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- 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor.
- Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. Lens used: EF-S 18–55mm f/4–5.6 IS STM (at focal length of 55mm)
- High-Speed continuous shooting at up to 6.0 fps. Weight Approx. 18.77 oz. / 532g (including battery pack and SD memory card) Approx. 17.11 oz. / 485g (body only)
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EOS Rebel T7i
The EOS Rebel T7i camera provides a 45-point all cross-type AF system1 and optical viewfinder that let you stay ready for that unforgettable moment with virtually no lag between what you see and what you get when you press the shutter. Fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with phase-detection locks focus quickly and accurately to help make sure you don’t miss a great shot. A 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor helps you capture special moments in brilliant color, detail and vibrancy. With a maximum ISO of 25600, you can capture photos in low light with minimal chance of blur. Built-in Wi-Fi2, NFC3 and Bluetooth4 connectivity lets you share these precious moments and upload them directly to the web.
The EOS Rebel T7i camera has an optical viewfinder that lets you see exactly what the lens sees. Equipped with a convenient 45-point all cross-type autofocus system1, the optical viewfinder helps ensure you can quickly get a subject in focus, regardless of its movement or where it is in the frame. With virtually no lag between what you see and the image you get when you press the shutter, you can get the shot you want, when you want.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Available when using Live View on the LCD touchscreen, the EOS Rebel T7i camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps deliver the world’s fastest autofocusing speed at 0.03 sec.5 Equipped with phase-detection, it can quickly and accurately determine how far away an object is and where the lens should focus, and offers fast, smooth and precise autofocus that stays locked onto your subject, even if your subject is in motion, for both photos and videos.
24.2 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
The EOS Rebel T7i camera has a powerful 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that can capture images of incredible depth and beauty. Thanks to its high resolution, the EOS Rebel T7i can capture images of immense quality in more lighting situations. Simply turn the camera on and feel confident that the results will be stunning whether they're being shared on the web or blown up into poster-sized prints.
DIGIC 7 Image Processor
The DIGIC 7 Image Processor powers the EOS Rebel T7i camera to produce high image quality and fast operation, even in in low light. When using high ISO settings, the image processing helps keep results sharp and detailed in virtually any lighting situation. Powerful all around, the DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps ensure your photos and videos look sharp and lifelike with minimal unwanted noise or grain.
Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi technology and the Canon Camera Connect app2, the EOS Rebel T7i camera can transfer photos and videos to and from compatible devices, upload directly to various web services and more. Built-in NFC technology3 means it can connect directly to compatible devices by simply touching the NFC icon on the camera to the device.
Bluetooth4 technology lets you easily pair the EOS Rebel T7i with a compatible smartphone using the free Canon Camera Connect app2. You can also establish a direct Wi-Fi connection to use your phone as a viewfinder, and check and download previously captured photos and videos.
Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
The Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch ClearView LCD II monitor has a touch-sensitive screen that can be ideal for composing and reviewing your photos. Tap the screen during Live View shooting to quickly snap focus to that location in the image. Two-finger touch gestures can be used for zooming or changing images after you’ve taken them, and menu and quick control settings can be accessed quickly and easily. The LCD monitor is constructed to help minimize reflections and treated with smudge-resistant coating.
The EOS Rebel T7i camera features a convenient new user interface called Feature Assistant. Both simple and advanced camera features are explained with easy-to-understand graphics and descriptions, letting you explore how different camera settings affect the image. Learn how shutter speed can 'pause' fast motion, for example, or how aperture priority can help give you a smooth, artistically-blurred background. To suit your shooting style, a simple tap on the screen can switch between Feature Assistant, shooting mode or Canon’s traditional User Interface (UI).
Movie Electronic IS
A shaky video can make even the best content hard to watch. The EOS Rebel T7i camera features Movie Electronic IS6 to help minimize the blurring effect of camera shake. When enabled and used with a compatible Canon lens, Movie Electronic IS adds 5-axis stabilization in the horizontal, vertical and rotational planes. The result? Smooth Full HD movies for your friends and family to enjoy.
