Comparing the Canon EOS 700D body or also called the Canon EOS Rebel T5i and the Canon EOS 650D is not have a difference. The main difference is the price and the kit lens options. Some minor additional that owned by 700D is a new grip, the mode dial can be rotated 360 degrees, and creative filters with Live View preview. While the main features of this camera consists of 18.0 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 image processor, 3.0-inch LCD screen that can be articulated, ISO100-12800, and can be increased to ISO25600, Full HD 1080p video recording with continuous autofocus, continuous shooting up to 5fps, and 9-point autofocus including Multi Noise Reduction. The camera is sold at a price range of $849.00 – Including the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
Features & Design
Canon EOS 700D offers a design that is not much different from the previous model. A striking difference is the new grip that more comfortable and mode dial that can be rotated 360 degrees plus three background modes that become one in a Scene Program. The three modes are HDR Backlight Control, Handheld Night Scene, and Night Portrait. There are also ISO button which is placed behind the shutter release button for easy use using the fingertip. In addition, the 700D also has a wide range of connectors such as USB, HDMI ports, a port for an external microphone and cable release.
Like its predecessor, the Canon EOS 700D also has an LCD screen that can be articulated thus quite useful when you use Live View mode or a tripod. The touch screen is also very useful when you record video from various angel include helping you to select the focus point with the touch of a fingertip. At the rear there is also a variety of key settings that are commonly found in DSLR cameras like the Canon Menu button, Info, Live View, video recorder, and a button to set the exposure manually.
Overall, the Canon EOS 700D has a design and easy to use controls, including an intuitive features. Unfortunately, this camera is not equipped with WiFi connectivity for easy transfer pictures and videos. However, you will be quite pleased at the ability to make it compatible with the GPS Receiver GP-E2 and is compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses.
Performance & Image Quality
Canon EOS 700D has a slightly better performance than the 650D. This camera takes 0.7 seconds to turn on, focus, and shoot. If you are using the viewfinder, the camera takes 0.2 seconds to focus, expose, and shoot in bright situations, but will increase to 0.8 seconds in low light situations. When you shoot JPEG or RAW file formats respectively, the camera takes about 0.3 seconds and rises to 0.7 seconds when the flash is activated.
With a 18.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 5 processor, the Canon EOS 700D is able to capture the image quality is quite good and not much different from the previous model. If you shoot in JPEG file format, the photo will look cleaner without the noise up to ISO800 and still can be used with either up to ISO1600. If you want to print photos with size 13 x 9 using ISO6400 then the result is not clean and sharp, but not too bad. Shooting photos in RAW file fromat will be better when compared to JPEG. Overall the 700D has the Auto White Balance which is able to produce excellent color and natural, plus good performance in dealing with noise images up to ISO800.
You can record Full HD 1080p video with continuous autofocus at 30 fps and 24 fps is supported by the built-in stereo microphone for recording the video voice. During the video recording, you can manually adjust the sound levels to determine the quality of the sound produced. Not only that, you can also manually adjust the exposure to get maximum results. Videos can also be recorded in 720p HD at 60fps. You can use ISO100-12800 which can be increased to ISO25600 while recording a video, you can even capture photos during video recording by pressing the shutter button.
Should I buy the camera?
If you are a beginner photographer, the Canon EOS 700D DSLR camera would be ideal to buy. You will get an impressive camera capabilities in dealing with image noise, good video quality, responsive touch screen that can be articulated, and a lightweight body. Not only that, the price available in the market is also quite competitive with the other entry-level DSLR camera. And the ability to compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses supports you to use the necessary lens to obtain better results.
Camera Type Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses
Lens Mount Canon EF-S
Camera Format Canon APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)
+ Actual: 18.5 Megapixel
+ Effective: 18 Megapixel
Max Resolution 17.9MP: 5184 x 3456 @ 3:2
+ 8MP: 3456 x 2304 @ 3:2
+ 4.5MP: 2592 x 1728 @ 3:2
+ 2.5MP: 1920 x 1280 @ 3:2
+ 0.35MP: 720 x 480 @ 3:2
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 22.3 x 14.9 mm
+ Still Images: JPEG, RAW
+ Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
+ Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Noise Reduction Yes
Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points 9
Viewfinder Type Pentamirror, Optical
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.87x
Diopter Adjustment – 3 to +1 m
Display Screen 3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting Live Preview LCD (1,040,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Live View Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 25600-)
+ Type: Electronic & Mechanical
+ Speed: 30 – 1/4000 sec
Metering Method Average metering, Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Partial Metering, Spot metering
+ Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Flash Off, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
+ Metering Range: EV 1.0 – EV 20.0
+ Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Sunset, Tungsten, Twilight
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Compensation -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System eTTL Remote Firing
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
+ 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
+ 1280 x 720p (HD)
+ 640 x 480p (SD)
@ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
@ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 – 6400, Expandable to 12800
Exposure Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Focus Auto, Manual, Continuous Auto
Continuous Shooting Time
+ 1920 x 1080: 29.9 min.
+ 1280 x 720: 29.9 min.
+ 640 x 480: 29.9 min.
Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps
Shutter Lag 0.075 Seconds
Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
In-Camera Image Editing Art Bold, Fisheye, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Resize Image, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Trim, Waterpainting
Connectivity AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Type: 1x LP-E8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter ACK-E8 (Optional)
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 – 85%
Weigth & Measure
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1″ / 13.2 x 9.9 x 7.9 cm
Weight 18.52 oz / 525 g Body Only without battery and card
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