I'm not sure I understand this model at all...(77D).
It seems to run contrary to the trend of specialization and consolidation of DSLR body types in a shrinking DSLR market place.
That and there's a LOT of overlap between this model and the 70D, 80D and some parts of the Rebel line. Begs the question - what is the purpose of this DSLR?
My first impression was -- this kinda undermines the 80D. Look, I get all the subtle pro features like AFMA and whatnot. But overall, the bulk of the specs which most consumers would look at are a direct competitor to the 80D.
With Rebel line cameras getting strong features, and the 7D2 price dropping -- these inbetween APS-C cameras are getting squeezed it would seem.
I looks like the 77D is basically an 80D in a Rebel format with the crappy Rebel handling.
I don't know. I think the 80D should have had a dual card slot to really solidify it as an entry-level pro APS-C, with the 7D2 of course being the flagship. Similar to Nikon, who has the D7200 and D500. D7200 is one hell of a high end APS-C stills camera. Canon's edge here, forcing a non-comparison is the articulating screen, DPAF and video capability. On stills, the D7200 destroys Canon for better sensor, better AF, dual SD, metering.... But can't even come close in video.
In this realm, Canon gambles that video is important to users. I think they are right to some extent. For enthusiasts or dads looking for a family camera, the 80D line for the money allows one to skip out on buying a high end video camera. DPAF with articulating touch screen is really that good.
Some of you snobs might scoff at me calling the 80D entry level pro. Well, there's a lot of people shooting for money still using the 60D and 70D....Even chain stores like Picture People are running 60D. These cameras are being used for pro applications, but Canon does not treat the camera as such.