Canon presents the 700D / T5i & 100D / SL1 – new HDSLR goodness?

March 21st, 2013

Canon EOS 700D / t5i
Finally Canon updates the entry level DSLR family and this might be good news for people interested in filming with HDSLR cameras. The T5i is the successor of the very popular T4i and the new “SL1” is Canon’s smallest and lightest DSLR ever.

As always we don’t know how the video capabilities of the new cameras will hold up and if they continue to bring the same limitations previous HDLSR’s had or if they offer solutions. In the press release of the T5i it’s hard to make out detailed information about the video mode:

Canon EOS sl1“The EOS Rebel T5i offers easy-to-use professional video capture. When users switch to EOS Full HD Movie mode, the EOS Rebel T5i offers the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD video in a number of recording sizes and frame rates. With Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF System and Movie Servo AF, the camera provides continuous AF for focus tracking of moving subjects by helping to reduce the camera’s need to “hunt”, resulting in a quick and smooth continuous AF. While shooting with one of Canon’s Stepping Motor (STM) lenses, such as the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, the camera will only capture the stereo sound of the scene being recorded. For added flexibility, the EOS Rebel T5i also features a built-in stereo microphone with manual audio level adjustment to enhance sound quality.”

We first heard about the STM lenses that are said to introduce a better auto-focussing solution when the EOS M camera was introduced last year: LINK

Notably the new SL1 / 100D is also equipped with a video mode and might allow an even more flexible use in small spaces or where lightness is required.

Here’s a size comparison for Canon’s SL1 / 100D, the mini DSLR:
canoncomp

We will try to get a test model of these cameras to put them under real life working conditions and see if they offer a valid upgrade to the previous entry level HDSLR line by Canon. Stay tuned.

The EOS T5i / 700D is $749
The EOS SL1 / 100D is $649

The kit version of the T5i together with the new 18-55mm STM lens is $900

image via gizmodo

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hardbonemac
hardbonemac
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March 29th, 2013

Funny!

Canon delivers more nad more cams and
not the thing they should.
They sit on the digi9++chip and wait, till
2016 is in.
(digi9++ is 10 times faster..means no rolling shutter and other fine)
And so we get c500 c300 c100 c50 c25 c12,5
d100 d700 d750 d777 d7 d4 d6 d9 xyz1…

one apps-c the best
one fullframe the best
one for film…

i do not go this way…til my old d5 will be a fractal of its own.
and a revollution needs evollution.

out

Peter
Peter
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March 22nd, 2013

It seems the 700D/T5i is the same exact camera as the 650D/T4i except with a new mode dial (useless) and a new firmware (that allows color filter previews …useless.) It has the same exact sensor as the T4i (useless) and same specs so unless it has “clean” uncompressed 1080i60 4:2:2 HDMI out (useful) there is no point to buying this $750 camera over the 650D/T4i which is currently going for $580 band new with kit lens on ebay.

The 100D/SL1 is interesting but again it seems to be the same basic sensor (and image quality) as the T2i but with less physical buttons. Yes it’s smaller but the EOS-M is even smaller and lighter with better lens compatibility, a similarly limited button layout and the same feature set …but the 100D looks so much cooler lol.

Angus Lion
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March 21st, 2013

Same old shit different package.

joe789
joe789
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March 21st, 2013

I’m shooting with T4i and autofocus is unusable because of hunting.

BlackMagic
BlackMagic
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March 21st, 2013

Get over the hump DSLR fan boys, it’s over
Come follow us as we show you the future!

Victor Nguyen
Victor Nguyen
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March 21st, 2013
Reply to  BlackMagic

Still waiting for you to get your act together BlackMagic. But whenever you do, I have my money ready.

Tibirius
Tibirius
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March 21st, 2013
Reply to  BlackMagic

hahaa I don’t think so BlackMagic… you guys have got a long way to go yet: http://www.cined.com/?p=14994. Give me a shout when you’ve got a BMCC Mk II and sorted out your production lines.

Mr. Blah
Mr. Blah
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March 21st, 2013
Reply to  Tibirius

I hope you understand there’s a significant (read: certain) chance that the user “BlackMagic” has no connection whatsoever with the company Blackmagic Design… just saying.

Marconcio Von Marconcio
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March 21st, 2013

go on with the table of all the possible re-combination of batteries / memory card / sensor / flip – no flip lcds and you will predict the future

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