Announced in February 2017, the EOS 77D is a DSLR camera that caters to photography enthusiasts. It is the latest model to be equipped with the DIGIC 7 image processor as well as a whole host of other features. Join me as I introduce 3 appealing features of the EOS 77D. (Reported by: Ryosuke Takahashi)
#1: Comfortable dial operations even as you look through the viewfinder
While the important dials and buttons might differ slightly in shape, they play the same role as those on mid-range DSLR models. Operating the dials and buttons of the camera even as you look through the optical viewfinder is a smooth process as the body is designed such that you do not have to look at the dials to operate them. In particular, you can assign other functions to the AF-ON button, which comes in handy during your shoots. The EOS 77D has clearly been designed to let users shoot confidently through the viewfinder.
You can operate the camera by rotating the Main Dial and Quick Control Dial while looking through the viewfinder.
You can also customize the AF-ON button by assigning other functions, such as enabling AF lock with a half-press of the shutter button when using the Special Scenes Mode.
#2: Continuous shooting speed of 6 fps lets you capture the best moment
The EOS 77D's high-speed continuous shooting capability has been improved to achieve up to 6 frames per second (fps), which enables you to capture a moving subject frozen in the moment. Simply press and hold down the shutter button to get the best shot.
EOS 77D/ EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM/ FL: 18mm (29mm equivalent)/ Manual exposure (f/4, 1/1,250 sec, EV±0)/ ISO 100/ WB: Auto
This shot was taken using continuous shooting at the moment when a roller coaster plunged into a pool of water. I decided that this was the best shot, given the amount of water spraying out of the fountain and the timing of the roller coaster making its plunge. In the shot immediately preceding this, the front of the roller coaster was right in the frame, so you can see that the interval between each shot is extremely small.
#3: DIGIC 7 realises high ISO speeds with minimal noise
With DIGIC 7, image processing capability has evolved to achieve normal ISO speeds of up to ISO 25600. The lack of colour noise is particularly noteworthy, and I could hardly notice any false colours. Advanced noise reduction also ensures that the details in subjects are not crushed. With the Multi Shot Noise Reduction function, graininess on the screen is further reduced.
ISO speeds of up to ISO 25600 can now be set.
ISO speeds of up to 25600 can be set in ISO Auto mode.
EOS 77D/ EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM / FL: 18mm (29mm equivalent)/ Aperture-priority AE (f/8, 1/100 sec, EV-0.3)/ ISO 25600/ WB: Daylight
* This review was based on a prototype model. As a result, please note that the actual product may differ in terms of the appearance, image quality, etc.
Image sensor: approx. 22.3×14.9mm, CMOS sensor (APS-C)
Effective pixels: approx. 24.2 megapixels
Image plane AF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Image processor: DIGIC 7
Shutter speed: 1/4,000 to 30 sec
Continuous shooting speed: approx. 6 fps
ISO speed: 100 to 25600 (expandable to ISO 51200)
AF points: 45 (all cross-type)
Rear monitor: Wide 3.0-inch, 1.04 million dots, vari-angle TFT colour touch panel LCD
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth low energy technology
Weight: approx. 540g (including battery and card)
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Born in Aichi in 1960, Takahashi started his freelance career in 1987 after working with an advertising photo studio and a publishing house. Photographing for major magazines, he has travelled to many parts of the world from his bases in Japan and China. Takahashi is a member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS).