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Canon EOS Rebel T5 Summary

18 Megapixels18 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Assessment

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 may be the latest DSLR from Canon but it does not introduce new features and technology. On the contrary, this is the lowest end model and the one with the least features. It is not even the smallest, that honor goes to the just reviewed Rebel SL1
Canon EOS Rebel SL1
. However, the Rebel T5 is the cheapest, by around $50 USD relative to the SL1.

This compact DSLR is built around a 18 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor with a 9-point Phase-Detect AF sensor. It has the basic features expected of a DSLR, with exception to Spot metering and DOF-Preview. It is quite limiting creatively but one can fall-back on full Manual exposure. There is a good number of color and white-balance options, as well as fine-tuning.

Image quality is decent for a DSLR. Noise is relatively low with good exposure and dynamic-range. Colors can be tuned well and the WB system is average. In other words, there is nothing that stands out but, as they say, you get what you pay for.

Canon offers a number of DSLRs and they are all better than the T5. For size, there is now doubt the SL1 is a better choice. There is also the aging 60D
Canon EOS 60D
which is a more capable model and, obviously, the unique 70D
Canon EOS 70D
which costs twice as much.

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PROS CONS
Low image-noise General image softness
Good metering system Too few AF points
Accurate autofocus system Dynamic-range less than peers
Exposure-Priority Live-View implementation Automatic WB struggles in low-light
Generally responsive Small and dim OVF
Light and compact Buttons too flush
AverageAverage Average

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Canon EOS Rebel T5
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By Neocamera on 2014-08-28

Canon Rebel T5 Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 22 x 15mm

Canon APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

18 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-12800
Canon EF Mount
1.6X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
95% Coverage
Small Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
3 FPS Drive, 69 ImagesCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
3" LCD 460K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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