Don't Buy the Canon EOS 77D + 18-135 IS USM Kit (At Least Right Now – Get the 80D Kit Instead)

If you’re considering picking up what can aptly be described as Canon’s beefed-up Rebel with the versatile EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, there’s an important piece of information that you should know before adding the EOS 77D kit to your cart – the higher-end EOS 80D kit with the exact same lens is the same price with its current $300.00 instant rebate in effect.

 
Just for good measure, here are a few points of comparison:

 
Canon EOS 77D vs. 80D:

 
  • DIGIC 7 vs. DIGIC 6
  • ISO 100-25600 (H1: 51200) vs. ISO 100-16000 (H1: 25600)
  • 6fps vs. 7fps, 27 frames RAW vs. 25, unlimited frames JPEG Extra Fine L vs. 110
  • 1/4000 sec vs. 1/8000 sec shutter speed
  • Pentamirror (95%, 0.82x) vs. larger Pentaprism (100%, 0.95x) viewfinder
  • Spring-driven mirror vs. motor-driven mirror
  • X-Sync: 1/200 sec. vs. 1/250 sec.
  • Battery life is approx. 600 vs. 960 (AE 50%, FE 50%), though 80D battery is a bit larger
  • Battery indicator shows 4 levels vs. 6 levels plus a percentage capacity reported
  • 15 Custom Functions vs. 26 Custom Functions including AF parameter settings
  • 77D has more creative modes on the mode dial while 80D has a pair of “C” (Custom) modes
  • 77D has Special Scene Group Photo
  • 77D has a Wi-Fi button & built-in Bluetooth
  • 80D has AF Microadjustment
  • 80D has silent shooting drive modes
  • 80D has M-RAW and S-RAW
  • 80D has many more buttons on top
  • 80D has headphone out port