Even though the Canon EOS 650D was the first DSLR to have a touchscreen, the company decided to include the touch controls in addition to, rather than in place of, the button and dial controls.
This helps broaden the camera’s appeal, making it appealing not only to amateur photographers upgrading from a touchscreen smartphone or small camera but also to more experienced photographers. Canon claims that this has contributed to the camera’s impressive market success.
Despite this, the company has opted to replace the Canon EOS 650D with the Canon EOS 700D, also known as the Canon EOS Rebel T5i. This decision was made after less than a year. It is located immediately below the Canon EOS 60D, the beginning of Canon’s “enthusiast” range. It shares its position at the very top of Canon’s “consumer” lineup with the Canon EOS 600D.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Build Quality
Both the EOS 700D and the EOS 650D appear to have been manufactured using the same mold by Canon. The only discernible difference between the two camera bodies is that the mode dial on the EOS 700D is slightly different from the mode dial on the EOS 650D.
The icons on the Canon EOS 700D are raised rather than painted, and the dial has a finer texture around its edges. Because this dial of superior quality may be turned in either direction through a full 360 degrees, you do not have to turn it in the other order to access the required functions.
When you run your touch down the surface of the two cameras, you’ll notice that they have slightly different textures. The Canon EOS 700D has a bit more grainy feel to it, but this is in a positive sense. Rubberized coatings continue to be placed over the finger and thumb grips, providing a solid purchase.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Performance
It should not come as a surprise that the Canon EOS 700D and the Canon EOS 650D can resolve the same level of detail, as they share the same sensor. Additionally, the image quality of these two cameras is quite comparable to one another.
Although noise is well controlled over the whole sensitivity range, as you might anticipate, photos captured with higher ISO levels do have some colored speckling apparent in them.
Intriguingly, our laboratory testing has shown that the Canon 700D produces photographs with a little higher noise level than the Canon 650D when the sensitivity is between low and medium. Canon likely made this modification to the picture processing to bring out a little bit more detail.
The Canon 700D can produce high-quality photographs straight from the camera, complete with a wealth of information and colors that are pleasing and natural. As is customary, the best results are obtained from raw files processed with care.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Image Quality
Throughout the test, the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T3i generated photographs of an exceptionally high standard. It is recommended that you shoot in RAW format for the best possible results, and you should consider getting a lens other than the 18-55mm IS zoom lens we used for testing because it does not do the camera credit. The resolution is the very best in its category.
Considering the pixel density, the noise management is likewise quite impressive. If you want to achieve more detail with less chroma noise, shooting in RAW is the way to go instead of shooting in JPEG. This is especially true if you intend on taking a lot of images with a high ISO.
We think the colors are a touch on the muted side, but this isn’t anything that can’t be adjusted in-camera by playing around with the different Picture Styles or by making your own.
We captured significantly more highlight information in high-contrast scenes by setting the camera to the Highlight Tone Priority mode. This would not have been feasible without the camera’s ability to avoid underexposing the mid-tones and shadows.
The built-in flash did not result in any instances of red eye, and the nighttime shot turned out well. In general, a solid camera performance that, compared to some of its other rivals, possesses noticeably fewer pixel units.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Specs
|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|
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Verdict
The Canon 700D is a compelling and adaptable camera that produces high-quality photographs. It offers an extensive feature set and allows all the flexibility that expert photographers demand while giving choices for automatic hand-holding for consumers with less experience.