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what a great camera! being a professional film maker i needed something cheap & cheerful for the smaller jobs I get asked to work on but still wanted to offer the best quality for their low budget & this fit the bill just perfectly.
the swivel screen comes in really handy when attempting those low or high angle shots where you can''t quite see the screen or don''t have a monitor to hand (and great for self shots when reviewing too) and it also offers a very sharp colourful image, perfect for any film maker or photographer looking to build a name for themselves with its low price point (although there are cheaper none are quite as good as this)
offering full 1080i HD at 24 or 25 fps & 720p at 50fps for those much desired slow motion shots this is a great camera for live performances, interviews, small music videos & various commercial work & since it''s such a light weight its really easy to carry.
There is also a HUGE range of lenses available for this camera, not only from the EOS range but with just a cheap adapter online you can adapt any old vintage camera lenses to it quickly and easily so you can build up a lens collection at a very low price, whats not to like?
obviously this camera isn''t suited to every job though and you should always look towards upgrading to better your work & offer better quality for your clients but if your just starting out in the profession then this is definitely something i recommend purchasing.
I have only had this camera for about 2 weeks, however compared to my 2 alternative DSLR bodies this is by far the better model in terms of technology and image quality. This camera produces beautifully elaborated pictures which will be cropped to spill 100 percent with none visible loss of quality, i actually do suggest shooting in RAW with this camera because the ensuing pictures can amaze you. This camera has a range of options that will take me a lot of time to get around to using them all but i am looking forward to getting to grips with the total HD 1080P recording as I have heard so much about this. Overall I'm very pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone that wants to shop for a DSLR, and also anyone that wants to go into photography. Its a camera that you simply will fancy and will not outgrow easily!
Canon EOS 700D - 18 Megapixel professional photography camera
Well.. where to begin, camera's have come such a long way over the years along with all the technology around us which still develops at a scarily fast rate, going back to the ancient polaroid's and then along the years as the mega-pixels continue to increase product developers and huge business men spend their days working on the next best that's going to launch itself in today's market.
Although this camera maintains the design and look of what could be classed as an oldskool design it really is far beyond that.. As it stands apart from the rest with its glorious 18 Mega Pixels of High definition image quality it is also capable of capturing stunning HD video footage at 1080P, so whatever the occassion be it personal or business then this is the camera with limitless capability.
The first thing you will notice when using the camera is how accurate and precise the image appears before you've even taken it, even with movement in the photo it uses its advance technology to 'track moving subjects' and prevent blurring.
Unsure of what settings to choose when taking photos?
Not a problem anymore. This handy device automatically analyses the scene around it and determines the best picture quality for your photo in order to produce the perfect results. Lets face it, there's always a fidget in the photo and we all stand there for ages trying to get the settings right when ultimately people end up losing interest all together, so lets keep the complaints to a minimum and keep on the ball with the camera that helps you help yourself.
The camera also features a few funky effects which you can apply to your photography to create the perfect mood or atmosphere, flash is also optional so you can use it without in low-light conditions and still expect to receive a high quality output image.
There is so much to learn about this camera when you get started its like Christmas all over again, hang on wait.. Whats the date again?.. anyway this is a real 'boys-toy' so if your in to your gadgets or someone close to you who likes to always be in the heart of the moment then this the perfect gift, however the price-tag is not one to be looked over with quite a large pricing difference between retailers you could expect to be paying between £400 and £500 for a new one although considerably cheaper if bought second hand.
The battery life is good however takes a while to get a full charge, refer to the manual for exact charging times depending on specifics. The devices accept external media in the following forms; SD, SDHC or SDXC.
Works fine with Microsoft Windows operating systems after sucessful install of drivers, not sure about mac as haven't tested as of yet, however memory cards can be removed and used with external readers in order to create hard copy's of image data.
I think i've covered most of what you will need to know at this stage, please let me know if i've missed anything majorly important out. The next stage now is to go and test one out for yourself ;)
Thanks for reading
I've been around photography for a lot of years now. Through high school, my degree and ever since I've had a lot of cameras pass through my hands. This is the first SLR I've owned for a few years and it surpassed what I thought it would be.
