Canon EOS Rebel T7

Canon EOS Rebel T7

Canon EOS Rebel T7
Announced: 26 Feb 2018
Sensor Resolution: 24Mp
Sensor Type: APS-C CMOS
ISO: 100-6400
Weight: 475g
Physical Dimensions: 129 x 101 x 78 mm
Viewfinder: Optical (pentamirror)
Screen Type: 3" Fixed
Video Resolutions: 1920 x 1080
50
Overall Score
47
Image Quality
37
Speed Performance
59
Versatility
60
Comfort
Portrait

47

Portrait
Landscape

46

Landscape
Sport

48

Sport
Street

55

Street
Everyday

57

Everyday

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prospros

  • This camera autofocus is able to follow moving subjects
  • The LCD display is a convenient and almost indispensable feature
  • It has fast shutter speed, ideal for action photos
  • Thanks to the wireless connection, Canon EOS Rebel T7 allows immediate picture sharing

conscons

  • Warning - Canon EOS Rebel T7 is not a tropicalized camera. If you use it in adverse conditions, you could ruin it.
  • Warning - Canon EOS Rebel T7 battery has only 500.0 shoots autonomy. This might be a limiting factor if you think you'll have to do long photo sessions without having the chance to recharge it.

Canon EOS Rebel T7: full review

Thought to soon replace the glorious T6, Canon Rebel T7 was launched together with the cheaper model T100 for a target of classic entry level photographers. The essential innovation of Rebel T7 is the 24.1 megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor, already present in more advanced models, like Canon Rebel SL2 and T7i. However, in this review on Canon EOS Rebel T/ I’ll try to go beyond such substantial innovation to reveal you all its main strengths and weaknesses.

The design of Rebel T7

The first impression I got holding Canon EOS Rebel T7 was of a rather small camera. At the same time I thought: for a camera priced less than 400 euros (the body only), the structure is solid and the grip is decent.

Of course, it goes without saying, to the touch it has that annoying plasticky feeling, typical of the cheapest models.

Focusing on details, the Rebel T7 has these characteristics:

Weight: 475 g (battery and memory card included)

Size: (length, height, depth): 129 x 101.3 x 77.6 mm

Thus is a pocket camera with a contained weight, but it certainly isn’t a feather (unless you’re comparing it with certain entry level reflex camera of a slightly higher level). Of course, this tendency to small size is to be read as a clear effort to get closer to mirrorless cameras, keeping a reflex system.

According to Canon tradition, the ring and the buttons are quite friendly and easily reachable. Obviously, the Rebel T7 is an entry level camera, so don’t expect many direct drives.

Seen from above, the differences with Rebel T6 are really few and you can notice, beside the flash and the on/off button:

  • The control ring including the “scene” mode.
  • The shoe mount for optional external flash.
  • A small wheel for the aperture or the exposure time.

Technical information

  • The sensor of Canon EOS 2000D is 24 megapixels, with a decent ISO sensitivity (100-6400 expandable to H12,800), the processor is Digic 4.
  • Shot mode: Single and Burst (also silent), Self-timer.
  • ISO sensitivity: AUTO (100-6400), 100-6400 in 1 stop increment and extended range up to H:12,800. Video shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in complete stop increments).
  • Optical viewfinder: 9 points automatic focus pentamirror. Coverage around 95% and 0.87x zoom.
  • Flash: 9.2 incorporated GN
  • Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV, in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increment.
  • Modes: Smart Auto, No flash, Automatic creative, Portrait, Landscape, Close-ups, Sport, Food, Night portrait, Video, AE Program, AE with shutter and aperture priority, Manual.
  • The 3 inches LCD display is not touch screen and has a 920K dots resolution, the connectivity uses Wi-fi and NFC. There is also a 2.0 USB port and a micro HDMI output. The lithium battery lasts around 500 shots.

Canon EOS Rebel T7 is clearly a product thought for those who decide to move to their first reflex camera and the proof is the presence of easy guidelines that can be very useful to learn the basic techniques with different shooting modes. In addition, there are several creative filters that will make the social network lovers very happy.

