Canon 77D

Canon EOS 77D front
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 540g - 131 x 100 x 76mm
  • Announced February 2017
  • Also referred to as EOS 9000D
  • Previous Model is Canon T6s
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon 77D overview

Canon 77D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera originally introduced on February of 2017. It features a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 6000 x 4000. The camera is referred to as "EOS 9000D" in some markets.

Canon launched this camera in an effort to upgrade the earlier Canon T6s (Read Full Comparison)

The 77D stands at #5 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all-around #113 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can look at our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your personalized factors.

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Canon 77D family

The Canon 77D is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed list underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-77D front thumbnailCanon 77D24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2017
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6s front thumbnailCanon T6s
77D vs T6s
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
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Canon-EOS-750d front thumbnailCanon 750D
77D vs 750D
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
Canon-EOS-760D front thumbnailCanon 760D
77D vs 760D
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II front thumbnailCanon 7D MII
77D vs 7D MII
20MPAPS-C10.0 fps2014
Canon-EOS-70D front thumbnailCanon 70D
77D vs 70D
20MPAPS-C7.0 fps2013
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Canon-EOS-700D front thumbnailCanon 700D
77D vs 700D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
Canon-EOS-650D front thumbnailCanon 650D
77D vs 650D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
Canon-EOS-600D front thumbnailCanon 600D
77D vs 600D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
Canon-EOS-550D front thumbnailCanon 550D
77D vs 550D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010
Canon-EOS-7D front thumbnailCanon 7D
77D vs 7D
18MPAPS-C8.0 fps2009
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Canon-EOS-500D front thumbnailCanon 500D
77D vs 500D
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
Canon-EOS-450D front thumbnailCanon 450D
77D vs 450D
12MPAPS-C4.0 fps2008
Canon-EOS-400D front thumbnailCanon 400D
77D vs 400D
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Canon-EOS-350D front thumbnailCanon 350D
77D vs 350D
8MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Canon-EOS-300D front thumbnailCanon 300D
77D vs 300D
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003

Canon 77D Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Canon 77D based on features which are usually seen as useful in a camera.

comes with face detection autofocus
comes with tracking autofocus
exports RAW files
good ISO range (25,600)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
good min ISO (100)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has built in flash
has external microphone jack
has HDMI support
has phase detect autofocus
has Top display
has touch focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
NFC support
nice sensor size (APS-C)
screen articulates fully
screen has good resolution (1,040 k dot)
screen is selfie friendly
supports bluetooth
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
touchscreen capability
you can focus manually
does not have image stabilization
lack of headphone jack
max fps very slow (6.0 fps)
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Canon 77D Sensor features

The Canon 77D houses the DIGIC 7 processor chip. The sensor spec in the Canon 77D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. The ISO can be extended electronically to a maximum of 51200. RAW photos are supported therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath illustrates the 77D's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The 77D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is outlined in green.

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To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon 77D dimensions

Canon 77D weighs about 1.19 lb (540 gr or 19.05 oz) & the size of the camera is 131mm x 100mm x 76mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 gr so the Canon 77D is very similar compared to its rivals.

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Here is a image of the Canon 77D with a soda to help you get a feel for its size.

Canon EOS 77D dimensions scale

The top view just below will provide the button design on the 77D.

Canon EOS 77D topview buttons dials

Canon 77D Lens features

The 77D uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses to choose from. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the 77D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Canon-EF-400mm-f2.8L-IS-II-USM lensCanon EF 400mm f2.8L IS II USM400mmf/2.8 3850g
Canon-EF-S-18-55mm-F4-5.6-IS-STM lensCanon EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM18-55mmf/4-5.6 215g
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Canon-EF-S-18-55mm-f3.5-5.6-IS lensCanon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS18-55mmf/3.5-5.6 200g
Tokina-AT-X-17-35mm-f4-Pro-FX-Canon-EF lensTokina AT-X 17-35mm f4 Pro FX17-35mmf/4.0 600g
Canon-EF-28-135mm-f3.5-5.6-IS-USM lensCanon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM28-135mmf/3.5-5.6 540g
Canon-EF-28-80mm-f3.5-5.6-II lensCanon EF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II28-80mmf/3.5-5.6 220g
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Sigma-24-105mm-F4-DG-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM24-105mmf/4.0 885g
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Canon 77D Connectivity

