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The Canon Rebel T7i is the same outside but much improved on the insideThe company's $800 dSLR, also called the EOS 800D, gets its first major update in a loooong time.
The Canon EOS Rebel T7i, known almost everywhere else as the EOS 800D, unsurprisingly replaces the T6i, 750D as it's barely above entry DSLR. However, it also includes the first major updates to the Rebel series in ages. A move to Canon's dual pixel CMOS. The same 24.2 megapixel version in the 77D and M6. What comes with that is an automatic update to the autofocus system which now has 45 cross type phase detection points and speedier focus as well as faster, smoother autofocus while shooting video. Faster AF plus the DIGIC 7 processor also allows Canon to increase the shooting Speed, with autofocus, to four and a half frames per second from three frames per second. [SOUND] Other enhancements include bluetooth, in addition to wi-fi and NFC. Cannon also finally got around to a new viewer friendly interface, which provides visual cues as to what happens when you change some settings. But physically, it's the T6I, which means a three inch articulated touch screen, and standard top controls. The camera will also come with a new kit lens, an update 18-55mm STM F four to 5.6 It's more compact than before but at the expense at the third of a stop. In other words, less light at 18 millimeters.