Image quality and shot

The qualitative standard is very similar to the T6: with a 24 megapixels APS-C sensor, definition is quite high, despite some difficulties in high ISO shots. Even though the sensor has the same size in both models, more megapixels inevitably lead to their smaller size. As a consequence, the light capture is limited for each pixel. (Wanna know more? Go to the article on ISO sensitivity)

Canon EOS Rebel T7 offers jpeg and RAW formats. Of course, the second one keeps more data and is recommended to those who want to take on long post production sessions. Having said that, we’re dealing with a “take and shoot” camera, so the jpeg format seems to be the most obvious choice (but not the best quality one, it should be recalled).

Staying among the so-called entry level cameras, Canon T7 offers to the less experienced photographers the automatic shooting mode, with good performance like all the Canon models of that range. The experienced ones, instead, can try all the creative tools typical of reflex cameras: aperture and shutter priority and manual mode.

The above-mentioned “scene” modes are important for the beginners but they are seen as some sort of aberration by the purists. My opinion is definitely not that snob and unrealistic. How can you learn important notions like ISO, aperture and shutter if not with tools that, at the beginning, try to give you “packages” with those lessons? Of course, they’re not the best in terms of creativity, but the preset modes, for instance, are useful to give you an idea on how a shot can change, modifying the exposure time and/or the aperture. And that’s something.

Canon Rebel T7 Vs. similar reflex cameras

The fundamental comparisons are two: on the same home-ground with T6, on an away insidious game with Nikon D3400. Let’s see how Canon EOS 2000D plays out.

The main difference with T6 is in the 24.1 megapixels Canon CMOS APS-C sensor: better image definition than with the 18 megapixels of the successful sister. Of course, this is not a revolution, but a detail not to be ignored, especially if you love printing your shots in formats larger than usual.

For the rest, in Canon EOS Rebel T7 the 9 cross-centered points autofocus stays the same, as well as the 3 inches LCD display, Full HD 30p video support, Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC and 3 fps burst mode. The price, though, is very different: 340 dollars for 1300D versus around 450 dollars for Canon EOS T7 (in both cases, camera body + 18-55 mm lens).

This is an unjustifiable difference, in my opinion, even if in the Rebel T7 kit there is the IS stabilized 18-55mm lens, that makes the difference.

On the market since two years ago, at the moment Nikon D3400 costs around 480 dollars with the standard lens (18-55). In this respect, it’s a tie with Canon EOS T7. Also the number of megapixels of the sensor is the same, 24.

The real differences between the two models are in the focus points: Nikon has two more (11 instead of 9). Also the number of frames per second is different, again better in Nikon: 5 instead of 3.

Talking about connectivity, Canon EOS Rebel T7 is two years younger and we can feel it. While the Nikon model only has bluetooth (and wi-fi is optional), Canon has incorporated WiFi and NFC.

My opinion on the Rebel T7

Good but not excellent, here is a summary of what I think about Rebel T7, the nth entry level camera that doesn’t bring anything new to the previous ones. The 24 megapixels sensor sounds more like a business move with the only aim of not having inferiority complex around the rival than an actual need.

Given the amazing dual pixel AF system on Canon APS-C (e.g. 77D, T7i, Rebel Sl2), I would have liked best an upgrade of the autofocus, which has remained 9 points like T6 instead. Besides, while T6 has a more aggressive and affordable price, Canon EOS 2000D is still quite expensive for now.

Maybe the body+lens kit might decrease to 350 dollars in a couple of months and then… the juice might be worth the squeeze. For now, unless you have particular needs (like incorporated wi-fi connection), Canon T6 and Nikon D3400 are to be preferred over Canon EOS Rebel T7.

Canon EOS Rebel T7 and its rivals

Review compare Canon EOS Rebel T7 with overall score Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Landscape
Sport
Sport
Street
Street
Everyday
Everyday
Canon EOS Rebel T7 Canon
EOS Rebel T7
50 47 46 48 55 57 $479.00
Canon EOS Rebel T8i Canon
EOS Rebel T8i
59 51 49 58 66 69 $749.00

Canon EOS Rebel T7: concluding remarks and technical specifications

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is a DSLR camera launched on 02/26/2018.

Technically speaking, the Canon EOS Rebel T7 ranks in the average of its category, scoring 50 overall. The Canon EOS Rebel T7 weights 475 gr and spans 129 x 101 x 78 mm. This means that it is particularly light and small, indeed one of the most handy options within its category.

Going into details, the Canon EOS Rebel T7 behaves better than average in its category for:

  • Image Quality - Score 47, ranks in the category best 39%.
  • Comfort - Score 60, ranks in the category best 29%.

