Canon today announced two new DSLR cameras for prosumers and beginner photographers, as well as a new mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact digital camera. The Canon EOS M6 is a consumer-oriented compact interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera with an optional eye-level electronic viewfinder and is being marketed towards social network image-sharing consumers. The EOS 77D is a new almost-high-end Canon APS-C sensor-based DSLR, while the EOS Rebel T7i is designed for beginners looking to step up from point-and-shoot and smartphone cameras.
Canon EOS M6
Canon added the EOS M6 to its mirrorless digital camera lineup, a mid-range model that is more sophisticated than the M10 and M3, but not as advanced as the M5. As with its two less costly siblings, the M6 lacks a built-in electronic viewfinder, but Canon has introduced a new EVF, which is purchased separately and can be added onto the camera. It uses the same 24MP APS sensor as the two DSLRs being introduced today.
The EOS M6 is being marketed towards DSLR users seeking a second camera that’s light and compact for travel but still takes interchangeable lenses, as well as millennial travelers looking for a compact, high-quality camera.
- 24MP CMOS sensor
- ISO range 10-25,600
- Full HD at 60p
- 5-axis image stabilizer
- 3-inch flip-out touchscreen LCD monitor
- Compatible with EF, EF-S, and EF-M lenses
The M6 lacks an EVF, but Canon has introduced the EVF-DC2, an accessory viewfinder with 2.36 million dot resolution. It is compatible with the EOS M6, M3, PowerShot G1X Mark II and PowerShot G3 X. The EVF-DC2 is available in Black or Silver from Adorama for $209.95.
The Canon EOS M6 will be available in April from Adorama for $779, body only, in black and silver bodies, with the 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens kit in black or silver for $899, or with the 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens in black or silver for $1,279.
Canon EOS T7i
The Canon EOS Rebel T7i join’s company’s lineup of lower-cost, consumer-oriented DSLRs. The Canon Rebel series has been one of Canon’s best sellers ever since the first model, a 35mm film camera, was introduced in 1990. The latest version, the Rebel T7i, is designed for: new parents looking to capture milestones and daily life; older Rebel users ready for a newer camera; and smartphone users looking to step up to a real camera. Although it has a full range of manual and automatic exposure controls, it is designed with the easiest, most intuitive controls and features most readily available.
- 23MP CMOS APS-C sensor
- ISO range 100-25,600
- Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Flip-out 3-inch LCD touch screen
- Feature Assistant
- HDR movie and time-lapse movie
- 6fps burst rate
- Dual-pixel CMOS AF
- 45-point all cross type AF system
T7i improvements over the predecessor T6i model include an expanded ISO range up to 25,600 (vs. the T6i’s 12,000) and a burst rate that was increased from 5 to 6 fps.The camera also has the ability to capture HDR movies and time-lapse video, and offers a set of creative filters and a feature assistant to help guide users through the camera’s functions.
Canon EOS 77D
The Canon EOS 77D is a half-step down from the 80D, Canon’s flagship APS-sensor DSLR that was released last year. It is a full-featured DSLR that, while lacking the weather sealing of the 80D, is slightly smaller and a bit lighter, has a brand-new 24.2MP sensor, Bluetooth connectivity, and a through-the-lens viewfinder showing 95% of the field of view.
- 24MP(NEW!) CMOS APS-C sensor
- ISO range 100-25,600 with Digic 7
- Optical View Finder: 45 points all cross AF
- Built-in Wi-Fi + NFC and Bluetooth
- 7560 pixels RGB IR metering sensor
- Vari-angel LCD, touch panel
- Electronic IS Lens Optical
- 6fps Shooting Speed
Canon’s new camera has improved WiFi connectivity, featuring Bluetooth and NFC. Canon added Anti-Flicker shooting, increased the number of autofocus points from 19 to 45, and overhauled the metering system by switching to a 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. The camera is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. While a half-step down from the D80, it offers several key improvements over the D80’s predecessor, the D70, shown in the chart above.
The Canon EOS 77D is available from Adorama, body only, for $899.99, in a kit with the 18-55mm EF-S IS STM lens for $1,049, and in a kit with the 18-135mm EF-S IS USM lens for $1,499. It can be pre-ordered now and is expected to ship at the beginning of April.
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Canon EOS 77D Digital SLR Camera Body – Black – $899.99
Canon EOS 77D Digital SLR Camera Body Kit, with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – $1,049.00
Canon EOS 77D DSLR Camera Kit, with EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens– $1,499.00
Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera Body – $749.00
Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – $899.00
Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – $1,299.00
Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body – $779.00
Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens – $899.00
Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Digital Camera Black Kit with EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM – $1,279.00
CANON EF-S 18-55 F/3.5-5.6 IS STM LENS – $249.00
Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote for T7i and 77D – $49.95
Canon EVC-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder Black – for EOS M6 / EOS M3 / PowerShot G1 X Mark II / PowerShot G3 X – $209.95
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