
The EOS 77D is new ground for Canon, filling in the gap between the Rebel line and the 80D.Canon

It’s all about the mid-level cameras in today’s Canon product releases. In addition to the mirrorless EOS M6, Canon has also announced the EOS Rebel T7i and 77D DSLRs.

On paper, both cameras share a lot of the same specs. The headline on both cameras is the new 45-point all cross-type autofocus system, which is complemented by Dual Pixel AF baked into the sensor, which should translate into faster focusing performance whether you’re using the viewfinder or the LCD display for Live View.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR
The latest Rebel doesn't change up much in terms of design.Canon

Both cameras use the familiar 24.2-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor, as well as the DIGIC 7 processor, giving them an ISO range of 100–25,600. The three-inch vari-angle touch screen, six frames-per-second burst rate, and the standard selection of wireless connectivity options (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC) are also common to both cameras.

Canon 77D DSLR
A back view of the Canon EOS 77D DSLRCanon

The Rebel T7i is still aimed squarely at the same market as its predecessors, offering a few more consumer-friendly features like creative filters that can be applied in-camera, as well as a new feature that uses on-screen images to show shooters how changing modes will affect their pictures in real time. It actually sounds like a great learning tool for coaxing people out of the full auto modes.

Canon 77D DSLR
A top view of the Canon EOS 77D DSLR with the 18-135mm kit lens attachedCanon

The EOS Rebel T7i will go on sale in April for $749, body only, or $899 with the new EF-S 18–55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit lens. A higher-end kit with the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM zoom lens will cost $1,299.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR
A back view of the Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLRCanon

The EOS 77D is relatively new ground for Canon, bridging the gap between the Rebel cameras and the 80D. It has a more robust metering sensor inside (like the one from the 80D) as well as extra tactile controls that more advanced shooters can use when frequently switching modes.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR
A top view of the Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLRCanon

The EOS 77D will go on sale in April for $899, body only, or $1,049 with the EF-S 18–55mm f/4–5.6 IS STM kit lens. The kit with the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM will cost $1,499.

Canon 18-55mm kit lens
The new Canon EF-S 18-55mm kit lens is 20% smaller than its predecessorCanon

The EF-S 18–55mm f/4–5.6 IS STM lens is actually new, checking in at a full 20% smaller than the previous version. It will cost $250 on its own when it hits shelves in April.

Canon BR-E1 Bluetooth Remote
The Canon BR-E1 remote uses Bluetooth rather than infrared to fire the camera's shutter.Canon

Last up on the Canon announcement list for today is Wireless Remote Control BR-E1, which can fire a compatible camera from up to 16 feet away, even if there’s no line-of-sight access, which foils infrared systems. It will cost $50.

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