Melville, NY—Developed to meet the varying needs of entry-level and advanced amateur photographers, Canon USA introduced two additions to the EOS system. The EOS Rebel T7i digital SLR camera adds to the entry-level Rebel series. The EOS 77D DSLR represents a new category of cameras for advanced amateur photographers positioned above the Rebel line. Canon also debuted the EF-S 18–55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens and wireless remote control BR-E1, as well as added functionality for the Canon Connect Station CS100.
In addition, the company announced the Canon EOS M6 mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera, as well as an optional external electronic viewfinder—the EVF-DC2.
“In what marks the 30th year since the introduction of the Canon EOS system, the announcement today of these two new DSLR cameras exhibits Canon’s commitment to providing our customers with the tools they need to grow their passion for capturing the best possible pictures of the moments in time that mean the most to them, or inspire them to one day shoot professionally,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon USA, Inc.
The EOS Rebel T7i and 77D both feature an optical viewfinder with a 45-point all-cross-type autofocus (AF) system to help enable more precise focusing. In live view mode, they utilize Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology with phase detection to deliver an AF speed of 0.03 second. Both models also have built-in Wi-Fi, NFC (Near Field Communication) and Bluetooth technology for content transfer.
In addition, other common features of the EOS Rebel T7i and 77D cameras include:
• A 24.2 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
• A Digic 7 image processor
• ISO settings of 100–25,600
• A vari-angle, touch-screen, 3-inch LCD
• Movie electronic image stabilization (IS)
• HDR movie and time-lapse movie functions
• High-speed continuous shooting at up to 6 frames per second (fps)
Canon EOS Rebel T7i
This is the first EOS Rebel with a 45-point, all-cross-type AF system within the optical viewfinder. It is also the first in the series with Dual Pixel CMOS AF with phase detection as well as the first with a Digic 7 processor. It also includes creative filters for both still images and video to permit users to customize the look of their content.
When designing the Rebel T7i, Canon took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed interest in learning to go beyond a DSLR’s program mode. As a result, users will now be able to see on-screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking settings can alter the image. This will also guide photographers on how to use a shallower depth of field and how to give moving-subjects a frozen or flowing look.
The Canon EOS Rebel T7i will be available in April 2017 for a suggested retail price of $749.99 body only, $899.99 with the new EF-S 18–55mm f/4–5.6 IS STM lens, and $1,299 with the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM lens, respectively.
Canon EOS 77D
Canon announced that the EOS 77D represents a new category of advanced amateur EOS cameras, a step above the Rebel series. Users will benefit from features like the 7,650-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor similar to the one found in the EOS 80D camera. In addition, an anti-flicker shooting mode will help combat the on-and-off repetitive flickering from artificial lights found in high-school gyms or auditoriums.
The 77D also features a top LCD panel and a quick control dial for photographers wanting quicker, easier access to changing and controlling settings on the camera.
The Canon EOS 77D is also scheduled to ship in April 2017. It will have SRPs of $899.99 body only, $1,049.00 with the EF-S 18–55mm f/4–5.6 IS STM lens, and $1,499.00 with the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM lens.
Canon EF-S Lens and Remote
The new Canon EF-S 18–55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is nearly 20% smaller than the EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM lens. In addition to its compact size, the standard zoom lens offers a lead screw-type STM (stepping motor) and image stabilization with up to 4 stops of shake correction.
The Canon EF-S 18–55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM will reach retail in early April with a price of $249.99.
In addition, Canon introduced its first-ever remote utilizing
Bluetooth technology, the wireless remote control BR-E1. The remote enables photographers to capture images from within a 16-foot radius of the camera. The accessory is useful for photographers looking to capture images remotely in situations where there could be issues with signal reception or line of sight to the camera.
The Canon BR-E1 will be compatible with both the EOS Rebel T7i and 77D cameras.
It is also scheduled for April availability and will retail for $50.
Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Camera
Designed with the advanced enthusiast photographer in mind, the mirrorless, interchangeable-lens EOS M6 features Canon’s 24.2MP APS-C CMOS image sensor. The sensor works with the Digic 7 processor to help deliver sharp, high-resolution images even in low-light situations. Also utilized by the M6 is Canon’s superfast Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology with phase detection.
The compact M6 provides five DSLR-like dials for control and customization. It also works with the entire lineup of Canon EF, EF-S and EF-M interchangeable lenses. Specs state the camera offers high-speed continuous shooting at up to 7 fps; 9 fps with AF lock. It has a native ISO range of 100–25,600. In addition to high-res images, the M6 captures Full HD video at 60 fps.
Other M6 features include built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a combination IS system. It employs in-camera five-axis digital image stabilization to help reduce camera shake even when recording video. When shooting with a compatible lens with IS, the M6 will leverage both the optical IS in the lens as well as the in-camera digital IS through a combination IS system.
Additionally, the camera’s 3-inch, touch-screen LCD tilts approximately 180º up and 45º down. This is to enable easy use when surfing menus, composing images, viewing images and videos or taking selfies.
The Canon EOS M6 will come in both black and silver models in April. It will have an SRP of $779.99 body only. It will also be sold in body-and-lens kits with the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM zoom kit lens for $899.99, and with the EF-M 18–150mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM lens for $1,279.99.
“The new Canon EOS M6 camera and optional EVF-DC2 are ideal for expert and advanced amateur photographers looking for an easy, take-anywhere camera as well as a great choice for passionate image creators wanting to step-up to produce high-quality images and videos that are easily shareable,” added Yuichi Ishizuka. “It is with great passion that Canon continues to deliver variety to image makers across all skill levels.”
Debuting with the M6 is the EVF-DC2 optional external electronic viewfinder, boasting approximately 2.36 million dots. The new EVF is both smaller and lighter than the previous model.
The cylindrical style EVF has a dioptic adjustment ring on the outside. It attaches to the camera’s accessory shoe and is available in black and silver.
A firmware update is necessary to use the EVF-DC2 on models other than the EOS M6. It will retail for $199.99.
CS100 Firmware Update
Also announced was the CS100 firmware update for the Canon Connect Station CS100 and a mobile app. The Rebel T7i and 77D DSLRs as well as the mirrorless M6 will all be compatible with the CS100. The hub gives consumers a way to quickly and easily store, manage, view and share photos and videos wirelessly.
The CS100 firmware update makes the hub compatible with select Canon and non-Canon cameras. It also works with a wider range of supported file formats. It also adds support for video playback of computer-edited movies as well as improves smartphone connectivity and compatibility. usa.canon.com