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Canon Releases a Trio of New Cameras: M6 Mirrorless, T7i, and 77D DSLRs


Canon has managed to sneak in a pleasant surprise early this year, with the announcement of a trio of cameras and an 18-55mm zoom that will pair perfectly with the new DSLRs. Leading the way is Canon’s latest mirrorless, the EOS M6; a more compact take on the M5 that forgoes the built-in EVF for a smaller, modular design. Alongside the M6 is a pair of APS-C DSLRs—the T7i and 77D—that have been sped up and refined over previous iterations. Finally, the EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is a compact, stylish, and versatile zoom that will grant excellent image quality without breaking your back or wallet.

Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Camera

At its core, the mirrorless M6 delivers image quality and performance similar to the larger M5, due to both sharing a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and the DIGIC 7 Image Processor, enabling sensitivities up to ISO 25600. The differences really come in terms of body design, where the M5 takes an SLR-like approach, and the M6 is a more traditional compact with no EVF. An optional 0.39" 2.36m-dot OLED EVF-DC2 is available, giving users the option to decide whether it is needed for your particular shooting style. The M6 does step things up from your average camera with its 3.0" tilting touchscreen, which allows for direct control over your focus and settings by intuitively tapping the screen.

Designed to provide plenty of speed, the M6 boasts a maximum continuous shooting rate of 7 fps, or up to 9 fps with AF lock. The body also sports five different dials for direct, tactile control over your settings. Along with all of this, the M6 supports 5-axis Combination IS with compatible lenses, as well as the ability to record Full HD video at up to 60p and accept external mics via a 3.5mm input jack. Additionally, it has built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth for transferring files to a smartphone, along with remote-control functions. This mirrorless camera will be available in black or silver, as well as in kits with a 15-45mm lens or with a 18-150mm lens.

Canon EOS 77D

Part of a brand-new series, though spiritually replacing the T6s, is the EOS 77D, a compact and lightweight DSLR with some notable high-end features. Beyond using the latest 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and the DIGIC 7 Image Processor, the 77D uses a 45-point all cross-type AF system that ensures accuracy and speed with a variety of different subjects in various shooting conditions, including a top shooting speed of 6 fps. This model also features a top LCD screen that provides quick access to your essential shooting settings without needing to look at the screen or through the viewfinder, something extremely useful when shooting from the hip or when using a tripod.

Designed for advanced users who require many physical controls, the 77D features a rear control dial that can be locked to avoid accidental changes. It also has a vari-angle 3.0" touchscreen LCD that provides intuitive and direct control over AF and image review. Full HD video recording has some nice capabilities, as well, including Movie Electronic IS, HDR Movie, and Time-Lapse Movie modes along with a 3.5mm mic jack. And, much like the M6, the 77D incorporates Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. This camera will be available as a body only or as a kit with an 18-55mm lens or with an 18-135mm lens.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i

Sitting just below the 77D is the EOS Rebel T7i, which continues the legacy of the extremely popular and capable Rebel line. It sports many similarities to the 77D, including using the same sensor, processor, and AF systems. It can also reach 6 fps in continuous shooting and has a vari-angle 3.0" touchscreen LCD, as well as Full HD video, a mic jack, and many of the same modes and features. Where the T7i separates itself is with a lighter, pared-down body that eliminates the top LCD and rear control dial. There are even modes and settings designed for those looking to learn photography or boost their picture-taking capabilities, including a Feature Assistant and Creative Filters for both sills and video. And, just like the previous models, it will have Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth built-in. The EOS Rebel T7i will be available as a body only or as a kit with an 18-55mm lens or with an 18-135mm lens.

There are a couple of other items being announced for Canon’s latest DSLRs, including a new redesigned kit EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens, which is more compact than previous offerings and comes equipped with a lead-screw-type STM AF motor, ensuring fast, silent AF for stills and video. Also, the Image Stabilizer can compensate for up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Also, a new BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control is designed for the two new DSLRs, and takes advantage of their Bluetooth connectivity for controlling the cameras’ basic settings and functions and for triggering the shutter wirelessly. And, it will support the PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter when used with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, for complete remote control of your camera system.


