Canon EOS 700D v 650D: 6 key differences you need to know
Canon has announced its EOS 650D replacement with the EOS 700D. But are there enough significant changes to warrant an upgrade? Find out in our Canon EOS 700D vs 650D comparison.
With the new EOS 700D, Canon has announced the latest in its consumer level ‘xxxD’ line of cameras (that go by the rather snappier-sounding ‘Rebel’ moniker in North America).
But whereas previous generations have seen significant updates with each new model – increasing megapixels, larger LCD screens, the introduction of Live View, Full HD video recording, flip-out displays and touchscreens – this time around sees little in the way of new headline features.
Compared with its EOS 650D predecessor, the 700D has an identical button layout and physical dimensions. The tech specs are near-identical, with the same 18Mp Hybrid CMOS AF sensor, 5fps continuous shooting, Digic V processor, and 3-inch vari-angle LCD with touch-screen control.
The fact that Canon is discontinuing the 650D and keeping the 600D is further evidence that this is more of an updated 650D rather than a new model in its own right.
But here are six areas where in a Canon EOS 700D vs 650D comparison where this new Canon camera does differentiate itself from its predecessor…
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The exposure mode dial is embossed with shooting mode symbols, rather than having them simply printed. It has been simplified with 12 equally spaced modes and rotates 360º, enabling easier access to the camera’s main shooting modes. Less-used modes – Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene and HDR Backlight Control – are all accessed via the unified SCN mode setting.
2. External coating
The finish of the camera has been improved, and has been adopted from the mid-range EOS models for a more robust and durable finish, to give the camera a premium feel and offer better grip.
3. Live View
Live View sees a raft of minor performance improvements: Creative Filters can now be previewed before the shot is taken; the mirror remains up when changing Scene Modes, and there’s improved movie performance when using STM lenses. Live View has two grid overlay options, as opposed to one, and the frame rate has doubled from 30fps to 60fps.
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