Canon 77D vs 80D: which EOS DSLR camera should you choose?

Canon 77D vs 80D: which EOS DSLR is best?
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While the enthusiast targeted Canon EOS 80D and EOS 77D may at first glance appear to be peas from the same pod, the pitch for the latter has always been that it offers most of the same technology as its 80D bigger brother, yet in a smaller, cheaper body. Yet, if there are too many similarities with the EOS 80D, does the 77D come across as more range filler than killer deal? As we said in our original review; if the EOS Rebel T7i and the more enthusiast-targeted EOS 80D had a baby together, then the EOS 77D would be it.

Despite the fact that the Canon EOS 80D was released back in 2016 (and has been upgraded in the EOS 90D), it’s still well worth the consideration of any photo enthusiast, so there’s no need to be ageist here. Both the DSLRs we’re examining below are well worth the effort and would appeal greatly to anyone upgrading from a beginner or entry level DSLR who has outgrown those cameras more modest features and functions.

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Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

He has also written for a wide range of publications including T3, BBC Focus, Empire, NME, Radio Times, MacWorld, Computer Active, What Digital Camera and the Rough Guide books.

With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.