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Camera Menus

Aside from a very minor icon update, the Canon EOS 700D menus are indistinguishable from those of the 600D, using Canon's familiar layout with camera settings separated across a series of sensibly ordered, color-coded tabs. The range of options is extensive, offering a pretty high level of customizability for an entry/mid-level DSLR.

This is the full, 11-tab menu as experienced in P, Av, Tv, or M modes. Most of the other settings on the mode dial present a simplified sub-set of these tabs with fewer options available.

Shooting section (red)

The shooting menus provide access to image quality settings and adjustments. They are also context sensitive, with different options provided depending on which shooting mode you're in. In the novice-oriented Auto and scene-based exposure modes you get a simplified sub-set of menus compared to P, Av, Tv and M modes. Switch to movie mode and two new tabs appear in the red shooting menu section. Attach an external flash and you gain an additional set of submenu options to control its output.

Values / Actions
Shooting tab 1
Quality  • JPEG Large Fine
 • JPEG Large Normal
 • JPEG Medium Fine
 • JPEG Medium Normal
 • JPEG Small 1 Fine
 • JPEG Small 1 Normal
 • JPEG Small 2
 • JPEG Small 3
 • Raw+JPEG Large Fine
 • Raw
- JPEG Large = 5184 x 3456

- JPEG Medium = 3456 x 2304

- JPEG Small 1 = 2592 x 1728

- JPEG Small 2 = 1920 x 1280
- JPEG Small 3 = 720 x 480
- RAW = 5184 x 3456
Beep  • Enable
 • Touchscreen mute
 • Disable
Enables beep for AF confirmation and self timer. You can enable/disable beep for touchscreen operation only.
Release shutter without card  • Enable
 • Disable
Allow shot to be taken without memory card inserted.
Image review  • Off
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold

Lens aberration correction


 • Peripheral illum.
 • Chromatic aberration
Corrects vignetting and chromatic aberration depending on the attached lens.

Red-eye reduction

 • Enable
 • Disable
Flash control  • Flash firing
 • E-TTL II meter
 • Flash sync speed in Av mode
1/200-1/60 sec auto
1/200 sec (fixed)
• Built-in flash function setting
Built-in flash
Normal firing
Easy wireless
Cust wireless
Flash mode
Manual flash
Shutter sync
1st curtain
2nd curtain
Flash exposure compensation
+/– 2.0 EV
 • External flash function setting
Only with flash connected
 • External flash C.Fn setting
Only with flash connected
 • Clear flash settings
Clear built-in flash setting
Clear external flash setting
Only with compatible flash
Clear ext. flash C.Fn setting

