Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i In-Depth Review
Compared to Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i)
Like the blink-and-you-missed it EOS 650D, the EOS 700D is based on the same body design as the EOS 600D, and side-by-side they are indeed very hard to tell apart. The new model gains a stereo microphone (a first for the EOS line) and a slightly revised top-plate layout, but that's about it. The pictures below show the EOS 650D - the 700D is virtually identical in terms of size and layout.
Compared to EOS 600D - key changes and improvements
- 'Hybrid CMOS' sensor with integrated phase detection AF for live view and video
- Continuous AF in Live View and during video recording
- Touchscreen interface including touch shutter / touch focus
- 9-point AF, all sensors now cross-type
- High ISO range increased to 12800 standard / 25600 expanded (vs 6400 / 12800)
- DIGIC 5 processor
- 5 fps continuous shooting (vs 3.7 fps)
- Eye-sensor to toggle LCD screen on and off
- Integrated stereo microphone
Compared to Sony SLT-A57
The EOS 700D is only fractionally larger than the Sony A57 and actually a bit lighter, despite the fact that the Sony lacks an optical viewfinder. Both cameras house an APS-C sized sensor and accept external flash units. Note (again) that the EOS 650D is pictured here.