Canon has a long history of producing high-quality cameras. The Canon EOS 77D is no different. After the excellent rebel T6s, now they have come up with a new series that has a wide range of features. Although sharing a few similarities, we can still distinguish it from the predecessor. One of the striking differences is the larger top display. Also, it comes with a rear AF-ON, which can’t be found before especially in the Rebel family. As far as performance is concerned, the 77D has an enhanced autofocus on board. Yes, it costs more, but it shouldn’t be a big deal given the fact that it offers a better experience.
Design and display
The build quality lives up to its price point. The Canon EOS 77D looks modern with a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate resin. It feels great to hold. For those who have used the EOS control layout before, it emulates the same style, so you will feel familiar with the functions. The grip moulding provides enough grip, which means it would fit small or big hands. The lens mount can be seen on the front, while the lens release button sits comfortably on the side. Somewhere around the grip moulding there is a remote control sensor. It also houses the shutter button.
Meanwhile, rear and front controls allow easy customizations. You can adjust shutter speed, Aperture, and others. It is also possible to access controls through the Quick Menu on the screen. The camera is equipped with a switch that can be used to lock the function of the rear wheel just in case you have a problem with exposures. The screen is 3 inches with a resolution of 1,040k dots. It can be turned off in a conventional way of using the eye sensor. The sensor works instantly as you put your eye closer to the LCD.
The 24MP APS-C image sensor is capable of producing awesome shots. Everything works fine, including flash exposures which turn out to be consistent across sensitivity range. But it can be a bit under-exposed if you take picture at lower ISO range. On top of the range, it can still be over-exposed, so you should adjust it properly. Auto focus works fast, which is pretty comparable to that of the EOS 80D.
Sometimes there are moments of delay when you point the camera at certain subjects, but they can be ignored. Video mode also provides consistency. As the camera starts recording, the video looks smooth, but there can be a problem when new subjects come into the frame. It is pretty fast although lags are still present especially when you use the zoom feature a lot. The lack of light only makes things worse, more so when you try to shot moving objects. (Also read: Nikon D3300 is a Perfect DSLR Camera for Newbies)
The Canon EOS 77D is loaded with a lot of connectivity features. Firstly, there’s Wi-Fi is, which can facilitate data transfer across devices. Bluetooth is another essential addition. If you want to preview images better on your Android and iOS devices, just take advantage of this capability. However, to initiate the process, you should first install the Canon camera connect app. The best part is it can also double as a remote control. Data transfer can be done quickly with all the connectivity support. You can also expand the storage via a SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot.
Canon EOS 77D specs:
- 24MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus
- 3″ touchscreen LCD
- Top plate LCD
- 45-point all-cross-type phase-detect autofocus system
- Dual control dials
- 6fps continuous shooting
- 1080/60p video capture with microphone input