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Canon's latest Rebel digital SLR cameras are a pair that share most of the same techinical specifications. Like the previous generation (Rebel T6i and T6s) the Canon
Rebel T7i and EOS 77D are virtually identical in specifications and mainly differ in regards to the physical layout of the camera.

The Canon Rebel T7i looks extremely similar to the previous model (T6i) and so does the new EOS 77D (compared to the Rebel T6s) but look inside and there have been some significant upgrades. Both the T7i and 77D feature an all new 24MP "DualPixel CMOS AF" sensor - the sensor not only captures the image, it also acts as part of the autofocus system. This significantly improves autofocus capability when using the camera in Live View mode (using the LCD screen as the viewfinder). This also means that autofocus is continous when shooting video - as you pan, the camera keeps everything in focus.

The autofocus system is also upgraded - both cameras use 45 focus points compared to the 19 points in the T6i/T6s.

Additional changes include:

- the lastest Canon Digic 7 processor (faster than the Digic 6 in the T6i/T6s)
- 60fps HD 1080p video recording
- higher ISO setting for low light recreational shooting
- more power efficient - Canon rates the battery at 600 shots per charge (vs. 440 for the T6i/T6s)
- 6 frame-per-second continuous shooting for recreational shooting

Built-in Wi-Fi is a very nice addition to the T7i and 77D but it doesn't work the way that most dental offices would like. You can use your smartphone, tablet or computer to view images on the camera's memory card and you can also control the camera using one of these devices as a live view remote. You can also transfer images once they have been captured on the memory card, but the camera will not automatically transfer the images to a device.

Which is better for clinical photography? Both!

With the same lens and flash, there will be no difference between them as far as image quality goes.

It really comes down to personal preference. If you have used a higher end Canon SLR model (10D through 80D), the layout of the 77D will seem very familiar. On the other hand, if you are upgrading from a previous Rebel, the T7i will have buttons and dials where you expect to find them.

Shown above are the T7i (on left) and 77D (on right) cameras from the top and back: (click for larger images)
The Canon MR-14EX II macro flash is the standard flash option. The MR-14EX II's flash head is shaped like a ring flash, but it is actually "split" into two arced tubes. This gives you the even illumination of a ring, but still allows you to vary the power from side to side. This affords you more creative control over the lighting.

The second option is the Canon 270EX II Wireless Macro System with R2-U Bracket (shown below). The package includes two Canon 270EX II flashes and the R2 bracket. The T7i and 77D have the built-in wireless flash transmitter which controls the Canon flashes for a perfect exposure.

The third option is the Nissin i40 Wireless Macro System with R2-U Bracket. The package includes two Nissin i40 flashes and the R2 bracket. The built-in wireless flash transmitter controls the Nissin flashes for a perfect exposure.

There are four lens options for the T7i and 77D: the Tokina 100mm macro lens (18oz.), the Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens (11.5oz.), the Canon EF 100mm macro lens (20.5oz.) and the Canon EF 100mm L macro lens (22oz.). All four lenses offer very similar optical quality while the Canon EF 100mm L macro lens adds Canon's Image Stabilization (IS) system. The IS system makes focusing easier - a sophisticated system measures movement and counteracts the movement by shifting lens elements. If you are taking a mirror shot and you have the mirror in one hand and the camera in the other, you will be amazed how much more stable the image is in the viewfinder.

The Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens is recommended for orthodontic offices as most ortho practices take a specific series of photos: portraits along with anterior, buccal and occlusal intraoral views. The working distance (the distance from the lens to the subject being photographed) with the 60mm is less than the 100mm lens which makes taking ortho views easier.

For all other dental practices, a 100mm macro lens is recommended to allow shooting smaller fields, especially in the posterior. These lenses have enough working distance to allow 1:1 closeup magnifications anywhere in the mouth. If you have any questions about which lens is best for your needs, please call us.

This table shows the evolution of the Canon Digital Rebel models:

