Canon 77D vs Nikon D7100: A Detailed Comparison

Canon 77D vs Nikon D7100: Let's compare the Canon EOS 77D and the Nikon D7100 DLSR cameras. These are two digital cameras with 24.0MP APS-C sensors. However, before we go into detail, here's a brief overview of the specifications of both cameras.

Canon 77D vs Nikon D7100 Specs

Specifications

Canon 77D

Nikon D7100

Megapixels 24.2 24.1
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C (DX)
Crop Factor 1.6x 1.5x
AA Filter Yes None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Body Image Stabilization Yes (Movie only) No
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S Nikon FX/DX
ISO 100 - 25,600 100 - 6,400
Expanded ISO 51,200 25,600
AF Points 45 51
Cross-type AF Points 45 15
Continuous Mode 6fps 6fps
LCD 3.0" - Fully Articulated 3.2" - Fixed
LCD Resolution 1,040,000 dots 1,228,800 dots
Touchscreen Yes No
Focus Peaking No No
Top LCD Display Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical Optical
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82x 0.94x
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (60/30/24p) 1920x1080 (60/50/30/25/24p)
1280x720 (60/50p) 1280x720 (60/50p)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
Memory Card Type SD SD + SD
Dual Card Slots No Yes
SD UHS Support UHS-I UHS-I
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 1/8000
Slowest Shutter Speed 30" 30"
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size Unlimited 12
RAW Buffer Size 27 5
Time Lapse Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/250
Startup Time x 0.3s
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes No
Built-in GPS No No
Built-in NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes No
USB Type USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Environmentally Sealed No Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 600 shots 950 shots
Battery Included Yes (LP-E17) Yes (EN-EL15)
Weight 19.0 oz (540g) 27.0 oz (765g)
Size 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.0" 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0"
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2017 2013

Nikon D7100 vs Canon 77D Common Features

Built-in Flash Yes vs Yes
External Flash Shoe Yes vs Yes
Viewfinder Yes (Optical) vs Yes (Optical)
RAW Support Yes vs Yes
Face Detection Focus Yes vs Yes
Max Resolution 24 MP vs 24 MP
LCD Screen Size 3″ vs 3.2″
LCD Screen Resolution 1.040k dots vs 1.229k dots
Continuous Shooting 6.0fps vs 6.0fps
 Microphone Port Yes vs Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes vs Yes
Top LCD Display Yes vs Yes
AE Bracketing Yes vs Yes

Nikon D7100 vs Canon 77D Common Weaknesses

 Image Stabilization No vs No

Canon 77D vs Nikon D7100 Size Comparison

Both cameras are roughly the same size. However, the Canon 77D is lighter than the Nikon D7100. It is 225g lighter than the latter.

Canon 77D vs Nikon D7100 – Comparison

Canon 77D vs Nikon D7100 – Comparison

Canon 77D vs Nikon D7100 Sensor Comparison

Both the Canon 77D and Nikon D7100 have APS-C sized 24.0 MP resolution sensors. Hence, sensor size and resolution are not different between these two cameras. However, the Nikon D7100's sensor lacks an anti-alias (Low-Pass) filter. This is good as it increases sharpness and details, however, it increases the chance of moire.

Furthermore, the Nikon D7100 has a 1.1x larger sensor area than the Canon 77D. Larger sensors allow you more control over the depth of field and blurry background compared to the smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture.

Why You Should Choose The Canon 77D

Wireless Connection Built-In vs Optional
Articulating Screen Yes vs No
Touch Screen Yes vs No
Max ISO 25.600 vs 6.400
Weight 540 g vs 765 g
Price $799 vs $1,197
Selfie Friendly LCD Yes vs No
NFC Connection Yes vs No
Bluetooth Yes vs No
Smartphone_remote control Yes vs No
Digital video stabilization Yes vs No
Support for UHS Memory Cards UHS-I v snone

Advantages of the Canon 77D Over Nikon D7100

  • Body Stabilization – The 77D has built-in 5-axis electronic video stabilization. Makes your videos less shaky, but does not work for photographs
  • Higher Max ISO – The native ISO is 2 stops higher, and the expanded goes 1 stop higher too. Noise performance is better too.
  • Cross-Type – The 77D has 45 cross-type points compared to 15 on the D7100. These are much more accurate at focusing in dark situations
  • Touchscreen – You can select the focus point directly on your LCD, which is great for video and photography. You can also navigate through the menus or zoom in/out of your pictures.
  • Bigger buffer – The Canon 77D sweeps the D7100 here. Unlimited JPEG versus only 12, and 27 RAW versus 5. This means you can shoot at 6fps for a longer time
  • Connectivity – The camera has built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth for sending your files
  • Weight & Size – Around 250g lighter and slightly smaller

Video: Canon 77D Hands-on Review

Why You Should Choose The Nikon D7100

Number of Focus Points 51 vs 45
LCD Screen Size 3.2″ vs 3″
LCD Screen Resolution 1.229k dots vs 1.040k dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% vs 95%
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
Battery Life 950 shots vs 600 shots
Headphone Port Yes vs No
Environmental Sealing Yes vs No
Sensor Pixel Area 15.28µmvs 13.84µm2
Optical Viewfinder Type Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
Storage Slot vs 1
Autofocus at f/8 aperture Center point v snone

Advantages of the Nikon D7100 Over the Canon 77D

  • AF System – 6 more AF points. However, it has fewer cross-type points!
  • LCD Screen – The screen is slightly bigger and has a higher resolution
  • 100% Coverage – Looking through the viewfinder, everything you see is what you’ll get on the shot. The 77D has a 95% coverage which is common for cheaper cameras.
  • Headphone Jack – Plug your headphones directly into the camera so you can monitor audio
  • Dual SD Slot – The D7100 offers two SD memory card slots
  • Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000 vs 1/4000
  • Faster Flash Sync Speed – 1/250 vs 1/200
  • Environmentally Sealed – More protected for shooting in rain/snow/etc.
  • Battery Life – 350 shots longer with a single charge
  • Less Expensive – Costs around $50 less

Video: Nikon D7100 Hands-on Review