If you are keen to capture beautiful photographs, but you’re confused as to which DSLR camera to buy, let me introduce you to the Canon EOS 77D. In this video, I will walk you through the pros, cons, and features of this mid-level camera.
We’ll investigate what it does well, and who might want to buy it. First, you need to know that I’m talking about the basic camera body in this video. If you want to learn about lenses that you can use with it, check out the playlist down below, in the description.
Depending on when you see this video, there should already be a few lens reviews ready for you to watch. So, when you purchase the Canon 77D, you receive the camera body, a wide strap, lens cover, and a battery pack, which includes a lithium battery, and the charger.
If the Canon 77D is your first DSLR, you’ll probably want to buy an expanded kit, which includes a lens such as the EF-S 18-55mm. This lens is considered to be great for beginners, as it’s good overall, and it can give you a good understanding of focal lengths.
When it comes to image quality, all modern cameras can deliver decent results. That being said, this entire video was shot on the Canon 77D, with a kit lens. Additionally, here are some photos taken with the same setup.
I’m not saying that buying this camera and lens will get you the exact same results, as gear is only a small part of photography and videography, but these are the kinds of results that you can get. One this which might be useful to mention here, is the fact that the 77D has 45 cross-type AF points.
Basically, the more you have, the easier it is to auto focus. As you would expect from a modern camera, the EOS 77D is wireless and connects to other devices in a variety of ways. In fact, it goes beyond merely transferring photos, and allows you to control the camera from your smartphone, or laptop, if that’s what you want to do.
The camera features both Bluetooth and NFC between compatible devices, such as Android and Apple smartphones, and tablets. This makes it easier to take a photograph, and then see the image in a larger format.
Of course, it also connects to Wi-Fi, so you can easily print photos from your printer, or post them straight to your favourite social media app. I personally wouldn’t upload, or print anything before tinkering with it in Lightroom, but the option is there, should you need it.
Canon designed the 77D as a compact DSLR which weighs just 19.05 oz, or 540 grams. Compared to the average weight of 771 grams, that makes this camera remarkably lightweight, and yet sturdy. It has an APS-C sensor, which is smaller than a full-frame sensor, the same as a single negative on a film.
Different people have a preference for one or the other, but unless you know for a fact that you need a full-frame camera, then it doesn’t really matter. By the way, this camera is not waterproof, so if you are likely to expose it to wet, or extreme weather conditions, you may want to invest in a different model.
In terms of ease of use, the buttons and wheels located around the back, top, and sides of the camera make it easy to change settings, but some critics have noted that they tended to catch a bit when carrying the camera around.
The 77D is an absolute workhorse, and you can use it for all types of photography. I personally use it for portraits, product photography, and videography. The swivel screen can also be a godsend, as it will make your life way easier when you are required to take.
photos, or shoot video from awkward angles. Like all good cameras today, Canon has included plenty of video features in the EOS 77D. They include: Dual Pixel Auto Focus, which delivers an auto focusing speed of 0.
03 seconds. Video stay in focus throughout filming, because the auto focus locks onto the subject, even when it’s moving. Depending on your situation, your results might vary, but Dual Pixel AF is known for basically being the best auto focus system on the market.
Recording 1080p, at 60fps, full HD video, in an MP4 format. Even though a lot of people prefer 4K, given the trend of people consuming content on their phones more and more, 1080p seems to be destined to stick around for a while longer.
It has a DIGIC 7 processor. Basically, the newer the processor, the less noise you’re going to get when forced to bump up the ISO in low light conditions. 5-axis digital IS. Personally, I’d stay away from any kind of digital stabilisation in-camera.
I personally prefer to shoot video without digital IS on, and then stabilise it in Premiere later. These are not the only features of the camera, but it’s the ones which I’ve found to be most relevant to the kind of work that I do.
Canon says the Lithium battery will give you up to 600 shots, when using the optical viewfinder, before you need to recharge it. The prediction comes with a qualification. If you’re using the LCD live view screen, that number drops to around 270 shots.
So, if you intend to use the LCD screen a lot, you might be wise to invest in a spare battery, and keep it charged. That way, you won’t run out of battery power when you need it the most. In my opinion, this camera is great for everyone from beginners, to seasoned experts.
In fact, I view it as an absolute workhorse of a camera. If you need something that can do a little bit of everything, and do it really well, this is what I would recommend. Indeed, it could be one you never want to replace.
If you want a slightly more in-depth review of the camera, with more info, you can find it over at SKYESAudio.com I’ve included a link down below. Also, if you’d like to purchase any of the items I’ve mentioned in this video, or see how much they cost in your country, I have links down below where you can view them.
Finally, since a lot of you seem to like my voice, I’ve created a meditation channel, where I post every week. If you want to check it out, I have a link down below for that as well. Thank you very much for watching.
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