Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i / Kiss X7i

Canon EOS 700D : Rebel T5i

Product summary

  • Model name: Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i / Kiss X7i
  • Release date: 21 March 2013
  • Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Key features & specs

If we are to compare the 700D with the 650D and the 600D, it would be a hard time trying to come up with a lot of differences. There are however some differences across the three models. So let’s just say these are the key features of the 700D.

  • 18 megapixels APS-C CMOS hybrid sensor
  • live-view has phase detection auto-focus
  • 9-point all cross-type AF system
  • continuous shooting burst of 5 fps
  • 63-zone dual layer metering system
  • ISO range of 100-12,800 (in manual mode), further upgradeable to 12,800
  • Multi-touch Vari-angle 3.0″ 1,040,000 dot Clear View capacitative LCD II screen that actually releases you from every wanting to use camera dials and buttons.
  • Built-in stereo mic on the top plus a 3.5 mm external mic jack for video recording
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

Canon EOS 100D vs EOS 700D – First Look


The EOS 700D also known as the Canon Rebel T5i in the US was launched within one year of the Rebel T4i. Both the cameras have the same tilty flippy LCD screen, 18 megapixels CMOS APS-C sensor and both feature the same 9-point AF system that Canon has come to be recognized with. However here all the 9 AF points are cross type providing better auto-focusing performance.

Expand Your Creativity with New Advanced Features
The EOS Rebel T5i provides amateur and advanced photographers looking to hone their creative and technical skills with a range of features that allow for crisp, clear images.Whether it is adding saturation to a vivid landscape or applying a unique, vintage touch to a portrait, users who want to express their creativity can experiment with different effects and settings, composing a shot, by using one of Canon’s seven Creative Filters. When the Creative Filters are applied in Live View, users can preview the filter on the vari-angle three inch LCD touch screen without having to shoot the image first. Effects such as ArtBold, Water Painting, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Fish- Eye and Miniature let users pick and choose how to best express their creative vision before or after the image is captured.

Enhanced EOS Full HD Movie Mode
The EOS Rebel T5i offers easy-to-use professional video capture. When users switch to EOS Full HD Movie mode, the EOS Rebel T5i offers the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD video in a number of recording sizes and frame rates. With Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF System and Movie Servo AF, the camera provides continuous AF for focus tracking of moving subjects by helping to reduce the camera’s need to “hunt”, resulting in a quick and smooth continuous AF. While shooting with one of Canon’s Stepping Motor (STM) lenses, such as the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, the camera will only capture the stereo sound of the scene being recorded. For added flexibility, the EOS Rebel T5i also features a built-in stereo microphone with manual audio level adjustment to enhance sound quality.

The good

The 700D’s hybrid CMOS sensor has phase detection auto-focusing in live-view mode. This hypothetically should be much better than the standard auto-focusing system of the 650D. Which means auto-focusing during your video shooting or when using the LCD screen should be much better. In real life however the 650D and the 700D is not that different when shooting in live view mode.

In live view mode it is possible to lock focus to a subject by tapping on the LCD screen.

The Bad

The viewfinder has only 95% coverage. Additionally there is no auto-focus illuminator lamp. When shooting in pitch dark the flash, if allowed will fire intermittently and try to find focus. No buit-in wifi as EOS 6D.

Similar Products

We don’t have to look very far to find suitable alternatives to the 700D. The model that it replaces 650D is no longer available but the earlier model 600D is still available and is still a great camera to buy. The other one is Nikon’s D5200 which is at this time the biggest rival for the 700D. The D5200 uses the same fancy auto-focusing system as the higher end model D7000 uses and also has 24 megapixels to boot.

Should I buy it?

Ideally the 700D should be one of the choices if you’re looking for an entry level DSLR. If you already own an entry level DSLR this is not something that you should be upgrading too. If you’re given a choice between the 700D and the D5200, ergonomically it can be a toss up and will all boil down to whether you’re a Canon guy or a Nikon guy. They are both good cameras and honestly I love the 9-point all cross type AF system. At the end of the day the decision is purely personal but if you’re going to invest in an entry level DSLR that’s good, choosing the 700D wouldn’t be a bad decision.

Product Images

Sample Images by Canon EOS 700D on Flickr

“Mission For Smile” – EOS 700D

Shot entirely on the world’s most advanced entry-level EOS, the EOS 700D


MSRP$899.99/£849 with 18-55mm STM
Body type
Body typeCompact SLR
Body materialStainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Max resolution5184 x 3456
Other resolutions5184 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:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels18.0 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors18.5 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic 5
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayRGB Color Filter Array
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
File format
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
  • RAW: 14bit RAW
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampby built-in flash
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points9
Lens mountCanon EF/EF-S mount
Focal length multiplier1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeClear View II TFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95 %
Viewfinder magnification0.85×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie)
  • No Flash
  • Creative Auto
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • SCN
Scene modes
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control)
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range13 m
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Continuous driveYes (5 fps)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
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 BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (HDMI mini)
WirelessEye-Fi Connected
Remote controlYes (RC-6 connector)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)440
Weight (inc. batteries)580 g (1.28 lb / 20.46 oz)
Dimensions133 x 100 x 79 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.11″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (by USB cable and PC)
GPS notesvia GPE2


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Purchase options

Canon EOS 700D Vs EOS 100D

Body Only available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
T5i with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
T5i with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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