Canon T7i First Shots

Canon's first DIGIC 7 Rebel-series DSLR makes its way to our testing lab


The latest Rebel-series camera, the Canon T7i (aka the EOS 800D for Europe or the Kiss X9i for Japan) is the first EOS DSLR model, along with simultaneously-announced EOS 77D, to feature the latest DIGIC 7 image processor. We now have our review unit in our hands and are ready to share our signature Cano T7i First Shots series of lab test images for your discerning eyes.

Although the T7i gets an upgrade in the processing horsepower department, it's nevertheless paired to a similar 24.2-megapixel APS-C image sensor as housed in the earlier T6i and T6s models from 2015. However, thanks to the updated processing, the ISO range has been expanded, going from a native ISO 100-25,600, with an expanded high ISO sensitivity of 51,200. By contrast, the Canon T6i/T6s top out at ISO 12,800 as their highest native ISO, and ISO 25,600 as the maximum expanded ISO.

The question now is, with our First Shots series offering straight-from-camera JPEGs and RAW images across the full ISO range, how has the image quality performance changed or improved from the earlier DIGIC 6-based DSLRs, and how does it stack up against major competitors. We have a couple of quick comparisons ready for you down below, but to compare the Canon T7i First Shots against any other camera we've tested, please visit our handy Comparometer.

Canon T7i vs. Canon T6s

Base ISO (100): Canon T7i (left) vs. Canon T6s (right)

ISO 3200: Canon T7i (left) vs. Canon T6s (right)

Canon T7i vs. Nikon D5600

Base ISO (100): Canon T7i (left) vs. Nikon D5600 (right)

ISO 3200: Canon T7i (left) vs. Nikon D5600 (right)

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