The Canon EOS Rebel T7i /EOS 80D / 800D is an entry-level DSLR camera that is loaded with features and has a polished design. It is ideal for beginner photographers and individuals wanting to have a solid, all-around camera.
One of the major things that the Rebel T7i release stands out for is its 24,2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor. In addition to having an efficient sensor, Canon installed a DIGIC 7 image processor, which is able to handle 14 times more data than the DIGIC 6. This results in significant improvements for general autofocus performance and noise performance whenever the user is shooting at a high ISO.
The sensitivity ranges from ISO 100 up to ISO 25,600. There is also a Hi setting with an equivalent ISO 51,200. In the back is a three inch LCD with 1,040,000 dot resolution and vari-angle touchscreen display.
One serious drawback is the T7i/800D does not offer 4K vido capture. However, the Full HD capture is a significant improvement over its predecessor with up to 60p. There is a 5-axis image stabiliization system for recording that allows for steadier video when holding the camera by hand.
For connectivity, the camera has NFC and Wi-Fi support and there is access to a low-energy Bluetooth connection. The Camera Connect app alows you browse photos remotely as well as operate and wake the camera.
The new Canon 18-55 mm kit lens as offered as the starter kit for the Rebel T7i/800D. The lens has image stabilization of up to four stops and f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture.
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Design And Handling
The Canon T7i/800D / 80D is made from a combination of polycarbonate and aluminum alloy to reduce the camera’s overall weight. The quality of its construction and material is very good.
On the top plate are controls that provide you access to a command dial, autofocus display and ISO controls. The rest of the frequently used settings are located on the rear of the camera. There is also a Quick menu that allows you to adjust your most important settings while on the fly.
The touchscreen allows you to control the camera’s details and everything is very intuitive. The viewfinder is optical rather than electronic. To reduce the price, a pentamirror is included instead of a pentaprism.
Performance And Autofocus
The AF system is a 45-point model, with all points being cross-type. This makes the AF much more accurate since they are sensitive in both the vertical and horizontal plane at once.
For most tasks the focusing speed is sufficient and there is a significant improvement in subject-tracing performance over the earlier models.
Another plus of this camera is the Dual Pixel AF for video capture and Live View photography. When this is combined with it 7 x 7 AF grid is provides significantly better performance.
Image quality is very clean and improved over previous models. Noise is also handled much better.
Edited raw files look very good. The colors are nice at JPEG output but when it comes to color accuracy and clarity there is a noticeable visible difference.
For people wanting to do a lot of video recording there are better options available at this price point. However, if you are looking for an easy to use and well-rounded camera that introduces you to DSLR photography, then the Canon EOS Rebel 7Ti/800D is a solid choice.