HDR Movie and Time-Lapse Movie
HDR photos can capture dynamic scenes that have vibrant, natural color with bright details. HDR Movie Mode helps you do the same with videos, with less blown-out highlights and more rich and colorful movies.
For even more creative options, Time-Lapse Movie mode condenses long stretches of time into shorter videos (minimum settable shutter speed of 1/25).
The EOS Rebel T7i camera comes with a number of different creative filters that are available as presets and can be previewed before shooting. Effects for still images include Art Bold, Water Painting and Fisheye effect, while effects for video include Dream, Old Movies and Memory. Express or enhance the mood of a scene and make photography with the EOS Rebel T7i even more fun with creative filters.
High-Speed Continuous Shooting
To help you get multiple images of a fast-moving subject and help ensure you capture the moment you want, the EOS Rebel T7i camera is capable of taking up to 6.0 frames per second*. Whether you’re capturing a kitten pouncing on a toy or your friends skiing on a winter trip, the EOS Rebel T7i can take the shot and stay locked on throughout the action.
*For more information, please visit the manufacturer's official website or call the Customer Care Service.
1 The number of AF points, cross-type AF points and Dual cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens used.
2 Compatible with iOS versions 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3/10.0, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
3 Compatible with Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0.
4 Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android version 5.0 or later and the following iOS devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.0.20. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
5 Among all the interchangeable lens digital cameras incorporating the APS-C size image sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane. As of February 14, 2017 (based on Canon research). Calculated based on the resulting AF speed measured according to the CIPA guidelines. (Varies depending on the shooting conditions and the lenses used.) Internal measurement method.
Focusing brightness: EV 12 (room temperature, ISO 100).
Shooting mode: M.
Lens used: EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (at focal length of 55mm).
Live View AF shooting using the shutter button.
AF method: Live 1-point AF (with Center AF point).
AF operation: One-Shot AF.
Maximum image stabilization is achieved when using either the EF-M 18–150mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM or the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM.
6 Movie Electronic IS cannot be used with the following lenses: EF 50mm F1.2L USM, EF 85mm F1.2L II USM, EF 200mm F2L IS USM, EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM, EF 500mm F4L IS II USM, EF 600mm F4L IS II USM, EF 800mm F5.6L IS USM, EF 200–400mm F4L IS USM.
Sample Image Shot with the EOS Rebel T7i
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Step up from a smartphone or compact camera and see the difference. With an optical viewfinder to see exactly what you'll capture, 45-point all cross-type AF for accurate results, dual pixel CMOS AF with Phase detection and more, the EOS Rebel t7i is one of the most advanced EOS rebels yet.
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So let’s start this review off by taking a look at the build quality of the Canon T7i. Now if you’ve never used a DSLR before the T7i might seem like quite a large camera, but in fact compared to most DSLR’s, it’s actually quite small. Just for comparisons sake I’ve a Canon 70D right here and it really makes the T7i feel very light. And to me thats a great thing. Because the T7i is a little smaller, I think that this means you’ll be more likely to take it out with you and to take more photos. For beginners and intermediates thats a great thing. Now I used the Canon T6i a lot last year and not too much has changed on the body of the T7i.Buttons are exactly where you’d want them to be and easy enough to find.
Like i said in my review of the Canon 77D however, I do wish the buttons were a little more pronounced because they are a little flat and hard to find when you’ve got your eye up to the viewfinder. At the top of the camera here you’ll notice that this is a little to the bigger brother the 77D. On the right the camera, we have your main mode dial. Essentailyl this where you can change the different setting that you want to shoot in whether that be automatic or the manual modes. One thing you’ll notice is that in the T7i you’re missing the mode dial lock that we saw on the 77d. This isn’t a huge deal to me but it’s one thing to be careful with so you don’t accidentally change your settings. At the top here we have a dedicated record button which is nice to see as well.
So overall the build quality is nice on the T7i. It’s definitely a smaller build than most DSLR’s which could be a big bonus if you like to travel or walk around with a lighter camera.