Only with compatible flash
Shooting tab 2
Expo. comp./AEB  • +/–5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps (C.Fn I-1)
 • Bracketing - 3 frames in up to 2EV steps.
Configures auto exposure compensation and bracketing.
Auto Lighting Optimizer  • Off
 • Low
 • Standard
 • High
Press Info button to disable during manual exposure
Custom WB • Set custom WB Select image for custom WB.
WB Shift / BKT  • Shift: B9–A9, M9–G9
 • Bracket: BA+/–3, MG+/–3
Configures WB shift and WB bracketing.
Color space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
Picture Style  • Picture Style
User Def. 1
User Def. 2
User Def. 3
 • Detail set
Sharpness (0-7)
Contrast (-4-+4)
Saturation (-4-+4)
Color tone (-4-+4)
Press Info button to access Detail Set mode
Metering mode  • Evaluative metering
 • Partial metering
 • Spot metering
 • Center-weighted average
Shooting tab 3
Dust Delete Data  • Cancel
 • OK
ISO Auto  • Max.: 400
 • Max.: 800
 • Max.: 1600
 • Max.: 3200
 • Max.: 6400
Long exposure noise reduction  • Off
 • Auto
 • On
When enabled, NR is applied to exposures of 1 sec. or longer
High ISO speed NR  • Off
 • Low
 • Standard
 • High
 • Multi shot NR
In Multi shot mode, 4 successive images are captured and merged to average out noise. The camera must be set to a JPEG only mode.
Live view tab
Live View shoot.  • Enable
 • Disable
AF method  • + Tracking (face detect)
 • FlexiZone - Multi
 • FlexiZone - Single
 • Quick mode
Multi AF mode uses a 31 point AF area. Quick mode employs phase detect AF with live view disabled during focus acquisition
Continuous AF  • Enable
 • Disable
Touch Shutter  • Enable
 • Disable
Enable to release shutter by pressing the screen.
Grid display  • Off
 • Grid 1
 • Grid 2
 - Rule of Thirds Grid
 - 6x4 grid
Aspect ratio  • 3:2
 • 4:3
 • 16:9
 • 1:1
Metering timer  • 4 sec
 • 16 sec
 • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 10 min
 • 30 min
Movie tab 1
AF method  • + Tracking (face detect)
 • FlexiZone - Multi
 • FlexiZone - Single
Multi AF mode uses a 31 point AF area.
Movie Servo AF  • Enable
 • Disable
With movie servo enabled, lens operation may be audible
AF w/shutter button during movie rec.  • One shot
 • Disable
Grid display  • Off
 • Grid 1
 • Grid 2
 - Rule of Thirds Grid
 - 6x4 grid
Metering timer  • 4 sec
 • 16 sec
 • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 10 min
 • 30 min
Movie tab 2
Movie rec. size  • 1920 x 1080 (30/25fps)
 • 1920 x 1080 (24fps)
 • 1280 x 720 (60/50fps)
 • 640 x 480 (30/25fps)
Selects movie recording size and frame rate. Frame rates of 30/60fps are recorded in NTSC mode, 25/50fps in PAL.
Sound recording  • Sound recording
 • Rec. level (1-5)  
 • Wind filter
 • Attenuator

Sound recording levels are displayed underneath the settings.

Attenuator can be enabled to reduce distortion in very loud environments.

Video snapshot  • Enable
 • Disable
 • Snapshot length
2 sec. movie
4 sec. movie
8 sec. movie
 • Album settings
Create a new album
Add to existing album
Make selection
Short videos of pre-determined length can be saved and grouped into albums.

Picture Style

The Picture Styles are a range of pre-programmed image parameter sets intended to deliver the best results in different situations. Each Picture Style has its own preset mapping for tone and color response as well as providing the ability to tune sharpness, contrast, saturation and color tone for each. For instance the default sharpening for the Standard Picture Style is level 3, if you prefer a more subtle effect you can just adjust it downwards. Sharpness has 8 levels, contrast, saturation and color tone all have have 9 levels.

Playback Section (blue)

The playback menus is where you'll find controls for post-capture editing, image rating, slideshow operation and image navigation options.

Values / Actions
Playback tab 1
Protect images
 • Select images
 • All images in folder
Select folder
 • Unprotect all images in folder
 • All images on card
 • Unprotect all images on card
Protect mode, allows you to browse images either in a single image or thumbnail view and mark each image as protected (or un-protect). This simply sets the read-only flag on the SD card file system.
(Left/Right to select image, SET to rotate) This option allows you to rotate an image on-screen by 90 or 270 degrees. It doesn't actually rotate the JPEG file, but marks its orientation.
Erase images
 • Select and erase images
 • All images in folder
Select folder
 • All images on card
Print order  • Select images
 • By folder
Mark all in folder
Clear all in folder
 • All images
 • Set up
Print type
File no.
Allows you to create a DPOF print order file, for use with compatible printers or photo finishers.

Photobook Set-up  • Select images
 • All images in folder
Select folder
 • Clear all in folder
Select folder
 • All images on card
 • Clear all on card
Allows you to create an EOS Utility-compatible photobook.
Creative filters  • Grainy B/W
 • Soft focus
 • Fish-eye effect
 • Art Bold effect
 • Water Painting effect
 • Toy camera
 • Miniature
Press Set to access filter choices and then a second time to adjust individual filter settings
Resize  • M (8MP)
 • S1 (4.5MP)
 • S2 (2.5MP)
 • S3 (.03MP)

