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Canon Rebel T5 Digital Camera

SLR 18MP CMOS Apr 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Count Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Perfect for families, budding photo enthusiasts and first-time SLR users alike, the EOS Rebel T5 makes it easy to capture movies and photos that are nothing short of dazzling. It features a... More
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28 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

Rebel T5 owners on average rated this camera as exceptional.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Canon Rebel T5 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images. #1 Amazon Addict scored it very highly and wrote “Shoot before, which took great pictures.”. Anne E. Broadbent said on Amazon “Really love this camera! It takes amazing pictures for such a low priced camera! I use this camera for wild life photography” in her review of the Canon Rebel T5. Grant said in his review of this digital camera “White balances for great photos” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

One person who purchased it wrote that it had a good image sensor. Ryan mentioned on Amazon “All in all yes buy this over a Nikon the sensor is more advanced”.

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Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon is one of the superior digital camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Canon also has good reviews for its SLR cameras.

Easy to Use

Two Canon Rebel T5 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Last year Grant mentioned “The automatic settings do a really good job of picking shutter speeds, f stops”. Karen B scored it 5 stars and she said in the same month “If you want to shoot in auto, there are a lot of great settings that will let you do so”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Nickd131 mentioned in November last year “Simple and easy to use” in their review of the Canon Rebel T5.

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Nice Design

Several Canon Rebel T5 owners who purchased the Canon Rebel T5 considered that it was good looking. #1 Amazon Addict wrote “Takes beautiful pictures” in their review of the Canon Rebel T5. Grant wrote on Amazon in November last year “The lens that comes with it is also pretty darn good”. Ryan wrote in his review of the Canon Rebel T5 on Amazon “I'm pretty sure the lens will fit the t5i also so when you upgrade you'll have those lenses”.

One Canon Rebel T5 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. Mr Baz he mentioned in his Canon Rebel T5 review on Amazon “The grip is now textured v the smooth one on the older model+ The rear LCD is now 3" 460k dots v the 2.7" 230k EOS 1100D, quite a bit better”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Mr Baz said “Not up to the 600d's high res+ You now have full HD video 1920 x 1080 at 30/25fps v 1280 x 720 (mono no mic socket) sound levels can be adjusted” in his review. Mr Baz also mentioned “A better video mode and nicer LCD”.

Good Support

One Canon Rebel T5 reviewer who purchased it thought it had good customer support. Jesse Plaza mentioned in his Canon Rebel T5 review on Amazon “The excellent customer support staff here refunded me just a day later! I was able to go to a local electronics store”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of customers concluded that it had a good lens. Anne E. Broadbent gave it a score of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon in November last year “The 75-300 mm is still a great lens” in her Canon Rebel T5 review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. In November last year Mr Baz wrote in his review on Amazon “Takes a few seconds for live view contrast AF to lock) This is ok for static subjects like landscapes, for normal shooting the viewfinder is a better bet”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the Canon Rebel T5 considered that it was good quality. Amazon's Fan gave this digital camera a very good rating and wrote last year “I am also thrilled about the quality of the photos”.

Just Released Eight Months Ago

This camera was released just eight months ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on SLR cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Rebel T5 supports Full HD video. Most of the other recently released SLR cameras do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A3000 ($349.99), and the Canon SL1 ($84.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Light

The weights of latest SLR cameras range from 350g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 560g. With a weight of only 435 grams, the Rebel T5 is one of the lighter recently released similar spec digital cameras amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Sony Alpha A3000 ($349.99), and the Canon Rebel T5i ($239.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the D80 ($169.30) (CCD), the D40 ($69.99) (CCD), or the D3000 ($29.95) (CCD) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Rebel T5 is more than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Rebel T5. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this camera.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of SLR cameras that came out in the last 12 months range from 0.25m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.63m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.25 meters, the Rebel T5 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Rebel T5 is more than most new cameras. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that came out in the last year.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Rebel T5 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on SLR cameras that were released in the last year. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this Canon camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on recently released cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Rebel T5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all new cameras.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 424 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Rebel T5 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most SLR cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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3456 X 2304 Still Image Resolution

The Rebel T5 has a higher still image resolution than most new SLR cameras. This camera has a 3456 x 2304 still image resolution, whereas most SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 720 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have a still image resolution of 2592 x 1728 and 1920 x 1280. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Rebel T5 the worst still image resolution is 480 x 480 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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TFT Display

The Rebel T5 has a better display than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a TFT display, whereas most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all SLR cameras that have been around for the last year.

The worst display across comparable types of camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many new SLR cameras.