Let’s turn this camera around now and take a quick look at the rear LCD screen.
As with last years model, the T7i has a brilliant rear LCD screen. I think Canon actually make the best LCD screens out of any camera company at the moment. The screen is fully articulating which means you can flip up and down and to the side .
This is great for setting your composition because it means you can take photos from up high or down low without having to look through the viewfinder. And if you’re a youtube or a blogger, having the ability to flip the screen completely around is great, because it means you can see yourself while you’re filming, which is what I’m doing right now. A little tip is that if you get one of those cheap $5 remotes off of amazon, you start and stop your recording without ever having to touch the camera.
One thing that I didn’t mention before was that the Rear LCD Screen is also a touch screen. Now this might seem like a big deal but it really does make using the camera a breeze. Rather than having to use the dial on the side here to change your settings, you can simply use your finger to quick change what you want. It’s very similar to using your phone and it’s also very responsive. Sure it might seem like a beginners feature, but I’ve found myself using it a lot to move quickly though the menus. Not only, now that the Canon T7i has it’s new dual pixel autofocus system, you can simply touch on the screen where you want it to focus and it will quickly and cinematically come into to focus. It’s great.
Dual Pixel AF:
Speaking about Autofocus, lets now talk about that new dual pixel autofocus. This has been a feature in the higher end 70d, 80d and 7D Mark 2 cameras and is one of my favourite features. A few years ago, getting good autofocus in video with a DSLR was un heard of, but now with this new system it works great. So I was reall happy when the t7i included it. So how well does it work?
Fantastically. It’s almost flawless. Face tracking works great and if you use the spot focus setting, whatever is in the centre frame will smoothly go into focus. You can even do focus pulls by simply pressing on the screen.
I’m actually surprised canon put this in a lower end model and I’ve gotta give them props for that, this is a brilliant inclusion in the t7i.
So if you’re looking to buy the Canon T7i, theres a good chance you would have look at some other cameras in the same price range.
So what are the competitors to the T7i. Well the obvious camera that a lot of people might be looking to buy is the Canon 77D.
This was released at the same time as the T7i and it’s a fantastic camera. It’s got the same dual pixel autofocus but also has a few minor differences. Firstly we’ve got this lcd screen on the top. This gives you a little bit more information without having to look through the viewfinder. We’ve also got this scroll wheel on the back. To be honest, these aren’t huge differences between the two and the t7i is a smaller camera, so if you can live without those two features, the t7i will be good for you.
You might also be looking at the older T6i. I reviewed this camera a lot last year and it was a great beginners dslr. It doesn't that dual pixel autofocus, instead it has a hybrid autofocus. Personally id recommend getting the t7i instead. On the upper end you could look at the Canon 70D or 80D. I actually use a Canon 70d and love it, and the 80d is a step up again. For beginners to intermediates, the t7i will be more than capable, but if you really want a great camera, go for the 80d.
On the nikon side you might looking at the Nikon D3400 or the Nikon D5600. Both of these cameras were released last year and they’re both very nice. The D5600 is the most similar and also has a fully articulating screen. If you’ve never used a nikon dslr before it might take you a little while to get used, but again both of these cameras are quite good although I would still give the advantage to the T7i.
Lets talk about video now with the T7i. Normally if people ask me which camera I’d recommend for beginner cinematographers, I’d say something like a Canon T3i or T4i, but these days, I’m going to recommend this camera here. And thats its actually packed with a lot of good video featues.
We’ve now got 1080p recording at 60 frames per second, which to be fair was a long time in the making. That means you can get some pretty nice slow motion in post. Sure theres not 4k video recording, but i wouldnt trade for the great dual pixel autofocus in video. Like i said before, it works fantastically. Especialyl for beginerrs who aren't used to manually focusing, essentially now they can just point the camera where they want it and it’ll be in focus. On the side here we have a dedicated microphone input which means you can add a shotgun mic on top, which is something id recommend as well.
Again I'm disappointed that that canon haven't included a headphone jack in these cameras, but hopefully its something they'll add next year.
