Canon EOS 700D: Handling those Snapshots with High-End Precision
It actually feels great to own a camera where the touchscreen is completely optimized for an articulated viewing experience pertaining to video and images. With varied DSLRs flocking the international market it becomes quite evident that we would be witnessing bouts of technological prowess every now and then. The initial step towards the same would be in the form of Canon EOS 700D which is something more than just an entry-level DSLR and combines a better performing interface with the solid build. While we carefully enumerate our take on this exciting gadget, it is only fitting that a special mention is saved for the phase detection system which has been hit quite severely.
The Canon EOS 700D combines all the needed specs into a solid yet irresistible exterior but often falls behind in terms of innovation and newer modifications. While the Live Viewing Performance gets compromised, the obsolete autofocus system doesn’t drive a pleasant sight, at least when the user is spending quite a lot on the device. What shows up in addition to this is a lackluster viewfinder followed by the presence of fewer and tinier AF points associated with the same.
The default settings were kind of tweaked by Canon as compared to the predecessors and this resulted in better photos where colors are mostly in place. Hue shifts weren’t seen and the JPEGs looked clean and crisp even at higher ISO levels of 800. The Canon EOS 700D is certainly usable up to the ISO levels of 6400 lest the user looks to put in smaller magnifications. The DIGIC 5 image processor makes an appearance which readily expands the ISO range to a staggering 25600, for the low-light conditions. While this could only be used in the H-mode, the device also boasts of an improved autofocus but the tinier focusing points are a bit difficult to use. 9 point cross-type AF sensors are included besides the high precision dual-cross f/2.8.
Canon EOS 700D readily boasts of a CMOS Image sensor which can easily deliver an outstanding performance when paired up with the 18MP unit. Be it the Full HD recording spec in addition to varied flash modes, Canon EOS 700D has every single aspect covered in detail. One may consider this camera for the basic shooting purposes and also professional photography as for the seven creative filter associated with the offered lens kit of 18-55mm focal length. These filters are capable of altering the visual effects automatically without relying on the user to apply manual settings. Be it the water painting effects or the one associated with toy camera and grainy black, this gadget covers every single aspect with utmost care. The single lens comes with high-end reflex and the digital aspects are also taken care of. Bursts are quite easy to churn out with a speed of 5 frames per second whereas the sync terminal takes only 1/200 sec to load. One may also change the shutter speeds as per the shot requirements with the minimum being 1/4000 sec.
The Canon EOS 700D supports the stereo mode in addition to the high-speed cable access. Here is the 3-inch TFT screen with LCD display backing up the same. The screen has a viewfinder and pentamirror built-in besides the high-end image resolution corresponding to 1040k dots. In comes the video display resolution which sports an HD quality viewing experience ranging up to 30fps.
Multiple modes can be selected out of the mode dial which sits pretty on the rightmost shoulder of this gadget. Added buttons including the three way movie switch is provided in addition to the rotating wheel or the D-Pad. Canon EOS 700D comes out to be a sturdy entity with a comfortable grip. What stands out is the articulated screen featuring touch sensitive properties in addition to the intelligent user interfaces and the streamline shooting techniques. Pre-focusing is needed owing to the tinier viewfinder points whereas this gadget also features the video snapshot and the power-shot modes for realizing faster clicks.
Being an entry-level DSLR the Canon EOS 700D packs in quite a lot for its build and price range. While we did find the metering zone to be extremely usable the focal length multiplier is also a great option included with the gadget. The optical zoom at 3X is quite an acceptable number and this device also boasts of a better battery life as compared to the predecessors. Do consider buying this if you have already delved comparatively deep into the caveats of photography as this gadget would surely provide everybody with something better even with the offered 18-55mm lens kit.
Canon EOS 700D Rivals:
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 650D
|Screen Type||TFT Color Liquid-crystal Monitor|
|Screen Size||3 inches|
|+ LENS & Focus|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||18 MP|
|Focal Length||18 - 55 mm|
|Lens Type||Canon EF Lens|
|Lens Kit||18-55 mm|
|Sensor Size||22.3 x 14.9 mm|
|ISO Rating||Auto 100 - 6400, 100 - 12800|
|Metering||63 Zone TTL Full-aperture, Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Center Weighted|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|+ SHOOT MODE|
|Shooting Modes||Scene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portra|
|Continuous Shots||Yes, 5 fps|
|Self Timer||Yes, 2 and 10 sec|
|Built in Flash||Yes|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Manual Flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|White Balancing||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom|
|Sync Terminal||1/200 sec|
|Image Display Resolution||5184 x 3456 pixels|
|Image Sizing||1040000 dots|
|Image Format||JPEG, RAW, DCF 2.0, RAW + JPEG, DPOF 1.1, EXIF 2.3|
|+ AUDIO & VIDEO|
|Video Display Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Video Format||MOV, H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC|
|Audio Format||Linear PCM|
|Audio Video Interface||NTSC/PAL|
|Dimensions||133.1 x 99.8 x 78.8 mm|
|USB Cable||USB 2.0|
|+ BATTERY & POWER SUPPLY|
|Battery Type||Li-ion Rechargeable Battery|