Canon EOS 700D Review Complete

What's up guys we are back with the new Canon EOS D. It's also called as Canon Rebel Ti in some countries including the US. 

So this guy is a successor of the quite popular but very short lived Canon EOS D that is the Ti. So in this video we gonna show you what's in the box we gonna take you through the hardware of the camera and then we will talk about the user interface performance and at last we will tell you whether this is an actually successor of the D. 

And if it's worth skipping the D or whether it's worth your money at all. The D comes in a fairly compact box this camera has an APSC size Sensor. As the modern name suggest so wherever you see three figures there D D. All those have APSC size cropped sensors. So there you have the camera it comes with an - IS STM Kit lens. You can also choose to have the body only or with the -mm lens. And you will have to pay accordingly.

So you have some quick specs out there that's the price with the -mm lens so that's the MRP but you might get it for much cheaper if you can strike a good deal with your local vendor or some Online retailers. Some software information on those side and that's about it. So we gonna open the box and see what's in there yeah. So we have the Digital solution Disk there. Some documents and see this stuff. 

We gonna see what those are. So we have the complete manual here detailed then we have the software instruction manual. And then we have some quick tutorials here which is cool. There you see all nice. And then there is nothing much here. So we go further in and we see that there is a USB cable. It has a mini USB out there. Then we have the charger there should be a power cord inside there it is that's the power cord. Then we have shoulder strap we have the battery the protection hold and it's an LPE battery and then we have the kit lens well protected. That's the -mm kit lens and then finally we have the D body here. It looks fairly compact not much bigger than the D. In fact the D is almost identical to the D in terms of the design construction and also quality with minor cosmetic change here and there will go through those and then it has some nice little features that's added over the D. 

But more or less it's fairly the identical body of the D that you have. If you have the D in fact then we don't see any reason to get the D. But if you do not have D you probably could skip the D to have this. We will talk about all those in detail. So that's the D body yeah. The look and feel of the D that is the Rebel Di. It's almost identical to that of the older D that is the Rebel Ti. And when I say identical they are very few minor cosmetic changes as well as some Ui menu changes and kind of work flows and getting into each menu types and some live views that are changes on D compared to the D. Now when I hide this you almost won't be able to tell whether it's a D or D because the mode Dial is one of the visibly prominent change in the D. How is that the mode Dial here you see all the letters and pictures are embossed.

Where as on the D they were kind of printed. Also the mode dial is now % rotatable and you can rotate it in both directions indefinitely. Where as under D you used to get stuck at some times. The D also has slightly better built it feels better although does not look that better. But then kind of a feel like a more premium you know mid range DSLR. It has a very cool Sand Blasted look mat so you won't have your finger prints left over there. But then the mat over the LCD monitor attracts kind of a dust. Because it's actually sand blasted you can see the sound of my fingers rubbing there. So that particles kind of at at times gets stuck there so we will have take care of there it looks dirty at times for example there you see very slight dirtiness there kind of yeah. So another difference is that the D comes with STM lenses -mm and then this one is -mm STM lenses. 

The D also supports the stepping motor. Then there are few Ui changes like for example you now have the live views enabled on the D. You can particularly live view the creative you know scene's or those kind of the effects the creative effects. So the front side has the auto focus SS Lamp there the IR Remote control receiver. Then you have the lens ring you have two lens mount. So this is for EF lens this is for EFS lenses. This is an EFS lens there you see that's the white one. 

So it will align to this lens mount if you have an EF lens then it will align to this mount. Your contact points and there is your mirror. Sitting behind the mirror is your Sensor. So it's an APSC size sensor. And in case of Canon that's about .* about odd mm which is kind of slightly smaller than the one's on the Nikon's and Sony's which are .*mm. 

Now slightly smaller size sensor means slightly larger crop factor. So the Canon has a .X crop factor when you compare it to mm full frame camera. So when you use let's say a telephoto lens on this body of the same focal length as on a Nikon or Sony this will give very slightly you know better range because this will multiply the mm equivalent focal length by . where is on the Nikon or on the Sony camera they will multiply it by . yeah. So you have lens release button there. You have the DOF Preview button then you have the flash initiate button. There you see if you press this the flash pop come out. 

You have the shutter release button there. Let's checkout the top. So you have the command Dial the lone command dial. You have the ISO button here. Your mode Dial the power toggle video toggle lever there. So that's switch off and switch on and then you go to the video. Then you have your eye let's Lan yard. You have the stereo mic your external Hot Shoe for your external flash. 
And then your sensor mark there that's the built in flash. This side you have a single card slot. We would have liked dual card slot. But that's how it is. On this side you have all ports covered by rubber flaps there. What we have here that's the avi out or data transfer cable. Then you have your HDMI out. That's kind of looks like full size yeah that's full size HDMI out. Then you have that's for wired remote control and then you have the .mm jack for the external mic. The back side you have the speaker here there you see. You have the menu button the info button the view finder. It's not electronic view finder it's an optical view finder. 