We've also got HDR video recording now in the T7i which last year was just in the high end t6s model and I’m really happy to see that we have timelapse mode included now. If you're up an up and coming blogger thats going to be a great feature for you. So overall this is a great little camera for up and coming cinematographers.
Burst Mode & AF:
So lets quickly talk about the burst mode of the Canon T7i and I'm happy to say it’s had a nice upgrade to 6 frames per second.
Thats pretty quick for a camera under $750 and just for reference sake it sounds a bit like this. Pretty impressive. That should be fast enough for most sports and even some wildlife shooting.Autofocus is also much improved and should get you through most situations, although I did find it struggled a little bit in very low lighting conditions.
So overall as with the Canon 77d i think the T7i is a real winner. Whereas last year they left out a few options, this i think this camera is the real and a big competitor to the 70d and 80d from canon.
The T#i line is what they call a "pro-sumer" line, which is basically between a consumer line camera like a very basic DSLR and a professional DSLR camera, thus the term "pro-sumer." Typically what this meant is an DSLR with an APS-C sized sensor, decent resolution, and some hand-me-down professional features of pro-grade cameras from a few years ago. For this reason, sometimes it's not worth upgrading from one of these cameras to the next until at least a few generations have past (meaning if you have a T5i, it's not really a giant leap forward to upgrade to a T6i). However, the T7i is somewhat different. When I was doing research on what features it has and what it is missing compared to the pro-grade DSLRs that are considered "current" right now, I was surprised to find very little. The main differences really is that the pro-grade cameras have the LCD display on the top that would display all of your relevant camera settings, and then a few of them would also sport a full-frame sensor. Other than that, the differences are very minor. Something like maybe 1 or 2 frames less in burst mode or something like that. Nothing that would really jump out at you and make you regret not stepping up to the professional grade equivalent (Think it would be the 77D?). It actually has pretty much all of the big features of even their current pro-grade DSLRs, making the T7i probably one of the best prosumer DSLRs to buy.
Now one big question I know is on everyone's minds. APS-C or Full-Frame? Now the obvious answer is that if you're making money with the camera, go full-frame, if not, APS-C. But actually it's not that simple. First, there's no reason someone doing photography as a hobby shouldn't get a full-frame camera, other than the fact that they cost a whole lot more. But if you can afford it and you want the advantages of a full-frame camera (better resolutions, better low-light photography, etc.) and you don't mind the extra bulk, then why not? And on the flip-side, if you're a pro and want a smaller, less bulky camera to take with you on a shoot, then there's also no reason to say an APS-C camera will not be worth buying... But since you're looking at the T7i, let me go over a few actual advantages to an APS-C camera regardless of your status as an amateur or professional.
First is the 1.6x multiplier you get to have for free with telephoto lenses. Because the APS-C sensor is smaller, you're basically "cropping" the image that comes in a lens made for a full-frame camera. Thus the term "crop sensor" used to describe something like an APS-C sized sensor. But rather than cropping the image post-process, all of the camera's light sensing pixels work within this cropped area. So if you buy a lens that is meant to work on a full-frame camera (the way you can tell is by the prefix. An "EF" lens is a full frame lens while an EF-S lens is made for the APS-C sensor. You can use an EF lens on any camera, full frame or APS-C, but if you use an EF-S lens on a full-frame camera the edges of the image will be cut off by the edge of the lens), whatever the specifications are, multiply that by 1.6. So for example, I bought the EF 70-300mm IS II USM lens to use with this. So being that this is an APS-C camera, that lens for me is effectively a 112-480mm lens. Of course the downside of this is if you want a more wide angle, a 10mm EF lens would actually be 18mm, meaning no longer wide-angle. But for those you just make sure to buy an EF-S lens, then the specifications will be correct. For me I have the EF-S 18-135mm IS USM lens for it, and at 18mm it's perfect for general use wide-angle photography. If I wanted even wider there is an EF-S 10-18mm lens out there as well.
