Canon 700D

Canon EOS 700D front

Canon 700D overview

Canon 700D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera first released on June of 2013. The camera uses a 18MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 5184 x 3456. It is known as "EOS Rebel T5i" in certain regions.

Canon brought out this model to upgrade the previous Canon 650D (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently launched the fresher Canon 750D (Read Full Comparison) to upgrade this camera.

The 700D ranks at #26 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and all around #221 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your personalized factors.

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Below is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Canon 700D history

The Canon 700D is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete list below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-77D front thumbnailCanon 77D
700D vs 77D
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2017
Canon-EOS-760D front thumbnailCanon 760D
700D vs 760D
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
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Canon-EOS-750d front thumbnailCanon 750D
700D vs 750D
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
Canon-EOS-700D front thumbnailCanon 700D18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
Canon-EOS-650D front thumbnailCanon 650D
700D vs 650D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
Canon-EOS-600D front thumbnailCanon 600D
700D vs 600D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
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Canon-EOS-550D front thumbnailCanon 550D
700D vs 550D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010

Canon 700D Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon 700D based on things that are often seen as essential in a digital camera.

change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
decent sensor resolution (18MP)
exports RAW formats
features face detection focusing
flash built-in
good min ISO (100)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes external mic jack
includes HDMI support
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers focus by touch
screen articulates
screen size is good (3 inches)
selfie friendly display
sensor has phase detect AF
touch screen
very good screen resolution (1,040 k dot)
you can focus manually
bad battery power (440 CIPA)
does not have headphone jack
does not have Time Lapse recording
lack of image stabilization
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
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Canon 700D Sensor specs

The Canon 700D houses the Digic 5 chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Canon 700D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 5184 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 18MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 to 12800. RAW format is supported so the user has more margin for error.

The graphic below illustrates the 700D's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The 700D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is shown in green.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon 700D dimensions

Canon 700D weighs 1.28 pounds (580g or 20.46 ounces) and features outside dimensions of 133mm x 100mm x 79mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g and the Canon 700D is very similar in comparison with its competitors.

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Below is a pic of the Canon 700D next to a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its size.

Canon EOS 700D dimensions scale

The top view directly below will provide the button arrangement on the 700D.

Canon EOS 700D topview buttons dials

Canon 700D Lens details

The 700D fits the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses to select from. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the 700D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-18-50mm-F2.8-4.5-DC-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM18-50mmf/2.8-4.5 395g
Sigma-70-300mm-F4-5.6-DG-Macro-Canon-EF lensSigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro70-300mmf/4.0-5.6 550g
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Lensbaby-Burnside-35-Canon-EF lensLensbaby Burnside 3535mmf/2.8374g
Sigma-4.5mm-F2.8-EX-DC-HSM-Circular-Fisheye-Canon-EF lensSigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye5mmf/2.8 470g
Lensbaby-Velvet-56-Canon-EF lensLensbaby Velvet 5656mmf/1.6 400g
Carl-Zeiss-Distagon-T2-35-Canon-EF lensCarl Zeiss Distagon T 23535mmf/2.0 570g
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Sigma-50-150mm-F2.8-EX-DC-APO-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM50-150mmf/2.8 1350g
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Canon 700D Connectivity

The 700D has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send images and usually adjust settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.

Certain apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.

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Canon 700D Video details

The highest video quality on the Canon 700D is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in H.264 and Motion JPEG file format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance between video quality and file size but FULL HD isn't going to give you much room to crop. While the body comes with a mic socket, it is sadly lacking a headphone socket so you will not have the ability to keep an eye on your sound levels.

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Canon 700D Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing for the Canon 700D so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.

Canon 700D Screen and Viewfinder

The Canon 700D houses a 3" fully articulated screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots.

The screen is selfie friendly to get self portraits and group shots if needed. Moreover the screen is touch friendly so you will be able to change focus point and change settings with your fingertips.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Canon 700D are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • Coverage 95 percent
  • Magnification 0.53x

In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders are particularly valuable.

Canon 700D Shutter details

Canon 700D has the capability to shoot continuously at 5.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Canon 700D Flash and Hot shoe details

Canon 700D has got both in-built flash and external flash ability. The highest flash sync speed is 1/200 seconds.

Canon 700D Autofocusing details

Canon 700D has got both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detection which is valuable for portrait photography.

The Sensor boasts 9 focus points to select from. Canon 700D has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to change where you focus. Canon 700D can use manual focusing in case it is needed during low light scenarios or you want more exact control on focusing.

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Canon 700D Battery life

The battery power (LP-E8) for the Canon 700D is made to last for 440 clicks as per the CIPA measurements making it less as compared to its competition. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x features the highest (1900) battery life within this category of cameras.

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Canon 700D for various styles of photography

The following illustration indicates a summation of the Canon 700D for various styles of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.

Canon 700D as a Portrait photography camera

The Canon 700D gets a score of 76 which is great, meaning that it is a tremendous fit for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos together with the potential to work with off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
MP count good (18MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports face detection autofocus
saves RAW files

Canon 700D Street photography features

Getting a above average points total of 69, the Canon 700D is a fine option for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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fully articulated screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
includes focus by touch
lack of image stabilization

Sports photography with Canon 700D

A moderate sports photography score of 55 indicates the Canon 700D is somewhat adequate for photographing sports. A camera should have very good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
max frames per second very slow (5.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
bad battery (440 CIPA)

Canon 700D Travel photography highlights

Size is very crucial in buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Canon 700D gets a nice 64 for a travelling camera which makes it a good fit to take on your trips.

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offers focus via touch
MP count good (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
doesn't have Timelapse mode
bad battery power (440 per charge)

Canon 700D as a Landscape photography camera

For anybody who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Canon 700D with it's very good grade of 63 for a landscape camera is a fine pick within the current marketplace.

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focusing manually
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
decent MP (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
not so great battery pack (440 shots)
no Time Lapse recording

Canon 700D as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging really should posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Considering everything, the Canon 700D is a fine fit for vlogging as it delivers a nice score of 71.

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selfie friendly display
touchscreen enabled
supports face detection autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external mic support
does not have image stabilization

Canon 700D Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the 700D, below is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall within the family of Entry-Level DSLR.

The graph just below shows you a bird's eye view of the 700D vs it's top rated competitors shown earlier.

Following are several cameras you may consider as alternate options. To read a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Canon EOS 700D
Also called as
EOS Rebel T5i
Entry-Level DSLR
Body design
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Digic 5
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
18 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
5184 x 3456
RAW format
Highest native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points
Cross type focus points
Lens support
Canon EF/EF-S
Amount of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Range of screen
Fully Articulated
Screen size
3 inches
Resolution of screen
1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Screen technology
Clear View II TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
DXO Color Depth rating
DXO Dynamic range rating
DXO Low light rating
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
13.00 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video file format
H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Eye-Fi Connected
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
580g (1.28 pounds)
133 x 100 x 79mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1")
Battery life
440 photos
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Time lapse recording
Storage media
Storage slots
Launch price