The Canon EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D is a simple APS-C DSLR camera. It offers very good image quality, with little graininess present in images at high ISO levels, and feels decently comfortable to use. Unfortunately, it's not a good fit for video work due to its limited selection of frame rate options, lack of support for 4k recording, and a small spread of inputs and outputs.
The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is okay for travel photography. It offers very good image quality, with little in the way of graininess even at high ISO levels. Its shutter speed range offers a broad range of flexibility for shooting everything from long exposure photographs to still images of fast-moving subjects. Unfortunately, its short battery life may force you to carry a second battery for extended shooting sessions, and its autofocus system has a hard time tracking faces.
The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is decent for landscape photography. Its image quality is very good, as you shouldn't notice much grittiness even at high ISO levels to compensate for poor lighting. Its kit lens offers a decently flexible zoom range, but exhibits severe light falloff, meaning that the corners of your image are likely to be much darker than the center point. The camera itself is decently comfortable to operate but feels quite cheaply made and isn't rated as being weather-sealed, though we don't currently test for that.
The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is mediocre for sports and wildlife photography. Its maximum shooting speed may not be sufficient to capture distinct images of fast-moving subjects, like race cars on a track, and its autofocus system may have issues tracking moving human subjects. Its plastic construction also doesn't feel quite as solid as some other cameras that we've tested.
The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is a poor fit for vlogging. Its screen is fixed, so you can't see yourself if the camera is pointed at you. It's also quite a bit bulkier compared to mirrorless cameras that we've tested, which can make it a bit of a hassle to carry around. Its video quality also isn't especially impressive, with videos having a somewhat grainy quality, and its autofocus system doesn't offer continuous tracking while shooting video. The lens' focusing motor is also quite loud and can be easily heard via the on-board mic.
The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is terrible for studio video. It can only record in FHD, and the overall quality in that resolution is poor. It also has a limited selection of inputs and outputs, with no microphone or headphone jack to improve or monitor audio quality in your recording. Its autofocus system also doesn't support continuous tracking and struggles to maintain focus on moving objects. The sound of the lens' focusing motor is quite noticeable, too.
The Canon EOS Rebel T7 isn't designed for action video. It's too big to be mounted on a helmet or chest rig and isn't weather-sealed. It also doesn't support 4k recording and can't record in FHD at high-speed frame rates for smooth action video or slow-motion footage. However, its video stabilization performance is actually quite good, so handheld video shouldn't look too shaky.
Update 01/13/2022: Corrected lens mount type from 'EF Mount' to 'EF/EF-S Mount'.
Update 02/25/2021: Changed 'Clean HDMI Output' result from 'Yes' to 'No'.
The Canon EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D is only available in one color scheme: 'Black', and you can see its label here. This camera is sold as the Rebel T7 in the North American market and as the EOS 2000D elsewhere. We tested it in conjunction with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens, but it can be purchased with a wide variety of other EF and EF S-mount lenses, including the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. However, we haven't tested it in any other configuration.
Let us know if you come across a different variant, so we can update our review.
The Sony α6600 is better than the Canon EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D, although they're different types of cameras aimed at users of different experience levels. The Canon is an entry-level DSLR with an APS-C sensor. It lacks the more advanced features that the Sony camera has, like in-body image stabilization, 4k video capability, or weather-sealing. Though it also uses an APS-C sensor, the Sony is a higher-end mirrorless camera, so it's more portable and has a more advanced and effective autofocus system. It also delivers better overall image quality and high-ISO noise handling performance.