The other advantage of having an APS-C camera is your lens selection. Obviously you get to choose between both EF and EF-S lenses, but that's not what I mean by it. Canon has a very wide selection of EF lenses and you will read a lot about what lenses are great and what lenses are not so great. Well, the faults with the "not so great" lenses typically happen toward the outer edges. That's typically where the complaints would be while the center of the image will generally be good across almost all of Canon's quality EF lens selection. Well, since the APS-C sensor "crops" the image out of the center, you effectively crop out the "bad" parts of even the so-called "bad" lenses. So actually a lot of these lenses that get bad reviews, if you use them on an APS-C camera such as the T7i, you will never notice the faults people complain about with those lenses. I mean, this isn't ALWAYS the case, but if you read the consensus is that the outer parts of the image have distortion or is too dark while the center is fine, you likely would not notice those problems, or will notice them a lot less, while using the T7i combined with that lens.
The next advantage is something I already touched on earlier. The size and bulk. These prosumer line cameras are typically much smaller and lighter than their pro-grade cousins. However, I am now completely spoiled by USM lenses (specifically their new nano-USM system), and they are unfortunately bulkier than the "kit lenses" that typically come with these cameras. But overall even with the bulkier lenses, it'll still be much easier to move around with the T7i than with a 5D or a 1D...
Now back to the T7i, it has Canon's latest DIGIC processor inside of it, think it is up to 7 now. The auto focus system is a dual pixel AF with phase detection which is great. My old T3i didn't have phase detection, and the way that helps is that when something is out of focused, the camera can now tell which direction it needs to go. Before the camera basically had to guess and if it got less focused, it'll then go the other way. So sometimes it'll go the right direction the first time, other times it'll have to go both ways before it finds the right direction. This sometimes meant getting the subject focused took quite some time. With this new dual pixel with phase detection, it not only knows which way to go, but it also locks into focus much quicker than before. Phase detection has been around for a few years, but the dual pixel CMOS AF is actually new, even to the pro-grade cameras, and it made its way to this prosumer grade camera which is really nice.
The ISO is also quite high for a prosumer grade camera, at 25,600. Obviously even with the best cameras using very high ISO's will result in more noise in your photos, but when it's capable of such high maximum ISO's, that means you can push the ISO numbers higher with less noise. For an example, with my T3i, once I hit ISO800, the image is already getting quite noisy. On the other hand, with the T7i, I've shot photos at ISO6400 (8x that for you not so handy at math, lol) before I start to notice some noise. So low-light photography is actually quite nice with the T7i, as are low-light movies.
Another feature that's new to me coming from a T3i that I love is the grid that you can have showing in the view-finder. Before you had to buy a replacement viewfinder eye-piece to get a grid and they didn't offer one for the T3i. Now it's done digitally and it's awesome. My only gripe is that you can't actually customize what grid pattern you want. But it's definitely a step in the right direction.
The phone also has a whole lot of connectivity features. It can connect to your phone via bluetooth and wifi, and even supports NFC for easy pairing. This is great, not just for the social-media-crazed millennial but also for backing up photos in case you find yourself running out of space on your SD card (and you didn't bring spare SD cards. SHAME!! lol). But yes, this also means you can easily share photos you just took with the T7i on social media. :-)
Shooting movies is also great now with the servo AF feature. My T3i required that I manually focused while shooting movies. With the servo AF, the camera will actually follow the moving subject adjusting the focus on the fly. I mean, your cell phone can do it and so could my point-and-shoot Canon camera, but their old DSLRs actually didn't have that feature, but now (well, since like the T5i I think) they do and it's very useful. Speaking of movie mode, I very much like that they added another step in the power switch for movie mode instead of requiring you to turn the knob all the way to the very end to get to movie mode. Now you simply flip the switch to it.
