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Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review

By dpreview staff on Jun 10, 2013 at 20:47 GMT
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Just Posted: Our review of the Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i. The 700D may be a near-identical twin of the short-lived EOS 650D, but it's still a worthy option for novice DSLR upgraders, combining high image quality and an articulated LCD with a comprehensive touchscreen interface. This new model also ships with an STM version of the 18-55mm kit zoom, providing another welcome option for faster, silent AF. What else does the 700D have to offer? Read our review to find out.

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AngryCorgi
By AngryCorgi (10 months ago)

Didn't take too long to copy/paste the T4i review into this one I see! :)

17 upvotes
micahmedia
By micahmedia (10 months ago)

...and the staff have said so much.

0 upvotes
chilipilot
By chilipilot (10 months ago)

canon releases a "new" camera with a 4 year old core technology.

thats like if intel would release a "new" pentium III processor in 2013.

but anyway, people like badges. now we got a new one : eos 700d.

hallelujah.

11 upvotes
pixel_colorado
By pixel_colorado (10 months ago)

"Slow 'hybrid AF' performance in live view and video modes"....hmm, isn't focusing important?

Glad I got a Sony A57.

10 upvotes
armandino
By armandino (10 months ago)

yup, if you use live view a lot. Many amateurs do...

12 upvotes
pixel_colorado
By pixel_colorado (10 months ago)

Video is for amateur's? Better luck next time...

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armandino
By armandino (10 months ago)

if you use autofocus on video, yes you are an amateur in that too. I cannot recall how good is the autofocus on a RED. On a different note, magic lantern can be used on this camera, and hopefully will be able to do RAW video.

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onlooker
By onlooker (10 months ago)

> yup, if you use live view a lot. Many amateurs do...

I love that kind of condescending BS. Tells me everything I need to know about the poster.

11 upvotes
micahmedia
By micahmedia (10 months ago)

Yes, it tells you they know something you don't. But you still may not understand what that is.

3 upvotes
onlooker
By onlooker (10 months ago)

Another smartass. Congratulations. I wonder if you all behave the same way in business person to person? Or is it just on the Internet?

3 upvotes
BMphotography
By BMphotography (10 months ago)

Being in the business of seilling these.
No you wouldnt use autofocus on a DSLR for video (at the moment) unless you had a sony...
however maily pictures? Buy a canon or nikon.

that being said live view is improved between models

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armandino
By armandino (10 months ago)

Thanks BM
I agree 100% good live view and video af are a great feature. I do believe that for most users should not be on the top of priority list.

0 upvotes
micahmedia
By micahmedia (10 months ago)

No, that's not electronic courage speaking. That (and this) are another human trying to tell you slow your roll, because you're yammering about things you don't know about. Wiser people are telling you what's up, and you should pay attention.

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pixel_colorado
By pixel_colorado (10 months ago)

armandino...I'll be thinking and laughing of how a Pro like you handles shooting photos and video overhead or down-low next time I use my A57.

1 upvote
Anepo
By Anepo (10 months ago)

So far as someone who used to use Canon until last year (had a Canon since 2007 when i started photographing), I see more reason each month to go get a Nikon instead, however I am currently using an OM-D so I am quite happy. But if I were to go back to DSLR I would pick up a nikon despite it not being something im used to.

8 upvotes
Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (10 months ago)

The Universe keep giving me more & more reasons to own a Pentax K-30 everyday. But does not give me cash

:(

6 upvotes
armandino
By armandino (10 months ago)

I love Pentax, but unfortunately it does not make full frame and the lens repertory does not compare to canon/nikon. Tough to go pro with a pentax....
...Unless you got a 645D

5 upvotes
Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (10 months ago)

Here is my wish list;'

Pentax K-30 (Man, that cam looks so cool, way cool than those buble canons anyway...)
- Pentax SMC-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL SDM
- PENTAX smc DA* 300mm f/4.0 ED (IF) SDM
- PENTAX smc DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM
- PENTAX 10–17MM F/3.5–4.5 DA
- PENTAX 70MM F/2.4 DA LIMITED
- Voigtländer 90 mm F3.5 SL II APO-Lanthar

Somewhat 5.000 euros worth equipment! Now you guys know my lottery winnig plans

0 upvotes
micahmedia
By micahmedia (10 months ago)

...and even then, the 645 is pretty much only comfortable in the studio. Compare the D800, which can pull double duty.

