First off I want to say I’m a huge Canon fan…but here is my Canon EOS rebel t7 review. My actual motivation for writing this review is to show you how much of a difference there REALLY is between the Canon EOS Rebel T7 and the older version the Rebel T6.
The EOS Rebel T7
- Price/Performance: 5/10
- Build quality: 8/10
- Price: $549.99
The canon eos rebel t7 or 2000D in europe is the new second cheapest DSLR camera Canon sells. It is meant to be the choice for a student or any kind of beginner that doesn’t want to invest a fortune in their first camera. Sounds cool right? A DSLR for small money to get started. It is supposed to be better than the Rebel T6 that it replaced and it is better.
How Much Better?
Well not really that much better… to make this painful post about how my favorite brand screwed up once again. Nothing apart from the sensor is new. You don’t have any kind of new features or anything but 24MP instead of 18MP. So what that means is Canon needed two years ( that is when the rebel t6 was released) to put in a new sensor. Oh no, it’s not a new sensor it is the same sensor that they used in the T6i / EOS 750D awesome… or not?
As I said the biggest upgrade in the Canon 2000D is the new CMOS-Sensor with 24MP. Although it isn’t really a new sensor. It is the old sensor from the Rebel t6 or 750D. Nevertheless, it is an improvement. Right?
While Canon released with the EOS M50 the eighth generation of the DIGIC sensor, the 2000D still has the DIGIC 4+ that already looked old when the rebel T6/1300D was release with it. The ISO of the sensor goes from ISO 100 up to 6400 extended even up to 12800. Sounds great right? I tell you after ISO 1600 the picture get so noisy that you can’t really use it anymore.
The autofocus system is the same as the Rebel T6/1300D, rebel T5/1200 and the 4000D have. It has 9 focus points including one cross sensor. No dualcross sensor for lower apertures. Which is really a bit disappointing for me. Because there hasn’t been an upgrade for years. Even though technology got way better and could really help beginners to shoot sharp pictures at a low aperture.
Different AF Types
As I wrote about dual-cross sensors I thought you might not know what that is. So here is a quick explanation.
Another Big problem for me is they Included Full HD video which is a good thing, but you don’t have an autofocus while you shoot video… Which makes the whole thing with the video for me pretty pointless.
In terms of build quality, the Rebel T7/2000D is better than its little brother the 4000D. The T7 has an aluminum mount ring which again the 4000D has made out of plastic, it feels good in your hand and the buttons are laid out perfect and understandable.
Of course, the Rebel T7 has different picture styles as every entry DSLR. So you can shoot monochrome or HDR straight out of the camera.
Full HD Video
As the older models, it also has the video option with full HD 1080p at a frame rate 30fps. Or 720p at a frame rate of 60fps. Which I guess would be ok for an entry DSLR if you would have any kind of autofocus while shooting video.
The Flash Does Pop Up
That is actually not really a feature. I just say it because Canon has removed that function from the 4000D in order to save weight. 🙂 I’m not even kidding…
Almost Every entry DSLR from Canon now has a touchscreen, which is awesome because it makes the handling even easier especially for beginners like the target group this camera is for. However, this camera doesn’t have one. It’s just a normal screen.
You Have An Onscreen Manual
This is super handy for every beginner. You don’t need to read the boring manual anymore you can just go ahead and the camera will tell you how it works… But also nothing new 🙁
WLAN and NFC
This feature is nothing new as most of the rest of this camera, but it is a feature that I really like. It enables you to send your pictures directly to your phone as you shoot or use your phone as a remote shutter which is awesome. Only one thing they could have done better is to include the Bluetooth option because it is easier on the battery.
All in all, I can say is that I am totally unimpressed with the work that Canon has put in this Camera. To me, it feels more like a camera they designed just for the sake of saying we have a new one without any kind of new features apart from the Sensor which also really isn’t a brand new sensor. If you have a 1300D or even a 1200D from 2014 there is absolutely no point in upgrading. In fact, If you are thinking about buying your first DSLR, go and buy a 1300D/Rebel T6 on Amazon. That way you will save some money and still get the same camera.
That’s already it for my Canon EOS rebel t7 review. I hope I was able to explain in a reasonable way why I think this camera is really not worth the money. If you have any questions or opinions about this camera please let me know in the comments. I will get back to you as fast as I can.