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Canon EOS 77D Review - Verdict

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Canon EOS 77D (1)

Value For Money

The Canon EOS 77D is available for £829 body only, or £919 with 18-55mm f/4-5.5.6 IS STM lens. This is just £50 more than the Canon EOS 800D, and due to the additional controls would be the preferred choice out of these two cameras. If you're looking for a lower-priced DSLR from Canon, then you have the choice of the 1300D, 700D, and 750D (£549), and 800D. The range then goes upwards to the 77D, the 80D, and on to the 7D Mark II at the top of the APS-C range.

Here's a quick run down of the options available from Canon and other manufacturers:

Canon EOS 77D, 24mp, 45 AF points, 6fps, top LCD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, £829 body only
Canon EOS 800D, 24mp, 45 AF points, 6fps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, £779 body only
Nikon D5600, 24mp, 39 AF points, 5fps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, £699 body only
Nikon D7200, 24mp, 51 AF points, 6fps, Wi-Fi, NFC, £799 body only
Pentax K-70, 24mp, 11 AF points, 6fps, Wi-Fi, in camera image stabilisation, weather-sealed, £599 body only
Sony Alpha A68, 24mp, (with EVF), 79 AF points, 5fps, top LCD, Wi-Fi, in camera image stabilisation, £549 body only

For mirrorless cameras, have a look here, with top alternatives being the Panasonic Lumix G80, Fujifilm X-T20Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Have a look at more DSLR cameras Top 10 APS-C DSLRs. You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.


Canon EOS 77D Verdict

The Canon EOS 77D offers a worthwhile upgrade to the 760D, giving an improved design, with better handling making the camera more comfortable to hold. Focus speeds are good in both live view and normal shooting. Continuous shooting has been improved, along with the ISO range available. The user interface has been updated, and the touch-screen makes changing settings a breeze. 

If you’re an enthusiastic photographer and can see yourself wanting direct control over the shutter and aperture speeds in manual mode, then the 77D is going to be the camera you will want, over the 800D. To get the best out of the camera, prime lenses are recommended.

The 77D is a big improvement over the 760D and offers an improved battery life, which will give many mirrorless cameras a run for its money. The camera also delivers great image quality, and with a wide range of affordable lenses, the 77D would make a great choice for any photographer.

Canon EOS 77D Pros

  • Significant updates since the 760D
  • White priority white balance (great for product shots)
  • Improved continuous shooting speed - 6fps
  • Improved battery life of 600 shots
  • Impressive Live view focus performance
  • Much improved handling, with a better grip and thinner body
  • Excellent image quality and colour
  • 45 AF points

Canon EOS 77D Cons

  • Strong crop with electronic IS on video (also softer)
  • Price is a little high

Overall Verdict

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Photographs taken using the Canon EOS 77D

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pablophotographer 9 1.8k 394
21 Jul 2017 7:19AM
Nice to see Canon offering a variety of aspect ratios in their model Smile
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2017 4:28PM
Mmmmm !.....seriously yummy !......but £829 ?????......my pockets aren't that deep !!.Sad
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
23 Nov 2017 8:54AM
I received mine 2 nights ago, and it's a dinky little camera, much smaller than I imagined. I didn't notice if it was mentioned in this review, the electronic 5-axis image stabiliser is only for video. The touch screen is a huge help; instead of getting bogged down in menus, it's easy to control settings with the Q menu. This is my first Canon in years, so there's a big learning curve, but that's half the fun, isn't it?Smile I also considered the M5 mirrorless, but there's something about having an adapter between the lens and camera that makes me uneasy, though an EVF would be nice, I've been using one for 41/2 years. It took all of 5 minutes to forget all about them.Wink I shot a few images around the house and in the backyard, but today I went out with a Canon 300mm f4L attached, and I can see the slots in the tiny screws in the chimney across the street, amazing. Focusing is instantaneous, really, even though Ken said it isn't quite that fast; it's the fastest focusing lens and camera I think I've ever used; Canon's latest camera and a lens that was built in Japan in June of 1997. I was shooting 2 jackrabbits, which are almost pure white, in clean snow, and the camera and lens nailed it every time. For me it's a perfect wildlife/nature combination, and I can't wait till the birds come back next spring. I saw tonight where the price is dropping, $749 Canadian on Ama-zon.ca with free shipping.
10 May 2020 11:09AM
Great camera but lacks AF micro adjustment which for a camera at this price range is a bit wrong.

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