I would look in to Sony they are a much better camera and more up to date. Canon is trying to copy Sony  good luck with that. Sony is light years ahead.


I have been using a T4i since 2013. I started with a T1i which had the sensor that would shut off the lcd screen when you put the camera to your eye. I upgraded to the T3i and was thoroughly disappointed that it did not have that feature. I moved on to the T4i because that feature had returned. I initially was not interested in the touch screen, however, after I became fimiliar with it, I can no longer live without that feature as well. The 77D is right up my alley as it offers both of those features. It will also be an upgrade in AF points to 45 from 9 in the T4i. I also like the idea of the intervalometer in the 77D, that will be lots of fun! Nothing I've seen points to mutiple exposure capability, so that's a bit of a downer. However, since I'm not a pro, I just love photographing, this 77D will fill my needs. I can hardly wait!! 

Bought a second hand 5Dmrk 2 and it's just great for stills and video. As a feature film maker I use 8k Red Epic Dragon so my standards are high. The 5D actually shoots in 5k hence the "5" but it compresses the data down to a "arty" 1080. Which creates a unique image and video. Very hard to tell the difference between 8k and 5D video.

Still waiting for the Canon SL2...

Same products, different day. No real additions to the range, just incremental refinements designed to protect their already stale professional range. Canon won't add 4K to any consumer-grade camera because their cheapest camera that shoots 4k is £1500. These are good, sturdy products, but Canon is surviving purely on brand recognition now, not market innovation. (PS Canon, you totally invalidate your videographer and filmmaker market. 1080p simply doesn't stand up to the competition, especially at the £500 price point (considering the fantastic 4K G7 costs just £300.)

What is with you spazzes and 4k, go buy a frickin' video camera and shut up already!

He's correct, it would take very little extra engineering to offer 4K. It comes in most the drone cameras that are the size of hour thumb. Many many people use DSLRs for video because you can make use of all your lenses. 

Same products, different day. No real additions to the range, just incremental refinements designed to protect their already stale professional range. Canon won't add 4K to any consumer-grade camera because their cheapest camera that shoots 4k is £1500. These are good, sturdy products, but Canon is surviving purely on brand recognition now, not market innovation. (PS Canon, you totally invalidate your videographer and filmmaker market. 1080p simply doesn't stand up to the competition, especially at the £500 price point (considering the fantastic 4K G7 costs just £300.)

Concordo com você. Canon parou no tempo. Video hoje é com a Panasonic GH5

It amazes and concernes me that people can fight and make nasty comments over a camera brand or camera model. The same applies to music. To much negativity in the world.

I agree with you totally

It would be interesting to know how many of those who complain about what a camera can't do actually make a living with a camera. The average client wouldn't notice the difference in the printed image because of post production work - printer quality, paper quality, lab expertise, etc. I'm a sports/nature guy and shot a Pentax K1000 for 30 years, great workhorse, but went digital in 2004. I have Canon that do what I need them to do. I'm looking for a low-end, probably T6s, for a specific purpose.

I also took 35mm photographs for many years with two Olympus SLRs, which I still own and use...and only went digital about 8 years ago at which time I chose Canon. I just recently purchased a Canon T6i which I am gradually becoming familiar with and am happy with so far.

bluedawg14, are you an internet troll that lives in your mother's basement?

How does the 77D compare to the 7D2? I have the 7D 2 on the way,

i actually don't think is the one trolling.....

Hi James,

The 7D Mark II has some significant advantages over the 77D, including a larger, brighter, and more clear viewfinder, a much more durable magnesium alloy body, dual image processors for faster performance such as 10 fps (vs 6 fps) shooting, a notably better autofocus system, built-in GPS, and more. 

I have the 7d2 and the 760d (the predecessor to the 77d) - they are two very different cameras.  The 7d2 is a "near pro" quality camera and exceptional for sport photo and action photography. The auto focus is crazy fast.  Otoh, it is a fairly big camera, especially for a crop sensor.   The 760d is smaller and lighter - it is not as "solid" in build (although it is still a high quality camera), it is slower in both fps and in auto focus, and it is about half the cost.  I use the 760d when I'm traveling - it is ligher and smaller, easier to carry around on my neck all day long.  I've gotten some really great quality shots with it - the sensor is fabulous, but it is going to be a bit slower in all around performance.

