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Viewfinder specs and view

The EOS 700D uses the same viewfinder as the EOS 600D, which means it's of the pentamirror type with 95% coverage of the image area and a 0.85x magnification. As we've said before, it's one of the better pentamirror finders out there for a camera of this class, providing a reasonably large and comfortably bright view of the scene.

Viewfinder size

One figure hidden away in every SLR's spec is the size of the viewfinder (often in a format that makes comparison between competing models impossible). The size of the viewfinder is a key factor in the usability of an SLR - the bigger it is, the easier it is to frame and focus your shots, and the more enjoyable and involving process it is.

Because of the way viewfinders are measured (using a fixed lens, rather than a lens of equivalent magnification), you also need to take the sensor size into account, so the numbers in the diagram below are the manufacturer's specified magnifications divided by the respective 'crop factors'.

The 700D has a viewfinder magnification of 0.5x, nearly the same as the Nikon D5200 though significantly smaller than an enthusiast DSLR like the Nikon D7100.

The viewfinder offers 95% coverage of the actual scene capture (shown below), which of course raises the possibility of some unseen elements in advertently ending up in the corners of your final image. For the majority of typical real-world use a discrepancy of this size will seldom be a significant issue. And for instances where precise framing is absolutely critical, you can shoot in live view mode to preview full scene coverage.

This simulated view demonstrates how much of the scene is visible with 95% viewfinder coverage. The area shaded in white appears in the final image but not in the viewfinder.

Viewfinder information

The 700D's viewfinder displays basic shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and ISO, alongside AE lock status and flash information. In AF mode, when the camera acquires focus, an activation indicator inside the relevant AF point(s) briefly flashes in red. A focus confirmation oval then appears at the far right of the row of icons below the image area.

Shooting information is displayed along a black border below the image area. The screen itself features the camera's nine AF points along with a central spot metering circle.
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Comments

Total comments: 17
User8444450982

I'm using Canon EOS 700D and dang I love this camera touch screen and the live view focus accuracy when I mount it on tripod to take our family photos. Pictures are 99% sharp unlike my past Sony SLT A33 that churned out soft photos over various Sony lenses. The camera help to stop me from migrating to full frame. The only drawback is this camera with the 18-135mm STM is 1.5kg and its a great pain to lug this around Paris.

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JIGNESH DESAI

I am using Canon EOS 700D camera ... Great quality pictures ...

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Canon EOS Rebel T5i

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

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BobFoster

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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RyanBoston

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.

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Nien

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.

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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 - drkpsanghvi@gmail.com

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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.

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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.

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dmdewey

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.

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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!

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Neo111

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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rinkos

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

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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.

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Pepe Le Pew

The Rebel series are getting worse and worse every year

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PDBreach

How so? This is an upgrade..

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cor ela d obe x6Ps6

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

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