Canon announced EOS 77D

Canon announced a new DSLR to their line up on 15th January 2017, the Canon EOS 77D. The Canon EOS 77D is quite similar to the Canon EOS 80D that was launched in 2016.

I would share more on the differences between the Canon EOS 77D and 80D in the future when the opportunity arises. The key technical specifications differences between the Canon EOS 77D and 80D are in the areas of processor, ISO sensitivity range and fps shooting rate.

Let me share with you some of the key information of the Canon EOS 77D from the press release information below –

Canon today announced the introduction of the new EOS 77D, a new DSLR model with the world’s fastest AF speed. EOS 77D encapsulates the latest of Canon’s cutting-edge imaging technology including Dual Pixel CMOS AF system (DAF), DIGIC 7 image processor with high resolution 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. These are the advanced technology which powers the world’s fastest AF focusing speed of 0.03 seconds* during live view.

Akin to premium models, the EOS 77D also features a top LCD display panel that reflects setting information such as shutter speed, aperture value, ISO and exposure levels, while the two control dials allow users a higher level of control.

“Featuring a host of premium features and the newest class-leading AF technology for on point precision, the new EOS 77D demonstrates Canon’s commitment to offering great value and accessibility to DSLR photography. With the introduction of the EOS 77D, enthusiasts can push their creative boundaries with confidence to explore varied expressions of stills and videos,” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore.

Versatile performance powered by innovation

With the Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology and a DIGIC 7 image processor, the EOS 77D has the world’s fastest AF focusing speed of 0.03 seconds* during live view, and delivers such crisp images that fine details are preserved when images are enlarged to A3 prints or heavily cropped during editing. The DIGIC 7 image processor not only allows the EOS 77D to shoot at an ISO speed up to 25,600 but also allows the camera to excel in low-light conditions and shoot a rapidly moving subject, while keeping image noise at a minimum. The EOS 77D also has a continuous shooting speed of up to 6 frames per second in live view mode resulting a blur-free and razor sharp photos even from rapidly moving subjects.

To quickly detect and maintain focus on the right subjects, users will appreciate the DAF system for high precision tracking and focusing while shooting in Live View mode. DAF works effectively because each pixel on the CMOS sensor consists of two photodiodes, taking in light individually. By comparing the signal difference between the two photodiodes, DAF perceptively switches focus with high precision is able to quickly almost immediately jump to the correct focus. With this, the fastest AF focusing speed of 0.03* seconds while shooting still images in live view could be achieved.

For users who prefer shooting using the traditional optical viewfinder, the advanced all-cross type 45-point AF provides extensive coverage for accurate detection and tracking of even moving subjects. The smooth zone in the EOS 77D is a new AF mode where upon selection, enables the user to track even moving subjects across a wider AF area, and complements the 45-point AF in enhancing user’s experience.

The EOS 77D is also equipped with Colour detection AF which works with the 7560-pixel RGB+IR light metering sensor to accurately detect skin tones and focuses on people within the frame, even when an object is in front of the person.

Premium features for high operability and control

The EOS 77D is equipped with two control dials – a Main Dial on top of the camera and a Quick Control Dial on the rear panel. With two options for dial control, users are able to make quick changes to the camera settings, such as shutter speed and aperture, without taking their eye off the viewfinder. The Quick Dial control is equipped with a lock mechanism to prevent unintended operation of the dial.

A useful companion to the main dial is the top LCD panel, a feature usually available only with on higher-end models. The top LCD panel allows users to quickly check all shooting settings, without having to check the LCD monitor at the back of the camera, while a quick press of a button illuminates the top LCD panel, allowing users comfortably shoot in dark locations. The EOS 77D is also equipped with a vari-angle LCD, giving users the flexibility of adjusting their desired shooting angle. This opens up to many possibilities for Live View shooting, be it from a high angle or approaching the subject from a low angle.

In-camera image processing is also enhanced with the addition of Tilt Correction, allowing users to correct tilted images up to a maximum rotation of ten degrees.

Photographers who frequently shoot continuously at a higher shutter speed in indoor environments with artificial light sources such as fluorescent lamps may notice that the flicker from the light source may be captured, resulting in uneven exposure. This is because these lamps flicker at high speeds beyond the normal ability of the human eye to notice. The EOS 77D is equipped with flicker-less shooting, which detects such flickering and shifts shutter activation timing in order to maintain even exposure and colouring.

