Canon EOS Rebel T5 Summary
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.
|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|
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Canon Rebel T5 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 22 x 15mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|18 Megapixels DSLR||ISO 100-12800|
|Canon EF Mount|
|Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|3 FPS Drive, 69 Images||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Hot-Shoe|
|3" LCD 460K Pixels||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
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