Canon EOS 77D, information and hands-on of the new advanced DSLR

After a few days of rumors, Canon has made official the launch of three new models of digital cameras including a mirrorless, the EOS M6, and two SLR, the EOS 77D and T7i, the first of which opens a new tier in the firm’s catalog of DSLR models. We’ll tell you all the details about the camera and our impressions based on a short hands-on made with a pre-production model.

Canon EOS 77D

The Canon EOS 77D arrives to be positioned immediately below the EOS 80D, model with which it shares many features (which are also common to the other two cameras presented today), mainly the 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the next-generation DIGIC 7 processor, the rear touch screen and the low power Bluetooth connection in order to maintain a constant connection between the camera and a smartphone.

Thanks to these features the new EOS 77D is presented boasting its speedthe world’s fastest auto focus using Live View mode at an astonishing 0.03 seconds […] and with the ability to shoot at six frames a second”, according to the official press release.

Canon EOS 77D

Otherwise, we can cite some data like a sensitivity of up to 25,600 ISO (expandable to 51,200), 45-point cross-type AF and Full HD 60p video recording (Canon continues to believe that the market does not really demand 4K technology). Features all very similar to those of her older sister, so we thought it best to attach a comparative table of the crucial points of both models.

COMPARATIVE

CANON EOS 77D

CANON EOS 80D

SENSOR

24.20 Megapixel and 22.3mm X 14.9mm CMOS

24.20 Megapixel and 22.3mm X 14.9mm CMOS

Procuessor

Digic 7

Digic 6

FOCUS SYSTEM

Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 45 points cross-type AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 45 points cross-type AF

ISO

100-25600, expandable in H:51200

100-16000, expandable in H:25600

VIEWFINDER

Pentaprism with 95% coverage

Pentaprism with 100% coverage

Video

Full HD, 60p

Full HD, 60p

SCREEN

Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch and 1,040,000 pixels

Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch and 1,040,000 pixels

Continuous shooting

6 fps. Up to 110 images (JPEG) and 25 images (RAW) with UHS-I card

7 fps. Up to 110 images (JPEG) and 25 images (RAW) with UHS-I card

“For enthusiasts”

Defined in the press release as the ideal camera “if you’re looking to upgrade your kit and refine your skills”, the people at Canon US add that the new EOS 77D fits into a middle segment and is aimed at a user who wants quality photos to share and also intends to learn more photography in the future and take this discipline as their hobby.

Canon EOS 77D

On the other hand, Canon wants to emphasize that the camera is fitted within an ecosystem of products of the brand that seeks to offer maximum ease of use and not only has cameras, but also products, services and applications for the management of photos, storage, printing, etc.

In this sense, along with the cameras Canon presented a new version of its most basic lense (the one that usually comes with the camera kits), The EF-S 18-55mm f / 4-5.6 IS STM, which now has a smaller size to become, according to Canon, “the smallest non-retractable lens for kits among those within its focal range”. Likewise, a new remote control with Bluetooth technology called BR-E1 is also going to be launched, which allows shooting at a distance of up to five meters.

Canon EOS 77D

Brief Hands-on

Canon EOS 77D

On the occasion of its presentation in Canon’s offices we had the opportunity to have a first contact with the Canon EOS 77D (as well as with the other two models presented) even if it was just a pre-production or sample model (as you can see on the sticker on the camera). A contact that was very, very brief but that at least serves us to offer you some first impressions.

Canon EOS 77D

As you can see, its design is very similar to its older sister, the EOS 80D, and it maintains some elements of it designed to satisfy the users to which it is destined (as we told you before). Specifically, we are talking about the top screen that shows the shot’s data, the rear wheel dial, a lock button located just below the dial and a protruding handle for a better grip.

The truth is that the controls are not the same as the camera mentioned but they differ very little. In fact, I bet that if we had both in our hands with the names covered we would hardly tell them apart. In this sense, we don’t know for sure if consumers will be able to distinguish which model best fits their profile, having to resort to (probably) the price as the best reference.

In the hand, the camera has a plastic feel, but a good quality plastic, with a size appropriate for consumers looking for a model of a certain category. Looking through the viewfinder, we find the good quality typical of the brand, a very fast focus and a deep sound when firing the shutter that makes it clear that this is not a camera for beginners.

Canon EOS 77D

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