Canon announces two new DSLRs - EOS 77D and EOS 800D

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Canon has added a new mirrorless digital camera to its EOS M series - the EOS M6. The Canon EOS 77D body comes at a price of US$899 (AU$1,200 approx) and offers the same specs and features as the Rebel T7i.

Unfortunately, Canon are always playing catch up with the video functionality in their stills cameras, where Sony and Panasonic have taken the lead, especially with the highly anticipated Panasomic Lumix GH5, which is now undergoing extensive tests at cinema5D headquarters (expect reviews soon!) Where the Canon M6 mirrorless cameras is aimed at Vloggers, the limitations of no EVF will put all-rounder users off.

First off, you could argue that the lack of a high resolution 4K shooting capability on any of the cameras is a disappointment. If connectivity is important, the Canon T7i has it all with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC at your disposal for both remote recording and sending images straight to a phone or tablet. Ideal for millennial photographers looking for a compact, high-quality camera to boost the quality of their carefully curated images.

Canon also announced new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens which is supposed to be twenty percent smaller than the current EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Both cameras above will have the option to include this lens in the package, a good start for a novice in photo or video before splashing out in other lenses.

Both the cameras are upgraded to the DIGIC 7 Image Processor that can handle ISO range of 100-25600, enable recording of HDR movies and time-lapse videos and continuous Shooting at up to 6 frames per second.

The Canon EOS M6 features a 24.2-megapixel (MP) APS-C CMOS image sensor that operates alongside DIGIC 7, Canon's most advanced image processor, to deliver clear, sharp and high-resolution images even when used in low-light shooting conditions.

All three cameras will be available sometime in April.

Both cameras have much in common. All three cameras do support 1080p video recording at 60 frames per second.

"Versatile shooters will be happy to hear that the Canon EOS 77D has both an articulated 3" LCD touchscreen, handy for shooting at hard angles, as well as an LCD display on the top of the camera stating key settings. Despite the confusing nomenclature, the M6 is actually a replacement of the EOS M3 and will hold the middle ground in Canon's mirrorless lineup, with the M5 above it and the M10 below it.

The Rebel T7i and the 77D come with a 3-inch pull out touch screen display that can also be rotated at 180 degrees.

Canon claims to have taken into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed an interest in learning to go beyond the program mode of a DSLR camera.

Canon EOS M6 Camera costs you $779.99 (Rs. 52,160 approx.) for the body and $899.99 with EF-M 15-45mm/F3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom kit lens and finally it costs you $1,279.99 with EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.



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