Canon has unveiled the EOS 700D, a revamped version of its entry-level DSLR, the 650D, that was launched only nine months ago.

David Parry from Canon UK’s Product Intelligence Team, admits that the 700D is ‘not a massive refresh’ of its consumer-level predecessor.

The 700D features the same 18-million-pixel APS-C sized imaging processor.

Features include a five-frames-per-second burst rate, and 9-point AF (all cross-type sensors), plus a 3in touchscreen.

Changes include a ‘new simplified 360° rotating mode dial’ and the ability to preview filter effects on-screen before taking the shot, in a similar way to Canon’s EOS M compact system camera.

The EOS 700D is due to go on sale in late April, priced £619 body only, and £749 with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens.

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  • Derek Savage

    ive always been slightly behind with digital Slrs i had a D80 when the D90 was out and so on i then owned a D300s which was the last few available before it became extinct . Recently i got rid of all my Nikon kit and changed to Canon i was impressed by the reviews the 650D was getting and a friend had the 550D he told me the 600 was a con as there wasnt that much improvement over the 550 . Imagine just 5 months after shelling out my hard earned that i find Canon has released the 700D ,then i looked at the specs mmmm exactly the same but with a changed mode wheel and pre inspection of the inbuilt effects (which i dont use anyway). This looks just like money grabbing greed . they are not alone as soon as a new slr hits the market within 2-3 months the price has dropped way down so bang an extra number on it , up the pixels a wee bit and say its got a new improved processor and bingo price jumps back up . Its time we as consumers say no and unless we need new kit then boycott buying them it may make Canon,Nikon,Sony etc.. think harder .