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Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (10 months ago)

If I would pay 10.000 euros for pentax 645, i would not take it out of that studio !

And keeping it in a special safe everynight, when I close the shop (in case of earthquake & fire)

0 upvotes
Felix11
By Felix11 (10 months ago)

Dear Canon,

I am glad to see that DPR were quite hard on you in this review.

But they weren't hard enough.

For example they didn't discuss why the image quality from your sensors has not improved for about 9 years (according to DXOMark).

I am sorry they missed that opportunity.

29 upvotes
Matt1645f4
By Matt1645f4 (10 months ago)

Good point, one of the reason i swapped to Pentax 3 years ago!!! K5 and K30 and the eagerly waited K50 all kick this camera despite lower pixel count

1 upvote
armandino
By armandino (10 months ago)

do not forget that Canon actually makes their own sensors, not like Pentax, Olympus, Nikon...
As consumers often we do not realize that engineering has challenges, especially if you stumble on huge obstacles called Patents. Sony had done really well with their latest tech, give the Canon engineers the time they need, I am sure they haven't been rolling their thumbs. It sucks to be waiting to see that happen, but on the other hand I like the fact that they work with their own technology.

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cgarrard
By cgarrard (10 months ago)

Agreed Armandino.

0 upvotes
AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (10 months ago)

I base all my camera decisions on the DxO score and I'm sure the people buying this camera with the kit lens will do the same.

1 upvote
TrojMacReady
By TrojMacReady (10 months ago)

@ Armandino:
No real progress in read noise and QE since the 20D that was announced 9 years ago. They sure like to take their time. ;)
In the meantime it's not just Sony that has shown improvements here (low ISO read noise improvements introduced in 2007..), but for example also Aptina and Toshiba.

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howardroark
By howardroark (10 months ago)

DXOMark scores make me instantly stare blankly into space and drool. KR has the same effect on me. I feel dumber for having looked at either. However, DxO test results are very interesting and useful. Their judgement, their interpretation of the results, I believe is done by pounding a sledge hammer on their keyboards.

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fisherman_lol
By fisherman_lol (10 months ago)

Since when build quality of this camera is equal to Pentax K-30 which has 100% viewfinder, pent prism, and weather resistant body?
OH i got it, Canon name is on it. :)

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M Lammerse
By M Lammerse (10 months ago)

Indeed, Canon with it's wide range of lenses and accessorizes, service stations well supported dealer and parts distributors and a possibility to grow or move to full frame.

4 upvotes
KonstantinosK
By KonstantinosK (10 months ago)

What all these have to do with build quality?

8 upvotes
fisherman_lol
By fisherman_lol (10 months ago)

@ M Lammerse! With all that reasoning and logics in your comment I am not surprised that you are a Canon fanboy. It shows you are really knowledgeable about cameras.

2 upvotes
Dames01
By Dames01 (10 months ago)

There is a bug in the comparison tool. If you look closely, you will see that the Build quality bar does not change as it should when you swap betweent the two cameras.
Looking individually at the actual build quality scores, shows that the K30 is indeed given a higher rating in the reviews.

0 upvotes
M Lammerse
By M Lammerse (10 months ago)

@fishyman_lol

No, i'm not a Canon fanboy, actually iI'm using Nikon equipment for more than 10 years now.But for Nikon it is the story as with Canon.
The reasoning and logic's are maybe difficult to understand for you, but that is no problem, however try to understand it and you might understand what kind of costs are involved into a camera body (and yes of course, marketing is part of that too)

***By fisherman_lol (15 hours ago)
With all that reasoning and logics in your comment I am not surprised that you are a Canon fanboy. It shows you are really knowledgeable about cameras.***

0 upvotes
justmeMN
By justmeMN (10 months ago)

Perhaps this upgrade is miniscule, because they are busy working on very big T6i upgrade for 2014

1 upvote
AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (10 months ago)

Not very exciting but perfectly capable. Nothing wrong with that I suppose but it seems like Canon isn't even trying to innovate. They'll probably sell a ton, then put on a rebate that's much more generous than Nikon ever would and sell another ton.