On the contrary, the performance of Canon EOS Rebel T7 is below the category average in:

  • Speed Performance - Score 37, ranks among the worst 39% of its category.
  • Versatility - Score 59, ranks among the worst 45% of its category.

However, the technical performance of your camera should be put in context. Indeed, depending on the type of photography you are interested in, each individual camera feature can impact your pictures to a different extent. This is the reason why we developed the iCamRank. iCamRank has been designed to weight all the individual technical specifications of each camera in the camerarace database, depending on different shooting conditions. Thus, here is what we suggest, depending on the photography type you like most:

  • Portrait - Good, score 47, ranks in the best 48% of its category. Canon EOS Rebel T7 works well for Portrait photography, however even better options are available, which you may want to take into account.
  • Landscape - Good, score 46, ranks in the best 51% of its category. Canon EOS Rebel T7 works well for Landscape photography, however even better options are available, which you may want to take into account.
  • Sport - Good, score 48, ranks in the best 56% of its category. Canon EOS Rebel T7 works well for Sport photography, however even better options are available, which you may want to take into account.
  • Street - Good, score 55, ranks in the best 48% of its category. Canon EOS Rebel T7 works well for Street photography, however even better options are available, which you may want to take into account.
  • Everyday - Good, score 57, ranks in the best 48% of its category. Canon EOS Rebel T7 works well for daily photography, however other options are available too, which you may want to take into account.

Last but not least, the price. You can find the Canon EOS Rebel T7 sold on Amazon for a price comprised between 479.0 USD and 799.0 USD, which is in the average for this camera category.

Overall, Canon EOS Rebel T7 is a good value for money. However, alternatives are also available, which you may want to take into consideration before taking the final decision. Click here to see alternative options.

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Canon EOS Rebel T7 technical specs

Sensor Type

Sensor Type

CMOS

Sensor Size

APS-C

Sensor Dimensions

22.3 x 14.9 mm

Sensor Area

332.27 mm2

Sensor Resolution

24 Mp

Max Image Resolution

6000 x 4000

Max Native ISO

6400

Min Native ISO

100

RAW Support

yes

Lens

Manual Focus

yes

Lens Mount

Canon EF/EF-S

Number of Lenses

301

Focal Length Multiplier

1.6

Screen Type

Screen Type

Fixed

Screen Size

3.0"

Screen Resolution

920Kdot

Live View

yes

Touch Screen

no

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Optical (pentamirror)

Viewfinder Resolution

None

Viewfinder Coverage

95

Viewfinder Magnification

0.5

Features

Min Shutter Speed

30s

Max Shutter Speed

1/4000s

Continuous Shooting

3fps

Shutter Priority

yes

Aperture Priority

yes

Manual Exposure Mode

yes

Exposure Compensation

yes

Custom White Balance

yes

Image Stabilization

no

Built-in Flash

yes

Flash Range

9.2

Max Flash Sync

1/200s

Flash Modes

Auto
On
Off
Red-eye

External Flash

yes

AE Bracketing

yes

WB Bracketing

yes

Dxo Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score

DxO Color Depth

DxO Dynamic Range

DxO Low Light ISO

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segment

yes

Average

no

Spot

no

Partial

no

AF-Area

no

Center Weighted

no

Autofocus

AF Touch

no

AF Continuous

yes

AF Single

yes

AF Tracking

yes

AF Selective

yes

AF Center

yes

AF MultiArea

yes

AF Live View

yes

AF Face Detection

yes

AF Contrast Detection

yes

AF Phase Detection

yes

Number of Focus Points

9

Number of Cross Focus Points

0

Video Features

Video Resolutions

1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 46 Mbps MOV H.264 Linear PCM

Max Video Resolution

1920x1080

Video Formats

MPEG-4 H.264

Microphone Port

no

Headphone Port

no

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Built-in

HDMI

yes

USB

USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

Physical

Environmental Sealing

no

Water Proof

no

Dust Proof

no

Shock Proof

no

Crush Proof

no

Freeze Proof

no

Weight

475g

Physical Dimensions

129 x 101 x 78 mm

Battery Life

500

Battery Type

Battery Pack

Battery Model

LP-E10

Other Features

Self Timer

Yes (2 or 10 sec)

Timelapse Recording

no

GPS

no

Storage Type

SD SDHC SDXC card

Storage Slots

1

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