Model Date
Announced
Resolution LCD Screen Live
View?
Dual Pixel AF? Wireless Flash
Capability?
Video?
Rebel 8/2003 6.3MP 1.8" - 115,000 pixels No No No No
Rebel XT 2/2005 8.0MP 1.8" - 115,000 pixels No No No No
Rebel XTi 8/2006 10.1MP 2.5" - 230,000 pixels No No No No
Rebel XSi 1/2008 12.2MP 3.0" - 230,000 pixels Yes No No No
Rebel XS 6/2008 10.1MP 2.5" - 230,000 pixels Yes No No No
Rebel T1i 3/2009 15.1MP 3.0" - 920,000 pixels Yes No No Yes - 1080p HD
20 fps
Rebel T2i 2/2010 18.0MP 3.0" - 1,040,000 pixels (3:2) Yes No No Yes - 1080P HD
24/25/30 fps
Rebel T3 2/2011 12.2MP 3.0" - 230,000 pixels (3:2) Yes No No Yes - 720p HD
25/30 fps
Rebel T3i 2/2011 18.0MP 3.0" - 1,040,000 pixels (3:2)
articulating LCD
Yes No Yes Yes - 1080P HD
24/25/30 fps
Rebel T4i 6/2012 18.0MP 3.0" - 1,040,000 pixels (3:2)
articulating touchscreen LCD
Yes No Yes Yes - 1080P HD
24/25/30 fps
Rebel T5i 4/2013 18.0MP 3.0" - 1,040,000 pixels (3:2)
articulating touchscreen LCD
Yes No Yes Yes - 1080P HD
24/25/30 fps
Rebel T5 2/2014 18.0MP 3.0" - 460,000 pixels (3:2) Yes No No Yes - 1080P HD
24/25/30 fps
Rebel T6i 2/2015 24.0MP 3.0" - 1,040,000 pixels (3:2)
articulating touchscreen LCD
Yes No Yes Yes - 1080P HD
24/25/30 fps
Rebel T6s 2/2015 24.0MP 3.0" - 1,040,000 pixels (3:2)
articulating touchscreen LCD
Yes No Yes Yes - 1080P HD
24/25/30 fps
Rebel T6 3/2016 18.0MP 3.0" - 920,000 pixels (3:2) Yes No No Yes - 1080P HD
24/25/30 fps
Rebel T7i 3/2017 24.0MP 3.0" - 1,040,000 pixels (3:2)
articulating touchscreen LCD
Yes Yes Yes Yes - 1080P HD
24/30/60 fps
EOS 77D 3/2017 24.0MP 3.0" - 1,040,000 pixels (3:2)
articulating touchscreen LCD
Yes Yes Yes Yes - 1080P HD
24/30/60 fps



Click here to open a chart comparing the specs of the Canon & Nikon SLR cameras

What's Included in the Package?
Complete systems (camera, lens and flash) also include an 8GB memory card, USB memory card reader and a professional grade hard case. The case is designed to hold the camera completely assembled and well protected.

The complete camera system is pre-assembled and tested. It is shipped to you in a professional hard case with custom PhotoMed instructions for clinical use. The complete system also includes unlimited telephone/email technical support and loan equipment support if anything ever needs repair (Continental U.S. only). Unlike other sources, we never charge for tech support or loan equipment (except shipping charges).

Accessories are too numerous to list here. PhotoMed carries everything you might need for your Rebel T7i / EOS 77D: memory cards, memory card readers, recreational lenses, etc. Give us a call and we'll help you decide which accessories will work best for you.

Our technical experts have answers to all your digital questions. Call for more information.


Canon Rebel T7i System Pricing
There are four lens and three flash choices for your Canon Rebel T7i Systems - use the grid below to determine the price of your system. Please call or email us if you have any questions regarding lens and flash configuration.
T7i Systems
w/Tokina 100mm lens
w/Canon 60mm lens
w/Canon 100mm lens
wCanon L 100mm lens
w/Canon
MR-14EX II
macro flash
$2369.00
$2369.00
$2549.00
$2949.00
w/(2) Canon 270EX II
flashes and
R2-U Bracket
n/a* (see note #1 below)
n/a* (see note #2 below)
$2549.00
$2949.00
w/(2) Nissin i40
flashes and
R2-U Bracket
n/a* (see note #1 below)
n/a* (see note #2 below)
$2689.00
$3089.00
*#1 - This option is not recommended as the Tokina lens extends in/out as it is focused making it more difficult to use with the R2 bracket.
*#2 - This option is not recommended as the working distance with the Canon 60mm is shorter than the other lenses making it more difficult to use with the R2 bracket.


Canon EOS 77D System Pricing
There are four lens and three flash choices for your Canon EOS 77D Systems - use the grid below to determine the price of your system. Please call or email us if you have any questions regarding lens and flash configuration.
77D Systems
w/Tokina 100mm lens
w/Canon 60mm lens
w/Canon 100mm lens
wCanon L 100mm lens
w/Canon
MR-14EX II
macro flash
$2519.00
$2519.00
$2699.00
$3099.00
w/(2) Canon 270EX II
flashes and
R2-U Bracket
n/a* (see note #1 below)
n/a* (see note #2 below)
$2699.00
$3099.00
w/(2) Nissin i40
flashes and
R2-U Bracket
n/a* (see note #1 below)
n/a* (see note #2 below)
$2839.00
$3239.00
*#1 - This option is not recommended as the Tokina lens extends in/out as it is focused making it more difficult to use with the R2 bracket.
*#2 - This option is not recommended as the working distance with the Canon 60mm is shorter than the other lenses making it more difficult to use with the R2 bracket.


Canon Rebel T7i / EOS 77D Options and Recommended Accessories
Listed below are popular accessories for the Canon Rebel T7i / EOS 77D. Please call or email us if you have any questions regarding options or accessories.
**SPECIAL** Dr. McLaren DVD
Dental, Portrait, and Shade Analysis Photography: from A -Z


only $99 when purchased with a camera system - reg. $149
$99.00
AA Rechargeable NiMH battery kit - quick charger and 4 AA batteries
(recommended for use with Canon macro flashes)
29.00
Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II Zoom Lens (White Box packaging) Compare at $199
99.00
8GB SD Class 10 Memory Card - high speed SD memory card for HD video recording
15.00
16GB SD Class 10 Memory Card - high speed SD memory card for HD video recording
20.00
32GB SD Class 10 Memory Card - high speed SD memory card for HD video recording
25.00
extra lithium-ion rechargeable battery for Canon Rebel T7i / EOS 77D
65.00


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