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Canon EOS 77D Hands-On Preview

We go hands-on with the new Canon EOS 77D DSLR, the advanced Digital SLR with Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth.

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Canon EOS 77D DSLR (12)

The Canon EOS 77D is Canon's update to the 760D, and offers a compact Digital SLR for the more advanced segment (sitting below the Canon EOS 80D). The camera features a new 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, ISO25600, 6fps continuous shooting, Full HD, 60fps video recording, with built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. The camera has a top LCD, rear control dial, multi function lock, large refined grip, and AF-On button. This model in effect, replaces the 760D, which is being discontinued.

Canon EOS 77D DSLR (19)

Introduced with the 77D and 800D is a new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, that is an ultra compact kit lens, that Canon say is the World's smallest non-retractable kit lens. The lens offers up to 4-stops of Image Stabilisation (IS), with improved optics, and a size that is just 61.8mm long. When used with the new lens, the camera is said to offer the World's fastest focus for APS-C ILC cameras at 0.03s (when using the viewfinder). The new lens will also be available on it's own, as well as part of a kit.

A new bluetooth remote, BR-E1, has been announced, offering an AF and separate shutter button, letting you remotely control the 77D or 800D. The remote is not currently compatible with any other Canon cameras, and has a 5m+ range. 

Canon EOS 77D Vs EOS 80D (2)

The Canon EOS 80D is shown above, next to the new Canon EOS 77D.

Canon EOS 77D Key Features

  • 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor (New)
  • Dual Pixel AF 
  • Digic 7 image processor
  • 45 AF points, all-cross type + Dual Pixel AF
  • 3inch vari-angle touch-screen
  • ISO100-ISO25600
  • 6fps continuous shooting
  • FullHD video at 60fps
  • In-camera 5-axis electronic stabilisation (for video)
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth
  • Top LCD screen (77D only)
  • Rear control dial (77D only)
  • Multi-function lock (77D only)
  • Larger refined grip (77D only)
  • AF-on button (77D only)
  • Built-in guide

Canon EOS 77D DSLR (16)

There is a microphone socket on the side, a flash hot-shoe on top, plus a built-in pop-up flash. The 3inch vari-angle touch-screen can be tilted forwards so that it can be used as a selfie screen, and the built-in guide can be switched on and off. You can watch a video, below, showing the new guide mode, as well as the options available.

Canon EOS 77D Hands-On Photos of Equipment

For more information have a look at the Canon EOS 77D, 800D Announcement.

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Photographs taken using the Canon EOS 77D

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Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2017 4:00PM
Ooooooo.yummy !!....look forward to the full review !.....but I can't see the image quality being any better than the 760D ?????....we shall see !.Grin

I've handled the 80D, & it's superb ergonomics are impressive....though the weight is a lot more than the 77D/760D....& the image quality isn't
quite up to the 760D (as per EPZ review ).......& the price is prohibitive too at 999 in Currys ??????Smile
kodachrome 9 730
19 Apr 2017 11:12AM
Looks like a winner, and I wonder if the new kit lens is as good as they say it is, because previous Canon kit lenses have only been average performers.

Agreed, the 760D does exhibit excellent IQ, but I suspect as Sony say about their 24 mp A6 xxx cameras, to do the sensor justice you need better glass than the kit lens. Fortuitously, Canon have a huge range of lenses to suit different needs and IQ, not to mention the vast used market.
I shoot mainly Jpegs on landscapes and Canon colours have always impressed me so this could be a good contender to jump ship.
See what the price drop is in 6 Months?

DP Reviews thought this camera was nothing special, but that's DP Reviews.

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