Canon EOS 700D evaluation
Canon EOS 700D is the ‘flagship’ system in firm’s entry-level shopper DSLR vary. Canon has included some inventive options in addition to a really responsive capacitive touchscreen to ensure this digital camera appeals to first time customers in addition to these searching for an improve. Bundled with the digital camera is the 18-55 f/Three.5-5.6 inventory lens. So how does it work, let’s discover out.
Within the field
- Canon EOS 700D physique
- LP-E8 rechargeable battery
- AC adapter package ACK-E8
- Guarantee card
- USB cable
- Hand strap
- 512MB SD Card
- Software program CD
- Canon EF 18-55 f/Three.5-5.6 lenses
The very first thing you discover concerning the 700D is its petite body, barely smaller than the earlier generations and far lighter in the case of weight of the physique alone. Canon EOS 700D is without doubt one of the lightest DSLR cameras that I’ve come throughout, barely smaller than most entry-level DSLR cameras, and lighter, at simply 580 grams for the physique with the battery and a SD Card inside. The bundled package lens provides one other 200 grams to this, making it fairly mild to hold round on a vacation or a trek. The physique is manufactured from stainless-steel coated in polycarbonate resin and glass fibre making it sturdy to tackle the challenges of day after day pictures. The controls are properly positioned and simply accessible, and the 180 diploma tilt touchscreen is shiny, responsive and filled with element.
I additionally preferred the truth that the cardboard slot is on the aspect and never on the backside. This implies you simply swap out the cardboard when you’ve got the digital camera mounted on a tripod. The underside a part of the digital camera has simply the battery slot and tripod mount, whereas the entrance of the digital camera has no buttons or controls.
On the highest aspect of the Canon EOS 700D, over the grip, you’ve got the shutter button, the Aperture and Shutter management dial, ISO Button, a Mode Dial, and three-position toggle on-off swap, that switches off energy, switches it on and strikes to the video mode. Additionally on the highest, subsequent to the new shoe are the built-in stereo microphones, and the pop-up flash.
On the again are your standard buttons, together with a D-Pad that allows you to select between white-balance, a number of pictures and AF Mode. A giant benefit with the digital camera is that each one the settings are clearly seen on the large Three-inch vari-angle touchscreen LCD, so if you do not know learn how to transfer round utilizing the buttons, you may all the time contact the display to get to the setting you might be searching for. There’s additionally a devoted button that shuts off the LCD and switches to the viewfinder.
What is good to see is that although all capabilities and settings of the digital camera may be accessed through the touchscreen, Canon has nonetheless included the buttons that allow you to scroll by way of the settings, which are available in significantly helpful in case you are an skilled Canon consumer who’s gotten used to issues being a sure method.
Canon EOS 700D Options / Efficiency
As I discussed earlier, Canon likes to name the 700D its flagship entry-level DSLR, and I put it beneath some nice checks, together with late night time handheld avenue pictures and a few mild blurs, and, general, the digital camera carried out very properly for an entry-level DSLR.
The Digicam can shoot JPEG and RAW Pictures, and likewise save each of them, although do not forget that should you select to avoid wasting pictures as RAW (or certainly each), you might be suggested to have a sooner card, else you will have a bottleneck whereas taking pictures.
On the Mode Dial, you select between Av (Aperture Precedence), Television (Shutter Precedence), M (Full Handbook), Portrait (P), SCN (Scene), Excessive Pace Sports activities, Macro, Panorama, Portrait, Full Auto (A+), CA and a No Flash Mode with Full Auto the place flash doesn’t hearth.
It was additionally good to notice that the lens Canon is now together with within the package is image-stabilised and is the brand new avatar of its entry-level lens, supplying you with management on picture stability each in video and nonetheless mode. There is no such thing as a built-in GPS however the digital camera can take an elective GPS-E2 unit should you want GPS performance.
The Canon EOS 700D doesn’t cost through USB so you want to take the battery out and use the provided charger. The battery lasts you anyplace between 400 and 440 pictures, so in case you are a lightweight use photographer out for a vacation over a weekend, you may in all probability go away the charger behind, however usually you will want to hold it together with you.
The Canon EOS 700D includes a smartphone like interface, that allows you to contact the display to point the realm you wish to give attention to whereas taking footage and movies, which provides you extra management than the normal autofocus factors.
The digital camera, although an improve on its predecessors, the Canon 600D and Canon 650D, doesn’t appear to have an in-body enchancment on the focussing system, however the bundled 18-55 package lens from Canon now has a stepper motor that does a a lot sooner autofocus, which makes the 700D appear sooner than the sooner era cameras. I often do not advocate shopping for a DSLR with the package lens, and, as an alternative, shopping for lenses that you simply wish to use, however the package lens Canon contains could be very agile, and silent, which is available in particularly helpful whereas capturing movies. The 700D additionally has predictive autofocus.