It really all depends on what your goal is, and what you are shooting.  Both can provide high quality shots - I've had pics blown up and printed from the 760d, and they were tack sharp and lovely.

bleudawg14, was your valentine day so bad, or you really sucks?

How good is the AF with adapted lenses?

Sorry. I was asking about the AF of the M6

Hi Phil,

The M6 is going to be very similar to the M5 in terms of adapted lens AF. It is okay, but is still going to be a little slower than a DSLR. Also, it depends heavily on the lens itself, newer Canon lenses are going to be better than older lenses.

Canon stuck it to me with the M3, a camera that should have never made it to market.

I will never trust Canon again...and I was a Canon Pro for twenty years.

A Canon Pro huh. PRO WHAT ??  I never heard of a PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER that would ever think a little consumer type camera could come close to a Canon 1D MK IV, or even a 5D MKIII. When did they FORCE you to buy that camera ???

Maybe he meant pro Canon for many years, lighten up.

I'm an artist that uses photography as my primary medium....It isn't the equipment that makes the shot.   Some days it's some fancy pants lens with a name and number and a body with all kinds of bells and whistles... And sometimes it's the sweet little "consumer" baby camera that weighs less and doesn't mind a little rain....   When you say you are a professional it means you know how to use your tools....even if they are comprised of a little black cardboard box with a tiny little hole in one side.   I also sometimes teach traditional black and white photo to teens ....  They get old Canons and Nikons from my box of fabulous old standbys....    They have no idea which is "better" .... And they all go out and learn to see...   Enjoy this amazing "profession" ....whatever tool you choose.

Well well said

"They all go out,and learn to see"

So Beautiful !

Katherine, thank you for saying that. How true.

Why didn't you return it, that's YOUR fault, not Canon, what a retard.

I was expecting 4K 120Hz video and this is what we get. Come on guys, don't stay behind the phones at least..

Hey Man, If you want a VIDEO camera, BUY A VIDEO CAMERA. Is that so difficult ??  When you are buying a STILL camera, do not complain that it will not float if you want to put it on the water, when you should have bought a BOAT. Bye the way, Canon makes some GREAT video cameras, They cost from $4000.00 to $15,000.00 and more when you add some lenses.

Or you can just use your phone.  Although it is a little lame that a phone takes better video than a dslr, when we all know Canon could add better video support.  It's not like they don't already have it in other cameras.  They just make you pay more for it.

I think its important to realize that not all 4K is equal and not all FullHD is equal.  Pixel count is not everything... it has more to do with compression and bitrate.  Most phones that do 4K or slowmotion do so in a very low bitrate even though it still has plenty of pixels.  Any professional videographer with any brains is not even going to look at these camera... that's simply not what it's made for.  The people in this market segment probably don't want to deal with the file sizes of 4K anyway so I don't consider it an important point.  Yeah that would be awesome if it had the same video features as the competition but it's not a big deal.  What it will work for is the average consumer who wants to step up their photography and start shooting with artistic lenses and better image quality ( and yes, they absolutely have better image quality than any phone on the planet... higher megapixels or not).  Great photography depends so much more on the photographers skill than it does on the camera.  I shoot with a 5D mark IV now and some of my favorite photographs are still the ones that I took on my 60D many years ago.  I strongly believe that if you get it right in camera it doesn't matter if it has high resolution or 4K video or not.  Whether or not canons video cameras are lacking or not is highly debated among the video comunity.  I would take a RED camera over them but they are still one of the most popular with good reason.  Also I won't be surprised at all to see a lot of vloggers and consumers using these for video because of the versatility and computer/memory friendly video formats.  Moral of the story is don't worry about what camera you use.  Get out and shoot!  Don't consider the sortcomings of ceartain brands be limitations... just consider them obsticals and work around them and you will be a better photographer because of it :)

It just shows how out of touch you are. If they wanted people to only shoot STILLS with it they would not have made it capable of shooting video as well. Maybe you don't understand the reasoning behind people using DSLRs for video but that doesn't entitle you to be a jack***. The problem is that Canon's "GREAT" video cameras as you call them are lacking compared to what most other companies are offering. People that have stuck with Canon for the last few years through the development of better video capabilities are hoping for them to catch up with each new release and they keep disappointing.  And they are losing customers because of it. So I hope that is okay with Canon that you are the only curmudgeon singing their praises and trolling others that don't like the fact that they are not progressing as other manufacturers are. Best of luck to you. 

