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.
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.
Together with the new EOS M6 and EOS 77D, Canon has also introduced the renewal of its mid-low range of digital SLR cameras that is embodied in the new EOS T7i (EOS 800D). As we have done with the other models, we offer you all the details about it as well as some first impressions obtained in the hands-on we had with a pre-production model.
As we’ve said before, unlike the other two models presented today, the Canon EOS T7i is a model that does arrive to replace a camera, or rather two, which already have some time on the market, the EOS T6i and T6s , within a product range consolidated for years. In fact, the new EOS T7i is the new generation of the legendary EOS 300D that in 2003 broke molds by presenting itself as the first "Affordable DSLR".
After some years, this line is no longer the entry point of the DSLR, but it is located in an intermediate segment, more specifically it is the highest within the entry range and it is an "excellent camera to start your first journey in the DSLR world," according to Canon. In this sense, the model is aimed at a user who seeks image quality but who has no aspirations to go beyond that and doesn’t plan on learning advanced photography.
Mirrorless threaten DSLR cameras. It appears to be the future, and cameras using mirrors feel like part of the past. Is it really so? When will the transition take place? Will the Canon 6D Mark II be one of the first DSLR’s to die? Well, no. Finally it seems that the camera will be launched in 2017.
Yes there will be Canon 6D Mark II
Many photography specialized journalists have stated that the Canon 6D Mark II would not arrive next year because this camera would be replaced by a new high level mirrorless camera by Canon. However, it seems that will not be so.
The new Canon mirrorless camera will have a Full Frame sensor, being thus the first mirrorless of the company with a sensor in this format, arriving after the Canon EOS M5 that has an APS-C sensor.
Canon announced the renewal of one of its most advanced compact cameras, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, which maintains the 1" sensor with 20 Mpx resolution, but includes the company’s latest image processor, the DIGIC 7.
The new Canon compact retains much of the features of the first Powershot G9 X –sensor, 3" touch screen, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity–, and especially its 3x optical zoom lens, with an equivalent focal length of 28-84 mm and maximum apertures of f/2-4.9. Video recording is also maintained in Full HD resolution. The differences mainly focus on the replacement of the old DIGIC 6 image processor by the new DIGIC 7, which allows, among other improvements, to increase the burst from 6 to 8 fps. Also, for the first time in the Powershot series, Bluetooth Smart functionality is added, allowing fast pairing with compatible mobile devices.
We took advantage of the release of the Tamron SP 90 mm f/2,8 Macro Di VC USD update to confront it with its main rival in the Canon universe: the Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM.
Even if their focal lengths are not exactly the same, these two objectives both have the particularity to be designed for freehanded fieldwork and to integrate an optical stabilization.
We have recommended each of these two models in their respective tests, but between the two, what is the best choice? We will try to figure it out.
These two objectives are very similar at the level of their technical characteristics. Both are designed for macro shooting and offer a reproduction report of 1 for 1 with a minimum distance of 30 cm for adjustment.
Canon is working in a mirrorless camera with a Full Frame sensor. They have recently released the Canon EOS M5 with an APS-C sensor and no mirror, a novelty in the catalog, but we are still waiting for the Full Frame. Now news tells us that the mirrorless Canon will be compatible with all EF lenses of the brand.
Compatible with your lenses
If you have a Canon camera with Full Frame sensor, obviously you also have a whole series of high quality lenses to use.
Compatible with Canon EF lenses
Some of them could be remarkably costly. And of course, the idea of moving to a mirrorless if that means having to renew all your lenses, is not very striking. However, that will not be the case with Canon’s new mirrorless Full Frame sensor camera. The latest news coming from Canon Rumors are very clear in this regard. The new body of the Canon mirrorless will be compatible with Canon EF lenses.
Canon Full Frame Mirrorless
We still do not know, of course, the characteristics the camera will have, and it is impossible to get an estimate of the resolution of the sensor, or it’s speed. Keep in mind that unlike what happens with Sony or Fujifilm, Canon has DSLR cameras that would compete with this one in the market, and they do not want to steal sales from themselves, so they could limit the specs on this Full Frame camera. It would not be ideal for users, but we’ll see which way Canon follows.
Canon has introduced a new lens, which is characterized by being the first AF lens in the world with built-in Macro Lite flash, allowing the photographer to enjoy unprecedented macro capabilities. It’s called the Canon EF-M 28 mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM .
This lens presents a large increase in zoom capacity, since this lens captures images at actual size and incorporates the Super Macro mode with an increase of 1, 2 x. Apart from that, it makes possible to focus a subject with a distance of only 13 mm apart. This way, it is possible to focus pretty much everything from a plate of food to the details of a flower in spring, or capture more complex details.