Canon EOS Rebel T7i Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • Processor : DIGIC 7
  • Weight : 18.77 oz. (532g)
  • Battery : Li-ion rated at 230-310 for live view shooting, 550-820 for viewfinder
  • Weather Sealing : No
  • Screen : 3" tilting LCD touchscreen
  • GPS : Optional with additional accessory
  • Wi-Fi : Bluetooth
  • Flash : Built-in, hot shoe slot
  • Video : 1080p at up to 60 fps
  • RAW : Yes
  • Image Stabilization : No (available in some lenses)
  • Autofocus System : TTL Dual Pixel
  • Autofocus Points : up to 45
  • Burst Speed : 6 fps (4.5 fps with continuous autofocus)
  • Shutter Speed : 30 sec. to 1/4000, Bulb
  • ISO : 100 - 51200
  • Sensor : 24.2 megapixel APS-C Sensor
  • Release Date: 2017-03-30
  • Final Grade: 90 4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Canon launches one of their best entry-level DSLRs yet with the Rebel T7i
After a number of mediocre updates for their entry level options, the Canon Rebel T7i has a number of new features.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 2/24/2017

Canon's latest consumer DSLR updates have been mediocre attempts at bringing older high-end features to the more budget friendly line, but the new Canon EOS Rebel T7i uses a new sensor, updated dual pixel autofocus and the company's latest processor. 

The entry-level DSLR uses the same 24 megapixel sensor found in the pricier EOS 80D. While the megapixel count is the same as the T6i, unlike the predecessor, the T7i uses a new dual pixel autofocus system directly on the sensor, a feature that the company has been adding to other high-end cameras the past few years. That means users of the T6i would likely notice an autofocus performance boost with the latest version.

The new sensor and autofocus system is also paired with a Digic 7, Canon's latest processor version. That helps step up the camera's burst speed from 5 to 6, and from 3 to 4.5 using continuous autofocus, a slight but nice difference.

Video is still at 1080p HD, which isn't unexpected for a camera at this price point. The top frame rate, however, does step up from 30 fps to 60 fps.

The camera's body remains identical to the T6i, sporting a three inch tiling touchscreen. The T7i, however, does sport a Bluetooth connection that allows for long term connections without a battery drain. Speaking of which, the battery life has improved, but it's still under similar cameras from other brands.

The T7i is a refreshing update with a new sensor, focusing system and processor. The T7i competes directly with the Nikon D5600 with a list of very similar specs, though the Nikon has no optical low pass filter for better detail and a better battery life, it's slightly slower and with fewer autofocus points. While the Canon T7i is falrly well-priced, Canon still hasn't made a recent update that matches Nikon's $500 D3400. Still, the Canon T7i offers a good list of features for the price point, making it a good option for beginners or stepping up from a smartphone.


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