Image Test: Canon EOS 700D Vs. Phone Camera

There’s no question that a high-end camera is vastly preferable to a smartphone — but what if the majority of your photos end up on social media sites like Facebook? Can you really tell the difference? In the following gallery, we pitch Canon’s new EOS 700D DSLR equipped with an 18-megapixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor against Samsung’s Galaxy Note II phone camera…

The EOS 700D replaces the EOD 650D as Canon’s top tier entry-level DSLR. Specifications include a new standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM), a 18MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor and a DiG!C 5 image processor. (You can find out more about the new model by checking out this video.) The Samsung Galaxy Note II, meanwhile, boasts a 8-megapixel camera with inbuilt flash.

To test both devices, we shot using the auto mode in a variety of environments and uploaded the results in their original resolutions. Check out the images below and judge for yourself: can you pick the DSLR? (To make things interesting, we mixed the orders up for each sequence.)

Indoors test

Indoors test: moderate lighting

Low light test

Outdoors test

Macro test


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