Canon T7 courts entry-level photographers with a resolution boost and a bigger buffer


posted Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:34 AM EDT


Canon's 4K-equipped EOS M50 mirrorless camera will understandably dominate the headlines, but it's not the company's only new camera announcement today. Alongside its more attention-grabbing sibling, the just-launched Canon T7 is a relatively minor upgrade to the company's most affordable entry-level offering -- in the US market, at least. (Outside of the US market, Canon has also unveiled the even-more affordable EOS 4000D, but it doesn't seem that this model will be coming to North America under Rebel branding.)

The Canon Rebel T7

So what's new in the T7? Canon has increased the sensor resolution just slightly, from 18 to 24 megapixels. At the same time, it has also increased the buffer memory to account for the resolution hike. In other respects, the T7 is basically identical to the T6 which precedes it. Even the $550 pricetag is unchanged from that of the earlier camera.

And as for the EOS 4000D which will be shipping in some overseas markets, it's basically the same as the T6 (retaining that camera's sensor), but with a few cost-saving changes such as a smaller screen, a change to screen-printing control information on the body rather than the controls themselves, and a plastic lens mount.

Want to know more about the Rebel T7? Read our just-published Canon T7 preview for the full story!