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Canon EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D vs EOS Rebel T7i / 800D Comparison

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Canon EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D

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Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D

Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Canon EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D
Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D
EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D
EOS Rebel T7i / 800D
Refers to the year this camera was officially made available for sale.
Announcement Date
Refers to the date the manufacturer publicly announced the upcoming release and general specs of this camera.
February 26, 2018
February 14, 2017
Camera Type
Camera Size
Camera Weight

Canon T7 vs T7i Overview

Today’s contest is between the Canon EOS Rebel T7 and the Canon EOS Rebel T7i (or the EOS 2000D and EOS 800D in Europe). While their American names are similar to the point of confusion, the two cameras have some notable differences regarding specs.

We’ll tell you now, the Canon EOS Rebel T7i wins this contest. It is the pricier of the two Canon Cameras. But it’s worth spending a bit more to get the superior features of the Canon EOS Rebel T7i.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D
Great APS-C image quality, professional features and nice photography specs with an affordable price tag. The perfect beginner’s camera!

We’ll take you through this Canon T7 vs T7i head-to-head in every way. You’ll be able to see the benefits and pitfalls of these entry-level DLSR cameras. And you’ll be able to decide if you agree with the judge’s decision.

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Body and Handling

Canon has a tradition of making DSLR cameras with well-designed, ergonomic bodies. And the Canon EOS Rebel T7 and the Canon Rebel T7i both continue that trend.

They are nearly identical in size. But the Canon EOS Rebel T7 is slightly heavier than the Rebel T7i. But the difference is less than 100 g (0.22 lb).

Canon has enough experience making DSLRs to know what people want in their hands. And the controls are well-positioned and easy to access. Both cameras have an intuitive layout, and it doesn’t take long to become second nature.

Man in cap holding canon camera up to his face
© Austin Pacheco

Canon T7 vs Canon T7i Optics

Now we’ll see how the DSLR cameras compare in image creation. We’ll look at their sensors, the resolution, and other camera specs important to photography.

Sensors and Resolution

Both cameras have an APS-C CMOS sensor, meaning the sensor size is the same. And they both have 6000 x 4000 px image resolution. But the Canon EOS Rebel T7 pips the Rebel T7i in megapixels. The sensor carries 24.1 MP compared to the Rebel T7i’s 24 MP.

The increase of 0.1 MP doesn’t make a world of difference. You’d have to enlarge the photos to an incredible degree to see a difference in image quality. And the two cameras have Canon’s advanced image processing engine for smooth performance.

Whether it’s 24 or 24.1 MP, that’s a fairly standard image resolution for an APS-C DSLR camera at this level. And while not groundbreaking for this sensor size, you won’t find much disappointment from users of either camera.

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 and the Canon EOS Rebel T7i both produce fantastic images. The color rendering is excellent. They’re both vivid and natural. And there’s excellent detail and dynamic range.

You’ll have no qualms using photos from the Canon EOS Rebel T7 and Rebel T7i for enlargement or print media. But manage your expectations and remember they are beginner-friendly cameras.

Low-Light Performance

The ISO range is the first thing to look at when judging cameras on their low-light performance. And this is where we see some clear differences between the two Canon cameras.

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 has an ISO range from 100 to 12,800. That’s not bad for an entry-level camera. But the Canon EOS Rebel T7i has an increased range that goes up to ISO 25,600.

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i’s 100-25,600 ISO range opens up more shooting opportunities. You can photograph wildlife at dawn, indoor sporting events, and live concerts. You will experience digital noise at the higher end. But the bigger range gives you more options when light is scarce.

Canon Rebel camera on a table with EF lens attached
© Misael Moreno

Lens Compatibility

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 and the Canon Rebel T7i both have Canon EF lens mounts. And finding out your interchangeable lens camera has an EF mount is always good news.

The EF lens mount is Canon’s most common. They have thousands of lenses in their EF series. No matter what type of lens you need, you’ll be able to find one that fits the Canon EOS Rebel T7 and the Rebel T7i. The EF mount is a big selling point for both cameras.

Optical DSLR Viewfinder

Both Canon T7 vs T7i cameras have a pentamirror optical viewfinder. It doesn’t have the quality of the pentaprism systems found in more advanced cameras. But many will appreciate the accurate visuals seen through the viewfinder.

An optical viewfinder gives you a reflection of the view seen through the lens. It’s not a digital representation like you get from electronic viewfinders. This is ideal for beginner photographers honing their craft.