2 upvotes
Den Sh
By Den Sh (10 months ago)

It would have been more useful for you to post a list of all the "changes" made since 650D. It will take you no more than a few lines. Like revolutionary new control wheel.

4 upvotes
Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (10 months ago)

We considered it but ultimately, we wanted a solid standalone review of the 700D on the site, alongside that of the EOS 650D. This is because a lot of of traffic comes from people searching the web for what camera to buy, and we didn't want to assume too much prior knowledge.

7 upvotes
Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (10 months ago)

Easiest review done by DPREVIEW...

seriously people, whats so different that 650D :) how many diferent "words" you wrote about it ?

Oh Canon !

6 upvotes
Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (10 months ago)

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-700d-rebel-t5i/5

It comepares the 650D´s outlook to 600D.... and where is 700D ? not here :)) well actually its the same boring body !!!

No offense guys, its not your guilt , i love to read your reviews.

ITS ALL BORING CANON´S MISTAKE

SHAME ON YOU CANON !

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D1N0
By D1N0 (10 months ago)

Pro: No rash inducing white sediments

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Geekapoo
By Geekapoo (10 months ago)

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....next! Canon fumbles again with their supposed upgrade. Nice camera but nothing new. I strongly assume I'd be able to pick it up in a couple of months (if I was interested) at a significant discount as they roll out their next "latest and greatest".

2 upvotes
onlooker
By onlooker (10 months ago)

Nice form factor, too bad about glacial live view AF.

5 upvotes
mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (10 months ago)

If ever there was a good time to give a camera the Bronze award it would be now. Not to say that this is a bad camera. However, Canon should be reminded that their products are lagging behind the competition significantly now.

30 upvotes
armandino
By armandino (10 months ago)

really? I love these qualitative statements. Ergonomics are as good as it gets and for this level camera that is more important for the most than a slightly better sensor.

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Robert Morris
By Robert Morris (10 months ago)

A good way to keep the retail price hiked back up, same out camera new name. If this works out someone in marketing is going to get a nice bonus.

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (10 months ago)

I am just waiting for them to post a Press Release that says "We got Nuthin". A once proud company is floundering.

14 upvotes
f64manray
By f64manray (10 months ago)

If you're only into still photography, the rebel has a stellar sensor that produces great images. Not sure what people further want in that regard. But to be competitive in this day and age, they do need to improve the video image end of it, and for god sake add a headphone jack with manual audio levels.

0 upvotes
Airless
By Airless (10 months ago)

Literally the same camera...lol what a joke, they must have learned from Nikon when they "upgraded" the J1 to the J2 which lasted for about three months...really sad.

5 upvotes
marike6
By marike6 (10 months ago)

The J2 at least got a better LCD going from 460 K on the J1 to 920 K on the J2. This camera got "real time Live Effects preview and a "upmarket textured body finish".

2 upvotes
scarlet knight
By scarlet knight (10 months ago)

Canon seems to release the same 18mp camera over and over again. Innovation, please!
I am a Nikon fan and I am a little worried about them, also.
Hopefully, the Sonys, Samsungs, Panasonics and Olympus cameras are coming up with some new ideas.

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whensly
By whensly (10 months ago)

these rebels are still pretty awesome cameras for the money. I carry a rebel as a backup body and it has shined for me in pro situations. 2 years later i can't tell if I used my 5D Mk II or T2i on some shots (without peaking at metadata).

I also don't think Rebels are just for people upgrading from Point and Shoots. Give me a camera where I can use about 5 modes (not 500) and a nice big sensor and I'll bring back great photos. The pixel peeping and 8999 things you can do with every camera is bluster.

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armandino
By armandino (10 months ago)

Nikon buys Sony sensors, Canon makes their own. The fact that canon has been taking this long to upgrade their sensor means that it is not as simple as it seems to many, unless they infringe some patents.

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