You get the camera body as well as a pretty standard 18-55mm lens. The lens will suit you start off with, and be ideal for the beginner, but if you're a serious snapper (and don't already own some) you'll be after some extra lenses. The camera body, whist relatively small, feels well made. I don't get the feeling I'm holding a piece of flimsy plastic, but then again Canon have always made quality camera bodies.
The thing with this, and most other SLRs these days is that they're pick up and shoot ready. There's nothing too difficult about it, and I figured out the settings and dials pretty quickly. If you're moving up from a standard point and shoot camera then you should'nt have any real difficulty. The settings etc are pretty standard Canon, so it's straightforward again for the more professional snappers.
You've also got the added benefit of shooting HD footage. This is really high quality stuff, and depending on the size of your memory card, you can shoot a lot of footage.
18 megapixels! That means razor sharp, high quality images. I've not seen such good results from any camera I've used, well, digital camera anyway. I've got just a run of the mill cheap printer too but the results are amazing, a better printer would just blow these away!
I seriously can't fault this camera at all, it's going to be my camera and video camera for many years to come!
The 700D is an upgrade to Canon's 600D, and is very similar to the short lived 650D. So for this review I will be comparing it to the 600d as this is the main comparison buyers are looking for.
The 700D has the new Digic 5 Image processor where the 600D had the Digic 4 Image Processor, this image processor is 6 times faster than the previous version and allows processes and calculations within the camera to be carried out faster, when working with the camera's new version of the sensor allows for more image detail, reducing the appearance of image noise; meaning that if you shot at 1600 ISO on both the 600D and the 700D you would get less noisey pictures with the 700D. It also allows shooting at a max. 128,000 ISO or 256,000 expanded instead of 6400 ISO with 128,000 expanded on the 600D. Basically this camera is better in low light and gives better colour accuracy.
The Frames per second has been increased from 3.7fps on the 600D to 5fps on the 700D meaning that it is a slightly better choice for continuous shooting between the two models.
The screen is vari-angle in both cameras (meaning you can rotate it out for self shots and close it up to protect while being stored) and the resolution is exactly the same between the 600D and the 700D but now the 700D has touch screen display which makes it much easier to navigate through menus and the touch spot focus with subject tracking is great for video recording, you can also take a photo by tapping the screen for awkward angles or again to spot focus on your photos.
The 700D lens kit comes with the STM (stepping motor) version of the 18-55mm which is faster to focus and much more quiet than the standard kit lens which is great for video recording, especially if you don't want to have to manually focus all of the time.
If you are not looking to record video so much or want a cheaper option DSLR and are swaying back in the 600D's direction it may also be worth having a look at the 700D's "little brother" the 100D, this camera has the same sensor and processor as the 700d and the touch screen so it is electronically more up to date than the 600D but has a fixed rather than vari angle screen, it is also the smallest and lightest DSLR on the market, it also comes with the same kit lens as the 600D and not the STM version.
The Canon EOS 700D is this year's update to the Canon EOS650D and features a number of updates to the 650D. These include a new finish, designed for better durability and a redesigned mode dial.
Handling wise it feels well built with good quality textured plastics, and large rubber areas ensuring a good hold. In particular, what I found very pleasing was a rubber covering on the left of the camera body giving your left hand extra grip. The lens also has large rubber grip, as well as a textured front ring for manual focus. There are a good number of external controls, allowing excellent access to common settings. The video mode is easily accessed as it is on the On/Off switch.
Canon have included a well laid out and logical menu system, which is a real blessing. However, having said that, I actually found that I didn't need to use it that often. The large number of buttons on the camera meant I was able to change settings quickly without entering the menus.
The battery life, always a concern for me, is rated at 440 shots. That is good, and I got very close to that each time used. The downside though is that the indicator doesn't decrease as you would expect and without good warning it goes to empty when the battery is almost flat.
I am so pleased that I have finally been able to move on from my trusty Bridge camera that has served me well for the past few years. It has been well worth the wait though. I am still amazed at this touch screen technology which on this camera is amazing, easy to use, quick and responsive and the high resolution 3 inch screen with 1040 dots looks excellent.
The Canon EOS700D is a marvellous Digital SLR that delivers excellent image quality together with high quality video.
As you might have worked out I am more than happy with my NEW CAMERA and I am sure other users will be also. I am already saving for my next lens. Can't wait!