Published On: Sat, Jul 15th, 2017

Canon Is Adding Two New Members To Its EOS DSLR Lineup

Canon just announced two new DSLRs for entry-level photographers: the EOS 77D and the EOS Rebel T7i. Both cameras are touted as having “stunning autofocus capabilities.” There’s also a new EF-S 18-55mm kit lens and Bluetooth remote.

Canon EOS 77D

Using the same 24.2MP sensor in the 80D and the 45-point Dual Pixel CMOS AF for video focus tracking, the Canon EOS 77D sits right in the middle of its APS-C camera range. Offering full-HD video recording up to 60p is nothing new, but it’s great for those starting out and looking for some slow motion action before moving into full-frame territory. No 4K is here, although the lack of 4K is something we already expect from Canon, having only implemented it into their recent 5D Mark IV with a rather large crop factor.

Canon EOS Rebel T7

This DSLR is a stripped-back version of the Canon EOS 77D, aimed at new entrants into the world of photography and video, and carries many of the same features as the EOS 77D mentioned above. It uses the same 24.2MP sensor with 45-point Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and offers full-HD video recording up to 60p.

It also has a 3″ articulated LCD touch screen, built in NFC and Wi-Fi for image sharing and Bluetooth camera operation control. The five axis digital image stabilization is also included in this camera, along with a 3.5mm input jack for connecting a microphone for the better recording.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

The trusty EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit lens has been given an update, with 4 stops of image stabilization and weighing only 215g. Both cameras above will have the option to include this lens in the package, a good start for a beginner in photo or video before splashing out in other lenses.

Wireless Remote Control BR-E1

Canon has announced its first ever Bluetooth camera remote, the BR-E1. This new remote allows photographers to trigger their cameras from up to 16-feet away from their cameras, and the Bluetooth wireless technology overcomes issues of signal reception and line-of-sight blockage.