The higher the number of megapixels, the more detail the cameras sensor can capture.
24.1 MP
24 MP
Image Resolution
Image resolution is measured in pixels and megapixels, width by height. The higher the number, the higher its resolution.
6000 x 4000 px
6000 x 4000 px
Sensor Type
The camera sensor captures light and records the image. Sensors vary in physical size, the number of pixels, and quality.
Sensor Size
The sensor size contributes to the overall quality as well as the dynamic and tonal range a camera can capture. As a rule of thumb, the more surface there is to read the light, the more information it will capture.
14.9 x 22.3 mm
14.9 x 22.3 mm
Sensor Format
Refers to the most commonly used sensor sizes.
Frame Rate
The number of sequential frames per second the camera can write to the memory card when shooting in burst or continuous mode.
3 fps
6 fps
Lens Mount
The lens mount will tell you what type of lens range you can fit onto the camera body. Often the same camera company will have different lens ranges for different cameras.
Canon EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Image Processor
The image processor in the camera converts the information collected on the sensor for digital storage on the memory card.
Digic 4+
Digic 7
Aspect Ratio
The aspect ratio refers to the proportional difference between width and height. The most popular aspect ratios are 3:2 and 4:3.
Minimum ISO (Native)
Refers to the lowest native (or 'base') ISO setting. Lower ISO are less sensitive to light but make a cleaner image.
Maximum ISO (Native)
Refers to the highest native (or 'base') ISO setting. Higher ISO is necessary for low-light situations or night photography, but higher ISOs often introduce grain or noise.
Minimum ISO (Expanded)
Expanded (or extended) ISO is a digitally enhanced feature available on some cameras. It allows you to push beyond the native ISO range if necessary.
Maximum ISO (Expanded)
Expanded (or extended) ISO is a digitally enhanced feature available on some cameras. It allows you to push beyond the native ISO range if necessary.
Minimum Shutter Speed
The minimum shutter speed will tell you the longest exposure your camera can take without using an external accessory.
30 s
30 s
Maximum Shutter Speed
The maximum shutter speed tells you the length inside 1 second the camera will capture. These can sometimes be extended with accessories such as extra external batteries.
1/ 4000 s
1/ 4000 s
Autofocus Points
Autofocus points show where the camera is focusing graphically as squares or brackets in Live View or on an electronic viewfinder. These points are also used for light meter readings.
In-body Stabilization
In-body Stabilization means the camera has a certain technology embedded that counteracts camera shake.
Viewfinder Type
The viewfinder type is either electronic or optical. Electronic viewfinders will have a small screen in the viewfinder. Optical viewfinders will use prisms and mirrors to look through the lens.
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)

Canon EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D vs EOS Rebel T7i / 800D Video Performance

On the surface, there isn’t much that separates the Canon EOS Rebel T7 and the Canon EOS Rebel T7i in the video category. But there are a few important differences when you look deeper.

The two cameras have the same max video resolution of Full HD (1080p). That’s fine for beginners. But camera buyers interested in filmmaking expect a minimum of 4K video quality.

The Full HD video on both cameras is more than enough for social media platforms. But the Canon EOS Rebel T7i has an advantage videographers will appreciate.

While the Canon EOS Rebel T7 has a Full HD frame rate of 30 fps, the Canon T7i shoots at 60 fps. The increased frame rate makes for super-smooth video quality. You’ll experience less jerking and less lag when recording and playing back videos.

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i also gives you a choice of video files. The Canon EOS Rebel T7 only allows for MOV files. But the Rebel T7i has MOV and MPEG-5 files.

Time-Lapse Video

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i takes another point against the Rebel T7. The Canon EOS Rebel T7 has no time-lapse video options built in. But the T7i has time-lapse modes as standard, making it very easy to create fantastic time-lapse videos.

Audio Recording

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i is better equipped for multimedia recording. It has an external microphone port for high-quality sound recording. It’s a 3.5 mm mini jack mic input for stereo microphone recording.

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 doesn’t have a microphone port, which is a setback in the eyes of video enthusiasts.

Webcam Capabilities

Both cameras can be used as webcams for video conferencing and livestreaming. You can connect the DSLR to your computer using a USB connection. And then you run the Canon Utility software to start streaming. That’s a bonus point for both cameras.

Indicates if this camera is capable of recording video.
Max Video Resolution
The best resolution this camera can capture video in. Modern cameras can capture up to 8K video.
Full HD
Full HD
Max Video Dimensions
Video resolution measured by the greatest number of pixels possible in each frame, width by height. A higher resolution means more detail or clarity in your video.
1920 x 1080 px
1920 x 1080 px
Max Video Frame Rate
How many frames per second your video will capture. Most cameras have options for multiple frame rates, depending on the resolution you shoot in. For a general video, 24p or 30p is the standard, but more serious filmmakers may need a higher frame rate for creative effect.
30 p
60 p
Time-Lapse Built In
A built in time-lapse mode will allow continuous shooting throughout a prolonged period of time to be compressed into a sped up video.
Video File Format
Different cameras can record in various video file formats. The File format you record in can impact how you edit and use the files.

Canon EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D vs EOS Rebel T7i / 800D Features and Benefits


The Canon EOS Rebel T7 and Rebel T7i have strong flash options. They both have a built-in flash, allowing you to continue shooting at night without extra gear.

They also have hot shoe connections for external flashes, opening up more possibilities for additional lighting. It’s a good feature for studio photographers.

LCD Screen

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i has the better screen of the two cameras. The Rebel T7 has a fixed screen that doesn’t tilt or articulate. But the Rebel T7i has a flip-out screen that tilts and rotates. And it’s also touch sensitive.

There’s also an imbalance in screen resolution. The Canon EOS Rebel T7i has a resolution of 1.04m dots compared to the Rebel T7’s 920k dots. It’s not a huge difference, but you’ll see an increase in definition on the Rebel T7i.

