Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i
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Canon EOS 700D Review
8 September 2013
Summary: With its excellent balance between price, performance, size and image quality, the Canon EOS 700D is a camera that fits in perfectly with its market segment by offering a competitive and very attractive by Photographer’s fans, but budget-conscious. The picture quality is excellent, both photos and videos, and responsiveness of the camera (in terms of AF and burst) is very satisfactory for an instrument of this price.
Summary: When compared to the best entry-level DSLRs, the Canon Rebel T5i has some weaknesses in image quality. Aside from this flaw, however, the T5i is a very good camera. It offers a well-designed video mode and silent lens for filming as well as unique beginner-friendly features like intuitive touchscreen controls that facilitate learning. These features make the Canon Rebel T5i an excellent choice for budding videographers and photographers.
Pros: A touchscreen display makes adjusting exposure settings simple.
Cons: An older sensor produces only average image quality.
Excerpt: I'm going to do a lot of "borrowing" in this review. And I'll start off by borrowing the opening line from both the Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D DSLR review and the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D DSLR review :
Summary: For those looking to upgrade from an existing EOS DSLR, unless it's a EOS 500D or earlier triple-digit EOS, it's hard to recommend. In most respects its identical to its predecessor – the Canon EOS 650D – with the exception of a couple of cosmetic changes and a real-time preview of Creative Filters, and with this in mind upgraders should perhaps look further up the EOS ladder.
Summary: The basics The Canon EOS 700D is a brilliant piece of kit: along with its 18-megapixel sensor, it boasts a quiet focusing lens, an easy-to-use touchscreen, a simple button layout and supreme video skills, but is it too much of a good thing? Watch it in our video above as we put Canon’s simple, yet powerful DSLR to the test.
Excerpt: Some products are so well known that they become the default choice for a lot of people. Not sure which smartphone to buy? Just get an iPhone. Need a vacuum cleaner? Everyone says Dysons are good. Canon is another of these elite brands. When it comes to buying cameras – and SLRs in particular – a Canon feels like a safe bet. Canon undoubtedly makes some fantastic SLRs, but for its three-digit consumer models, we've found that this reputation is somewhat unwarranted.
Summary: Canon's affordable consumer cams are the Father Christmases of the DSLR world: they come around once every year and bring with them a sackload of new toys to play with. Until now, that is – because the 700D is essentially last year's 650D with a few minor tweaks. It's like Santa's turned up bearing 2012's presents in new wrapping paper.
Pros: Takes fantastic photos, Flip-out touchscreen, New video-friendly kit lens
Cons: Only minor upgrade over 650D, Not the very best autofocus in class, Live View is still too slow
Excerpt: The new Canon 700D replaces the 650D as Canon's latest enthusiast DSLR. The differences between the two cameras are extremely subtle, though the 700D is available with a brand new 18-55mm IS STM kit lens that boasts very fast, silent autofocus, extremely smooth manual focusing and no external moving parts. This makes the 700D kit a great option for users who record video or regularly shoot in quiet locations such as weddings.
Summary: Like its predecessor, the EOS 700D will suit buyers who want a high-resolution DSLR camera that can record both still pictures and Full HD video clips. As an entry-level model, it has a straightforward user interface plus easy-to-use automated shooting modes and user-adjustable controls. The vari-angle monitor will attract more serious photographers who are interested in live view shooting with the camera held above the head, at waist level or at an angle to the body.
Excerpt: and features a number of updates to the 650D, whilst retaining the touchscreen and Hybrid AF designed to give continuous AF during video recording, stereo microphones, 5fps continuous shooting, built in HDR creation as well as the DIGIC 5 processor enabling high ISO settings. Updates include a new finish designed for better durability, a redesigned mode dial, creative filter preview, improved live view refresh rate, and additional grid overlays.
Pros: Excellent noise performance up to ISO3200+, Live view allows 5x and 10x magnification, Excellent image quality, Excellent colour reproduction, Excellent touch screen, Solid body with good handling, Playback image star ratings, Q. button gives quick access to settings, Impressive video options, extended ISO, Good macro performance with 18-55 STM lens
Cons: 18-55mm IS STM lens larger than previous model, Live view still slow with STM lens, The lens aberration correction feature slows continuous shooting