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.