That's your touch screen monitor your eye cup then your diapter setting wheel there. Then that's the button to toggle between live view. And then that's the AV button which mainly use when you are using the full manual mode. Where simply rotating the command dial will change the shutter speed and when you press this and then rotate it will change the aperture button. 

Also X as an exposure compensation scale. You can see here it's marked. Q will toggle between your quick functions and then it also gives you some settings in play back mode. So all these in blue colors are effective when you are on the play back mode. Then you have this four way buttons here and centered by the set or OK button. You have the white balance auto focus those are the creative effects and then you have your Drive mode. So that you can click single photo multiple photo that's the burst mode. And for your information this guy shoots at a maximum FPS. Then you can also have the self timer here in the same menu. You have the play back button and then your delete button and then your CPU access notification lights. So it will keep on blinking when the camera is accessing the CPU. The monitor is touch screen I am gonna show that to you in a bit. It's Degree articulating there you see you can go like these. But you cannot go like this and it's you can almost look it from all sides except from this side. You cannot if you are here then you cannot look at because it cannot goes like this. But other than that you can almost look at it from all the other sides. 

Below you have tri-pod mount and then your battery compartment. There you see. So this guy takes an LPE battery and it's mAh battery. Not very powerful battery. We will check out in our test how many snaps videos this guy can last in one charging. So that's about the hardware all in all very cool and rigid looking nice classy looking camera body. Let's talk about the lens now. It's a new STM lens so it supports IS that's image stabilization as well as stepping motors. Stepping motor helps in achieving the servo auto focus feature that came on the and now D. So there are only two STM lenses right now this one -mm then there is a you know cheaper -mm STM lens. 

Now you get the D Body only of course and then with the -mm STM lens as well as - STM lens depending on how much you are wiling to sell out. So there you can see it's an EFS lens. It supports image stabilizer in fact you have the image stabilizer button there. Switch on and off it has an auto focus thing. So you can auto focus lens. So auto focus and manual focus. Then it also supports macro at about . feet. So that's the focus ring and that's the zoom is not rotating because it's locked. 

So you can lock the zoom in case your one of those kids who keep playing with the zoom yeah. And it that processes loosening it in the long run. So whenever you are using it you can probably lock it yeah. That's the zoom and then as I showed you that's the focus ring. That's lens cap good quality. And there you see it's an EFS -mm the full aperture range is .-.. 

This guy takes mm filter yeah. So let's go ahead and stick it to the cannon D. So as this is an EFS lens so it has the white mount here. So that's the white mount so I am gonna match the white mount and then pull this towards the lens release button. And there the D. We will check out the user interface now. For that I am gonna switch on the device. So I am in still mode now switched on. If I wanna record videos I need to switch this lever to the video mode. The moment you switch on the first screen that greets you is that info screen. Which differs with the shooting mode you are in. 

Now I am in auto and this info will differ. There you see let's go back to program. And the moment I press Q I can now edit each of these quick functions. So there is the exposure compensation scale. So I can either alter-ate from here with the physical key or I can alter-ate by touch. And this is a very very responsive screen. So you won't face any lag any inaccuracy with this touch screen. It's amazing it's capacitive screen. So it will response as your high end smart phone would. So you select the function first then tap it again to go to the detail. And then you select like I am selecting the size now Raw Plus Jpeg or Jpeg large. You either again tap here to select this or you select it single and then back to do that. Basically does the same thing I have the metering here. So tap the Q button again to come back to the original non editable info. You have the main button from here and it's divided into the camera settings there you see. The front camera settings you have your image quality. 

I have shown you just now. And then you have some other settings like lens operation correction. You generally would wanna keep it enabled and then you have some other stuffs auto lighting optimizer. Which is kind of like you see dynamic range correction. You have your metering modes and ISO auto. Yeah so my ISO is in auto but it will go to max of . You can press menu to come back to come back one step. So long exposure noise deduction and high ISO speed noise deduction. 

I generally keep this on. You can actually switch the High ISO speed noise deduction off. Because you can easily correct that in post procession. But it's very difficult to correct the noise of long exposure. So you would wanna keep that on. You have another things on the back. The camera there is settings there is mainly applied to the back. And then you have some still photo settings. You have protect rotate erase and what not there yeah. Now when I go to the movie mode. And I pushed the liver here. You would see I am gonna press menu. You would see the video menu appearing here. 

Where you can set your continuous auto focus settings or your movie size there you see the max of full HD Frame per second is what is possible. Sound recording and all those stuff yeah. We will come back to still settings and then you have some of your system settings here. Usual supports NTSC and PAL. You can go back by pressing the menu button. And that's your favorite menu settings. 

So you can add anything to add to my menu here I wanna select Lens aberration correction for example I press OK. Yeah I select this I press OK yeah. And now when I come back here I will see these to my saved settings. So that I can quickly save all my favorite settings here. So I don't have to fish for them I mean in this long menu yeah. You can toggle the info button you can switch it off there switch it on to have display some other information's. And there you can also toggle the live mode from here. So I wanna still mode there you see so it's in the still mode. 

