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Canon EOS Rebel T5

from  $397+
74
Global
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Summary

Canon's entry-level cameras have always been solid contenders in the DSLR market but, while the new T5 maintains the same level of quality, previous generation cameras still on sale offer better performance for a lower price.

The interface on Canon cameras is often touted for being very user friendly and intuitive. That hasn't changed with the T5, which Digital Trends finds "very easy to use." However, this price point means Canon made some compromises with the body in trading metal for plastic, and The Digital Picture says that while the T5 is just "not as well built" as higher-end counterparts, it still has "a solid, high quality feel." For capturing photos the T5 neither excels nor falls short, with TrustedReviews saying "the images are exceptionally clean."

If the T5 had been released alongside the T5i the extra features on the T5i wouldn't have just justified purchasing it over the less expensive T5. But now, a price drop or two has leveled that playing field, making the more fully-featured T5i a better investment over the stripped down T5.

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Key Specs

Type
DSLR
Lens mount
Canon EF-S
Resolution (effective)
18 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Memory card
SD
Model

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF-S) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
18 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal, External)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (9 points)

Imaging

Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Macro, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Histogram
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Night scene, Auto, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Custom

Other features

Self-timer
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
Water resistant
No
3 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Video recording
Yes (MPEG-4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Model
without lens

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF-S) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
18 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal, External)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (9 points)

Imaging

Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Macro, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Histogram
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Night scene, Auto, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Custom

Other features

Self-timer
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
Water resistant
No
3 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Video recording
Yes (MPEG-4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
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