Canon 700D Review

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Canon 700D Review

Canon 700D Review

The Canon EOS 700D was introduced on March 21, 2013, along with the simpler and lighter Canon EOS 100D. And it so happened that in the new camera, compared with the predecessor camera - Canon 650D, there was nothing fundamentally new. This is probably the most simple update in the line of amateur cameras Canon EOS. If we discard all the formalities, then personally I see only different camera names - Canon EOS 650D and Canon EOS 700D. But those commenting under the name of the almighty Anonymous do not sleep, and therefore below I will indicate those minor differences between Canon 650D and the Canon 700D, which I managed to find by turning over 400 pages of instructions for these two cameras.

The Canon EOS 700D, compared to Canon 650D, the main shooting mode control dial has changed. The Canon 700D has the 'Night Portrait' mode, 'me and my beloved cat', 'Shooting night scenes from the hands', as well as the 'Shooting scenes with backlight' mode, were combined into the 'SCN' (Special Scene Mode) mode. Fans of turning the main wheel in search of the label 'masterpiece' are now much easier, because the Canon 700D rotates the control wheel all 360 degrees. Although I liked the disc more Canon 650D due to the fact that when you rotate it all the way, you could very quickly and accurately switch to 'M'(My beloved regime exposure).

The next innovation is designed to revolutionize the photography industry! Now you can sight in Live View through special instagram real-time creative filters. Just turn on one of the artistic filters: 'grainy B / W', 'soft focus',' fish eye effect ',' oil paint effect ',' watercolor effect ',' toy effect. cameras', 'thumbnail effect' and get +100 points to you know what Creativity and exclusivity of your photos. Marketers guarantee it! IN Canon 650D it was possible to try the same filters only on captured images. I turned on the filters two times, the first - by accident, the second - to make sure that they still work in Live View. It is interesting that even this I did not manage to do right away, as it turned out that this option is not available when shooting in the “RAW” and “RAW + JPEG” formats.

Let's hold a small flash mob - everyone who has pictures using art filters should definitely share a link to it in the comments :). I have already prepared popcorn, sat down in front of the commentary tape and am ready to contemplate them.

The Canon 700D has changed the texture of the case, it has become more pleasant to the touch. I sincerely wrote the previous phrase, but I’m sure that the blindfold difference between the Canon 700D and Canon 650D even their creators will not be able to feel. But users are ready to entertain themselves with the thought that in the hand the Canon 700D feels no worse than, say, Canon 70D. And you can cross out one toe and get a free upgrade from Canon 700D to Canon 70D :)

Canon EOS 700D rear view

Rear view of the Canon EOS 700D, from that side of the camera Helios 44 2/58, honestly

There is information on the network that the Canon 700D has a revised tracking focus system when shooting in video. In fact, I did not feel any difference, however, I used the Canon 650D and 700D cameras with different lenses. Nevertheless, even if you delve into the instructions, you will not find any differences. Personally, I believe that the hybrid focusing system could have been refined a little and does not seriously affect the quality of tracking focus when shooting video. Yes, outside the window in 2014, but amateur SLR cameras did not learn how to focus properly when shooting video. Of course, I know about the handsome Canon 70D and about Sony SLT, but these are cameras of completely different categories. For me personally, the big mystery is the fact that along with the Canon 700D was introduced Canon 100D, the latter still received an updated hybrid focus in Live View - Hybrid CMOS AF II., and the Canon 700D continued to use the old system Hybrid CMOS AF Canon's first generation 650D. Why is the same focusing system not installed in the Canon 700D? I suppose, just to make users break their brains over what kind of camera they need.

Top view Rear view of the Canon EOS 700D with a Canon Macro Lens EF 100mm 1: 2.8 L IS USM lens

Top view of Canon EOS 700D and Canon Macro Lens EF 100mm 1: 2.8 L IS USM

Canon 700D sold in a whale kit with an updated lens Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6 IS STMthat was introduced with her. At the same time, the Canon 650D comes with a lens Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6 IS II. But no one is forbidding the Canon 650D to buy a new 'kit'. Most likely, they try to pass off differences in regular lenses as differences in cameras. But we understand what's what :).

