Canon EOS 50D vs Canon EOS 77D

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      Overview

      In this comparison, we will evaluate the Canon EOS 50D and the Canon EOS 77D, highlighting the advantages of each over the other, discussing their pros and cons, shared strengths and weaknesses, and providing a rating based on their available features and specifications to assist you in choosing the one that best suits your needs.

      Canon EOS 50D was introduced in October 2008 and Canon EOS 77D was introduced in February 2017. Let us first list highlights of the models.

      Canon EOS 50D Highlights

      • 15.1 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
      • 100 - 3,200 Native ISO
      • 9 Focus Points
      • 3.0" 920k dot Fixed Screen
      • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
      • 6.3 fps Continuous Shooting
      • Built-in Flash
      • Wheather Sealed Body

      Canon EOS 77D Highlights

      • 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
      • 100 - 25,600 Native ISO
      • 45 Focus Points (45 Cross-type)
      • 3.0" 1,040k dot Fully Articulated Screen
      • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
      • 6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
      • 1920 x 1080 Video Shooting
      • 30 min Video Recording Limit
      • Built-in Flash
      • Built-In Wi-Fi

      Now that we've looked at the most essential specifications and gained a basic understanding of these cameras, we can delve into more details and see the differences between them.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 77D.

      PROS

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Built-in Flash
      •   HDMI Output
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Orientation Sensor
      •   Cheap
      •   Video Capture
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Digital Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Built-in Flash
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   HDMI Output
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth
      •   Orientation Sensor

      CONS

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      •   No Video Capture
      •   3,200 Highest Native ISO
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   No Built-in Microphone
      •   No Microphone Input
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   No Built-In Bluetooth
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 600 shots


      And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

      AVERAGE

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      •   Sensor Resolution - 15.1 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.3 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
      •   DxO Overall Score - 63
      •   Weight - 822 g (1.81 lb / 29.00 oz)
      •   Battery Life - 800 shots
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
      •   -3 EV Min AF Detection
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      •   DxO Overall Score - 78
      •   Weight - 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz)

      Advantage of Canon EOS 50D

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Canon EOS 50D over Canon EOS 77D.

      Canon EOS 50D vs Canon EOS 77D
      Higher Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent) 0.59x vs 0.51x
      Higher Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) 1/8000 sec vs 1/4000 sec
      Higher Max Continuous Shooting 6.3 fps vs 6.0 fps
      Higher Flash Sync Speed 1/250 sec vs 1/200 sec
      Center Weighted Metering vs
      Lower Min Metering 0.5 EV vs +1 EV
      Environmental Sealing vs
      Longer Battery Life 800 shots vs 600 shots

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      Advantage of Canon EOS 77D

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Canon EOS 77D over Canon EOS 50D.

      Canon EOS 50D vs Canon EOS 77D
      Video Capture vs
      Higher Sensor Resolution 15.1 Megapixel vs 24.2 Megapixel
      Higher Native ISO 3,200 vs 25,600
      Higher Boosted ISO 12,800 vs 51,200
      Max Image Resolution 4752 x 3168 vs 6000 x 4000
      More Focus Points 9 vs 45
      Touch-to-Focus vs
      Center Autofocus vs
      Tracking Autofocus vs
      Digital Image Stabilization vs
      Screen Type Fixed vs Fully Articulated
      Touch Screen vs
      Higher Resolution Screen 920k dot vs 1,040k dot
      Average Metering vs
      Partial Metering vs
      Higher Max Metering +18 EV vs +20 EV
      Higher DxO Low Light ISO 696 vs 971
      Higher DxO Color Depth 21.8 vs 23.6
      Higher DxO Dynamic Range 11.4 vs 13.3
      Higher DxO Overall Score 63 vs 78
      Interval Recording vs
      Built-in Microphone vs Stereo
      Microphone Input vs
      Built-In Wi-Fi vs
      Built-In Bluetooth vs
      Lighter 822 g (1.81 lb / 29.00 oz) vs 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz)

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      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Canon EOS 50D Canon EOS 77D
        Face Detection
        Live View Autofocus
        Built-in Flash
        HDMI Output Mini
        Orientation Sensor
      WEAKNESSES Canon EOS 50D Canon EOS 77D
        No Image Stabilization
        No Headphone Output
        No Built-in GPS

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Screen

      Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 77D have 3.0" screens with 920k dot and 1,040k dot resolutions respectively. Canon EOS 50D has a Fixed screen Canon EOS 77D has a Fully Articulated screen which makes it selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting. Canon EOS 77D also features touchscreen which has advantages such as easy menu navigation, intuitive controls, quick setting adjustment and most importantly a Touch-to-Focus functionality (available only on Canon EOS 77D) allowing users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording.

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      Canon EOS 77D with Fully Articulated screen


      Viewfinder

      Canon EOS 50D has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinderCanon EOS 77D has a built-in Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. They both have 95% coverage.

      Sensor

      Canon EOS 50D features a 15.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with dimensions of 22.3 x 14.9 mm and a total area of 332.3 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 3,200 and expands to 100 - 12,800 in boosted mode. Canon EOS 77D features a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with dimensions of 22.3 x 14.9 mm and a total area of 222 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 25,600 and expands to 100 - 51,200 in boosted mode.


      Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how different sensors compare with each other:

      Sensor size chart
      Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
      Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
      Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
      Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
      Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
      Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
      Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

      Photography Features

      Canon EOS 50D is equipped with DIGIC 4 processor and can take pictures up to 4752 x 3168 resolution. It can also take pictures with lower resolution like 3456 x 2304, 2353 x 1568 with 3:2 aspect ratios. Canon EOS 77D is equipped with DIGIC 7 processor and can take pictures up to 6000 x 4000 resolution.


