Boasting a test score of 92% in the July 2013 issue, the Canon EOS 700D is a great camera for taking your next step in photography. Its 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, Hybrid AF and powerful DIGIC 5 image processor deliver brilliant image quality, while its ergonomic design, ‘ light weight and vari-angle 3in LCD touchscreen monitor make it a joy to use. These are just some of the brilliant features you’ll find on this fantastic entry-level model. Whether you’re a ‘ beginner or an enthusiast, it’s packed with features that allow you to indulge in creative photography and capture your best ever images, as well as shoot Full HD video.

Hougaard Malan

East-bound Flow: «Patagonia’s sunrises are one of nature’s utmost teases — they’ve had me swearing on many mornings when they’ve failed to deliver what I wanted. However, when the east is clear and the light arrives it is always amazing, as you can see here. In this image, the water of the Chorillo del Salto river cascades over one of El Chalten’s photogenic waterfalls under the ice-capped towers of Mount Fitz Ro. I used a Lee 0.9ND softgrad filter to hold back the sky, maintaining the colours in the clouds. A two-second exposure added motion to the water. The final image is a stitched vertical panorama of three shots.» Nikon D800 with NIKKOR24-70mmf/2.8G ED lens. Exposure: Two seconds at f/13 (ISO 100).

African Nightfall: «This was taken on Kubu Island, on the Makgadikgadi Pans, in Botswana, Africa. As the last light of twilight faded from the sky and the stars slowly started twinkling in the sky, the colours changed from a soft blue to a magenta and then over to this orange. It was my first time seeing this colour naturally (as opposed to being caused by light pollution) in a night sky. It only lasted briefly — for around 20 minutes — before fading to the more common blue and black hues that we are used to seeing. This image is made up of a vertical panorama of three landscape-format shots.» Canon EOS 5D Mk II with EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens. Exposure: 20 seconds at f/1.8 (ISO 6400).

Nicu Hoandra

Morning Light of Biertan: «I visited the small village of Biertan in Romania before dawn in the hope of capturing early morning fog in the valley. Upon my arrival at this location, the village was just starting to stir to life — as the sun rose above the surrounding hillsides, it basked the quaint buildings with warm first light. I set up my camera on a tripod and took several frames, adjusting the settings as I went. I was very happy with this image, as it captured the peacefulness of this morning exactly as I’d hoped it would.»

Canon EOS 7D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. Exposure: l/320secatf/8 (ISO 50).

Morning in Hosman: «This is the small village of Hosman. I love taking photographs of the villages and landscapes around Romania as the landscape contains so much history and culture. Morning light has a wonderful quality to it — it’s soft, warm and complements the early morning mist that we frequently see here. I composed this shot to include the fields and trees in the foreground, adding depth to the image and emphasising the village’s peaceful rural surroundings.» Canon EOS 350D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. Exposure: l/320sec at f/10 (ISO 200).

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