The Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i is the newest member of the company’s ‘Rebel’ line, which is designed for beginning photographers. After more than two decades of consistent success in both its film and digital incarnations, these compact single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs) have undergone significant development and enhancement to the point where Canon’s greatest challenge appears to be locating new ways to differentiate its updated models. If you compare the newly released EOS 700D / Rebel T5i to its predecessor, the EOS 650D, you will see that the alterations are so subtle that they are hardly worth mentioning.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Price in USA
As a result of this, we are not going to spend a significant amount of time in this review comparing the 700D with the 650D. As was said previously, a significant portion of the content of this review is lifted directly from our prior evaluation of its predecessor regardless. The EOS 700D is intended to take the place of the EOS 650D, which was only produced for a short period of time, but the EOS 600D will continue to be a part of the overall lineup. It will, however, effectively move down a notch to the position currently held by the EOS 550D / Rebel T2i, which will be discontinued. So long, EOS 650D. You were a total stranger to us. Fruit flies are reported to have extended lifespans.
The EOS 600D / Rebel T3i is identical to the Canon 700D in terms of its headline characteristics, which include an 18MP CMOS sensor, a 9-point AF sensor, and a 3:2 flip-out 1.04m dot screen. If you look a little closer, though, you’ll notice that enhancements have been made in each of these areas, with an eye both to experienced users who want SLR performance and compact camera upgraders who want an interface that feels familiar to them.
In today’s market, an entry-level DSLR needs to provide more than simply great picture quality in order to attract compact camera upgraders. This is primarily due to the advent of big sensor mirrorless models, which have become increasingly popular. In this day and age of YouTube, having quick and simple access to the power of capturing video is an absolute must. In addition, those who are far more accustomed to producing images on an LCD screen rather than through a viewfinder will find the performance of the live view to be of significant concern. If the camera does not provide consumers with a way to a more classic DSLR-like experience, it will be difficult for them to resist the lure of a physically smaller’mirrorless’ camera. Of course, the camera should nevertheless provide users a road to a more traditional DSLR-like experience.
The EOS 650D was Canon’s attempt to face these problems front on, and it featured improvements to its live view as well as its video capabilities. These improvements have been carried over into the EOS 700D. The ability to provide continuous autofocus tracking while the video is being recorded is one of the most notable of these capabilities.
This is made feasible by the ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor that Canon use in its cameras. This sensor features pixels that are specifically dedicated to phase detection autofocus. These are utilized by the Hybrid AF system in order to rapidly position the lens to about the proper distance before transitioning to the contrast detection AF in order to fine-tune focus. In comparison to Canon models that just utilize CDAF for focusing, this ought to result in a more rapid and accurate focusing experience when shooting in live view and video. On the page of the EOS 650D review devoted to autofocus performance, you’ll find a more in-depth discussion of this technology as well as examples of its application.
In addition, the EOS 700D comes equipped with a touchscreen. This is of the capacitive kind, which is sensitive to contact, as opposed to the resistive type, which is sensitive to pressure, and its behavior is comparable to that of a standard smartphone. The screen may be used to select the point of focus in Live View and Movie modes, as well as (optionally) release the shutter. Additionally, it allows multi-touch and gestures, much like the iPhone. The back screen has been rebuilt so that there is no air gap between the display and the cover glass. This is being done in an effort to lessen the amount of glare and reflections that are caused by the screen. In addition to that, it has a covering that prevents fingerprints and smudges in an effort to mitigate the negative effects of its newly acquired sensitivity to touch.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Specifications
|MSRP||$899.99/£849 with 18-55mm STM|
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Body material||Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber|
|Max resolution||5184 x 3456|
|Other resolutions||5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||18 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||19 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||RGB Color Filter Array|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||25600|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes (1)|
|File format||JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),RAW: 14bit RAWDigital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||by built-in flash|
|Number of focus points||9|
|Lens mount||Canon EF/EF-S|
|Focal length multiplier||1.6×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Screen type||Clear View II TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.85× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure modes||Program AEShutter priority AEAperture priority AEManual (Stills and Movie)Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie)No FlashCreative AutoPortraitLandscapeClose-upSportsSCN|
|Scene modes||Night PortraitHandheld Night SceneHDR Backlight Control)|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||13.00 m|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye|
|Flash X sync speed||1/200 sec|
|Drive modes||SingleContinuousSelf timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)|
|Continuous drive||5.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)|
|Format||H.264, Motion JPEG|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (HDMI mini)|
|Remote control||Yes (RC-6 connector)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||440|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||580 g (1.28 lb / 20.46 oz)|
|Dimensions||133 x 100 x 79 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.11″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (by USB cable and PC)|
|GPS notes||via GPE2|
The Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i is an update over the Canon 650D practically only in terms of its name, but it still combines extremely high image quality with a sophisticated touchscreen interface that has been thoughtfully built. Although it is an advance over earlier Rebel DSLRs, the autofocus performance in live view mode and video is still not as good as that of mirrorless alternatives.
- Interface for touchscreens that is both comprehensive and user-friendly
- JPEG output characterized by high image quality and a favorable balance between the preservation of details and the suppression of noise.
- Excellent autofocus tracking of the subject when shooting through the viewfinder (compared to mirrorless competition)
- 5 frames per second in JPEG-only mode with plenty of buffering
- Exceptionally responsive functioning, with menu access available even when the buffer is completely used up.
- A visually appealing video output with full control over the audio as well as the exposure
- Integrated lens correction for chromatic aberration and vignetting
- Multiple exposure modes that effectively handle HDR, lowlight, and noise reduction
- Triggering of the built-in flash wirelessly activates the strobe.
- Eye sensor for on/off control of the LCD display
- Microphones in stereo format that are built in
- A port for microphones that are external
- The modern LCD screen reduces the amount of fingerprint smudges caused by using the touchscreen.
- Software package including a raw converter of a high standard
- Performance issues with the "hybrid AF" setting in live view and video modes (compared to mirrorless competition)
- Noise levels that are somewhat greater than those of its contemporaries
- The default dynamic range is a little bit behind that of its competitors.
- Even when there is a lot of light, the ISO value that is produced while using flash with Auto ISO enabled is 400.
- It is not possible to individually customize the common live view and movie mode parameters.
- Integrated autofocus illuminator inside the flash (must have flash engaged to use it)
- A battery life that is significantly less than that of comparable DSLRs