Masterful Cinematographic Expressions

The EOS 77D utilizes the advanced CMOS sensor, cutting-edge DAF and an array of the latest EOS movie imaging technology that delivers vivid and cinematic videos in full HD at 60p. The EOS 77D is also the first DSLR in our EOS series to use Movie Digital IS, a feature with an internal gyro sensor to electronically compensate for camera shake, even when using a lens that lacks its own image stabilization mechanism.

Movie digital IS has two levels of IS: normal, which prioritizes the angle of view and suited in situations where the focal length remain constant, and High, which is ideal when shooting with a long lens, when a minor shake can result in blur images captured, for more powerful suppression of camera shake.

While recording through Live View, users can experiment with video techniques such as foreground to background focus shifts by simply tapping on the subject they want to focus on. Recording through Live View will ensure that the subject is in constantly in focus.

The Time Lapse function allows users to shoot movies that encapsulates the changes of their photo’s subjects, through the passage of time, into a compressed format, and is only limited by the users’ imagination. The function on the EOS 77D is coupled with high dynamic range movies (HDR), automatically adjusting the exposure and compensating for reduction in natural light, allowing users to shoot under dim conditions.

Sharing memories while on the go

With Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, users can transfer images and videos from the camera to the smart devices and upload them onto the Canon Image Gateway, social media platforms and cloud storage. And by using the Canon Camera Connect app, users have real-time control of camera settings such as shutter speed, focus selection and self-timer and more.

In addition, EOS 77D features Bluetooth Low Energy which maintains constant connection to a compatible smart device at a low power consumption. With this constant connection, users can view images, start remote capture, from the camera, even when the camera is in Auto Power Off mode. Smart devices with Bluetooth can wake the camera up, and switch to Wi-Fi for browsing and viewing images or perform remote capture (with live view).

Users can also use Bluetooth to perform basic remote capture (no live view), control image playback and slide show when the camera is connected to a TV or projector via smart devices or the new BR-E1 Bluetooth wireless controller.

Bluetooth can also be used to connect the camera to the new optional BR-E1 Bluetooth remote control. This wireless controller can also be used to operate the camera remotely, up to a radius of 5 meters.

Equipped with NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity, images and video files from the EOS 77D can be easily transferred to paired devices – printers, smartphones and computers – in real time. A dedicated Wi-Fi button enables the camera to recall a list of previously paired devices, allowing for even swifter transfer.

The EOS 77D comes with a new kit lens – EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, a compact lens that is significantly smaller than its cousins in the same class, making it the perfect kit lens for users concerned with bulk.

Its focal length ranges from 29-88mm, covering the semi-wide-angle and mid-telephoto angles of view that are most convenient for travel and portrait photography.

The lens AF is also powered by Stepping Motor Technology (STM), ensuring smooth, quiet AF—ideal for videos. This is one lens that will increase your shooting possibilities for both stills and videos.

* Among all the interchangeable lens digital cameras incorporating the APS-C size image sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane

As of February 14th, 2017 (Researched by Canon).

Calculated based on the resulting AF speed measured according to the CIPA guidelines.

(Varies depending on the shooting conditions and the lenses used.) Internal measurement method.

[Measurement conditions]

Focusing brightness: EV 12 (room temperature, ISO 100)

Shooting mode: M

Lens used: EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (at focal length of 55mm)

Live View shooting

AF method: Live 1-point AF (with Center AF point)

AF operation: One-Shot AF

Pricing and Availability

Pricing and availability of the EOS 77D and EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM will be advised at a later date.

Product specifications


Dimensions:                             Approx. 131.0 x 99.9 x 76.2mm

Weight:                                    Approx. 493g (body only)

Image sensor:                         24.2 mega-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor

Imaging processor:                 DIGIC 7

ISO speed:                              100-25,600 (expandable to 51,200)

Continuous shooting speed:   Approx. 6 fps

Maximum video quality:           Full HD 60p

AF:                                          45 cross-type AF points

Wi-Fi:                                       Yes

NFC:                                        Yes

LCD:                                        3.0” (approx. 1.04 million dots) vari-angle touch panel

EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Focal length:                            18-55mm

Maximum aperture:                  f/4-5.6

Minimum focusing distance:    0.25m

Maximum magnification:          0.25x

Lens Construction:                  12 elements in 10 groups

Filter Size Dimension: 58mm

Aperture blades:                     7

Dimensions (L x W):                Approx. 61.8mm x 66.5mm

Weight:                                    Approx. 215g

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

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