Good: Quality of video and sound captured while video shooting, the body is quiet light, has got a responsive touch screen, good noise control, easy to carry.
Bad: not a big improvement than previous generation, Viewfinder could have been a little brighter; Charging by USB is not possible.
Canon a trusted name in digital camera has been manufacturing quality camera from quiet a low time EOS 700D is the company entry level camera is DSLR range to make sure that the camera appeal to the first time user cannon has included a very responsive touch screen. The camera comes with 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 stock lens now let’s find out that how it works.
Canon EOS 700D DSLR is slightly smaller than the previous generations, the weight is also less in fact it is one of the lightest and smaller when it’s come DSLR camera while the frame is petite. The camera weights at around 580 grams which make it light to carry around and this weight of 580 grams is with battery and SD card inserted inside the camera add another 200 grams for the bundled kit lens provided with canon eos 700D.
Now coming to body of the camera which is made of stainless steel and glass fiber the camera is covered with polycarbonate resin on came it quiet durable and sturdy and is now to take day to day photography. You can easily access all the control features of the camera even if you are a amateur the 180 degree tilt touch screen is also quiet bright with responsive touch and color detail.
The most likeable part of the camera is that it sd card slot is provided at the side of the camera it’s not at the bottom like most other DSLR camera, hence you can easily swap the card without removing the camera of the tripod. There is nothing at the front side of camera there is no control or any other type of buttons at the front side while at the bottom there is a place for battery and a support for tripod.
Now moving to the top side of camera just over the grip there is a shutter button, while next to the hot shoe are the popup flash and built in microphone also just over the grip are ISO Button, a Mode Dial, and three-position toggle on-off switch, that switches off power, switches it on and moves to the video mode.
D pads as usual is situated at the back side of the camera its lets you choose between white-balance, multiple shots and AF Mode. All the settings are clearly visible on the big 3-inch vari-angle touch screen LCD, the settings can also be searched by the touch of buttons. You can also switches to the viewfinder and shuts off the LCD with a dedicated buttons which is provided at the back of camera.
In Box Accessories
- Canon EOS 700D body
- LP-E8 rechargeable battery
- AC adapter kit ACK-E8
- Warranty card
- USB cable
- Hand strap
- 512MB SD Card
- Software CD
- Canon EF 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 lenses
This is the ongoing review of Canon EOS 700D review (part1) where we have already discussed about built quality now we are going to discuss
Features / Performance
Well the cannon call this product as its flagship entry-level DSLR but when put to text the result is surprising the camera performed for better than one expect from flagship entry-level DSLR camera.
The camera captures both RAW as well as JPEG pictures and can save them in either format, you can choose between Tv (Shutter Priority), M (Full Manual), Portrait (P), SCN (Scene), High Speed Sports, Macro, Landscape, Portrait, Full Auto (A+) and Av (Aperture Priority) on mode dial.
The lens which is image-stabilised and is the new avatar of its entry-level lens give you both in video and still mode a very good quality control on image stability. The camera can take an optional GPS-E2 unit if you need GPS support as no GPS is provided built in.
Charging by USB is not possible you need to take the battery out to charge with a supplied charger. A full chargeable battery can give you anything in between 350 to 450 shots so no need to carry the charger with you if you are not a professional photographer.
Its feature smart phones like focus system you can touch the screen to indicate the area you want to focus on while taking pictures and videos which give you a much better control than autofocus.
9 cross-type AF points sensor on the 700D has focus points which are superimposed on the view finder when shooting and on the LCD when using live view mode.
The most important point of this camera as already discussed earlier that the image quality is far better for aflagship entry-level DSLR camera. Even low light pictures taken between ISO 800 and ISO 1600 with the kit lens has amazing clarity with non noticeable noise quality the noise is slightly visible above ISO 3200, the ISO Settings is available up to 12,800 in the snapshot mode and 6400 in video mode.
The photo and video were quiet clear both at indoor as well as outdoor there is also a non-flash auto mode on the mode select dial by using this you can turn off the flash fully, or you can go to the auto mode where the flash will automatically popup. There is also a support for 5 frames per second shooting mode even the scenes of street shots of vehicles whizzing past the Shining Night market were nicely captured.
The new kit lens with the silent motor is great for video shot you get the motor’s hum in scenes where you depend on the autofocus which has to be edited afterwards. The in built microphone picks up the sound quiet clearly during video shooting.
New menu, new kit lens which shoot quiet a nice video even the battery which once fully charged can take up to 400 pictures this flagship entry-level DSLR camera from canon is quiet a good choice for amateur photo enthusiast the minor hiccups was the brightness of viewfinder which took a little time to get used to rest assured if you are going for this camera you are making a wise decision.
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