You can also specify a lighter body. The Canon 700D weighs as much as 5 grams less than the 650D. So, by the way, 5 grams is less than 1 percent of the total mass of the camera with a battery and a memory card. I’m even embarrassed to write about these nano-differences :)

Here link to the archive with the originals - 1024 MB, 47 photos in .CR2 format (RAW), lenses were used when shooting Canon Macro Lens EF 100mm 1: 2.8 L IS USM и Helios-44 2/58. Yes, do not forget to unsubscribe in the comments that there are not enough portraits, as well as retelling of the first 370 pages of the instruction :)

Prices for modern Canon cameras in popular stores can look at this link.

In comments Can I ask you a question on the topic and you will answer, and you can also express your opinion or describe your experience. For the selection of photographic equipment, I recommend large catalogs of various photographic equipment, such as E-Catalog, or large online stores such as Rozetka. Many little things for the photo can be found on AliExpress.


Do you know what is the most offensive and ironic in the whole story? Anyway, at this point, the Canon 700D is Canon’s best amateur camera (you don’t need to interfere with advanced amateur cameras like Canon 60D, 70D); and I recommend the Canon 700D in my article 'which Canon camera to choose', as the best amateur CZK Canon for 2014.

The material was prepared by Arkady Shapoval. Take a look to the Radozhiva group on Facebook.

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Comments: 103, on the subject: Canon 700D review

  • Elena

    Arkady, thank you for the reviews! Everything is short and clear, interesting, no frills. When I need a normal adequate answer on photographic equipment, I go to the Radozhiv website and I know that I will find answers to all my questions!

  • Anonymous 1

    Perhaps the last comment on this topic ... Both Kenon and Nikon have long been able to bring to life the perfect cameras in all classes that satisfy the most demanding consumers. But then what about the continued existence and work of giant industries around the world ??? What to produce, what to invent, if the best is already on the assembly line? An impasse, layoffs, bankruptcy ... So they pull the “cat by the tail”: then a beast with five legs, but without ears, then with ears, but without eyes ... You need to sell something ... Remember the story with the revolutionary idea of ​​Minolta to make film devices of the greatest possible functional richness and perfection, but with limited access to benefits through the purchase by the consumer of individual chip cards at prices at the cost of the device itself. Like, buy yourself this THIS chip, and you can already use not one, but just five measurement modes ... Very quickly this idea was buried, otherwise Minolta would have stopped already. Everyone wants to earn a lot and for a long time, as long as possible, and for this it is profitable to produce goods “a little bit before ...”; slightly unfinished, a little incomplete, a little unsaid ... And consumers, that is, you and I, in the excitement of the pursuit of excellence, will buy, buy ... BIG BUSINESS on small human weaknesses!

    • Oleg


    • AM

      You are too keen on conspiracy theories - not worth it. The basis of any production is ALWAYS, and here you are partially right, profit. But you point out that they can release the “same” camera, but do not want to because of greed, but in fact manufacturers do not release it for more banal reasons - high cost, low payback, development complexity (as a result of the long process of product launch to the market), low unification of production. This is not a complete list of reasons. And about the “pursuit of excellence” - who forces you to update your equipment park? If everything suits you, if enough for your tasks - do not update!

  • Fujio Mitarai

    Arkady, you already changed your mind about sending a courier to you with your fee, but with the phrase at the end of the article “... Anyway, at this moment the Canon 700D is the best amateur camera from Canon ...” You have corrected the situation to the original agreements.
    Now we are finalizing several new art filters for the Canon 750D and it will be ready for presentation.
    心 か ら 、 御 手洗 冨 士夫!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I ask you, even in the new model, make the mode “on the background of the carpet”, everyone asks!

