Canon EOS 77D DSLR Camera Review

The EOS 77D DSLR from Canon combines powerful photographic capabilities with an easy design to create a camera that can be used for both still photography and video recording. The camera’s 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor enable it to capture images with a wide native sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600, making it suitable for shooting in a variety of lighting conditions.

It also has a fast continuous shooting rate of 6 frames per second, which is useful when working with moving subjects. Additionally, the sensor’s architecture allows for Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which employs phase-detection focusing to deliver rapid, accurate, and smooth performance that is appropriate for both video and stills shooting in live view. If you prefer to take stills with the optical pentamirror viewfinder, a 45-point phase-detect AF system with all cross-type points is also available for your convenience.

In terms of physical design, a big 3.0″ 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD is included for quick settings, playback control, and live view monitoring, and it is designed with a vari-angle display to allow for easier viewing from both high and low working angles. A top LCD screen is also included in the design, which allows you to instantly recognize your shooting settings, and a rear Quick Control dial allows you to navigate through the menu system more intuitively. Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC makes it easy to link with a smartphone or tablet for wireless image sharing, and Bluetooth allows you to share images with and manage the camera from a mobile device.

APS-C CMOS sensor with 24.2MP resolution and DIGIC 7 image processor

High-sensitivity and rapid camera performance are provided by both an APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 7 image processor, which are suitable for use in both stills and video applications. The camera’s original ISO range of 100-25600, which can be expanded to ISO 51200, allows it to be used in a variety of lighting circumstances, and its processing skills help to reduce noise for the exceptional clarity in the final image. The CPU also adds to the camera’s rapid continuous shooting rate of 6 frames per second, which is useful for photographing fast-moving subjects.

All-Cross-Type AF and Dual Pixel CMOS AF Systems with 45-Point Detection

While utilizing the optical viewfinder to capture still images, the camera’s fast and precise phase-detection autofocus mechanism covers a large area of 45 points and is all cross-type, making it ideal for use in low-light situations. Cross-type sensor technology provides improved accuracy in low-contrast and mixed lighting environments, and the wide coverage provided by the 45 sensors is perfect for tracking and maintaining focus on moving targets.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology is used for recording video or shooting in live view, and it is designed to provide smooth and quick focusing performance in a way similar to how a camcorder acquires focus. Using two distinct photodiodes integrated inside each pixel, this technology creates a broad and dense network of phase-detection collecting elements across a large portion of the image sensor, reducing focus chasing and allowing for faster and more direct control of focus placement in the picture.

Although it is designed for still pictures, this focusing system is equally adept at acquiring critical focus on moving things, making it particularly well suited for shooting and monitoring moving subjects to ensure that critical focus is achieved with each shot. Using Movie Servo Autofocus when recording video, you may achieve smooth and natural focusing when switching between several objects of varying distances within a scene. You can also customize the tracking sensitivity and speed, as well as the importance is given to Face Tracking when shooting video.

Rack focus is made possible thanks to the Touch AF technology, which allows you to adjust the focus by merely touching anything within the scene on the touchscreen in an easy manner. It is also possible to achieve better subject tracking in movies, thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system’s ability to detect subjects and keep focus even while operating in rapidly changing or crowded environments.

Video Recording in Full High Definition (1080p)

Additionally, the 77D is capable of recording Full HD 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second in the MP4 format with IPB compression, or 30 frames per second in the MOV format with ALL-I compression for creating time-lapse movies inside the camera. While video recording is not possible with this camera, it does benefit from the addition of Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF focusing features, as well as the touchscreen LCD panel, which allows for more intuitive operation.

Movie Electronic IS is also included, which helps to reduce the appearance of camera wobble across five axes, resulting in smoother and more stable recording while filming handheld with the camera. Additionally, an external microphone jack is included in the body of the device, allowing you to have better control over the recorded sound.

The 77D also includes an HDR Movie mode, which is uncommon among video recording systems and may be utilized to capture more detail in the highlights and shadows while filming in high contrast situations. When using this mode, two HD frames at different exposures are captured in quick succession at up to 60 frames per second, one normal and one underexposed, and then composited during playback at 30 frames per second to generate a video with a longer-appearing dynamic range.


MSRP$899 (body only), $1049 (w/18-55 F4-5.6 IS STM lens), $1499 (w/18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialComposite
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors26 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 7
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 100-25600 (expands to 51200)
Boosted ISO (maximum)51200
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File formatJPEG (Exif v2.3)Raw (14-bit Canon CR2)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes (flash)
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points45
Lens mountCanon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.82× (0.51× 35mm equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Scene modesGroup PhotoKidsFoodCandlelightNight PortraitHandheld Night SceneHDR Backlight ControlPortraitLandscapeClose-upSports
Built-in flashYes
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modesSingleHigh-speed continuousLow-speed continuousSelf-timerSelf-timer + continuous
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMultiAverageSpotPartial
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 30p / 4 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
Wireless notesIncludes Bluetooth LE and NFC
Remote controlYes (via smartphone or Bluetooth remote)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)600
Weight (inc. batteries)540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz)
Dimensions131 x 100 x 76 mm (5.16 x 3.94 x 2.99″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes

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