Now the moment I press this it will switch up the live view mode. To record video I need to push this lever to the video it will automatically come to live view mode now. I need to press this again to start recording there you see. So this guy auto focus it beautifully while recording. But then you see even in program even in aperture priority mode you cannot actually set your aperture. Now let's start recording and while recording you cannot set your aperture. You can only set your exposure compensation scale there. Yeah or the servo auto focus on or off. You can only set your aperture or your shutter speed manually while you are in full manual mode. 

There you see now. I can rotate the command Dial here and my shutter speed changes there you see. I can press this AV button here and then rotate the command Dial and my aperture was changed. I can also toggle the ISO now and select an auto or manual ISO mode there. You can also select various functions in Live view. In Live view the moment when I press Q you can go to all these for examples. Now you can select your metering you can select your drive mode and the biggest difference of the D with the D comes in this creative filters. So now we can Live preview the creative filters. When I say Grainy you see Grainy Soft focus Fish eye effect and all these stuff. So you can see all the creative effects live preview of them. Which wasn't possible with the D. The touch screen offers great functionality in the play back mode as well. So when you are in the play back mode than you cam simply pinch zoom yeah. There you see it's very fast and responsive yeah. You can also zoom in by tapping this button by the way. But I absolutely love using touch screen.

 Almost feel like I am doing this on my Smart Phone. You can also keep zooming in and out to show various thumb nails. So only max of Thumb nails per page is possible. And then you can delete one or you can have some other stuffs as well yeah. So that's the play back practically the play back menu is all there. In general the system of the D is fast and responsive and the flag bear of this system is the brilliant touch screen LCD monitor. It's made of capacitive Display as I told you before and that's absolutely a breeze while you are browsing the Ui or you are browsing the media. 

Now the buttons give proper feedback and there are no discomfort or you know operating them anyway. So they are properly elevated and very nice. So once you get used to all the buttons. You won't have to fish for them any longer. So you can just all of them are within proper reach of your you know fingers. So that you can operate them pretty quickly and perfectly. Now Photos for most part the D takes excellent photos. The colors are properly Rendered and although we found that the saturation is that on the lower side. But mostly clicked photos under over cast conditions. 

So we expected that to happen. However even under enough light they went very fine details that we felt when we click some fine detailed objects like dogs or stuffs and you know when we tried to crop the picture. We saw lot of cranes and let's say the fur there or of those animals went all that separated to give you an indication of how detailed the photos are. Smooth although the Jpeg are bit soft as well. However in general under enough light the photos where alright and they are more truer in nature to whatever was out there in real. Under low light again noise start appearing beyond as in and beyond that. You can also go up till but we would not recommend you go beyond ISO . 

That you know leads me to talk about how amazing the image stabilization is of the lens particularly. Now note that Canon does not have an auto focus system or you know in the body. So it's the lens that has the auto focus system as well as the image stabilization. Now under low light and we really mean low. I mean we stretched the camera to a hill. And I shot it hand held with an aperture of F/. ISO of and I shot it at an second exposure. And even then the picture went shaky. 

So it's only when I went up to Second and then Second the picture started shaking and blur. So in second they were not that sharp but they were you know I mean the low light condition that I tested the camera is. You wouldn't generally use this camera in real life under those conditions. So seconds ISO the image stabilization is mind blowing. Although the lens supports the macro as it's mentioned here you can see. But then the minimum distance is little too far you see. 

The macro is mentioned here. It's . feet it's too far we tried it macro with this. Obviously it's not you know one by one and again the macros by little soft and the details went missing. The video recording of the D is first class and really takes it from where the ends it. Now in the video recording continuous auto focus is supported while recording. And you can change your aperture shutter speed and ISO on the go while in full manual mode only. When you are in aperture priority or shutter priority or even on the program mode you can only change the exposure compensation and you can toggle the servo auto focus. Now because the lens is STM it has a stepping motor. It can continuously focus. It can lock you know spot focus on the subject as long as the subject is still. And then the moment the subject starts moving. It can switch this to servo auto focus which means continuous auto focus. And also auto focus system here is very very silent here almost instant. 

The auto focus on the D is one of the best we have seen. And it has auto focus points all cross here types although they concentrated quite a bit at you know towards the middle. And I like them really you know spread out. But then all cross here types is something that's quite commendable. The Canon D is the Flag bearer of the Canon's entry level digital US Rebel series of cameras. And it performs like one. It's built like a premium mid range Camera not entry level camera. it performs you know very well in still and exceedingly well in video. It has a amazing touch screen. It comes with a new STM lens which has a great White auto focus and very fast continuous focus. And it also has a kind of more premium looks then the other Canon entry level camera. 

So when you compare the D with the Nikon head on in terms of performance. The Nikon edges just a bit. But then the D holds it's own ford. It has some of the functions that you would not even get in some mid range Nikon devices or Sony devices. So all in all it's the best entry level DSLR for Canon till now.. With a host of features and Canon of course you know experiment with all the new features on the entry level DSLR's and then if they become popular than they incorporate those with the high end devices like the D series. Now all the features of the premium entry level are in the D and they together perform very impressively.