Canon SL2/200D is lightweight and compact DSLR packs very measured specifications at the core. On the other side, Canon 77D is also a light DSLR with outstanding specifications. Though SL2 is a little DSLR but has very identical specifications. You can see from the table that both have similar resolution, sensor sizes, Image processing engine, even both feature Dual Pixel CMOS sensor etc. Now the real question is which camera is best between these two? So let’s find the exact difference between these two cameras:
|Features / Models||Canon 200D||Canon 77D
|Megapixel||24 Megapixels||24 Megapixel|
|Sensor size / type||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)|
|Image processor||Digic 7||Digic 7|
|Low pass filter||Yes||Yes|
|AF System||Contrast detect + Phase detect||Contrast + Phase detect sensor|
|AF points||09 AF points||45 AF points|
|Shutter Min/Max||1/4000 sec||1/4000 to 30 sec|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed||05 fps||06 fps|
|Video||Full HD 1080p @60fps||1080p @ 60 fps|
|Display||3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen||3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||650 shots||600 shots|
|Dimensions||122 x 93 x 70 mm||131 x 100 x 76 mm|
|Weight||453 g||532 g|
Would we see any difference in the image quality? Not at all. Since both have same resolution and sensor sizes, plus image processing engine withing the system. Hence we do expect both cameras can snap almost similar quality of images.
Both are awesome since each has Canon’s innovation Dual Pixel CMOS AF system inside that offers very precise and fast tracking of the subjects. Dual Pixel CMOS AF covers over 80% of the width and height of the Live View frame and captures the moving subjects very accurately without losing detail. Duo have contrast as well as Phase detection AF points to focus the subject with immense accuracy and instantly. But the difference in their AF point. Yes, you can see Canon 77D avails 45 AF points all cross type phase detection allows you take sharp images and is also give a great control over the moving subjects. On the other hand, Canon SL2 with 9 AF points looks pessimist that probably not good as Canon 77D.
Continuous shooting speed
5fps vs 6fps – Not a big difference, but Canon 77D offers 1fps more that is a bit effective in shooting the split second actions of the moving subjects.
Though Canon SL2 is walk around lens so battery always matters. Here Canon 200D/SL2 is great that lets you take around 650 shots at a time, whereas Canon 77D battery finishes after taking 600 shots only.
Both can offer you Full HD video @60fps, ISO range is also same including many other features.
If there is any difference between the two cameras then it is 45 AF points. By the way, if you want a lightweight and compact camera for your travel and tour then Canon SL2/200D is a massive solution. On the other hand, Canon 77D is light version of 80D that packs very solid specifications inside can be used for different shooting purposes. Whereas, the price of 200D is lesser than that of Canon 77D.