Review: Why the Canon EOS Rebel T7i Might Be the New Standard in Vlogging

Canon EOS Rebel T7i Review


Canon living on reputation

Tony P's picture

To someone new to photography and just starting out, Canon has that "reputation" that it's products are "better". Yes, the photos look great. You see a lot of pros using Canon. The ecosystem is the best. At one time, Canon was innovative being a DSLR that shot great video. But the Rebel line is behind the mirrorless Panasonic's and Sony's and subjectively, even behind Nikon's. The Panasonic G7 (priced at $500 at B&H with lens) leads with 4K video, burst 4K photos, post focusing, smaller and lighter, faster fps shooting, and so much more... Heck.... if you are looking for a $500 camera with f2.8 and a 25-600mm zoom (35mm equiv) along with all the Panasonic G7 4K advantages, 5 axis OIS, weather resistant, and more, there is the bridge camera, the FZ330. Yes, lower megapixels (12.1), and smaller sensor, but like the Rebel, shooting in great lighting produces nice images. Oh, let's not forget it's flip out touchscreen. How about IBIS in the the Panasonic G85 for a few dollars more than the Rebel with lens?
The 7ti is a nice camera, but doesn't offer anything much over the 6ti. There are to me, much more flexible and feature rich cameras out there for the same price.

Canon T7i is not the best entry level camera

ayboye's picture

I can only recommend the T7i if it goes for $400 or less! The camera lacks a lot of features when compared to others in the same category. If this camera is for a budding videographer, the Panasonic G85 will be a better choice due to it's in-body stabilization, fully articulated touch screen, intuitive menu, 4k video, size, weight and other video related features.

I've got my Canon Rebel T5i

windowmm10's picture

I've got my Canon Rebel T5i from last year and it's definitely worth the investment. The external mic input as well as tilt-screen feature are just great for vlogging. Seems like the T7i got great improvements from the older T5i. Built-in wifi and more pixels are exactly I had hope for my T5i. Now I'm considering an upgrade soon.