Canon recently came up with their new advancement in the rebel series i.e. Canon T7i or commonly named as Canon EOS 800D which will tackle the upper end of the budget segment.

This device is best priced at Rs. 56,995 (only body) and is available on Amazon. This camera uses the same technology we’ve seen in EOS 80D to handle noise better. The 800D offers a number of improvements from its predecessors, so let’s take a closer look at the camera.

Specifications

Canon T7i consists of a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor which is the same image sensor found in Canon 80D, It promises to focus the subject in just 0.03 seconds which is the fastest in the world, Canon itself quoted the statement “Autofocus experience beyond expectation”.

Expect from the autofocus advancement, the Canon EOS 800D offers a range of ISO100 – 25,600 that’s a heavy blow to its predecessor 750D whose ISO ranges from 100 – 12,800.

The DIGIC 7 image processor and 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor combine to produce images more accurate and detailed than ever, Canon has always been rocking the DSLR boat and Canon EOS 800D is their latest anchor in the sea.

There have been several improvements as per compared its predecessor Canon T6i or 750D, The new sensor is quite impressive and captures great shots even at higher ISO’s, the autofocus does a decent job too and is backed up by a good live view autofocus.

Canon EOS 800D can record high definition videos @ 50 frames per second which is quite impressive but not the best. The videos are saved in mp4 format which is a compressed format and can be used on different platforms without compressing it more

Touch & Feel

As per touch and feel is concerned the Canon T7i outpaces its predecessor T6i, it feels rich and premium while using and the polished touch screen provides us a hassle free shooting experience. As we hold this camera it perfectly fits in our hand, the front of the camera looks classy but at the back, it contains a plastic type material which isn’t that premium but increases the durability. There’s a Q button which takes us to the quick menu, which comes in handy in switching the settings either through dials or through the touchscreen.

Feature: Autofocus at its best but no 4k recording

Spending Rs. 60,000 on a digital camera and still not getting 4k video recording is something that’ll haunt their future customers. It’ll still record full HD videos but 4k is something which was expected. While recording videos the camera took somewhere in between 1 or 2 seconds to focus on the subject which won’t be much of a problem as we tested the recording capacity from an STM 18-55 lens, this figure might differ when you’ll use different lenses.

Coming to the next phase, They’ve worked a lot in decreasing the noise created while shooting at a high ISO, the pictures looked vivid and rich in color. They now use 45 points all – type focusing system which is quite advanced as compared to its predecessor 750D which consisted of 19 point Autofocus system.

It also comes with inbuilt Wi-Fi feature. This feature allows us to stream the photos or videos directly onto our phone. It can be used to click pictures and for erasing them too. For accessing this feature you just need the Canon camera connect application installed on your smartphone/tablet.

Controls

Canon T7i consists of a polished touchscreen and a bunch of buttons available at the end of the device which makes it quite easy for the user to change the settings according to the user’s preference. The placement of the keys is also good, which makes it easy to switch things while shooting. There’s a Q button on the back of the camera which provides rapid control over the settings.

Picture Quality

Coming onto the picture quality, Canon EOS 800D scores some good marks, the pictures come out good and the color composition is brilliant. The colors look vivid and rich and photos are beautiful.

Coming onto the main strong point of this DSLR, the 45 point all – type focusing system impresses and focuses the subject quite brilliantly, the focus is fast and quick which helps in capturing sharp images.

Another factor which makes Canon EOS 800D, a strong competitor is the Noise reduction technology. As mentioned above it uses the same sensor as we’ve seen in Canon EOS 80D. The sensor handles the noise quite efficiently, even shooting at high ISO’s grains do not appear until you cross the boundary line.

Competition

The Nikon D5600 is the closest rival of Canon T7i / 800D, basically, most of the specifications are same but in terms of touch & feel, Nikon D5600 has the upper hand but in the case of autofocus technology, Canon T7i hits the mark. Its close call in between both cameras and it’ll finally come down to the customer’s personal preferences.

Verdict

Canon has improved a lot if we’ll compare it to its predecessor Canon Rebel T6i but the main drawback here is spending somewhere around Rs. 60,000 and not getting the 4K recording. I’ll say Canon has hit the right spot again and is back into the market with a great device with a variety of lenses available in the market. It’ll be hard to dethrone Canon from being the best in the field of digital photography, for a photography enthusiast Canon T7i is certainly worth a look.

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