Canon made an unusual move in 2017 by announcing the Canon 77D as the first camera in a new line that fits between the 80D and the 800D (AKA the Rebel T7i). If you’re scratching your head about what makes the 77D different, check out the 4.5-minute video above by ZY Productions about 8 differences between the 77D and 80D.
“What on earth is the 77D? I compare it to the 80D and talk about how they’re different,” ZY writes. “I guess that makes the 800D a super spec-down of the 80D. 77D guts in an even crappier body.”
Canon says that the 77D “represents a new category of advanced amateur EOS cameras, a step above the Rebel series.” Here are the 8 main differences pointed out by ZY:
1. Viewfinder: The 77D uses a pentamirror viewfinder while the 80D uses a pentaprism one.
2. Shooting speed: 77D shoots up to 6fps, while the 80D can do 7fps.
3. Battery: 77D uses a lower capacity battery (1040mAh) than the 80D (1800mAh).
4. Shutter speed: 77D has a max shutter speed of 1/4000s while 80D can do 1/8000s.
5. Flash sync: 77D has a max flash sync speed of 1/200s versus the 80D’s 1/250s.
6. Layout: 77D uses a 4 way navigation pad instead of 8, among other minor differences
7. Bluetooth: 77D has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi while the 80D only has Wi-Fi.
8. Stabilization: 77D uses digital 5-way image stabilization, something the 80D lacks.
Other differences not mentioned by ZY but pointed out in the comments of the video include:
9. Headphone: The 77D lacks the headphone jack that the 80D has.
10. Size and weight: The 77D is both smaller and lighter than the 80D.
11. Weatherproofing: The 77D isn’t weathersealed while the 80D is.
“Picture the 77D as an 80D with cheaped out hardware,” ZY says. “In terms of pricing, the 77D is practically an economy version of the 80D.”