Canon EOS 800D
Our Review Of The Canon EOS 800D
Breaking a tradition of sorts the EOS 800D (Rebel T7i in the US) and the EOS 77D were launched at the same time. Both of these are very capable APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. The APS-C system segment has become a lot cluttered these days and with the launch of these two cameras the choice has become both sizeable and confusing at the same time. There are a number of cameras that have overlapping features but none seem to be having quite everything. So, that brings us to the million dollar question – Should you go for the new EOS 800D? Let’s find out more about the camera to decide.
The EOS 800D comes with a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. The high resolution sensor is capable of producing large fine JPEGs and RAW frames of the size 6000 x 4000 pixels. Higher megapixels are preferred by landscape, food and commercial photographers because they can capture a lot of resolution, ideal for printing big.
The EOS 800D has been equipped with Canon’s latest DIGIC 7 image processing engine (the same as the EOS 77D). DIGIC 7 image processing should be able to produce fantastic results in low light as well perform better when shooting in continuous mode.
The EOS 800D gets a 45-point all cross-type auto-focusing system. Cross-type AF systems are faster, more sensitive and definitely more reliable when it comes to low light and low contrast situations. In bright light they are super quick.
Along with the 45 AF points, the camera has an intelligent metering system in the form of a 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. This sensor can accurately meter complicated scenes. It has been optimized to better track skin tones for accurate metering when making portraits and stuff.
DIGIC 7 image processor gives the EOS 800D a slightly better ISO performance. Native ISO range of the camera is 100 to 25600. In the extended range the sensor can also shoot at 100 – 51200.
Continuous shooting speed of the EOS 800D is a respectable 6 fps. Though you would not be happy shooting sports or action, you would get more than satisfactory result shooting family and wedding.
The EOS 800D is capable of recording full HD videos (1920 x 1080p). At a fame rate of 59.94 fps. Built-in stereo microphone on the camera records good quality sound. There is an option to plugin an external stereo mic. You can buy an external better quality noise canceling mic to record even better pro-quality sound.
Rear LCD Screen
A 3” LCD touchscreen gives bright display at a resolution of 1040,000. One wouldn’t recommend judging the quality of the images when displayed on the rear LCD screen. But a good display is necessary for a quick review. The screen coverage, however, is a disappointing 95% only. This is the bane with entry level DSLRs. if you are shooting in live-view mode you should keep in mind the areas immediately around the frame to ensure you don’t capture anything untoward.
The EOS 800D has built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth connectivity ensures that you can pair the camera with a compatible device and use that as a remote trigger. NFC is a pure magic when it comes to pairing the camera with a compatible device. Built-in wireless is a big advantage when you have to transfer images and videos from your camera to your laptop.
Build Quality and Weather Sealing
The EOS 800D isn’t an all-weather camera. There are better cameras out there which has these features.
The EOS 800D shares many of the features from its more illustrious big brother the EOS 80D. It has the same 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the same 45-point all cross-type auto-focusing mechanism. But of course in a much smaller body and a bit of discount as well. However, it has the more improved DIGIC 7 image processing engine compared to the DIGIC 6 on the EOS 80D. All in all this is a nice little camera that has improved features and should be a good investment as your first DSLR. Should you upgrade to it if you already have an APS-C DSLR? The answer is no.