Canon EOS REBEL T7i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit

Last updated date: April 30, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 136 expert reviews, the Canon Canon EOS REBEL T7i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit placed 7th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.7
525 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
We were similarly impressed with the T7i’s video mode, thanks to Dual Pixel autofocus (DPAF). As the T7i is geared for beginners and first-time DSLR buyers, it may be worth a quick explanation of how autofocus works on these cameras and why DPAF is so important. When using an optical viewfinder, focus is achieved on a dedicated focusing sensor (in this case, one with 45 points), which uses an efficient type of autofocus known as phase detection.
- Digital Trends
It has fast 45-point autofocus system.
- Tech Spot
Thanks to the T7i's vari-angle, 3-inch LCD, it's easier to shoot overhead or at low angles than with a fixed LCD.
- Tom's Guide
It has 45-point cross-type autofocus system.
- PC Mag
What makes the T7i really stand out for casual shooters is how consistent the shooting experience is, regardless of whether you shoot through the optical viewfinder or in live view, using the rear screen.
- DP Review
May 23, 2017 | Full review
It has 45-point cross-type autofocus system.
- Imaging Resource
The Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D delivers reasonable photo and video quality and respectable performance in a time-tested body.
- CNET
The biggest advantage of the T7i is its new autofocus system. With 45 cross-type AF points for shooting stills through the viewfinder, the T7i represents a notable upgrade from the T5i’s nine-point system. It covers a wider area of the frame, but more important, the extra points help when you’re using tracking AF on a moving subject, such as a soccer player or a seagull.
- New York Times Wirecutter
What experts didn't like
The viewfinder is woefully small, with just 0.82x magnification and 95-percent coverage compared to the 80D’s at 0.95x magnification and 100-percent coverage. For anyone familiar with higher-end cameras, the T7i does come across as feeling a bit cheap; but that feeling all but vanishes when you look at the pictures it takes.
- Digital Trends
The video is limited to 1080p only.
- Tech Spot
Slightly larger and heavier than the competition.
- Tom's Guide
The video is limited to 1080p only.
- PC Mag
The camera is a little bit limited in spec terms: it only offers 1080p video and either auto everything or full manual.
- DP Review
May 23, 2017 | Full review
Default JPEGs slightly soft straight out of camera.
- Imaging Resource
Relatively large compared to other cameras in its class and its photos aren't as sharp as competitors'.
- CNET

From The Manufacturer

Step up from a smartphone or compact camera and see the difference. With an optical viewfinder to see exactly what you'll capture, 45-point all cross-type AF for accurate results, dual pixel CMOS AF with Phase detection and more, the EOS Rebel t7i is one of the most advanced EOS rebels yet.

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Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 8
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