Canon 77D Vs. Canon 70D

Canon 77D vs. Canon 70D

When you have the two same looking cameras and having almost similar kind of specifications then choosing the best one is getting much more difficult at the time. A similar kind of situation you may face while buying Canon 77D and Canon 70D because two of these cameras look very similar when we look at the specifications featured by them. Thankfully, both have creative and intelligent Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that works as a game changer in tracking the subjects with high speed and accuracy. Moreover, two have same image sensor and effective pixels etc. I think if you want to get the actual difference then read our detailed comparisons.

Specifications comparison of Canon 77D and Canon 70D

Features / Models Canon 77D
Canon 70D
Megapixel 24 Megapixels 20 Megapixel
Sensor size / type APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
Image processor
Digic 7 Digic 5+
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast detect + Phase detect Contrast + Phase detect sensor
AF points 45 AF points 19
ISO 100-51200 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max  1/4000 s  1/8000 s
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 06 fps 7 fps
Video Full HD 1080p @60fps full HD 1080p @30fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
Hot-shoe Yes yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 600  920
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-in
Weather Sealed No Yes
Dimensions  131 x 100 x 76 mm 139 x 104 x 79 mm
Weight 532 g 755 g

Image quality

Image quality of a camera depends on the type of image sensor carried by it. Here both the two cameras are backed up with 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor, enhancing both cameras to acquire stunning images with impressive details and moreover these two are also based on Dual Pixel CMOS allows the camera to grab a lot details of the subjects while shooting in the lowlight. But Canon 77D boasts latest and advanced Digic 7 Image processing Engine for high speed operation and it also helps you shooting consistently in dimlight conditions.

 AF System

Both Canon77D as well as Canon 80D have Dual Pixel CMOS AF system – A very innovative AF technology that allows both capture video in Live View with smooth and precise autofocus. Not only this, this game-changing AF technology provides fast and accurate autofocus during Live View still image capture. Actually, CMOS sensor on both 77D as well as 70D has two photodiodes per pixel (Total 40 million) and each pixel on the sensor performs both phase-difference detection autofocus and capture light. On the other hand, Phase-difference detection AF, enabling the cameras to achieve quick and easy auto focus. Furthermore, due this innovative AF system the camera gets autofocus on approx 80% of the image plane that eventually confirms you get images with stunning details.

And when the Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes Live View AF precise and faster, then Photographers can take the advantages of the freedom of angle afforded by the camera’s Vari-angle LCD monitor.

But the actual difference in the AF system or you can say Canon 77d has gained its score by featuring 45 all cross-type AF points that allows precise focusing, quickly. For instance, you have to capture the fast moving subjects then with the help of 45-AF points offered by 77D you can capture what you are intended to. On the other hand, Canon 70D is lagging behind with 19 all cross type AF Points.


The Combo of a powerful DIGIC 7 Image Processor supports continuous shooting up to 6.0 frames per second, as well as an extended ISO range of 51200 allows flexible shooting in a wide variety of lighting conditions. However, Canon 70D is leading by 1 fps in continuous shooting drive, but Canon 77D has advanced image processor and high ISO sensitivity. On the other hand, Canon 70 D gives you the extended ISO range of 25600 only.

Shutter Speed

One of the great advantages of faster shutter speed is that it effectively suppresses the appearance of distortion and helps you get crisp and blur free images. Moreover, it also incredibly minimizes the “rolling shutter” effect while shooting fast moving subjects and followed by one other great advantage that this fast shutter speed also allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture while shooting at bright light conditions. So, all the things I stated above are undisputedly favoring to 70d since the camera avails faster shutter speed of 1/8000 s. On the other hand, Canon 77D allows you use the faster shutter speed of 1/4000 sec only.


Though both the two cameras are capable to record Full HD video (1080p), but Canon 77D offers you Full HD at 60fps, whereas Canon 70D allows you recording at 30fps only.

Weather Sealed

Though Canon 70D is dust and water resistant but not water proof is one outstanding advantage of this camera. On the other hand, Canon 77D is not water resistant camera.


You can take more than 900 shots at a time, whereas 600 shots only will be taken with 77D


I think the price of both these cameras are same, but Canon 77D has been the newly announced camera, whereas Canon 70 has been in the stock for more than four years. Hence the new camera will give you some latest features and as you saw in this comparison that Canon 77D has excellent AF system (Both have dual pixel AF), but 45-AF points, plus offers you Full HD at 60 fps, advanced Image processor etc. So we must recommend you to buy Canon 77D.

Canon 77D $799.00
Canon 70D $779.99

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