      Lens Mount

      Cameras have Canon EF/EF-S lens mount. Due to their APS-C sensor their crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is equal to 1.6x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 1.6.


      No Image Stabilization

      The cameras do not have image stabilization. On Canon EOS 50D it means that you need lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction. As for Canon EOS 77D nothing can be done. On Canon EOS 77D it means that you need lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction. As for Canon EOS 50D nothing can be done.

      Connectivity, Battery and Storage

      Built-in Wi-Fi on Canon EOS 77D

      Canon EOS 77D has a built-in Wi-Fi which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
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      Bluetooth on Canon EOS 77D

      Canon EOS 77D has a built-in Bluetooth which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
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      NFC on Canon EOS 77D

      Canon EOS 77D has Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which simplifies the process of pairing it with other NFC-enabled devices like smartphones or tablets. It allows to quickly transfer photos and videos or remotely control the camera from compatible device. NFC can also be used for authentication and security purposes. It can verify your identity before accessing certain features or transferring sensitive data. It can be used with NFC-enabled accessories as well, such as lenses, flashes and GPS devices.


      USB Inputs and HDMI Outputs

      Both models have USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) inputs for data transfer. Canon EOS 50D has a Mini HDMI and Canon EOS 77D has an HDMI connector for video signal output.


      Battery

      Canon EOS 50D comes with BP-511A battery pack with battery life of 800 shots and Canon EOS 77D comes with LP-E17 battery pack with battery life of 600 shots.


      External Storage Slots

      Canon EOS 50D has a single CompactFlash (Type I/II, UDMA 7) card slot. Canon EOS 77D has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) card slot.

      Other Features

      Shutter

      Canon EOS 50D has Electronically Controlled Vertical-travel Mechanical Focal-plane shutter. Canon EOS 77D has Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/8000 sec on Canon EOS 50D, and up to 1/4000 sec on Canon EOS 77D. Canon EOS 50D can shoot continuously up to 6.3 fps. Canon EOS 77D can shoot continuously up to 6.0 fps.


      Focusing

      Both cameras have Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with Canon EOS 50D having 9 focusing points and with Canon EOS 77D having 45 (45 cross-type) focusing points and from -3 to +18 EV detection range. and Canon EOS 77D having from -3 to +18 EV detection range.


      Exposure

      Exposure meterings of Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 77D range from 0.5 to +18 EV and +1 to +20 EV respectively and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±2 EV range on Canon EOS 50D and ±5 EV range on Canon EOS 77D. You can also do exposure lock, exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment on Canon EOS 50D and exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment on Canon EOS 77D.


      Flash

      Cameras have built-in flash with maximum range of 13.00 m at ISO 100 on Canon EOS 50D and 12.00 m at ISO 100 on Canon EOS 77D. They also accept external flash which can be connected via Hot Shoe or PC Terminal to Canon EOS 50D and via Hot Shoe to Canon EOS 77D. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/250 sec on Canon EOS 50D and 1/200 sec on Canon EOS 77D.

      Physical Parameters

      Canon EOS 50D body has dimensions of 146 x 108 x 74 mm (5.75 x 4.25 x 2.91") and Canon EOS 77D body has dimensions of 131 x 100 x 76 mm (5.16 x 3.94 x 2.99"). Canon EOS 50D weighs 822 g (1.81 lb / 29.00 oz) and Canon EOS 77D weighs 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz).

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      146 mm

      108 mm

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      131 mm

      100 mm

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      108 mm

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      100 mm

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      74 mm

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      76 mm

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      Size comparisons of Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 77D

      Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 77D for Different Types of Photography

      We give scores to the cameras for six types of photography based on their features and specifications. Let us see how suitable they are for each type of photography.

      Landscape Photography

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      GOOD
      80
      •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      GOOD
      75
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing

      Sports Photography

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      AVERAGE
      67
      •   3,200 Highest Native ISO
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.3 fps
      •   Battery Life - 800 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      73
      •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.0 fps
      •   Short Battery Life - 600 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Wildlife Photography

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      AVERAGE
      62
      •   3,200 Highest Native ISO
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.3 fps
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Battery Life - 800 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      AVERAGE
      67
      •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.0 fps
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 600 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Portrait Photography

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      GOOD
      79
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      83
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Street Photography

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      GOOD
      78
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 822 g (1.81 lb / 29.00 oz)
      GOOD
      84
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz)

      Travel Photography

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      GOOD
      79
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 822 g (1.81 lb / 29.00 oz)
      •   Battery Life - 800 shots
      GOOD
      81
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 600 shots

      Evaluations

      We evaluate Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 77D and give them scores of 64 and 74 out of 100 recpectively. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      OVERALL
      64
      OVERALL
      74

      Sensor

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      AVERAGE
      67
      •   Sensor Resolution - 15.1 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   3,200 Highest Native ISO
      •   DxO Overall Score - 63
      AVERAGE
      69
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
      •   DxO Overall Score - 78

      Photo

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      GOOD
      70
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.3 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
      AVERAGE
      69
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec

      Video

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      BAD
      0
      •   No Image Stabilization
      BAD
      32
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   Low Video Recording Limit

      Focusing

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      GOOD
      81
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   -3 EV Min AF Detection
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      GOOD
      72
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
      EXCELLENT
      88
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot

      Connectivity

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      AVERAGE
      57
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Built-in Microphone
      •   No Microphone Input
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   No Built-In Bluetooth
      EXCELLENT
      93
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth

      Battery, Storage and Physical

      Canon EOS 50D

      Canon EOS 77D

      AVERAGE
      69
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 822 g (1.81 lb / 29.00 oz)
      •   Battery Life - 800 shots
      POOR
      43
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 600 shots


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