Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i
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Canon EOS Rebel T5i review
24 December 2013
Conclusion: Recommending the T5i for still photography is a no-brainer. It’s easy to use, takes quality images and has enough technical headroom so you can spread your creative wings if you care to. Movie quality is just OK, however; perhaps we’ve been spoiled by the 70D, which we had just finished testing before taking on the T5i. Focusing is still an issue for most DSLR video and the T5i is no exception, although there’s a definite improvement over other Rebels.
Pros: Fine 18MP still images, Helpful vari-angle touchscreen, 5 fps burst mode
Cons: Build quality not the greatest, Video focusing improved but issues remain, No wireless connectivity
Excerpt: The powerful Canon EOS Rebel T5i doesn't offer a large number of improvements over last year's Rebel T4i, but if you have an older Canon Rebel DSLR camera, the T5i is going to give you a great set of features for the price.
Summary: Conclusion The Rebel T5i is the recently introduced flagship of the Rebel line but with a feature set and specifications largely reminiscent of its predecessor. Whether a modified AF system, real-time viewing of creative filters, a digital movie zoom and tweaks to the mode dial and scene modes in live view along with a new exterior finish will send hordes of T4i owners running to their nearest Canon dealer remains to be seen.
Excerpt: Canon describes this camera as the flagship of its entry-level consumer DSLR camera line-up and, while each is ‘designed to suit specific user requirements, both cameras are packed with high-quality and creative features that are ideal for creative-minded consumers looking to take their photography to the next level.’ So don’t expect to pay top dollar for a top quality camera but Canon still considers it to be ‘the most advanced entry-level EOS model to date â€¦’ The...
Summary: The Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i is an upgrade to the 650D almost in name only, but still combines very good image quality with a comprehensive, well-designed touchscreen interface. AF performance in live view mode and video is an improvement over early Rebel DSLRs, but still lags behind mirrorless options.
Pros: Comprehensive touchscreen interface that is intuitive and efficient, High image quality with good balance between detail and noise reduction in JPEG output, Good subject tracking AF in viewfinder shooting mode (compared to mirrorless competition), 5 fps with ample buffering in JPEG-only mode, Very responsive operation, with menu access available even when buffer is full, Good-looking video output with manual exposure and audio controls, Built-in lens correction for vi...
Cons: Slow 'hybrid AF' performance in live view and video modes (compared to mirrorless competition), Slightly higher noise levels than its peers, Default dynamic range lags a bit behind its peers, Using flash with Auto ISO enabled results in ISO 400 even in bright light conditions, Cannot configure common live view and movie mode options independently, AF illuminator integrated into flash (must have flash engaged to use it), Shorter battery life than other DSLRs in its class
Excerpt: The Canon EOS 700D sits in a category of DLSR cameras that Canon says is for beginners. Its apparent stable mates include the tiny EOS M, the 1100D and the 100D, each of which the 700D is superior to in various ways. It also replaces the 650D and, in many cases, can be found for similar prices to the older, now discontinued model.
Pros: Hybrid AF system boosts live view and video focusing speeds, great quality stills from low ISO range, great combination of traditional buttons and touchscreen controls
Cons: Small buffer means burst shooting is limited, image noise at high ISO settings, it's a repackaged 650D
Excerpt: The new 18-megapixel Canon EOS 700D digital SLR is described by its maker as being an entry-level product; indeed it sits as the flagship model in that self-prescribed section of Canon's line up. But the specification is sufficiently pimped that the description appears to do it something of a disservice.
Excerpt: If you're looking for a simple digital SLR camera , perhaps even your first digital SLR camera , Canon's EOS 700D is ideal. It comes in a relatively small size, it has an easy control scheme, and it will allow you to take impressive photos from the get-go. See Group test: what's the best interchangeable lens camera?