Canon EOS REBEL T7i EF-S 18-135 IS STM Kit Review
When you’re ready to enter the world of professional photography, brace yourself for the numbers that are about to hit you. Prices are far from low but unless you know what you’re doing, you’ll likely end up overpaying for functions which you’ll never use. Balancing between usability and affordability is an extremely necessary thing you need to learn before shelling out your hard earned money. This is a camera that’s supposed to last you though the next decade so you better learn to love it.
Canon sure did hit that balance sweet spot with the Rebel T7i, putting in just enough functions to make nearly everyone but the most nitpicky photographers happy and still keep the cost down to levels that won’t cause dementia. If you consider the fact that in photography the body isn’t all that important and instead it’s the lens that make or break the photos, you’ll be happy to find that the Rebel T7i will perform excellently in any condition. The 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor will produce photos big enough for billboards and just in case you’re trying to shoot that bird, this puppy will hit up to 6 photos per second continuously enabling you to capture amazing photos even when you’re not even trying. It’s easy to look like a pro with such a tool on your side. Even though we hope you’ll never use it, the Rebel T7i does come with built in flash that pops up automatically when needed or at your command.
With the T7i you get to shoot in two radically different ways. First is the old school style viewfinder which sees what the lens sees. No fancy electronics here, it’s all physical and if you have a keen eye on the outside world you’ll be able to swiftly put the object in front of the camera, focus and take the photo. You DO get a helpful overlay such as plenty of autofocus points, basic settings such as the aperature, iso and exposure and other points which are critical for the photo but mostly your view is unobstructed and you can clearly see how the photo will look.
Down below you get an amazingly yoga-capable touchscreen which can swivel in any position whatsoever enabling you to clearly see what you’re photographing even in the most awkward positions. The live preview is now shifted to the screen and since the real estate is much bigger now, you have access to all possible settings before taking a photo, making for a much more intuitive way to shoot. Moreover, you get access to the cmos dual pixel auto focusing system which is capable of focusing on objects in 0.03 seconds. In case you didn’t know, this is the fastest autofocus system in the known universe. In that time it is capable of determining how far the object is and positions the lens accordingly in order to achieve perfect focus, every single time. Now if the superhero Flash was a real thing in this world, his identity wouldn’t stay a secret for a long time with these cameras around because even though the Rebel T7i has blistering focus speeds, the real witchcraft is in how it manages to remain focused on moving objects. Really, unless you see it you won’t believe it. Nothing will escape this camera’s attention and this in turn lets you take photos that you wouldn’t even dream of being able to. Just set it on full auto and shoot away. You’ll be amazed how easy it is without touching any other settings at all. If we were professional photographers we’d be quite worried right now because everyone can achieve similar results with such a piece of technology in their hands.