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Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Review

Feature packed, perfect for novices, but pricey


The 800D’s features offer little to complain about. It’s responsive and versatile, and the image quality is good. Physically, it’s less impressive. It’s small and light, but also feels plasticky. The price puts it in a tricky spot – if you want a beginner’s camera, you don’t need to pay this much, and if you’ve got this much to spend, there are better cameras around.

The competition

Canon EOS 750D

With the same resolution as the EOS 800D but slightly older technology, the EOS 750D is a tempting (and cheaper) proposition.

 Fujifilm X-T20

If you get it with the 16-50mm kit lens, the X-T20 costs little more than the 800D. It’s not strictly for beginners, offering more potential for enthusiasts. 

Nikon D5600

The D5600 lacks the EOS 800D’s hybrid Live View AF, but it’s small and versatile. Its new AF-P kit lens is fast, and picture quality is terrific.