Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D review

This entry-level DSLR is still a solid option for beginners.

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Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review: verdict

There's no doubt that the EOS Rebel T7i / 800D feels a touch dated compared to some of the latest mirrorless cameras. That said, it now offers comparatively good value and remains a good choice for beginners or smartphone upgraders who prefer the benefits of DSLRs, including superior handling and battery life.

The sensor still impresses, with great performance at high ISOs, and delivers detail-rich images (though to get the best from the camera you'll want some decent glass).

The graphical interface will make the camera even more appealing to new users too – combined with the logical control layout and polished touchscreen it makes for a hassle-free shooting experience.

It's disappointing not to see 4K video capture here, especially as most mirrorless rivals now offer it, while perhaps the biggest disappointment is the camera's finish. While it's similar to previous models, the onslaught of mirrorless models that feel that much nicer in the hand exacerbate this shortcoming.

Still, if you can get over these issues and are looking for a well-rounded and easy to use camera that can teach you the basics of more advanced shooting, then the EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D is certainly still worth a look.

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Phil Hall

Phil Hall is an experienced writer and editor having worked on some of the largest photography magazines in the UK, and now edit the photography channel of TechRadar, the UK's biggest tech website and one of the largest in the world. He has also worked on numerous commercial projects, including working with manufacturers like Nikon and Fujifilm on bespoke printed and online camera guides, as well as writing technique blogs and copy for the John Lewis Technology guide.