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Canon Grows Mid-Range DSLR Offering with the EOS 77D and EOS 800D

Simon Skinner - 3 years ago

Canon has this week announced the arrival of two new, mid-range DSLR cameras, to the burgeoning EOS family. The EOS 77D and the EOS 800D.

The EOS 800D has been introduced as a great product to kick off as a first step into DSLR use and continues to carry the torch for what has been an impressive and intuitive line of digital SLRs from the company.

In essence, the two cameras share a lot of their tech, including the 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor, although the EOS 77D promises high-end performance and greater control for a more experienced photographer or for someone looking to upgrade and progress their skills.

The new Canon EOS 800D

Beyond the sensor and processor technology that the cameras boast, they also promise the fastest autofocus, when using Live View mode, which comes in at a staggering 0.03 seconds and with the ability to shoot at six frames a second.

Low light capabilities seem impressive too with up to 25,600 ISO, extendable to 51,200.

The new Canon EOS 77D and Remote Controller BR-E1

“These new cameras from Canon really demonstrate the brand’s ability to bring exceptional products to market, that are both great value for money and loaded with exceptional features for any image maker”Simon Skinner – PhotoBite Ed

Connectivity

The camera’s NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities allows for the simple sharing of images and movies to compatible smart devices or via a Canon Connect Station before editing and sharing with the world. For a constant connection, there’s also Bluetooth® facility, which lets you turn on and browse photos without having to take the camera from your bag, or operate it remotely via a smart device or the new Remote Controller BR-E1.

Video function

With regards to video, Canon has promised that you can capture an exceptional level of detail and smooth motion in movie mode, catching fast moving subjects in Full HD [60p] and HDR Movie Shooting. The Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus [AF] tracks subjects as they move, focusing smoothly for professional-like results. The 5-axis digital image stabiliser promises to iron out any camera movement when shooting hand-held video.

New Kit Lens

The new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit lens is an ideal lens to get started with and complements these, all-rounder DSLRs, with the capability to shoot a wide range of pictures, from landscape to portraits. The smallest lens in its class, it comes packed with a 4-stop Image Stabiliser for steady low-light or full zoom shots, 7 blade circular aperture for creating background blur in portraits.

The new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit lens

EOS 77D key features:

  • Instinctive controls
  • 24.2-megapixel sensor
  • 45-point autofocus 
  • Bluetooth® 
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF 

EOS 800D key features:

  • APS-C sized 24.2 megapixel sensor
  • Optical viewfinder and Vari-angle touch screen
  • Wireless connectivity for sharing images with smart devices
  • 45 cross-type AF points, and world’s fastest live view autofocus
  • Full HD video

Pricing and availability:

  • The EOS 77D will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £829.99/ €1,079.99
  • The EOS 77D + EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £919.99/ €1,199.99
  • The EOS 77D + EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM will be available from April 2017with an RRP of £1,199.99/ €1569.99
  • The EOS 800D will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £779.99/€1,019.99
  • The EOS 800D + EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM will be available from April 2017with an RRP of £869.99/€1,139.99
  • The EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £219.99/€1,139.99
  • The Remote Controller BR-E1 will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £39.99/€49.99

About the author

Read Canon Grows Mid-Range DSLR Offering with the EOS 77D and EOS 800D

Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.

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