Canon Refreshes DSLR and Mirrorless Offerings with New Cameras

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The Canon M6

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

Canon just announced a trio of new cameras and a lens as a Valentine’s day gift to photographers. Two new DSLRs (the 77D and Rebel T7i) and a single new mirrorless camera (the M6) are now up for grabs which includes the EOS 77D, the EOS Rebel T7i, and the EOS M6.

Learn more about those cameras below!

canon-eos-77d-18-135-kitCanon EOS 77D

The new 77D fits snuggly between Canon’s 70D and 80D cameras. It replaces the confusingly named T6s, and uses the same 24.2MP sensor available in the 80D. There’s no 4K in this package, but it does shoot full HD up to 60p and sports a 5-axis digital image stabilization, which is great for smoothing out shaky hand-held shots. Other features include a 3-inch articulated screen, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Here’s what Canon said in a statement about the camera:

“A new category of advanced amateur EOS cameras, a step above the Rebel series. Users of the EOS 77D DSLR camera will benefit from features like the 7650-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor, similar to the one found in the EOS 80D camera and Anti-Flicker shooting mode to help combat the on-and-off repetitive flickering from artificial lights found in high-school gyms or auditoriums. The EOS 77D also features a top LCD panel and quick control dial for photographers who desire quicker and easier access to changing and controlling settings on the camera.”

Here are the technical specifications:

  1. Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System.
  2. Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection.
  3. 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor.
  4. DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600.
  5. Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth®.
  6. Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD.
  7. 7560-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor.
  8. Anti-flicker Shooting.
  9. Movie Electronic IS.
  10. HDR Movie & Time-Lapse Movie.
  11. High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.0 fps.

The Canon EOS 77D is available for pre-order, and will start shipping in April 2017. The camera will retail for $899.99 (body only, link to buy), $1,049.00 with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens (link to buy), or $1,499.00 with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens (link to buy).

canon-eos-t7i-18-135-kitCanon EOS Rebel T7i

Replacing the EOS Rebel T6i is the new T7i. It’s basically a stripped down version of the EOS 77D, and features the same 24.2MP sensor with 45-point Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The only real differences seem to be the lack of a rear control dial, and the LCD found on top of the 77D. Other than that, it seems to be almost exactly the same. Here’s what Canon said in a statement about the camera:

“[Engineers] took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed interest in learning to go beyond the program mode of a DSLR camera. Users will now be able to see on-screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking settings can alter the image they are about to capture, guiding photographers on their way to capturing more compelling images, such as ones with a shallower depth-of-field or being able to give moving-subjects a frozen or flowing look.”

Here are the technical specifications:

  1. 23MP CMOS APS-C sensor
  2. ISO range 100-25,600
  3. Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  4. Flip-out 3-inch LCD touch screen
  5. Feature Assistant
  6. HDR movie and time-lapse movie
  7. 6fps burst rate
  8. Dual-pixel CMOS AF
  9. 45-point all cross type AF system

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i is available for pre-order, and will start shipping in April 2017. The camera will retail for $749.99 (body only, link to buy), $899.99 with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens (link to buy), or $1,299.00 with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens (link to buy).

canon-eos-m6-18-150-kitCanon EOS M6

The new EOS M6 replaces the M5, but sports the same 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor as its predecessor. Much of the upgrades here seem to do with adding Bluetooth and WiFi, as well as form-factor rather than the internal guts. The new M6 is a much slimmer camera based on a classic compact camera design, but has also done away with its electronic viewfinder (EVF), which is now sold separately.

Here’s what Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc., said about the camera:

The new Canon EOS M6 Camera and optional EVF-DC2 are ideal for expert and advanced amateur photographers looking for an easy, take-anywhere camera as well as a great choice for passionate image creators wanting to step-up to produce high-quality images and videos that are easily shareable. It is with great passion that Canon continues to deliver variety to image makers across all skill levels and professional needs.

Here are the technical specifications:

  1. Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection
  2. 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  3. High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 7.0 fps (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock)
  4. DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600
  5. Full HD 60p
  6. Combination IS with 5-axis Image Stabilization
  7. Built-in Wi-Fi Capability
  8. Built-in NFC Capability
  9. Built-in Bluetooth Capability
  10. Remote Shooting
  11. Intuitive Touch Screen, 3.0-inch Tilt-type LCD
  12. Control & Customize with Five Functional Dials
  13. Compatible with EF EF-S and EF-M Lenses & EOS System Accessories

The Canon EOS M6 is available for pre-order, and will start shipping in April 2017. The camera will retail for $779.99 (body only, link to buy black and link to buy silver), $899.99 with the EF-M 15-45mm/F3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom kit lens (link to buy black and link to buy silver), or $1,279.99 with the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens (link to buy black and link to buy silver).

 

About Danny Santos

Freelance writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and visual artist. Writing online professionally for 4-plus years and has produced and performed in over a dozen films and webseries. He has also been everything from a social media consultant to managing a JUNO award winning musician.

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