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Canon EOS 700D - Image Quality & Verdict

By Paul Nuttall



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Canon EOS 700D - Image Quality

The EOS 700D has the same iFCL 63-zone metering system as found on a host of other DSLRs in Canon’s EOS series. It’s a proven performer that rarely fails to capture the true nature of a scene. Any instances when the metering system might offer an incorrect reading only result in a slight overexposure, an error that’s easily remedied with exposure compensation.

There’s also the option to employ either Canon’s Auto Lighting Optimiser or HDR Backlight Control technologies should a scene with particularly high contrast confront you, leaving you wanting to capture more detail. In general, though, we found Raw capture and adjustment after the shot was more than enough.

Canon EOS 700D review

Click for full-res test gallery: 1/500 sec @ f/8, ISO 100. AWB, Center-weighted metering

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6 IS STM

In general the 700D’s Auto White Balance performance is also good. Colour depiction is very much natural and in keeping with the colours in the scene. On the odd occasion where artificial lighting was involved results could appear a little cool, although this is nothing out of the ordinary and easily remedied.

Although the 700D lacks the ability to set colour temperature numerically, there are a host of presets to choose from. There’s also a range of picture styles to apply to a scene, although their effects are more subtle.

Canon EOS 700D review

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The 700D handles image noise very well. Images captured at the lower ISO settings are completely devoid of image noise, with texture noise only really noticeable above ISO 800.

Despite the appearance of noise at ISO 800, the higher settings remain usable right up to ISO 6400, although we’d recommend shooting Raw at the higher end as fine detail in JPEGs does begin to suffer from aggressive noise reduction.


The Canon 700D is an excellent DSLR at a good price. It's not a massive step-up from the 650D, but anyone looking to upgrade from an older model should have it high on their shortlist alongside the smaller Canon EOS 100D.

Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Build Quality 8
  • Design & Features 9
  • Image Quality 8
  • Value 8


December 4, 2013, 7:43 pm

Shame about the popup flash which pops up at the most ridiculous and inappropriate times! Example, long distance panoramic shot ?! Sure, you can kill this on programme settings but sometimes a quick capture shot demands auto setting and thence allows the auto flash to become a pest. That apart, tempting spec


January 11, 2014, 1:32 am

Have some sense! Either just push the flash down again, or right next to the auto setting on the main wheel is "auto but no flash". FFS if you can't find this then you don't deserve a DSLR.

Alf-Einar Trenulltre

March 7, 2016, 11:36 pm

lol i totally agree and id even take it further and say if he's shoorig on Auto he doesn't deserve a a dslr at all IMO


June 6, 2016, 11:03 am

Why do you need to 'quick capture' when your taking a long distance panoramic shot??? Taking landscape pictures is when you have the most time to frame and set the shot.

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