How many people shoot video at all with these types of cameras? I would lay money if they do they are about as boring and worthless as the old 8mm films were that people suffered through. If you aren serious about 4K then look at the real 4K cameras designed for actual production films. Again very few people use the vido feature and a small fraction of those make anything worth looking at except on FB and 4K is absolutely wasted on that medium which is geared for worthless cell phone photos and videos.

I have 3 Canon DSLRs that I primarily shoot video on and I have a small production company. There are thousands of people that buy DSLRs for video. Why do you think Panasonic has gone the direction that it has with its SLR lineups. They are heavily geared towards video people because Canon wasn't stepping up to the plate. I know I know lots of people that use 4K in their small productions for the same reason as for stills. You are able to crop or even downscale. Most of the wedding film industry uses DSLRs. It's pretty much a standard. 

Go buy a frickin' video camera  then, it's really easy.  What is with all you freaks and 4K?  *K is out now, when are you going to start whining about that?

Anonymous wrote:

I was expecting 4K 120Hz video and this is what we get. Come on guys, don't stay behind the phones at least..

These promo videos are very sleazy and the cameras are weak.

The fact is, these cameras will sell anyway, because people don't have a clue what's what. But they KNOW that Canon is good. Same story with Nikon.

They got the money, Canon/Nikon has cameras. Exchange happens. No time or thought invested in research or consideration of other brands and what the actuall needs are.

I was getting ready to upgrade from my 2011 T3i (all respect to that guy, really good horse for "beginner" camera to EOS80D and was one click away when this came out. Now, the question is: Why spend $250-300 more on 80D vs 77D? Beside being weather sealed (hmm, with * right..) and yeah, little more well built and "pro" looking, what is worth that money? I mean, I can invest that part in second hand 24-70mm or nice 50mm or even solid 35mm...Unless Canon drops 80D under $1000, I think they won' t sell them anymore. 

Hi Jakub,

The 80D has a few advantages over the 77D, though mainly in body design and construction. The 80D has a significantly larger, brighter, and more clear viewfinder, better sealing, a more durable shutter, larger battery (the much more common LP-E6), faster continuous shooting and a deeper buffer. There are also a few more buttons and customization options.

Does the 77D have the AF Microadjustment capability that the 80D does?

Hi Photo Enthusiast,

I do not believe so. As this is effectively replacing the T6s and that camera did not offer it I would be surprised if the 77D did.

I am still using the 50D, but I am really interested in a 7DIII or a 5DIV (latter on funds)! 

Of course they couldn't add 4K because they would have to use a high-quality consumer-friendly h.264 codec and that would automatically be more useful than the clunky MJPEG on the 5D MkIV. Silly-a** corporate infighting between the Cinema and DSLR teams at Canon.

