Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i review

First Look

The Canon EOS 700D is a direct replacement for the Canon EOS 650D, and for the most part mirrors the latter for most of its specification.

Canon EOS 700D angle

The Canon EOS 700D includes the same 18MP Hybrid CMOS sensor as its predecessor, DIGIC 5 image processor and ISO range from 100-12,800, that can be expanded to an ISO equivalent of 25,600.

Canon EOS 700D angle 2

The burst rate of the Canon EOS 700D remains the same at 5fps, and the wide-area 9-point all cross-type AF system also remains the same, while the 3in, 1040k-dot 3:2 aspect ratio touchscreen delivers the same vari-angle control and user experience.

Canon EOS 700D mode dial

Perhaps the biggest change comes to the mode dial, with it now embossed and offering 360 degree rotation through the modes. The Canon EOS 700D has also adopted a new external finish borrowed from Canon's mid-range EOS models that Canon claims delivers a more robust and durable finish.

Canon EOS 700D top view

Creative filters can now be previewed, while a non-filtered image can also be saved at the same time as well, so if you have second thoughts on the filter used, you have an unaffected ‘straight' image you can use instead.

Canon EOS 700D tilt screen

The Canon EOS 700D is now bundled with a new 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, replacing the USM version on the Canon EOS 650D.  

The new lens features an impressive 0.25m closest focusing distance, 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer and an STM motor for smooth focus transitions while capturing video footage. Finally, it also a non-rotating front element, making it more suited for filters, which would otherwise rotate when focus is changed.

Canon EOS 700D rear

The EOS 700D slots in above the Canon EOS 600D in the EOS range, with shipping to start late April. Body-only prices are expected to be £619, while the bundled kit with the new kit lens comes in at £749.

Canon EOS 700D - At a glance

18MP Hybrid CMOS sensor

5fps burst shooting

9-point all cross-type AF

3in, 1040k-dots vari-angle touchscreen

ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to ISO 25,600)

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 90%

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