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Mid-range DSLRs compared: Nikon D5600 vs. Canon 77D

By Marcus Wong - 2 Oct 2017


The Canon EOS 77D’s design and Live View AF wins us over

Overall, we’d say the Canon EOS 77D produced more pleasant images with better sharpness and colors in all of the various situations we put the cameras in. It seemed just a bit faster to focus in every situation and, more crucially, picked better AF points when placed in Zone focus mode. Live View Focus seems faster too, and that translates to better movie recording performance.

Given how the two cameras are virtually the same size, we appreciate the more advanced physical controls you get with the EOS 77D. Canon has managed to pack in a top LCD display, separate dials for aperture and shutter control, and dedicated buttons for ISO and autofocus mode selection into a tiny body.

There are also shortcut keys for White Balance, Drive mode, and AF type selection to go along with the excellent Q menu, making changing settings a snap. The physical layout of controls is also better, with more obviously labeled controls, and a good number of function buttons like a dedicated AF-ON button and a separate button for activating Wi-Fi.

The kit set with EF-S 18-55 IS STM might be S$250 more expensive than the D5600’s equivalent kit (which retails for S$1,199), but if you consider that it offers a smoother transition to a more advanced model later on with its pro-like controls, you’ll probably agree that the price differential is worth it.

Overall, if you’re looking to get yourself deeper into photography and want to experiment more with manual controls, we’d pick the Canon EOS 77D.

Our Scoring

EOS 77D vs. Nikon D5600
  EOS 77D Nikon D5600
Performance 8.0 7.5
Design 8.0 7.5
Features 8.0 8.0
User-friendliness 8.5 8.0
Value 7.5 7.5
Overall 8.0 7.5
Our Final Ratings



Nikon D5600


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