Mirrorless Digital Camera with External EVF Arriving in April

Canon introduces three new models in EOS series for camera enthusiasts

Mirrorless Digital Camera with External EVF Arriving in April

This week, Canon is following those up with the M6, a midrange option, along with the EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D DSLRs.

This DSLR is a stripped-back version of the Canon EOS 77D, aimed at new entrants into the world of photography and video, and carries numerous same features as the EOS 77D mentioned above.

CanonA promotional image for the Canon EOS M6. None of the three cameras can shoot in 4K, which is a tad disappointing.

Captured images and videos can be easily transferred and shared to family and friends as the Canon EOS M6 comes with Wi-Fi, near-field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth connectivity. However, there are no unique features out of the ordinary that would make you choose this camera over other mid-range models from other manufacturers. As usual for Canon, the body can be fitted with EF, EF-S, and EF-M lenses. The new T7i also features a full range of manual and automatic exposure controls, making it both user friendly and versatile.

The mirrorless digital camera comes with an ISO range of 100-25600, five-axis Image Stabilization (IS) and high-speed continuous shooting with up to seven frames per second (fps). It will be available in April 2017.

"In what marks the 30th year since the introduction of the Canon EOS System, the announcement today of these two new DSLR cameras exhibits Canon's commitment to providing our customers with the tools they need to grow their passion for capturing the best possible pictures of the moments in time that mean the most to them, or inspire them to one day shoot professionally", said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. Now Canon is hoping to build on that with the M6, a more compact mirrorless camera which will - slightly confusingly given its name - slot into the lineup between the M3 and the M5. The touchscreen on that camera is limited to tilting 85 degrees up and 180 degrees down, which isn't much good if the camera is mounted on a tripod. Users also have the ability to set up creative filters and utilize a feature assistant to help them through the camera's functions. In fact, the only notable difference lies in the body itself which boasts a secondary top LCD screen and some different controls including an additional AF-On button, display off sensor, a locking switch, and a control dial instead of the traditional buttons. The Rebel T7i will be $750 for the body, $900 with a new 18-55 mm lens, and $1,300 with a new 18-135 mm lens. While Canon EOS Rebel T7i and Canon EOS 77D are ideal for those who want an 80D-like camera but does not want to spend over US$1,000 (AU$1,300 approx), the Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera is a more compact shooter and worth considering, writes Engadget.

Canon EOS 77D is priced at $899.99 for the body, and $1,049.00 with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, and with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens it is priced at $1,499.00.

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