If you already have the forerunner 650D and are looking to upgrade, you can ignore the 700D as there aren't many updates or improvements introduced in this model. However, 750D and 800D are much better investments as they feature 3 to 4 years of technical progress since the launch of 650D. Go for the 700D if you are a new photographer who wants a good beginner level camera,
Main Features of Canon EOS 700D
Known as the Kiss X7i to the Japanese, the Rebel T5i to the Americans and as the Canon EOS 700D to the rest of the world, it was announced on March 21, 2013, as a part of the Canon EOS three-digit/Rebel digital line and became the successor to the Canon EOS 650D. Packed with all the photographic goodness that is required for crisp, vivid and sharp photography, the 700D is a versatile camera that lets you create high-quality low-noise images, brimming with detail. Due to the high detail, the pictures can be printed at large sizes without getting blurred out or pixelated and they can be cropped for alternative compositions without getting distorted.
Design & Build
700D looks and feels pretty much like its predecessor with a few minor improvements such as the grip and the rubber casing is better than the previous model. The mode dial on top of 700D can spin 360 degrees, letting you operate the camera faster. Icons on the mode button are now three dimensional instead of being painted on. The camera weighs 525 g and holds the dimensions of 5.24 in × 3.92 in × 3.14 inches.
Screen & Viewfinder
EOS 700D features an articulated 3-inch touchscreen on the rear that swivels and tilts for convenient shooting from various perspectives. For a more user-friendly experience, Canon decided to add a touch screen in this model, so it gets pretty easy to focus, shoot or navigate with just a tap. It has the hybrid autofocus system for using in live view or video modes. The viewfinder has 95% frame coverage with 0.85x magnification. While using the viewfinder, the camera features a nine-point, all-cross type phase-detection system.
Sensor & Resolution
EOS 700D uses an 18 megapixel 22.3 x 14.9 mm Hybrid CMOS AF sensor, capable of shooting 18-megapixel photos and Full-HD videos. The Canon EOS 700D caters to the needs of both videographers and photographers who are fond of fine detail and high-quality results. The camera is capable of capturing minute detail and producing high-quality results. The Handheld Night Scene Mode lets you shoot correctly exposed images in all lighting conditions. With this camera, users can shoot pictures at the maximum resolution of 5184 x 3456 pixels and videos at 1920x1080 pixels.
Processor & Performance
EOS 700D uses the DIGIC 5 image processor with 14-bit processing that promises a respectable level of performance. It lets you shoot at a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 and allows you do to lens-specific corrections for chromatic aberration and vignetting in the camera's JPEG processing.
Storage & Battery
The camera uses SD/SDHC/SDXC cards for storing data and can take 440 images on a single charge. It uses Canon LP-E8 rechargeable battery pack.
Sadly, the Canon EOS 700D doesn't feature WIFI connectivity but photographers can use Wireless Tethering systems such as Camranger to connect it to smartphones or tablets.
Best Lenses for Canon 700D
Primes are the best single focal length lens for Canon EOS 700D such as the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM, Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon and Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Canon.
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