– 18 Megapixel APS-C Sensor
– ISO 100 – 25,600
– 5 frames per second
– Full HD [24|25|30fps] and HD [50|60fps] Video Recording
– 9 Auto Focus Points
– 3.0″ LCD Screen – Articulating – Touch Screen
– SDHC Memory Card Slot
– Competes with Nikon D5200
Usually it takes Canon at least 12 months to release a new Rebel, sometimes to introduce a fresh piece of technology and be a serious threat to other brands, and sometimes just for the sake of releasing a new model with minor improvements (I’m looking at you 600D).
Why exactly Canon decided to release the 700D only 8 months after the previous model is a bit of a mystery to me, based on specifications they look like the same thing….
Sensor – Quality
Maximum Resolution: 5,184 x 3,456
Sensor Type: APS-C (all EF and EF-S lenses will fit on it)
It’s been over 4 years since Canon released their most used sensor, the 18 megapixel APS-C beast. It’s obviously not the same type that we saw in the beginning, as the 700D’s sensor has improved high ISO performance and image quality compared to previous models, but it’s pretty close. Now that we have seen 70D and its specifications, it’s safe to assume Canon already has a whole different type of sensors prepared for us.
There’s just one thing I have to address that I have been expecting to be replaced at least two Rebels ago. I owned a 450D back in 2008 and it had 9 auto focusing points. It’s almost 2014, yet the latest Rebel still offers the same amount of points. I’m not saying the AF system is bad or anything, just that in 5 years at least two extra points could be added. Not everything is black and white though, all of the mentioned 9 points are cross-type (better accuracy)!
Body & Design
While it looks almost identical to the 600D, the buttons have a better feel to them and holding the body is much more enjoyable. As usual there is no top LCD screen, this feature is reserved for more expensive cameras, where size and weight don’t play such an important role.
- Weight (Body Only): 525g / 18.5 oz
- LCD Size: 3.0″ – 1,040,000 dots – Articulating – Touchscreen available
- Viewfinder Coverage: 95%
- Memory: SDHC Card Slot
Average weight for body only, keep in mind the battery and memory card add up ~100g.
It’s kind of hard to point out anything new, it shares almost everything with the discontinued 650D.
- Hybrid AF System – This feature is actually pretty cool, it’s a new type of a sensor that increases the accuracy and speed in live view/video recording. The video features were stuck for a few years, it’s great seeing some major changes.
Other specifications are good, but as I mentioned it’s nothing we didn’t see before.
I will be the first to admit that I really liked the 650D; its price and features. When Canon removed it from its website only 8 months later I thought they rushed into it way too early, and I’m still somewhat in the same boat. Give it a few months and the 700D will be popular, for now the price may be a bit high for most beginners. Nonetheless the camera is perfect for anyone who is willing to read and photograph almost every other day.
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