Hey KCComp, If you want 4K video, Buy a video camera that shoots in 4k, DUH.  A DSLR camera is basically a STILL camera, video is simply an add-on. Complaining about no 4K makes as much sense as complaining that a particular camera model does NOT have a moveable LCD screen, when Canon is more concerned with Weather Sealing on that particular model. Believe it or not, there are some things that do not suit everyones taste, that is why there are so many flavours of Ice Cream. Try hooking a Volkswagon up to a Semi trailer and see how far you can tow it. There are different tools for different tasks. Why do you want to complain about a company that provides HIGH QUALITY products for their target customer ??  If you want to complain about how BACKWARD Canon is, take a look along the sidelines at any given football, baseball or even basaball game, how many white lenses do you see, HUMMMM. Canon products are targeted more toward Professional or serious photographers, and not necessarily for someone who thinks a cell phone is acceptable, or one who expects features of a $6000.00 camera, but complains about paying for a $600.00 low end camera. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. The solution is simple, if you do NOT see what you want from one manufacturer, go try to find what you want somewhere else, SIMPLE.  After all, Canon knows more about what THEIR customers want than you do. Besides, NO-ONE is forcing you to buy anything. If you don't like it, don't buy  it !!!!  You probably already guessed, but I prefer Canon products to ALL other manufacturers. I have the Canon 5D MKII, (2) 7D 's, a 60D, a T5 and a T3, as well as a PowerShot G10, and a PowerShot SX120 IS, plus many thousand dollars worth of "L" Lenses and a few EF-S lenses. In all the years I have used Canon products I have had only one (1) failure. And that was caused when I left the camera in a HOT car all day. So go find some one else to try and convince, or BORE.

Shame that you're wrong. There are plenty of companies geared towards "professional" photographers. Canon is one, but they are trapped within the hierarchy of their product range. These new cameras are designed to be slightly better than the last product and not as good as the next tier; there is little consideration for what makes a modern, "good" camera; simply additions to an existing formula that makes money on brand recognition. Panasonic offer cheaper cameras with 4K and great image quality. So do Sony. Sony's A6300 costs the same as this 77D with faster autofocus, 4K video with professional videography features a great lens selection (and legacy adaptability), smaller form factor, weather sealing, NFC, WiFi and better image quality. Seems a tad bizarre how you can defend Canon for being "geared for professionals" without considering the market competition that is capitalising on the now stale Canon.

I already have a 70D, but the last camera I bought from B&H was a Sony RX10 mk3.  I have to say that it has become my all-around camera. Motorized zoom, incredible range, up to 600mm.  Has an OLED viewfinder, is mirrorless, can shoot in 4K, and actually has a headphone jack to make sure you're getting sound. The 77D -- I don't see all that much difference between it and my 70D.  I like the touch screen auto focus and the way you can pivot it. Sony could learn a thing or two from Canon since it's a better screen with more versatility. You can't do a selfie on the Sony. But not having a mirror on the Sony makes it a much better camera. In bright sun, the OLED viewfinder is perfect, bright, has a diaopter, and you don't need to hang a sun shade over the flat panel viewfinder to squint at your shot in those cases. And, the Sony body is smaller and more compact, lighter, and doesn't have a big bump in the middle for the old prism which is no longer needed. I also don't know how many times we were shooting with the 70D, the external mic jack became slightly loose, so it ended up recording on the crappy built-in mic -- only because THERE WAS NO WAY to monitor sound on the Canon other than the meters, which moved even though the wrong mic was picking up the sound. The Sony comes with a mic in and a headphone out. As far as I can tell, the 77D also repeats the same dumb mistake as the 70D, I can't find a headphone jack on it in the photos or specs but I think the new 80D finally has one. I have no idea what took Canon so long.  They used to make the XL-H1 HDV video camera way back in 2005.  It had a headphone jack and audio controls. The new DSLRs are better and can record in 24P, so why would you strip desperately needed audio features from them?  So, most of the time it's Sony, and yet I have quite an investment in Canon lenses and the 70D still takes pretty pictures. It just seems like an old camera next to the Sony.  Sony's long experience in making broadcast cameras has to have made a difference in what they're doing now. Now, if they'd just fix their LCD panel and their chaotic menu system...

I agree about the audio especially. Canon take two steps forward with 5DII and 7DII adding a headphone jack but doesn't offer them on the new ones. Sure you can do separate audio but why not make it easier to plug in and monitor a lavelier or shotgun mic rght out of the box. To me addressing audio would be the best way for Canon to advance their line. ...and as many have said, 4K would be nice. 

Well that's about 7 minutes I'll never get back. What a waste of time. The average smartphone can do more than that first camera.

Is that right ?? Well, what if you want to take a picture of something across the street, what then ??? Sometimes I think the phones are "SMARTER" than the DUMB users. I want to complain that my DSLR does NOT make phone calls and will not work on the internet. This way I can be a COMPLAINER too.

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