Canon EOS 700 d in the Test

The Canon EOS 700 d replaces the 650D in the entry level EOS class. Design and equipment changes little. Even the best 18 mega pixel sensor. But, the test results speak for a modified signal processing and a revised hybrid auto-focus.
After only one year, Canon DSLR EOS replaced 650D by a successor: the 800 Euro expensive EOS 700 d. 700 d remainsalmost everything as usual in the EOS; also the best APS-C sensor with 18 Megapixels was at best minimal modified compared to the EOS 650D. The digital camera dominated ISO 100 to ISO 12.80, expandable up to ISO 25,600,.
The case of Canon EOS is predominantly made of plastic, has no seals to protect against splashing water and dust, but the non-slip surface on the hand pads right and left of the lens provides comfortable feel. The performance of the fold-out flash unit is higher than the EOS LZ11 650D by LZ9.
The Pentaspiegelsucher of the Canon EOS covers 95% of the field unchanged 700 d and represents the image with effective 0,5-fachem magnification – that is how small, is not only in comparison to more expensive cameras such as the EOS 5 d Mark III (test) with 0 71 x-on viewfinder. Grid lines can not show due to lack of appropriate LCD screen. A neat 3-inch touch screen, can fold and rotate 270 degrees thankfully to 180 degrees out of the housing is used for the image control and live view Preview.
Very close to the trigger, easily accessible for the index finger, located a dial you can about comfortably switch the register in the menu.

Exposure, auto focus, and performance

As entry-level, 700 d next to the automatic and (part of) manual modes are available on the Canon EOS and several scene modes to choose from, four exposure: matrix on 63 fields, Center-weighted, selective (approx. 9% of the image field) and spot (4%). In viewfinder mode uses the Canon EOS 700 d proven phase autofocus with 9 cross-type sensors and raises average 0.41 or 0.34 s (1000 and 30 Lux). In live view, the camera switches to the hybrid auto focus one with the EOS 650D imported solution, the contrast measurement and phase detection on the recording sensor couples.
The rear monitor can be folded out and swing. In addition, he is sensitive to touch and thus a welcome addition to the classic controls.
While the EOS still well over a second looking 650D with this hybrid solution for the right sharpness, the Canon EOS creates just this 700 d in less than 0.3 s – a great performance. However, this requires optimal conditions as they prevail in the laboratory with 1,000 lux. AF speed and accuracy breaking dramatically into lower light.

Video function

The hybrid auto focus of the camera convinces limited even at the movies. With USM lens he sought in the test often pumping the right attitude; with the new standard zoom 3.5 5.6/18-55 mm STM the EOS attracts 700 d while the sharpness fairly accurately to respond however usually significantly delayed. The full-HD video of camera appear color balanced, fine structures and shade areas partly disturbing image errors occur. A separate video trigger is missing the DSLR.
Canon has modified the mode dial; It can be turned by 360 degrees. The fold-out lightning performance increases to LZ11.


Apart from the mode dial, which can be now rotate to 360 degrees, 700 d when it comes to handling changes of the Canon EOS bit. Why also should be Canon to the successful operation of the EOS shake 650D? For the most important recording parameters, the well-known shortcut keys are ready, combined with a rotary wheel, within easy reach of the right index finger. The four direction switches the SET button is assigned with functions, can be defined.
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An additional level of control with the many things going even faster by hand creates the touchscreen. Who wants to cope without him and can the disable touch functionality. After pressing the Q button, the info into an adjusting monitor. The main menu consists of eleven horizontal tabs, which can be typical for Canon to see without scrolling.
Who wants to avoid unwanted settings by accidentally touching of the touch screen, can disable the touch functionality and control the camera via buttons and dials.

Image quality

On the EOS noticed a pronounced increase in the contrast in ColorFoto test 650D, and indeed the Canon EOS intervenes 700 d not less aggressive in the JPEG images. This results in high DL values (LP/BRA 1,386 up), but also to an exceptionally hard image impression; If you prefer something less crisp like can correct in preferences, but what moves the overall balance, or photographed the same with RAW format.
In terms of dynamics and resolution of border, the Canon EOS is approximately at the level of the EOS 650D (test)700 d. In the default configuration relevant to the measurement of Canon however takes back some the noise filter, which on the other hand leads to a stronger visual noise, to weaker text urverlusten.
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Review conclusion

With the EOS 700 d Canon model careoperates, without major surprises. The hybrid auto focus works much faster now if conditions are optimal, but still suffers in low light. Also the excessive contrasts of the JPEG recordings remain.
A slightly modified image vote brings the Canon EOS 700 d yet a minimal advantage compared to its predecessor a. You can get the significantly revised 18-megapixel sensor with modified pixel arrangement for the live view autofocus only with the new, cheaper EOS 100 d.