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Very Short Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of only 2 seconds, the Canon Rebel T5 has a quite short flash recharging time compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Rebel T5. Across all the recently released cameras the flash recharging times range from 2s to 4s, and the average flash recharging time is 2.9s.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the Rebel T5 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Canon Rebel T5 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at including the Nikon D5500 ($199.95) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon Rebel T5 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other latest comparable spec cameras are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Rebel T5 do not have an image stabiliser. The Canon Rebel T5 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Rebel T5 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other recently released SLR cameras are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Nikon D500 ($1,608.99).

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most recently released cameras do not have a GPS. The Canon Rebel T5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to look at including the Pentax K-70 ($646.95), or the Nikon D5300.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Rebel T5 does not support video recording, although keep in mind that most of the other new SLR cameras also do not support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording which you might also want to consider including the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s ($110.00).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Rebel T5 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the Rebel T5 also do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to look at including the Sony Alpha A3000 ($349.99), or the Nikon D3100 ($29.95).

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Only Features Four Auto Focus

The Rebel T5 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera features a Servo Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Rebel T5. The auto focus "AI Focus", "Face detection" and "One Shot Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The Rebel T5 has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the Rebel T5. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Rebel T5 has a greater number of camera file systems than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This Canon digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by latest similar spec cameras. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this camera.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Canon Rebel T5 has a 1280x720@50fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most latest SLR cameras. This Canon camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps, 1280x720@30fps and 1920x1080@24fps and 1920x1080@25fps. The resolution at capture speeds of all SLR cameras that were launched in the last 12 months ranges from 1280x720@30fps (worst) to 1920x1080@60fps (best).

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Only Nine Point Two Flash Guides

The Canon Rebel T5 is a nine point two flash guide camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Canon Rebel T5 has a quite low display resolution (only 460,000 pixels) compared to most of the other new SLR cameras. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Rebel T5 is 130,000 pixels and the highest is 2,400,000 pixels.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

The Canon Rebel T5 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates (only 30 frames per second) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The JPEG frame rates of SLR cameras that have been around for the last year range from 24fps to 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 47fps.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon Rebel T5

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Rebel T5 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Rebel T5.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony Alpha A3000 ($349.99), the Nikon D3000 ($29.95), and the Pentax K-70 ($646.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the D5300 (3.2"), or the D5500 ($199.95) (3.2") both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were released in the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Canon digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Sony Alpha A3000 ($349.99) (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon D3000 ($29.95) (SD|SDHC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Canon Rebel T5 has a pretty standard megapixel count (18 megapixels) compared to most of the other recently released cameras.

Other 18MP cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the SL1 ($84.95), the EOS 1300D - Rebel T6 ($199.95), or the Rebel T5i ($239.95) all from Canon which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Nikon D5300 (24.2MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Recharging Time
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Start-Up Time
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable

User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 April 2016 by #1 Amazon Addict
(Verified Purchase)

Best camera I've ever owned!! I love this Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR camera! I've never owned a DSLR before and thought it was high time I did. I've been using a point and shoot before, which took... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by Jesse Plaza | 11 Comments
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So, I originally ordered this from Amazon, but it never showed up with the rest of my stuff and is presumed lost by the good ol' USPS. Womp womp. However, the excellent customer support staff here... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Brad Wilson | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Got this camera for my wife. She likes it. The problem I have is that when we bought it, there was a significant rebate with the product. However, it is very deceiving, because buried somewhere on... Read more…

Reviewed 28 September 2015 by NICKD131 | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

My 3rd Cannon Digital love them all this by far is the best ever for me. Simple and easy to use. Takes great photos still and action buy with confidence you will be happy with the results. I do... Read more…

Reviewed 27 August 2015 by Amazon's fan | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

This is my very first SLR camera. Wow, I'm so glad that I got it. The first thing I did was to open it up and try to take a few photos. And, it was so easy to do. Then, I had to recharge the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 July 2015 by Anne E. Broadbent
(Verified Purchase)

Really love this camera! it takes amazing pictures for such a low priced camera! I use this camera for wild life photography and am soon going to upgrade the 75-300 with a sigma 150-500 mm lens... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2015 by Mr Baz

I quite liked the EOS 1100D (but felt it was a bit dated despite being a bargain price) so was quite keen to try this to see what improvements Canon had made.
The answer is some, but probably... Read more…

Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Grant
(Verified Purchase)

Great starter DSLR. This is my first camera that is not a point-and-shoot and it's great, especially for the price. The lens that comes with it is also pretty darn good. The automatic settings do... Read more…

Reviewed 18 May 2015 by Karen B
(Verified Purchase)

FINALLY I was able to afford a DSLR. I have been shooting with a Canon SX 510HS and was starting to get frustrated with the shots I was taking. I just couldn't do what I wanted with the... Read more…

Reviewed 23 February 2015 by Ryan
(Verified Purchase)

You're getting a great camera have had it for 2 weeks now. Amazing shots and once you get some practice in upgrade the lens and you'll be blown away. I'm pretty sure the lens will fit the t5i also... Read more…

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