Canon T7i

Canon EOS Rebel T7i front
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 532g - 131 x 100 x 76mm
  • Announced February 2017
  • Alternate Name is EOS 800D / Kiss X9i
  • Older Model is Canon T6i
  • Updated by Canon T8i
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon T7i summary

Canon T7i is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera first revealed on February of 2017. The camera has a 24MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 6000 x 4000. It is known as "EOS 800D / Kiss X9i" in other countries.

Canon brought out this camera as a way to replace the previous Canon T6i (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards introduced the fresher Canon T8i (Read Full Comparison) in order to update this camera.

The T7i ranks at #7 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and overall #124 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your custom requirements.

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Canon T7i family

The Canon T7i is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed list below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T8i front thumbnailCanon T8i
T7i vs T8i
24MPAPS-C7.5 fps2020
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T7 front thumbnailCanon T7
T7i vs T7
24MPAPS-C3.0 fps2018
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-T7i front thumbnailCanon T7i24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2017
Canon-EOS-T6 front thumbnailCanon T6
T7i vs T6
18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2016
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6i front thumbnailCanon T6i
T7i vs T6i
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6s front thumbnailCanon T6s
T7i vs T6s
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
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Canon-EOS-700D front thumbnailCanon 700D
T7i vs 700D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
Canon-EOS-650D front thumbnailCanon 650D
T7i vs 650D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
Canon-EOS-600D front thumbnailCanon 600D
T7i vs 600D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
Canon-EOS-550D front thumbnailCanon 550D
T7i vs 550D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010
Canon-EOS-500D front thumbnailCanon 500D
T7i vs 500D
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
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Canon-EOS-450D front thumbnailCanon 450D
T7i vs 450D
12MPAPS-C4.0 fps2008
Canon-EOS-400D front thumbnailCanon 400D
T7i vs 400D
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Canon-EOS-350D front thumbnailCanon 350D
T7i vs 350D
8MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Canon-EOS-300D front thumbnailCanon 300D
T7i vs 300D
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003

Canon T7i Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon T7i based on factors that are oftentimes regarded as crucial in a camera.

built-in flash
comes with HDMI port
comes with mic port
delivers RAW formats
display is selfie friendly
fully articulated screen
good resolution screen (1,040 thousand dot)
has face detect focusing
has tracking focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
manual focus
NFC support
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports bluetooth
supports phase detect AF
supports touch focus
touchscreen capability
very good high ISO (25,600)
very good minimum ISO (100)
lack of image stabilization
missing headphone port
slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
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Canon T7i Sensor specs

The Canon T7i houses the DIGIC 7 processor chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Canon T7i is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 25600. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to a maximum of 51200. RAW files are saved therefore the user has more margin for error.

The graphic below illustrates the T7i's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The T7i sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i sensor size Photography Glossary

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon T7i dimensions

Canon T7i weighs about 1.17 lb (532 grams / 18.77 oz) and features outside dimensions of 131mm x 100mm x 76mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 grams and the Canon T7i is similar compared to various rivals.

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Listed below is a pic of the Canon T7i besides a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its size.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show you the button design on the T7i.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i topview buttons dials

Canon T7i Lens details

The T7i works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses that you can buy. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the T7i.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-150mm-F2.8-EX-DG-OS-Macro-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS Macro HSM150mmf/2.8 1150g
Tokina-AT-X-Pro-11-16mm-f2.8-DX-Canon-EF lensTokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f2.8 DX11-16mmf/2.8 560g
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Canon-EF-70-300mm-f4-5.6-IS-USM lensCanon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM70-300mmf/4.0-5.6 630g
Tamron-SP-AF-17-35mm-F2.8-4-Di-LD-Aspherical-IF-Canon-EF lensTamron SP AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF17-35mmf/2.8-4.0 440g
Canon-EF-100mm-f2.8L-Macro-IS-USM lensCanon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM100mmf/2.8 625g
Sigma-24-70mm-F2.8-DG-OS-HSM-Art-Canon-EF lensSigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art24-70mmf/2.8 1020g
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Samyang-85mm-F1.4-Aspherical-IF-Canon-EF lensSamyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF85mmf/1.4 539g
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Canon T7i Connectivity

The T7i has the following connectivity:

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

Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and sometimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Many apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Canon T7i Video details

The highest possible video quality on the Canon T7i is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance between quality and file size but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. Although the body includes a mic socket, it is unfortunately missing a headphone socket which means you will not have the capability to keep an eye on your sound levels.

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Canon T7i Weather Sealing

Canon T7i does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions can damage the camera.

Canon T7i Display and Viewfinder

The Canon T7i has a 3 inch fully articulated screen having a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group photos if required. Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means you can easily shift focus point and adjust settings by using your fingertips.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Canon T7i are below:

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

In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be rather useful.

Canon T7i Shutter details

Canon T7i has the capability to shoot continuously at 6.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Canon T7i Flash and Hot shoe details

Canon T7i includes both integrated flash and external flash support. The max flash sync speed is 1/200 seconds.

Canon T7i Autofocus details

Canon T7i includes both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & accurate as compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detect which is valuable for people photography.

The Sensor has 45 focus points to pick from. Canon T7i has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to adjust where you focus. It also has Tracking AF for objects on the move. Canon T7i has the ability to use manual focusing if required during low light or you want more accurate focusing control.

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Canon T7i Battery life

The battery life in the Canon T7i is made to last for 600 shots according to the CIPA benchmarks which is about the same as its rivals. The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has the best (1900) battery life within this type of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that have the best battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Photography Glossary
Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL3 front thumbnailCanon SL3
T7i vs SL3
1070 yesnoyes

Canon T7i for specific forms of photography

The following graph indicates a summary of the Canon T7i for specific forms of photography. To understand more, have a look at the specific section below.

Canon T7i Portrait photography highlights

The Canon T7i receives a points tally of 80 which is excellent, and means the camera is a terrific fit for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support along with the option to utilize external flash.

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you can focus manually
good resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats

Canon T7i Street photography features

Coming in at a nice rating of 73, the Canon T7i is a respectable option for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.

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fully articulated screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
features focus by touch
good high ISO (25,600)
lack of image stabilization

Canon T7i Sports photography information

A above average sports photography rating of 66 indicates the Canon T7i is a good choice for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
supports phase detect autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization

Canon T7i Travel photography advice

Size is very critical when getting a camera for travel. All round, the Canon T7i gets a superb 80 as a travelling camera which is a outstanding option to purchase for your vacations.

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supports bluetooth
boasts focus via touch
MP count good (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display

Canon T7i Landscape photography features

In case you're looking to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon T7i and it's tremendous score of 77 for a landscape camera is a superb option amongst its rivals.

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has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
no image stabilization

Canon T7i Vlogging advice

A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving display, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Canon T7i is a respectable pick for vlogging as it delivers a above average rating of 73.

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selfie friendly display
touchscreen enabled
comes with face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has mic support
no image stabilization

Canon T7i Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the T7i, below is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall within the family of Entry-Level DSLR.

The line graph listed below shows you an overview of the T7i vs it's top scored competitors mentioned previously.

Following are several cameras you might look at as alternate options. To read a thorough comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Also Known as
EOS 800D / Kiss X9i
Entry-Level DSLR
Body design
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW photos
Max native ISO
Max enhanced ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points
Lens support
Canon EF/EF-S
Total lenses
Crop factor
Display type
Fully Articulated
Display sizing
3 inches
Display resolution
1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
6.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Hot shoe
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
532 gr (1.17 pounds)
Physical dimensions
131 x 100 x 76mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0")
Battery life
600 pictures
Battery form
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots
Price at release