    • Maria

      Tell me whether to buy a canon 650d?

  • Fujio Mitarai

    Arkady, we already said that the "on the carpet" is planned in the Canon 950D. And now only the modes are added: “I hold the Sun”, “Bride on the hand”.
    心 か ら 、 御 手洗 冨 士夫!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, for sure :) next time with the courier, do not forget to send the promised young Japanese girls, otherwise the PR company of the new Canon models may not take place, desu!

  • Dmitriy

    Great review. Arkady, I think, has reached a new level of presentation. Real Level Up. All this despite the fact that this resource, without any doubt, was of undoubted interest and a lot of useful, necessary information for every amateur photographer.
    Suddenly, from nowhere, this ringing lightness and recklessness appeared.

    Arkady, smoke more! Your indisputable talent has sparkled with new, intriguing colors.

  • anonym


  • Oleg Kirillov

    Greetings to all, especially the respected author of this blog. I decided to share my impressions of this camera (I'm not a pro, an ordinary amateur). So they asked me the other day to bring something for shooting video and photos (the video was important), I advised SonyA65 and Canon700d (the price is the same), people chose Canon, brought it and had time to poyuzat - this is my first SLR in my hands. The impressions were rather positive and very pleasant, which pleased me: this is of course the excellent quality of pictures that a simple amateur can take by screwing the lens and inserting the battery, the camera is very convenient to control, it has a comfortable grip and everything is intuitive, it pleased the rotary and Touch screen (for modern I’ll say right away - I shot only in the viewfinder (the proximity sensor at night is very useful here), because it’s more familiar to me and also in daylight everything is clearly visible on the street, the viewfinder is comfortable. I set up shooting in jpeg + raw so that I can process it on my computer. I consider this camera a good choice for a beginner (in people this will also be the first SLR).
    Now about what I didn’t like: I’ll say right away that the most annoying thing is when you customize the story program for yourself, switch to another, configure and go back, then all settings are reset to default and you need to configure again.
    There was no possibility to compare with previous models 600d and 650d, and they are now almost the same, it is better to take a new model, because. competition is doing its job and new models are better than previous ones.
    That's my whole brief review, if it will be useful to any of the newcomers, I will be glad if you are thinking about acquiring a good camera - you won’t regret it.
    By the way, I was holding it in my hands at the Canon100d store - I certainly would not have bought it - a very small and uncomfortable grip, it costs almost the same.

  • Marco '

    In the seventh century, the iso button was clicked. At 650 - onslaught ... until the singing moment vіdchuvaєsh accept the spring papilla on the button, and when kontsі won nіbi zalipaє (older than seeing zvoryaznogo zvjazyku). To navigate behind the tactile vidchuttyami became natros chi no natis.
    At 700d, the button is spring loaded all the way. Sound, clear rich, possible. Ale takі dіbnitsі deschutuyut. It is possible to price the copy of such a copy.
    ... And it’s possible to upgrade, which we didn’t remember ...

    In the case of a floppy disk, except for the mode disk and the widest plastic band (the plastic on the case is all the same, I wouldn’t say anything there) I don’t bach.

  • Valentine

    I bought it. And I'm fine)
    I used to shoot on Nokia 6223, then on iPhone 4c. Now I’m using this “horse” with an 18-135 lens.
    I don’t use the built-in “fashionable” filters, I shoot without AF, only through the viewfinder, I like it as much as if I were touching the subject with my eye :)
    Thank you for your articles on aperture, ISO, shutter speed. They helped to better understand how to work with the outside world.
    I’ll go on to study your site;)

    PS Still, the share of ridicule in this article is felt.

    • Oleg Kirillov

      I think the author just likes only one brand of photographic equipment, it’s even good - let him describe the minuses, the pros, and so we know. Dear Arkady, I am grateful for your work - continue on, a very useful blog.

    • Lynx

      do not confuse mockery and irony.

