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Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera | Review

January 6, 2020 by  
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Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera Camera

Canon Rebel T7i DSLR Camera Camera

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The Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR is the latest in the EOS Rebel series. Upgraded from the T6i with a full 24.2 megapixels of resolution. It shares many of the features from the Canon 80D, but at a lower cost and weight. The T7i HD movie mode shoots Full 1080p HD Video at popular frame rates 1080p @24fps, 30fps and 60fps and with manual exposure control.

The big upgrade in the T7i over the previous model is the inclusion of the excellent Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus system with phase detection. This AF system is not only fast and responsive, but keeps focus locked on your target whether shooting still pictures or the more demanding video focusing. The auto-focus system was upgraded to 45 autofocus points (all cross-type). The T7i has a high resolution flip out articulating 3-inch LCD touchscreen (1,040,000 dots), to get hard to get shots, and for Vlogging. A new Digic 7 Image Processor has been installed, giving you 5.0 fps continuous shooting, lower shutter lag, and faster operations. The camera has an HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV and an External Microphone Jack for better sound options along with manual audio control. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically.

T7i Box Contents

What’s in the Box? Canon T7i & Accessories.

Canon T7i Features: The Rebel T7i’s Intelligent Viewfinder has 98% field of view and a wide viewing angle. Greatly improved low light performance, including an upgraded ISO 25600. 63-zone evaluative metering system. A display off sensor, turns off the LCD when you are looking through the viewfinder. Upgraded to 45-point all cross-type AF system. Compatibility with over 103 Canon EF Lenses. Upgraded to the new DIGIC 7 Image Processor (same as the EOS 77D), which provides fast, accurate image processing, AF, and faster startup time. HDMI out to HDTV. Built-in WiFi & NFC.

Canon EOS T7i Vs. T6i Upgrade Features: The T7i is greatly upgraded from the T6i. Upgrades include a new autofocus system. Canon has one of the best autofocus systems, called Dual Pixel CMOS, which the T7i now has installed. The Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system is phase detection based and is excellent for stills or videos. You can touch focus to instantly change the focus, and the AF points on this camera have increased from 19 to 45. The image processor has been upgraded to the Digic 7 Processor for faster operations, startup, and focusing. For better low light performance, ISO was upgraded from 12800 to 25600. A new 60p framerate has been added to Full HD recording. Burst Rate has increased from 4.8 to 6.0 frames/second.

Shutter speeds: 30 – 1/8000 second, ISO: from 100-25800 (expandable to 51200). Burst Mode: 6.0 fps, Built-in Flash.
Memory Cards: SD/SDHC/SDXC. Lithium-ion battery LP-E17 (included). USB 2.0.
Kit Lens Options: 18-135mm or 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 STM Lens.
Video: approximately 44 to 128 minutes of 1080p video can fit on a 32gb SDHC memory card (using ALL-I or IPB compression).
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 4.1″ x 3.1″ ( 26.7 ounces w/ battery).

Smart-Review Commentary: Canon’s Rebel T7i is a midrange entry with most of the power of the higher priced cameras, but at a much lower cost, size and weight. The Rebel T7i has an upgraded auto-focus system with Dual Pixel CMOS and 45 focus points. It has the powerful Digic 7 processor, and 24.2 megapixel sensor, with improved ISO. The excellent flip-out tilt swivel touchscreen allows you to point at subjects to focus on, and does an excellent job at focus pull (in video mode) when you point to another subject on the touchscreen to focus on. This is great for fast action and interviews where you can’t manually focus fast enough to follow the action. Also ideal for Vlogging.

Articulating Touchscreen

Canon’s T7i has a flip out, articulating touchscreen.

The Canon T7i has 1080p Full HD quality at 24, 30 and now 60 frames/second (blu-ray quality). In addition to an external microphone jack the T7i has built-in stereo microphones for video recording. The Built-in WiFi & NFC allows you to share photos, and even control your camera with a smartphone. In the SLR mode this camera has an improved fast 6.0 frames/second burst mode, AF points have increased to 45, and Native ISO is a respectable 100-25600. The T7i is an excellent low cost DSLR for both pictures and Full HD video up to 60fps. The T7i has received excellent professional and consumer reviews. This model gets SmartReview’s top pick for DSLRs under $800.

Canon T7i DSLR Canon T7i with
18-55mm STM Lens
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    SLR Features

  • 24.2 megapixels
  • High Res 3-inch LCD Touchscreen
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 45 AF Focus Points
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • ISO 100-25600
  • Burst Mode: 6.0 fps
  • Ultrasonic sensor cleaning
  • 63-zone evaluative metering
  • HDMI out to HDTV
  • Digic 7 image processor
  • APS-C Sized Imager
  • Built-in WiFi & NFC
  • External Mic Jack

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