Canon EOS 77D review

Canon's new enthusiast DSLR offers the technology of the EOS 80D in a smaller, cheaper body – we gave it a test

A black Canon EOS 77D camera

Digital Camera World Verdict

Make no mistake, the EOS 77D is a great camera. The picture quality is fi rst rate and it has all the features and controls needed to satisfy photo enthusiasts. We particularly love its performance in Live View mode, where it feels as fast and responsive as the latest generation of mirrorless cameras. However, it does feel like a range-filler rather than a genuinely new camera, using tech already available in the EOS 80D. It’s not cheap, either.


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    Excellent image quality

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    45-point autofocus system

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    Great Live View AF performance

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    Touchscreen interface


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    A little plasticky for its price

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    No 4K video

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    Good but not stellar continuous shooting speed

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A couple of years ago, Canon launched the EOS 750D and 760D at the same time. While the two cameras were virtually identical to look at, and sported pretty much the same internal feature set, the 760D offered more body-mounted controls and a small LCD display on the top, designed to appeal to more experienced users. 

Fast-forward two years and Canon has done the same thing again, launching the Canon EOS 77D alongside the more beginner-orientated 800D. Things are a little different this time, though. The EOS 77D may share the same internal features as the 800D, but Canon has opted for a more distinctive and slightly larger design for the 77D to differentiate the two models. 

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