The sensor on the 700D has 9 cross-type AF factors. The main target factors are superimposed each on the LCD when utilizing reside view mode and on the view finder when capturing. You’ll be able to swap to guide focus by toggling the swap on the lens.
My large peeve although is the viewfinder on the Canon EOS 700D. I perceive that that is an entry-level digital camera, however since that is an improve from the earlier era, I might have preferred Canon to make the view finder brighter than what we have seen earlier than. At instances I used to be frightened if the pictures that I’m taking are correctly composed and needed to overcompensate with settings.
Canon EOS 700D Picture High quality
I’ve been utilizing a really high-end DSLR as my main digital camera for a few 12 months now, so I did not have excessive expectations from the entry-level Canon EOS 700D, however the picture high quality on the digital camera was surprisingly good.
Many of the low-light pictures taken with the package lens have been shot anyplace between ISO 800 and ISO 1600, and I used to be frightened concerning the pictures being barely noisy. Nonetheless, the digital camera dealt with these very properly and the noise was barely noticeable, although pictures over ISO 3200 did present a little bit of noise. If you would like, you may take up ISO Settings as much as 12,800 within the snapshot mode and 6400 in video mode, however I might actually not advocate that. Canon additionally allow us to use their prime 28mm f/1.eight lens for some pictures, and I used to be very pleased with the best way this labored.
The Canon EOS 700D carried out properly in most conditions, indoors in addition to open air, and the lens additionally stored up with it. A couple of pictures within the gallery have been taken with the prime lens, particularly for getting the lights to appear like stars, however with the bundled 18-55 lens too I managed to get some attention-grabbing pictures.
I’m no fan of the on-body flash on any digital camera, and usually use the next ISO and a decrease shutter pace to realize a greater low mild seize. Nonetheless, at instances you want the flash to freeze the second, and simply to seize issues with out altering settings. I cherished the truth that Canon has included a non-flash auto mode on the mode choose dial. This implies you may flip off the flash totally, or you may go to the auto mode the place the flash will routinely popup. I took just a few avenue footage with the flash on, and acquired some good fill outcomes, which was good – there was no burning of faces and/ or over-lighting of the scene.
The digital camera additionally helps a 5 frames per second capturing mode. I took some avenue pictures of automobiles whizzing previous the Shinlin Evening market in Taipei, and the scenes have been properly captured.
From daybreak to nightfall, I took about 50 footage with the digital camera utilizing varied settings, indoors, low-light areas, and brightly lit neon indicators, and the digital camera carried out properly for an entry-level DSLR in all eventualities. I perceive why Canon likes to name the 700D its flagship entry-level DSLR.
Canon EOS 700D Video
One of many issues that stood out for me once I had learn the Canon EOS 700D press launch of the brand new package lens was the silent motor, and I actually needed to present it a shot. In scenes the place you rely on the autofocus, you often get the motor’s hum, after which have to come back again and edit that out within the film.
I took the digital camera out to shoot a small film and the digital camera carried out properly. It was in a position to choose up sounds clearly and with the on-board stereo microphones, the standard of sound was superb, and sure, the motor was silent in comparison with the sooner generations. The 700D additionally helps exterior microphones (to be bought individually).
Canon EOS 700D Battery Life
The battery on the Canon EOS 700D is rated at 400 pictures and my testing gave comparable outcomes. On a 4 day journey throughout Hong Kong and Taipei, I didn’t must cost the battery as soon as, although I used to be shot movies and plenty of delayed-shutter pictures, which may be battery intensive. The LP-E8 is identical battery that shipped within the earlier generations, therefore getting a spare battery will not be an costly affair in case you intend to shoot loads of footage.
Canon EOS 700D Verdict
I used to be a bit skeptical attempting the Canon EOS 700D, particularly once I realised that nothing a lot had modified within the physique of the digital camera from the earlier era. Nonetheless, the brand new menu and the package lens did seize my consideration, and as soon as I began utilizing the digital camera, it got here out with flying colors.
Proper now, the 700D is without doubt one of the lightest DSLR cameras round, and it was very nice slinging it alongside on the journey. The brand new interface that Canon has constructed mixed with the very responsive capacitive touchscreen have been nice to make use of. I used to be stunned to see myself play with the settings on the touchscreen somewhat than undergo clunky menus with the buttons, although I am used to the latter. It was additionally good to see an auto mode that disables flash.
What actually bothered me, nonetheless, is the viewfinder brightness, which takes some getting used to. You’ll want to be sure you usually are not over compensating for pictures primarily based on what you see on the display. On the primary few pictures my settings have been a bit off, as I’m used to a unique digital camera, however after the primary few pictures, issues have been significantly better.
These comparatively minor points apart, the Canon EOS 700D is an excellent general package deal. Although I am often not a fan of package lenses as I stated earlier than, in case you are pondering of shopping for the 700D, I strongly advocate you choose up the physique plus package lens combo, because the 18-55 is sweet worth for Rs. 6,000 additional.