The Canon 700D is one of the greatest mid-range cameras of all time. However, cameras like the 700D aren't novels or albums and so, it must eventually stand aside for something better still. In this case that'll be the that canon 750D and 760D the two cameras are technically identical, but the 760D caters for enthusiasts (with a top-mounted information LCD and extra mode dial) while the more basic 750D has less controls and is aimed at novices who still want good image quality. The 700D was amongst the subtlest updates in the product line in its eight year history. Compared to the old canon 650D there's a new EF-mount kit lens, a couple of subtle cosmetic changes (not counting the product name badge) and the ability to preview creative filters when composing shots in live view mode. It may be a subtle update, but it's worth paying the extra for the new kit lens – and also the phase-detect autofocus points that are integrated onto the main imaging sensor, which were introduced in the 650D. The new lens has the same optical specifications as the old one, but its STM suffix (short for stepping motor) indicates that it's designed for smooth operation when recording videos. Most SLR lenses are designed to jump quickly to the required focus. This one can do this when focusing for photos, but in video mode it glides smoothly and silently while recording. The touchscreen – another feature that was introduced for the 650D – plays a valuable role here too, allowing a touch-for-spot-focus function, complete with subject tracking.