Burst Mode

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i takes the biscuit for burst mode. But there isn’t a big difference. And both have a disappointing continuous shooting speed.

The 6 fps from the Rebel T7i isn’t much, but you wouldn’t expect much more from an entry-level DSLR. The Canon Rebel T7’s burst is slow and tops out at 3 fps. That’s a sluggish continuous shooting speed by anyone’s standards.

Girl in grey beanie holding canon camera to her face
© Max Panama


Autofocus is another strength of the Canon EOS Rebel T7i. It has 45 cross-type AF points spread across the frame. It’s quick to lock on to your subject. And the AI focus tracks moving subjects.

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 only has 9 cross-type AF points. It does have AF tracking. But it’s less sensitive to movement because it has fewer AF points. And the superior low-light sensitivity and dynamic range also mean the AF of the Rebel T7i is more responsive in low light.

The Rebel T7i also has more options if you want to select focus points manually. There’s single focus point selection. And there’s zone AF if you want to select several focus points in one area of the frame.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity

Both Rebel cameras have Wi-Fi connectivity, which is great for transferring images and sharing online. But again, the EOS Rebel T7i takes the point in this category.

As well as Wi-Fi, the Rebel T7i also has Bluetooth connectivity. Connecting with Wi-Fi is most people’s preferred method. But Bluetooth uses less energy, so you can transfer when the battery is low.

Image Stabilization

Neither DSLR camera has built-in image stabilization. While this is a tall ask for beginner cameras, image stabilization is something we’re seeing more often in lower skill level cameras.

Built-in Flash
A built-in flash will often be positioned right above the lens. This will automatically pop up when you activate it.
External Flash
External flashes are often connected through a hot shoe at the top of a camera, or a cable at the side of the camera.
GPS features in a camera will include location metadata to each of your photographs.
Weather Sealing
Weather sealing capabilities will give you more confidence when shooting in unfavourable conditions.
Screen Type
Touch Screen
Touchscreen allows you to change camera settings and access menus with a swipe of your finger, instead of using buttons.
Screen Size
Screen Resolution
Screen dots indicate the resolution of the LCD screen by including each sub pixel.
920,000 dots
1,040,000 dots
Flip Screen
A flip screen (or articulating screen) is a second screen which can flip out from the side or top of the camera. This rotating screen allows you more freedom to take photos at different angles.
Live View
Live View feature allows you to see a continuous live video of what is being seen through your lens.
Bluetooth capabilities allow you wireless control of your camera with other external devices.

Canon EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D vs EOS Rebel T7i / 800D Storage and Battery

Memory and Storage

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 and the Rebel T7i both have single memory card slots. This might be frustrating for trigger-happy photographers. But you generally don’t see dual card slots until you get to the professional end of the camera scale.

Battery Life

Both cameras are reliable regarding battery life. You won’t get caught short with either DSLR. But there is a difference between the two, and again, the numbers favor the Rebel T7i.

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 has a 500-shot battery life when fully charged. Not bad. But the Canon T7i has a longer battery life, giving you 600 shots from a fully charged battery. Those 100 shots can make a big difference when you’re out shooting.

Storage and Battery
Storage and Battery
Memory Card
SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Dual Memory Card Slots
Battery Type
Battery Life
Approximately how long this cameras battery will last measured by how many photographs you will be able to take.
500 shots
600 shots
USB Charging
Sensor scores tested by DXOMARK
Overall Score
DXOMARK overall sensor score.
Portrait (Color Depth)
As described by DXOMARK 'The Portrait score in our camera sensor reviews defines color depth performance and its unit is a number of bits. A color depth of 22 bits is excellent; differences below 1 bit are barely noticeable.'
22.6 bits
Landscape (Dynamic Range)
As described by DXOMARK 'The Landscape score in our camera sensor tests defines the maximum dynamic range of the camera sensor and its unit is an exposure value (EV). A value of 12 EV is excellent with differences below 0.5 EV usually not noticeable.'
11.9 EVs
Sports (Low-Light ISO)
Described by DXOMARK as 'The maximal value of ISO sensitivity needed to reach a given value of Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). The greater the value, the better'

Canon EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D vs EOS Rebel T7i / 800D – Our Verdict

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i is the winner against the Canon EOS Rebel T7. This Canon T7 vs T7i review reveals that they are similar cameras in many ways. But comparing each camera’s specs, the Canon T7i took a clear lead and emerged victorious.

They are both solid entry-level DSLR Canon cameras. The Canon T7 is an excellent camera for a young beginner. The image quality is fantastic and there are plenty of features to play with. But the Canon T7i has more to offer with more features and better specs in important areas.

There isn’t much of a sensor comparison because they are nearly identical. But the Canon T7i pulls ahead in video, autofocus, and low-light performance. And the tilting touchscreen is a helpful feature for snapping tricky shots.

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is a good option if your budget is tight. But we believe the Canon EOS Rebel T7i is worth the additional cost. The superior specs and features offer more value for money.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D
Great APS-C image quality, professional features and nice photography specs with an affordable pricetag. The perfect beginner’s camera!

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