The T7i (800D) is Canon’s flagship Rebel in their Rebel line-up of cameras, aimed at beginner/amateur photographers and family users. It replaces the T6i (750D) with an upgraded sensor with Canon’s Dual Pixel AutoFocus and a newer & better image processor.
Experts' Opinion / Reviews
T7i (800D) is the most accomplished Rebel in Canon’s Rebel line-up. It is a responsive easy-to-use camera with excellent image quality and fast autofocus performance even in live view & video modes. Barring the plasticky build quality and the absence of 4K video, It’s a great all-round camera good for all purposes but doesn’t excel in any one.
It is a good choice for beginners and intermediate users looking for a DSLR over a mirrorless, but not for advanced users needing more control or those serious about photography.
- Easy to use
- Excellent image quality
- Fast 45-point all cross-type autofocus system
- Great autofocus performance even for video & live view
- 6 fps burst speed
- Excellent touchscreen with easy interface
- Fully articulating touchscreen LCD
- Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth
- Small viewfinder covers only 95%
- No 4K video
- A bit big & heavy compared to the competition
- Quality of build feels cheap
Key Specs / Features
- Processor: DIGIC 7
- Lens: EF-S
- Pixels: 24.2 Megapixels
- Type: CMOS
- Size: APS-C
- Auto ISO: 100 - 25600
- Extended ISO: 51200
- Fastest: 1/4000 Sec
- Slowest: 30 Sec
- AF Points: 45
- Cross-Type: 45
- Speed: Up to 6 FPS
- Full HD: Up to 60 FPS
- Images: Up to 600 Shots *
- Screen: 3.0" with 1.04 m-dot Fully Articulating Touchscreen LCD
- Viewfinder: Optical
- IBIS: No
- Wireless: WiFi / Bluetooth / NFC
- HDMI (mini)
- USB 2.0 (Mini)
- Microphone (Stereo Mini)
Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review
The Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D is arguably the best ever Rebel. Its Dual Pixel autofocus allows it to offer similarly fast performance whether you shoot through the viewfinder or in live view mode, helping make it one of the most accessible DSLRs we’ve ever encountered.
Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Review
The 800D’s features offer little to complain about. It’s responsive and versatile, and the image quality is good. Physically, it’s less impressive. It’s small and light, but also feels plasticky. The price puts it in a tricky spot – if you want a beginner’s camera, you don’t need to pay this much, and if you’ve got this much to spend, there are better cameras around.
Canon T7i Review
Though not a huge technological jump from its predecessor, the Canon T7i continues Canon’s tradition of making reliable, easy-to-use, consumer-friendly DSLRs for the masses. Pairing an updated 24MP sensor with a faster DIGIC 7 image processor, the Rebel T7i offers better dynamic range, better high ISO performance and improved buffers over the T6i. Add in a 45-point AF system plus Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and the affordable Canon T7i has a lot to offer for an entry-level DSLR. On the other hand, the T7i shares a lot with the 77D, which has more features for a minimal difference in price. Consumers at least have a choice, though the T7i, on its own, is a competent entry-level DSLR.
Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D review
The new sensor impresses, as does the 45-point autofocus system backed up by excellent live view AF, while the newly designed graphical interface will certainly make this camera even more appealing to new users. The absence of 4K video and the quality of the exterior materials disappoint, but this aside, if you’re looking for a well-rounded and easy to use camera for your first DSLR the EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D is certainly worth a look.
Canon EOS Rebel T7i review
We appreciate that Canon put such a strong effort into an entry-level model, and the T7i feels like the most complete and refined Rebel to date. But the market for such a camera is shrinking, and we could easily see would-be Rebel buyers picking up a mirrorless camera instead.
Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Canon’s EOS Rebel T7i DSLR offers an improved autofocus system in both standard and Live View modes, giving owners of older Rebels a compelling reason to upgrade.
Canon EOS 800D Review
For those who prefer the handling, balance and usability of DSLRs to more advanced mirrorless cameras, the 800D remains an excellent first-time choice.
Canon EOS 800D review
A great all-rounder that’s well suited to beginners but a little too pricey to earn top marks
Canon EOS 800D review
With big improvements to performance and autofocus, the Canon EOS 800D is a consummate all-rounder
Canon EOS 800D Review
Overall the Canon EOS 800D puts in a solid performance for an entry-level camera. There’s enough here to tempt in those new to photography, and they shouldn’t need to upgrade too quickly either. Thanks to the helpful interface, this is truly a DSLR a beginner can learn and grow with. That said, the price is a little off-putting.
Canon T7i / 800D Review
Overall, it is hard to go wrong with the Canon Rebel T7i. But there are several excellent cameras at this price range, and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Some of these cameras are less expensive, yet seemingly equal to the T7i in features and quality (such as the Canon EOS M50 and the Nikon D5600).
Canon 800D / Rebel T7i review
It may not have many surprises or tricks up it leave, but the 800D puts in a very solid performance, delivering high quality images with very well controlled noise is a wide range of conditions. In short, it makes an excellent entry-level camera.
Review: Canon Rebel T7i
I’m pretty torn on the Canon Rebel T7i. Is it a bad camera? Absolutely not. Could Canon have done much better? Yes. This APS-C sensor has 24MP and isn’t quite up to what Fujifilm and Sony put out. But for some odd reason, Canon just chooses to not try a whole lot harder out of fear of cannibalizing their own products.
Canon EOS 800D Expert Review
The 800D also feels quite expensive in comparison to the 750D (RRP) when introduced. However, it’s a big improvement over the 750D, and also offers an improved battery life, which will give many mirrorless cameras a run for its money. The camera also delivers great image quality, and with a wide range of affordable lenses, the 800D would make a great choice for any photographer.
Canon EOS Rebel T7i Review
A solid choice in the entry-to-mid-level DSLR category, the Canon EOS Rebel T7i takes great photos and has a speedy autofocus.
Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D review
For a step up in photo quality or performance from a phone or compact, the Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D remains a fan favorite.
Canon Rebel T7i / 800D Review
Canon Rebel T7i / 800D belongs without doubts among the top APS-C cameras with excellent image performance and advanced focusing features. Its reputation will be permanently attacked by price and performance competition from other Canon DSLRs, from both cheaper and more expensive part of the spectrum.