Canon 77D Vs. Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 77D vs. Canon 7D Mark II

The era of Dual pixel AF system was started with most popular Canon 70D and based on the success of this innovative technology Canon determined to continue it with most of the cameras to come in the Future. As a result, Cameras like Canon 80D, Canon 7D Mark II, the Monster Canon 1D X Mark II, the unassailable 5D Mark IV etc. All are based on this DPAF theory. Now the newly announced Canon 77D has also been made using the same creative DPAF technology. Canon 77D is obviously a remarkable camera that comes with solid in-built features that also give a tough fight to all its contenders available around. You should know Canon 7D Mark II has also been one of the best possible competitors of 77D existing around, however, sturdy specs carried by 7D Mark II doesn’t allow 77D Mark II to outperform it comfortably.

Let’s go for quick comparison and find out the exact and actual difference between these two cameras…

Specifications Comparison of Canon 77D and Canon 7D Mark II

Features / Models Canon 77D
Canon 7D Mark II
Megapixel 24 Megapixels 20 Megapixel
Sensor size / type APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Image processor
Digic 7 DIGIC 6 (dual)
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast detect + Phase detect Contrast + Phase detect sensor
AF points 45 AF points 65 points (all points cross type)
ISO 100-51200 100-51200
Shutter Min/Max  1/4000 s  1/8000 s
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 06 fps 10 fps
Video Full HD 1080p @60fps full HD 1080p @60fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
Hot-shoe Yes yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 600  670
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-in
Weather Sealed No Yes
Dimensions  131 x 100 x 76 mm 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Weight 532 g 910 g

Image quality

One of the big similarities between these two cameras is that both implement almost same sized APS-C sensor, but due to maximum number of effective pixels, Canon 77D is getting much more considerations for giving you high-resolution image files with stunning detail and impressive clarity. You should also know that Canon 7D Mark II has been almost or more than two years old camera and incorporates Digic 6 (Dual) image processing engine, which is comparatively not as faster as Digic 7 of Canon 77D. As a result, advanced image processing across the board is surely possible and camera ultimately captures more JPEG and RAW in a single burst for amazing action photography.

AF system

It will really be difficult for us to tell you which one does have superior AF system? Because you can see both the cameras are based on Dual pixel CMOS AF, which you can call a magical stick in Speed and accuracy that significantly fortifies the potential of Live View Shooting of both the camera. Actually, CMOS sensor on both 77D as well as 7D Mark II 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.

Well, it was all about unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF, but we give more weight to 7D Mark II since the camera features 65 all cross-type AF points compared to 45 all cross-type AF points in 77D, resulting in high precision AF at remarkable speed. And when you see cross type AF points means you get stable AF, is not influenced by the subject’s shape or color.

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 7D Mark II 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.

Continuous shooting speed

The EOS 7D Mark II can shoot up to 10 frames per second that seem sufficient to capture all the action occurring at the given time. Moreover, Canon 7D Mark II incorporates an advanced mirror vibration control technology that remarkably helps the camera to support its speedy, continuous shooting capabilities without losing the image quality. On the other hand, compared to 7D II you will have 6fps only in 77D.


Canon 7D Mark II allows you take 670 shots at a time, whereas Canon 77D is restricted to 600 shots only.

Weather sealed

Until now everything was almost upto the mark for Canon 77D, but I personally think the using of highest quality materials in construction of 7D mark II really creates big difference that ultimately enables the price level of the camera as well compared to 77D. The chassis of 7D Mark II is built of lightweight and rigid magnesium, and the camera’s seals are built to resist water and dust, making it the every time usable camera without worrying at the bad mood of Weather.


Canon 77D is outstanding camera that features some of the best and top class specifications inside the core, but 7D Mark II is just superior camera that gives you best AF performance, faster shutter speed, maximum number of frame rates and most advantageous weather sealed body make it one and only choice For you. But at the reachable price you can enjoy some of the best specifications in 77D, while you have to splurge little extra on 7D Mark II to consume their extraordinary features.

Canon 77D $799.00
Canon 7D Mark II $1,083.00

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