  • ALEX

    scajite pojalusta, kakoi obiectiv vibrati dlia canon 700d? canon ef-s 17-55 f2.8 ili canon 24-70f4 L

    • Lynx


  • Dmitriy

    The whole joke is that you take cameras, choose the best lenses, autofocus systems. Then you open the first available link “how to shoot video on a DSLR camera” and watch 2 points:
    1. Turn off autofocus.
    2. All twist the handles.
    3. Any expensive camera with a variable aperture during the shooting of a video is replaced by an old manual lens.

  • anonym

    with a coca guarantee to buy?

  • Alexander

    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen! I ask for advice as specialists. I wanted to buy a digital SLR, the first for myself. Although I’ve been doing amateur photography since 1976, I went through all the cameras to Salut ... Then there were digital soap dishes :). Opted for the Canon EOS 700D, but
    then a friend goes to the full frame and gives me the Nikon D7100 (mileage 5000, excellent condition, he’s not a photographer, he’s just not to get the money ...) for the same $ 500 plus a 55-300mm lens. I read reviews about the Nikon D7100, they are scared by the reviews about “noise” at high ISOs, they say even more than 200 the noise is already strong ... but at the same time I don’t like the slow focusing of Canon, but I need dogs and children to take a shot :) So I ask for advice, help with a choice! New Canon 700 or in excellent condition Nikon 7100. Thank you for your attention.

    • Valery A.

      Good evening. For the first time I hear that Nikon is noisier than a similar Kenon, and that Kenon has slow autofocus (which depends mainly on the lens).

      • anonym

        but the 55-300 lens has the slowest autofocus)

        • Valery A.

          For what? Slow, but amateur TV is not all that is needed for a photo.

          • anonym

            I drew attention to this phrase “but at the same time I don’t like Canon’s slow focusing, but I need to take pictures of dogs and children”

            • Valery A.

              Well, it’s somewhere Alexander read a controversial opinion. Of course, I myself did not compare similar models “head-to-head”, but in articles like D5100vs600D (whales) it was never stated anywhere that the focusing of one FA is noticeably weaker, slower than that of the other.

              • anonym

                from my own experience I can say that the Canon 1100D + 18-55DCIII focuses noticeably faster than the Nikon D5100 + 18-55VR, but it has a lot of distortion at a wide angle. and Nikon is quieter because it is slower :) and plastic is more like Nikon's

    • Valery A.

      I will continue. Actually, 7100 is more advanced than 700D, it is equal to 70D of kenons, in turn 700D = 5300. Here Arkady wrote somewhere that when choosing a system (and you choose a system, with a further loop of lenses, flashes, etc.) it is important which system your friend, mentor says, they’ll help, tell you, they will let you use a lens, etc. So if there is no personal sympathy for something, the choice is logical to 7100.

    • Lev

      Alexander, D7100 is a completely different class of camera. If the price is the same, definitely prefer Nikon. In addition, you can shoot under the same conditions or, in extreme cases, just hold it in your hands. Have a nice shot!

  • Karen

    Arkady hello. Your opinion is very important to me, so I want to know if you plan to review the Canon 760D?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I plan when I don’t know. If you choose a camera, then ask a specific question.

  • Lev

    All liked it! Only the rumor had it that the author had used the word “whale”. For information: the whale is translated “in kit or in kit”. Therefore, “in the whale kit” and “buy a new 'whale'” for the pro sounds inadequate.
    Good luck!

  • Victoria

    Here you can see right away, a person with a good sense of humor and irony) I read your reviews as a fascinating book)

  • Ilya

    For the convenience of the location of the controls, it is good. And in terms of DD and iso workers, it is very outdated. However, there is nothing to be surprised at percent 5, for the current generation 7,8th. IMHO her price is not more than 20 000r.

  • Igor

    Arkady, still take into account the fact of aliasing in cameras, both in video and in photo. A couple of test photos or video fragments of buildings with angular shapes would not hurt.
    Noise test and resolution drop.

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