Canon refreshes world's first touchscreen DSLR

Canon refreshes world's first touchscreen DSLR

Canon has revealed a new DSLR to sit at the top of its consumer lineup of EOS cameras.

The Canon EOS 700D will replace the Canon EOS 650D, which was announced in June last year, but will share many of the same specifications.

First up is the 18 million pixel sensor, with hybrid autofocusing. A Digic 5 processor is also included which facilitates 5fps shooting, Full HD video recording and a native ISO sensitivity of 100-12800.

The main differences between the Canon EOS 700D and its predecessor are changes to the ergonomics. For instance, there's now a textured covering that gives it a more premium feel and is designed to help with gripping. There's also a 360-degree mode dial that enables quick flipping between the different modes available on the camera.

Canon refreshes world's first touchscreen DSLR

As on the Canon EOS 650D, a 3-inch vari-angle Clear View LCD touchscreen can be found. It's a capacitive device - like those on iPhones or iPads - so should be responsive.

Ease of use

A number of easy to use shooting modes are available, including Scene Intelligent Auto and a range of dedicated scene modes. A range of creative filters, including Fish-Eye and Miniature, are available, with the new ability to preview effects before the shot has been taken (in Live View).

Canon has also introduced a new kit lens, which will come with the Canon 700D as standard. The 18-55mm STM zoom lens features a 4-stop optical stabiliser and a full-time manual focusing ring. STM means that autofocus is near silent, which is ideal when capturing movies.

The Canon EOS 700D price will be around £619 (around US$933 / AU$899) body only, or £749 (around US$1,129 / AU$1,088) with the 18-55 STM kit lens. It should be available to buy from the end of April.


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