The swivel LCD is another great feature, although not new, my T3i had it, but still worth a mention. One difference, think starting with the T6i, is the LCD is now also a touchscreen. Although I turned mine off because I don't want to accidentally change anything since a lot of things can touch the screen, from my hands to my nose... I'd rather use the buttons which have a lot less chance of accidental activation. But I know everyone has been conditioned to love touchscreens, so it's there, hooray. :-)
There are like a million features in this phone, so I think I'm going to stop listing them one-by-one here and instead point out one more that I think can make the difference between for someone who is unsure of the camera. I think one major reason someone would be unsure enough to be reading this long review before buying this, is actually someone who is thinking about getting this as a first DSLR. Meaning you've either only used point-and-shoot cameras, or even worse, you've only used your cell phone... lol. :-P
So you might be a little intimidated by the idea of a DSLR with the different lenses and the switches and the buttons and you were probably hearing me and others rant about the ISO, APS-C, aperture, etc. and wondered what the heck that is and why they are good or bad... Well, completely understandable. And while I recommend reading some good books on the topic (Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson is an excellent one BTW), this phone has a new feature that is sure to make the transition a lot easier and less intimidating. Now the default LCD information view shows like a feature guide. Basically when you select a mode on the knob, the LCD will actually display an easy to understand summary of what that mode is called and basically what it means for your photo. Sometimes with some basic graphics to represent the differences. I turned this off and is using the old-style view, not because I'm a snob, but because I have used DSLRs before and have a little technical experience with it to know what they mean. The guided view is just too bright and I like the dark theme of the standard information view. But this new way of showing the different modes is actually quite awesome if you're just starting out with DSLR photography.
I hope I've been somewhat informative with this review, but to end it, I would like to mention a few things I don't really like or things I would like to see improved or changed about this camera.
First, I already kind of mentioned, but the grid view inside the viewfinder, they should give you options and the "thirds" grid should definitely be an option as the "rule of thirds" is a very good guide to follow in the absence of a clearer way to frame a photo. I hope in their future cameras they will have this. Or if somehow a firmware upgrade could add this, I'm not sure how hard-wired this grid is in the viewfinder if moving the lines would even be possible through software...
Another thing I don't like is how they decided to "encode" their batteries. I'm sure there's some advantage to it, most likely safety to ensure you're using a genuine Canon battery they can quality control, but how it's affected me is that now buying an aftermarket battery means that you won't get a read-out of how much power you have left while using them. Not a huge deal, but it is kind of annoying. I like to have spare batteries, but at almost $60 a pop, no way I can afford to have a genuine Canon one. So I'll have to live with one made by a 3rd party and not knowing how much power is left in it if I have to use it... It also means the Canon charger will refuse to charge these batteries, so the 3rd party charger will be required to charge up these 3rd party batteries...
The last downside, and perhaps the biggest one for some people, is the lack of 4K video recording. It's kind of a disappointment that phones can do it now but this DSLR still cannot. There are some comparably priced DSLRs from Nikon and others like Sony that have this feature. But honestly, even without this I will still prefer to stay with Canon simply because your camera is only as good as your lens, and Canon has probably the best lenses out there, but definitely without question has the widest selection of lenses to choose from.
Besides those few things though, I'm very satisfied with this camera so far. HIGHLY recommend.
The WiFi/bluetooth feature is very convenient! I am able to transfer photos to my phone for immediate sharing.
Better capture of images in low light situations than my previous camera.
Vari-angle screen has been useful as well, for low-angle shots and over head shots. (And selfies or usies!) It is also a touch screen, but I forget and don't use it.
The feature assistant is great for newbies to photography. It can be switched off to use the traditional user interface if preferred.
Camera is fast, color is nice, images are sharp and beautiful!
I was able to use all of my lenses from my previous Rebel. But not the batteries or the battery grip. But that's not a huge deal, as it was time to replace those as well.
The T7i is a worthwhile upgrade from the T5i I previously purchased. Without getting into the expensive full-frame cameras, I received a 33% upgrade in megapixels, double the effective ISO, and slightly faster burst speed, from 5 to 6. The auto-focus is improved and buttons for quick access to display modes and ISO added. The built-in WiFi will allow quick transfer to mobile devices with the Canon app only. Bluetooth is only for camera control, and pictures cannot be transferred via bluetooth.
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It makes my 70-200mm L shine!