Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR-buying guide

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR

The new Canon EOS Rebel T5 represents the bare necessities of a DSLR in the modern world with an 18-megapixel sensor, 100% full HD 1080p video, a 3-inch LCD screen. The T5 is a much needed successor of the ancient (in DSLR years) EOS Rebel T3. It wasn’t expected by us to be blown away by the T5, but we would have liked to have seen a little bit more that an incremental upgrade since entry-level DSLRs have had significant advances since the T3 which was released in 2011.

Supporting a higher-resolution 18MP sensor, improved full HD video recording capabilities and a more thorough covering of grip material, the all new Canon T5 is a refreshed and newly updated entry into the Canon EOS system. The Image quality is very good, though its high ISO performance lags a little behind some of its competitors. Keep in mind that the T5’s entry-level price and its lack of bells and whistles and top-tier performance aren’t all that are surprising, but something to keep in mind, though. All in all, it’s a solid camera for the money and a great option if you are willing to step into the DSLR world.



Canon EOS Rebel T5 Performance

It only takes about half a second to power on the camera, focus, and shoot; this is typical for Canon’s low-end models and isn’t  as slow as mirrorless competitors, but still it’s not terribly zippy. In an adequate light it’s Okay at 0.3-second, but in deep dim light it’s quite slow and frequently has trouble focusing on anything other than complete autofocus where it needs all the autofocus points. But while you use all the points, you will run in the risk of it not focusing wherever you want.

The camera can sustain a continuous-shooting rate of 3.1 frames/second for an effectively unlimited number of JPEG images but only 6 while shooting raw, the Servo AI mode and autofocus(AF) system delivers more misses than hits in a lot of situations.

The Live View remains almost slow, just like the old days. Even single-shot autofocus through the viewfinder is using a single autofocus area can be slow and inconsistent. That’s because it’s using an effectively 10-year-old autofocus system technology and a 6-year-old image processing technology.

Manually focusing through the viewfinder works fine in high-contrast scenes, but it’s really too dim to focus on dark subjects in low light conditions. Usually, while the autofocus system has trouble focusing in those situations, you will probably have trouble manually focusing as well.



The Rebel T5 isn’t as small or light as the Nikon D3300. It measures 3.9 by 5.1 by 3.1 inches (HWD) and weighs 1.1 pound; the D3300 is a little lighter at 15.2 ounces, in the other hand its 3.9-by-4.9-by-3-inch frame is just a bit smaller all around. The included lens adds 7.1 ounces, just a little bit more than the 18-55mm lens that ships with the Nikon. But still there is a satisfaction of using the latest model camera. So I will always prefer you put your every single step with the new era..


Features at a glance:
  •  Includes 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor
  • Gives you 3-inch LCD TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor for easy viewing and sharing
  • EF-S 18-55mm IS II standard zoom lens expands its possibilities of taking    picture
  •  EOS 1080p full HD movie mode helps you capture brilliant videos
  • This camera’s features include continuous shooting up to 3fps, Scene Intelligent Auto mode, creative filers, built-in flash and a feature guide


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 Canon EOS Rebel T5 Technical Details 

Auto Focus Technology
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus Points 9
Battery Average Life 500 Photos
Color Black
Compatible Devices
  • Canon Lenses
  • EF-S Lenses
Compatible Mountings
  • Canon EF
  • Canon EF-S
Configuration Base
Continuous Shooting Speed 3 fps
Digital Zoom 8x
Display LCD
Display Fixture Type Fixed
Display Resolution Maximum 460000
Display Size 3 inches
Effective Still Resolution 18 MP
Expanded ISO Maximum 6,400
Expanded ISO Minimum 100
Exposure Control Type
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
External Memory Included No
File Format JPEG, RAW (CR2)
Flash Memory Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Flash Modes Description Auto
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 sec
Flash Type Built-In Flash
Flash Type Hot-shoe, E-TTL II
Focus Description TTL-CT-SIR, 9 focus points
Focus Type Includes Manual Focus
Form Factor Compact SLR
GPS None
HDMI Type mini-HDMI
ISO Range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Image Aspect Ratio 3:2
Image Stabilization None
Image types
  • RAW
  • JPEG
Item Dimensions 3.94 x 3.07 x 5.12 inches
Item Weight 1.06 pounds
Lens Type zoom
Lithium Battery Energy Content 6.8 Watt Hours
Lithium Battery Weight 45 grams
Manufacturer Warranty Description
  • 1 year coverage for parts
  • 1 year coverage for labor
Material Type Composite
Maximum Aperture ƒ/3.5
Maximum Focal Length 55 mm
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 of a second
Maximum horizontal resolution 5,184
Metering Multi, Center-weighted, Partial
Minimum Aperture ƒ/38
Minimum Focal Length 18 mm
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
Model Year 2014
Optical Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Optical Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9mm
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS
Optical Zoom 5.6x
Photo Filter Thread Size 58 mm
Photo Sensor Technology CMOS
Processor Description Digic 4
Remote Control Description E3 connector
Removable Memory Secure Digital card
Resolution modes 18MP
Self-timer Yes
Sensor Cleaning Method Low-pass filter vibration
Shipping Weight 2.75 pounds
Style Name 18-55mm
Supported Battery Types Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
USB 2.0 Yes
Video Capture Format h.264
Video Capture Resolution 1080p_hd
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror)
Water Resistance Level Not Water Resistant
Weather Resistance No



 Canon EOS Rebel T5  Included Components 

EOS Rebel T5 Body

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens

Eyecup Ef (Not shown)

Battery Pack LP-E10

Battery Charger LC-E10

Wide Strap EW-300D

USB Interface Cable IFC-130U

EOS Digital Solution Disc & Software Instruction Manual CD

Camera Instruction Manual (Not shown)

One Year Limited One Year Limited Warranty Card


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Canon EOS Rebel T5 Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
It can assure very good image quality with great color accuracy; lightweight and compact design; a great value for the money; the Canon EF-S mount provides access to a vast array of lens options; the Feature Guide and Creative Auto mode helps new users. It has Slow burst mode; Shallow buffer; And without AF assist from flash low-light AF can struggle; it’s Dynamic range and high ISO performance is not as good as some competing models; No continuous AF in movie mode; Mono sound.


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