Playback tab 2
Histogram disp  • Brightness
 • RGB
Image jump w/ main dial  • 1 image
 • 10 images
 • 100 images
 • Date
 • Folder
 • Movies
 • Stills
 • By Image Rating (1 star to 5 star)
Slide show  • Select files
All images
 • Set up
Display time
1 sec
2 sec
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
20 sec
Transition Effect
Slide in 1
Slide in 2
Fade 1
Fade 2
Fade 3
 • Background music
Only if music files are avail.
 • Start
Rating  • 0 - 5 stars  
Ctrl over HDMI  • Disable
 • Enable
Allows control of camera over HDMI using compatible remotes
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Total comments: 13

How is it that the 550D scores higher than this camera? Even in the compare to score section, raw scores higher on the 550D. I find it weird that a camera 3 generations newer scores worst.

My girlfriend sold her 550D and wants a new touchscreen Canon, but it feels like the quality has not moved ahead in years.


The score, as you can see by the review, takes into account not just the performance of the gear itself but also it's performance when compared to the others in the same range, below and above.

So, when 550D was launched for example, its features were, overall, considered better than average in a way that it scored a gold award of 77%.

This model however, has shown many good features too but a few (irrelevant for me) not so good features when compared to average.

Yet, 77% to a 76% in my opinion, in this case, is a absolutely irrelevant difference.

Its a good camera.

Kishore Pratap Sanghvi

I am graduating from a bridge camera to a DSLR. Have been a hobby photographer for many years primarily doing landscape photography but I do it only when on a vacation that would be twice a year. I was a little confused whether to buy a Canon 700D or a Nikon D5300. I have always used Canon cameras before and after going thru many reviews comparing the two cameras I am not wiser. I also understand that once one buys a DSLR one continues to buy cameras of that family so that it can save money on lenses. Assuming that the quality of photos is not much different in the two cameras is the touch screen in 700D so useful that I should buy a Canon or the WIFI-GPS so important in the Nikon. As there anything else that help me decide between the two. Your advice would be most helpful.Tx. You can reply directly on my mail -

ravi pratap

since u have been using canon , it is better to go for 700d as u r familiar with canon system and picture style and may have canon lenses with you. i find canon 700d is nice cam with cleaner sharper image with better color than nikon.

zdenek nostalgig

Nikon always have bean a crap for landscapes...I mean in case we talking about cheaper model DSLRs. Nikons green color is absolute joke and ISO stuck ....stay with canon...Nikon is great for moving objects r portraits...but as a landscape photographer I will never ever go for Nikon unless I can buy D4.

ravi pratap

canon 600d or 700d ?
i have been carefully seeing 1000s of photos taken by 600d and 700d on flickr and other review sites including this top cam site, in review images 600d looks better on most parameters notably sharpness and color but on flickr photos 600d pix looks a bit less sharp to 700d pix which is more evident on night landscapes shots.
Especially a few shots on 700d plus canon 18-135 of hongkong night landscape is very sharp with great color...which none of nikon, sony or pantex match...i m in dilemma , can the 600d with 18-135 canon match 700d?
experts are requested to clear the doubt, thanks!


its very great camera and the new design is beautiful
my bro buy one yesterday and till this moment never stopped shooting

Really great product


An outstanding review as usual. I just wish camera makers would let cameras be cameras and camcorders be camcorders. All I want is a camera. Take away the video mode gubbins and we would see a big drop in price. I can buy a pocket camcorder if I need urgent video. Why stick it in a camera at all? Better buffers could be included and also better features by knocking out the video stuff. Well, that's what I think anyway.

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blah blah blah ..cannon stays cannon ..all the new shiny freaks will rush on buying a camera that is basically the same as the one they had 3 years ago .
no true innovation from cannon for a long while now .

just for once i wish they would atleast try to innovate something new

Dave Smith Trelawnyd

A nice camera that replaced my 600D after it ingested yellow steam on a volcano!
The camera does everything I ask of it including astro photography, and the touch screen is used far more than I thought it would be, all in all an excellent camera.

Pepe Le Pew

The Rebel series are getting worse and worse every year


How so? This is an upgrade..

cor ela d obe x6Ps6

@pepe... then, what is the best DSLR?

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Total comments: 13