Canon have just released the ‘new’ 700D The quotation marks are because it seems it is almost identical to the 650D, here is what DP Review has to say
June 2013: The Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i replaces the very short-lived Canon EOS 650D / T4i but is almost indistinguishable from it in terms of design, operation and specification. Our tests have found the image quality and performance of both cameras to be identical and they use the same batteries and accessories as well. Accordingly, this review is a very slightly modified version of the EOS 650 review we posted in the summer of 2012. We’ve retained product images of the EOS 650D where there’s no meaningful change in design, and except where indicated, any comments in the body of this review which reference the Canon EOS 650D / T4i are equally relevant to the Canon EOS 700D / T5i and vis-versa.
The Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i is the company’s latest addition to its novice-oriented ‘Rebel’ series. With more than two decades of continuous success in its film and digital incarnations, these little SLRs have been improved and refined to the point that Canon’s biggest challenge seems to be finding new ways to distinguish its updated models. Place the new EOS 700D / Rebel T5i alongside its predecessor the EOS 650Dand the differences are so minimal to be of little real importance. Read more here
Differences compared to EOS 650D
- Real-time preview of Creative Filters in Live View mode
- Redesigned new mode dial that turns 360 degrees
- New ‘upmarket’ textured body finish.
Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i key features
- 18MP APS-C ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor
- Phase detection AF from imaging sensor for Live View and Video
- Continuous autofocus in movie mode with subject tracking
- 14-bit DIGIC 5 processor
- ISO 100-12800 standard, 25600 expanded
- 5 fps continuous shooting
- 9 point AF system, all sensors cross type, central sensor F2.8 (from 60D)
- 63 zone iFCL metering
- 1080p30 video recording with built-in stereo mics
- 1.04m dot 3:2 touch-sensitive vari-angle ClearView II LCD (capacitive type, multi-touch support)
So if you are looking to buy an entry level Canon, and I would, then the 700D it is and it costs £550 and £500 depending on where you buy including the current £50 cash back deal. If you shop around you can still buy the 650D for about £400 although stocks won’t last long.
Read the full review here