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Canon 700D review

Canon's first touchscreen DSLR gets an upgrade

Our Verdict

The Canon 700D is a very capable and versatile camera that produces high quality images. It has a comprehensive feature set and affords all the control expected by enthusiast photographers while providing automatic hand-holding options for less experienced users.

For

  • Sensor records lots of detail
  • Comprehensive feature set
  • Responsive vari-angle touchscreen
  • High quality video

Against

  • No new sensor
  • LCD attracts fingerprints
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Lags behind others for dynamic range and signal to noise ratio

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Using an extension tube has restricted depth of field, but there's lots of detail in the sharp areas of this shot, taken in early morning light. An extra 1/3EV exposure was dialled in to get this accurate result.

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The vari-angle screen makes it easy to compose images from awkward angles like this. It's also helpful to be able to set the AF point, and even trip the shutter, with a touch of the finger on the screen.

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This toned shot was created in-camera at the capture stage using the Monochrome Picture Style. Helpfully, it's possible to shoot raw images at the same time so there's a clean file to work on as well if you want.

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We had to increase the exposure by 2/3EV over that suggested by the evaluative metering to get this image. It could still benefit from a little post-capture brightening, but the skin tones are spot-on.

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The camera has got the colour and exposure just right here and there's lots of detail visible, so the end result has plenty of impact.

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Colours are nice and vibrant but not excessively saturated when the Standard Picture Style is used.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution18 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
Image StabilizationNo
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)580 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS, REACH, ErP
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution18.5 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedLP-E8
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Eye-Fi Card
Height99.8 mm
Width133.1 mm
Depth78.8 mm
Autofocus Points9
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Audio FormatsPCM
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, X-sync, Red-eye Reduction, Rear Curtain Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model700D
Product NameEOS 700D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number8596B014AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Canon EOS 700D
Let your creativity grow

Step into DSLR photography and let your creativity grow. Produce superb photos and video with an 18-megapixel sensor and enjoy shooting with an easy to use Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen.

Battery Life440 Shot
Package Contents
  • EOS 700D Digital SLR Camera
  • Camera Cover R-F-3
  • Wide Strap EW-100DBIV
  • Battery Charger LC-E8E
  • AC Cable (with E-Type Plug)
  • Battery Pack LP-E8
  • Battery Cover
  • Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • Eyecup Ef
  • User Manual Kit
Display Resolution1040000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeedlite Transmitter, Speaker, Microphone