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The 700D/T5i is built around Canon's 'Hybrid CMOS' sensor, which has pixels dedicated to providing phase detection autofocus in live view. It has a 1.6x 'crop factor', which means that an 18mm lens offers a similar angle of view to a 29mm lens on the 35mm 'full frame' format.

The 700D accepts Canon's full range of EF and EF-S lenses, in addition to third party alternatives.
In physical appearance, the 700D/T5i is virtually identical to that of its predecessor, the 650D/T4i. Noticeable only upon close inspection, the new camera has a very slightly more textured body finish. Truth be told, the most obvious physical difference is the updated model name on the logo plate.
The 700D's mode dial differs in minor respects from the one on the 650D. It has a finer knurled pattern and also rotates freely without the hard stop found on previous Rebel models.

In addition, the Night Portrait, Hand Held Night Scene and Backlit HDR modes are grouped together on the 700D under a single 'SCN' position on the dial. You cycle among them via the camera's rear LCD.
The little black rectangle directly below the hotshoe is a proximity sensor that automatically switches off the rear screen when you're using the viewfinder. This signals a hugely welcome return for a feature that was dropped from the 600D, having been used on older models.
The EOS 700D has an IR remote control receiver on the handgrip that's compatible with Canon's RC-6 unit.

In the recess behind it between the handgrip and lens throat is the self-timer lamp, that's also used used to reduce the red-eye effect in flash shots.
The pop-up flash is the same as on previous cameras in the range. With a guide number of 13 it's got a reasonable amount of power for social shooting or a bit of fill-flash, and lifts high above the mount to minimize shadowing with larger lenses.

This flash can also wirelessly control Speedlites off-camera, including the relatively-inexpensive 270EX II and 320EX models.
As usual there's a hotshoe on top of the pentaprism that's compatible with Canon's EX series flash units. These range from the compact 270EX II to the latest 600EX-RT and its ST-E3-RT radio controller.
The memory card slot is on the grip side of the camera, and takes SD, SDHC and SDXC cards.
The 700D uses the same connectors as the 600D, hidden under rubber flaps on the other side of the body.

Towards the front we have sockets for the optional RS-60E3 wired remote control, and a stereo microphone for recording sound while shooting movies.
The camera's 'digital' connectors sit under another flap next door. There's a combined USB and AV out socket, plus a mini-HDMI connector for playing back images and movies on your HD TV.

The EOS 700D is CEC compatible, meaning you can control playback over HDMI using your TV's remote control on most modern sets.
Two small grills in front of the hot shoe conceal a stereo microphone; the first ever on an EOS camera.
The 700D uses the same LP-E8 battery pack as the 600D, which as usual clips into place behind a door on the base of the camera. As you can see below it's quite close to the tripod socket (inevitably for a camera this size).
The tripod socket is positioned in-line with the lens axis, with a decent area surrounding it for a quick release plate to grip.
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I am using Canon EOS 700D camera ... Great quality pictures ...

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

I'm using this one, when I take the picture, it is very nice, love it


I’m still using the Canon 50D. It seems the newer cameras are no longer using compact flash cards. Those cards seems a lot easier to use and seem more reliable.

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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.


I would go for the Canon if you have prior experience with those cameras. Also, the Nikon lens screw on "backwards" - well, at least the one I used. Their customer support was abysmal in 2012 when I was working for a company that had a problem with one of their recent DSLRs. At the time I was trying to use the company camera (a Nikon) to take product shots but was having many issues so I brought my Canon 7D to work everyday and shot them with that.

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!


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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