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EOS 850D – Rebel T8i, EOS 77D mk2 rumours/info

Replacement(s) for the 800D/77D / Rebel T7i


With the introduction of the 850D and 77D in February 2017, the ‘Rebel’ line looks firmly to have split.

How will these cameras eventually be replaced? The 2019 90D and lack of 7D mk3 suggests that the DSLR market shrinkage is greater than predicted, so we may yet see a single successor to the 77D/800D

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EOS 850D/T8/77D mk2 rumours – 800D/77D replacements

2019 December

3rd The 77/850 have been relatively long lived, with changes in the camera market drastic enough that any planned earlier 77/850 developments may have been seriously altered. We may even see a single 850D/900D model as the 77/800 split is halted.

A new Canon model number DS126821 has been spotted [Nok] and points to a WiFi equipped camera with an LP-E17 battery (the 800D has the LP-E17, the 90D has the LP-E6)

This could indeed be a 77D or 800D replacement, since a step up in processor to Digic 8 and the incorporation of 4k video would seem obvious changes. The new 32MP sensor seen in the M6II nd 90D may also feature.

It’s worth noting suggestions we’ve had that a crop sensor mirrorless to match Nikon’s Z50 is on the way, but the ages of the 77D/800D and older technology used in them suggest there is life in Canon’s xxxD line yet.

It’s also worth noting that with the small amount of detail available at the moment that it could be an M50 mk2 (or M60) – the 800D/77D are both a year older though and a 3 yr old ‘Rebel’ still looks the most likely for update – see the timeline)

2017 February

15th The 800D/T7i and 77D are announced.

The split first seen in the previous 750D/760D models is made more obvious (from a marketing point of view).

Previous history would suggest that we’re not going to see much here until at least late 2018. Pre-release rumours for the 800D are at the foot of the 800D page

A good guide for timings has been the Canon timeline

  Crop  00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Best Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X 1DX II
1.3     1D 1D Mk II 1D MkIIn 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV                  
video                             1D C        
High Full                               5Ds/5Dsr
            5D 5D Mk II 5D Mk III 5D Mk IV
1.6                   7D 7D Mk II
'Better'  Full                                               6D 6D 2
1.6 D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D 90D
Mid 1.6         300D
Rebel
Kiss
350D
XT
Kiss N
400D
XTi
Kiss X
450
XSi
X2
500
T1i
X3
550
T2i
X4
600
T3i
X5
650
T4i
X6i
700D
T5i
X7i
760D T6s 77D
        750D T6i 800D T7i
Micro 1.6                                 100D SL1 X7 200D SL2 250D
Entry 1.6                   1000D / XS / F 1100D / T3 / X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6 2000D T7
                                    4000D
EOS R
Mirror
-less
Full                               EOS R
                              EOS RP
EF-M
Mirror
-less
1.6                               M5
                              M50
                            M M2 M3 M6 M6 II
                              M10 M100 M200

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates. Video capable 4k

Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual | Digic 8 dual

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