The 77D has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and sometimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Certain apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Canon 77D Video features

The highest video resolution in the Canon 77D is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance for quality and file size but FULL HD won't leave you with any room to downsample. Even though the body contains a microphone socket, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone socket which means you won't have the ability to keep an eye on your audio levels.

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Canon 77D Weather Sealing

Canon 77D doesn't have weather proofing so damp conditions may damage the camera.

Canon 77D Display and Viewfinder

The Canon 77D features a 3" fully articulated screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots.

The display is selfie friendly to take self portraits and group photos when necessary. Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you can switch focus points and adjust settings with your fingers. The 77D also comes with a Top display allowing you to quickly view the camera's settings.

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The View Finder details for Canon 77D are below:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.51x

Viewfinders are quite useful for sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.

Canon 77D Shutter features

Canon 77D continuous shooting rate is 6.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Canon 77D Flash and Hot shoe features

Canon 77D comes with both in-built flash as well as external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/200 sec.

Canon 77D Autofocusing features

Canon 77D comes with both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which can be useful for taking photos of people.

The AF system features 45 focus points to select from. Canon 77D has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to shift focus points. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving subjects. Canon 77D has got manual focus when required for low light scenarios or you require more accurate focus control.

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Canon 77D Battery life

The battery power in the Canon 77D is fashioned to last for 600 shutters as per the CIPA measurements making it similar to it's competition. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has the highest (1900) battery life for this kind of cameras.

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Canon 77D for varying kinds of photography

The following graph gives a summation of the Canon 77D for varying kinds of photography. To find out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Canon 77D Portrait photography features

The Canon 77D receives a score of 80 which is excellent, and means the camera is a outstanding fit to use for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support along with the flexibility to work with off-camera flash.

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has manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has face detection focus
delivers RAW files

Canon 77D Street photography advice

Coming in at a nice rating of 72, the Canon 77D is a good pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

Photography Glossary
fully articulated screen
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
includes focus via touch
good high ISO (25,600)
lack of image stabilization

Canon 77D Sports photography features

A very good sports photography points total of 66 indicates the Canon 77D is a good choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have good focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
has phase detect autofocus
continuous shooting slow (6.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization

Canon 77D Travel photography info

Size is extremely critical in selecting a travel camera. All round, the Canon 77D gets a exceptional 79 for a travelling camera which makes it a awesome choice to purchase for your trips.

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connects via bluetooth
comes with focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display

Canon 77D Landscape photography information

If you're planning to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Canon 77D with it's terrific score of 77 for a landscape camera is a fantastic fit compared to its competitors.

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manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
good MP (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
very good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
does not have image stabilization

Canon 77D Vlogging information

A vlogging camera really should come with a articulating display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Canon 77D is a good fit for vlogging as it comes to a very good score of 73.

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display is selfie friendly
touch screen
comes with face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes mic jack
no image stabilization

Canon 77D Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the 77D, here is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall under the class of Entry-Level DSLR.

The line graph underneath offers you a bird's eye view of the 77D vs it's highest ranking rivals listed above.

Here are a few more cameras you might view as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Canon EOS 77D
Also called as
EOS 9000D
Entry-Level DSLR
Body design
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW files
Highest native ISO
Highest boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
Cross focus points
Lens mount
Canon EF/EF-S
Number of lenses
Crop factor
Range of display
Fully Articulated
Display size
3 inch
Display resolution
1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Lowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync
1/200 seconds
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
540 grams (1.19 lb)
Physical dimensions
131 x 100 x 76mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0")
Battery life
600 photographs
Battery format
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots
Cost at launch