Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i DSLR Camera

One big issue of the late Rebel T4i (or EOS 650D) of Canon is its handgrip. What was noted was that the material opted for the grip of this specific model tends to fade out in time, and in some relative ways, brought some harm to users like some allergic reactions. This has been corrected now by Canon, and instead of just taking one good solution, the company came up with a brand new model which will be available starting this month of April. Not further named as T5i (or 700D), the new EOS model of Canon should be the more ‘most advanced entry-level SLR by Canon.’

That said, it’s too obvious that one big change between the two models is the handgrip. While the older model used a rubber-like material, the newer one was pretty hard to be guessed. All I can say is that, the new gritty but firm grip the T5i provides is pretty assuring, and Canon even managed to make the whole body reinvented with a newer material (please don’t ask me what because I don’t know yet). At least, Canon says the new body in this T5i is but more robust and secure than ever, though I haven’t heard any news as to whether this camera is weather-sealed already.

The EOS 700D / Rebel T5i measures and weighs almost the same with its predecessor, and the dimensions and the feel are much alike as if there’s no difference. The buttons get the same layout, there’s still the same fly-out LCD display with touch, and there’s still the hotshoe and the built-in flash. Another big change, though, in this new T5i compared to its predecessor is its mode dial. The new thing about this is that the dial can now be rotated endlessly at 360-degrees, so switching between opposing modes within the dial will not be a hassle anymore.

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More with the changes, the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i is also packed with a new lens kit for its $900-price tag. Unlike the usual lenses, the T5i can now cater to STM lenses, and the STM there simply means ‘stepping motor.’ What this does is significant: it dramatically reduces the mechanical noise produced my lenses when focusing, and its effect can be essential especially when you are trying to record full HD videos. Outside that, the T5i still retained the same 18Mp APS Hybrid CMOS sensor, ISO range of up to 12,800 (extendable up to 25,600), and 9 all-cross-type focus points with 5fps continuous shooting rate.

Last major change I wanted to deal with in this new Rebel of Canon is the improved previewing of Creative filters. Choosing from different filters like ArtBold, Water Painting, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, and some others, users can now see the effects in real time long before actually taking the shot. This update is but significant especially to the entry-level users, more because this camera is aimed at those consumers. Other than this, I would also like to mention about my observation with the T5i’s improvement in focusing speeds, though this may not be totally sure that I can certify about.

Outside all these changes, the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i is but almost the same as its predecessor as said. Other specs you’d still love to hear are: 95% viewfinder coverage, 1.6x focal length multiplier, 63-zone iFCL metering, full HD movie support at 30fps (60fps for 720p), support for external sound guns, inclusion of a manual focus ring on the new lens kit, LCD display at 3:2 aspect ratio and with 1.04MP resolution, and a battery life of more or less 440 shots. Another lens option available is the 18-135mm STM lens for $1099.99 with the body.

Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i DSLR Camera Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 33,500.00

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