Canon EOS 800D review

Canon EOS 800D Review (South Africa)

A review about Canon EOS 800D

In this Canon EOS 800D review, we will be looking at the specifications as well as the key features, camera performance and image performance of the Canon EOS 800D DSLR camera.

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A Quick Overview of our Canon EOS 800D Review:

Canon EOS 800D specifications at a glance

Body typeMid-size SLR
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ISOAuto, 100-25600 (expands to 51200)
Lens mountCanon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier1.6×
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Max shutter speed1/4000 sec
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries)532 g (1.17 lb / 18.77 oz)
Dimensions131 x 100 x 76 mm (5.16 x 3.94 x 2.99″)

Canon EOS 800D Overview

The Canon EOS 800D is a 24MP compact frame, APS-C format DSLR camera with a DIGIC7 processor and a metal mount. It was launched in February 2017. It is also known as the EOS Rebel T7i and the EOS Kiss X9i.

The camera is a higher-level entry level DSLR built specifically with entry level photographers in mind and incorporates built in features such as a built-in-features guide, scene modes, creative filters and picture styles one come to expect from entry level cameras, it also has a fully articulating 3 inch touch screen with an incredibly easy to use interface. The camera also comes out with a big mode wheel assisting beginner photographers which includes the additional shooting modes such as Programmed Automatic (P), Aperture priority (Av), shutter priority (Tv) and Manual (M) shooting modes which one would expect to see.

Being in the entry level region and designed with beginner photographers in mind, but with more features such as 6 fps in burst mode, the camera is very easy to operate and is a very good choice, with a DIGIC 7 processor.

Canon EOS 800D Design and operation

The camera body of the Canon EOS 800D is plastic and the lens mount is metal, non the less it feels very robust and ergonomic in one’s hands. The viewfinder is not very big. The body of the camera is not weatherproofed.  Buttons on the camera are multifunction and functions are depicted in either white or blue symbols. The white symbols functions while shooting, and the blue symbols indicate functions during playback and when reviewing the images.

Canon EOS 800D Performance

The 24 MP CMOS sensor of the Canon EOS 800D gives more dynamic range, less noise and a much sharper image by incorporating the DIGIC 7 processor. The camera is definitely a valuable tool to any beginner or entry level photographer.  

The 3” fully articulating LCD screen is touch screen equipped with 1.04M dots is a fully articulating touch LCD screen. With an ISO range of Auto, ISO 100 – 25600 which is expandable to 51200, a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000sec. With a maximum shooting speed of 6fps and 45 auto focus points the Canon EOS 800D performance is much better than the low-end entry-level class of DSLR cameras.

Canon EOS 800D Video capabilities

The Canon EOS 800D camera has the ability to take Full HD video (1920 x 1080).

Canon EOS 800D connectivity

The camera connects via USB 2.0 and also has Wi-Fi which uses NFC and LE for easy sharing purposes by using the Canon Camera connect application as well as Bluetooth which allows the camera to be remote controlled via this function.

Canon EOS 800D Pros and Cons


  • DIGIC 7 processor.
  • Specifications are better than the lower end entry level class of DSLR cameras


  • Being in the mid-range entry level class, it is pricier than low-end entry-level cameras.


If you are in the market for a good mid-range entry level DSLR camera then the Canon EOS 800D is a good model to consider.  It has specifications and with key features such as a fully articulating LCD screen with is touch screen with 6fps in burst mode. Camera performance is good with the DIGIC 7 processor and so is image quality.

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