• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 77D advantages over Canon 90D

  • Less expensive
    $849 vs $1349
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    167 vs 57 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon 90D advantages over Canon 77D

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1300 vs 600 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.59x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Improved dynamic range at low ISOs; Very fast autofocus; Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View; Much improved RAW buffer depth; 1080/60p video; Quick Control Dial & top-panel LCD screen.

  • Default JPEGs slightly soft straight out of camera; Dynamic range & high ISOs lag behind competing cameras; No 4K video resolution.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T6s

Canon 77D
Canon T6s
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $773
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon 90D
Canon T6s
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $773
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sony A68

Canon 77D
Sony A68
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon 90D
Sony A68
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon 80D

Canon 77D
Canon 80D
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1093
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 90D
Canon 80D
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1093
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax K-70

Canon 77D
Pentax K-70
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 90D
Pentax K-70
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon D7500

Canon 77D
Nikon D7500
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon 90D
Nikon D7500
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
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