Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Canon EOS 700D Review

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The Canon EOS 700D (called the Digital Rebel T5i in North America) is a new DSLR camera that sits above the 600D / T3i at the top of Canon’s entry-level EOS line-up. The Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i is an extremely modest upgrade of the EOS 650D / Rebel T4i, with the only real changes being the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens which keeps noise to a minimum whilst focusing (useful for video), a 360° rotating shooting mode dial, a more durable finish, and the ability to preview the effect of the “Creative Filters” in real time when working in Live View mode. In all other regards this new model is identical to the EOS 650D / Rebel T4i. The 18 megapixel 700D / T5i offers a dual AF system which ensures sharp stills as well as continuous autofocus tracking when shooting movies, a 1,040,000-dot vari-angle LCD screen complete with touch-screen operation, a 63-zone metering sensor, standard ISO settings of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600), and 5fps continuous shooting. The 700D’s video mode offers 1080p Full HD recording at 24/25/30fps and 720p HD capture at either 50 or 60fps, with full manual control over exposure and gain. The Canon EOS 700D / T5i is priced at £629.99 / €799.99 / $749.99 for the body only, £759.99 / €969.99 / $899.99 with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, and $1099.99 with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens (US only).