81
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

If you go purely by model numbers, the T5i is an upgrade over the T4i, but when you look at performance there isn't much here to warrant calling it an upgrade. As to be expected from Canon, the T5i takes good photos, with Digital Photography Review noting its "high image quality with good balance between detail and noise." Digital Camera Review also felt the T5i did well in the video department, saying it was "quite good." From the outside much hasn't changed, and Photography Blog says the T5i and T4i look "virtually identical." They also say that in spite of its smaller size and narrow grip, "the size and shape of the grip proved not to be too much of an annoyance." The major change with the T5i is the lens that Canon ships with the kit, and as it stands, it doesn't do anything to drastically increase image quality over the T4i. All told, the T5i is still a solid entry-level performer, but for those who already have the T4i, or even the T3i, there is no reason to rush out and upgrade.

Scores

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

User Reviews

90
PWilkinson
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
SteveBush
This new camera is originally projected as alternative of T4i. In other words,...read more
90
HigeHosi
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
Write a Review
 
8.2
Average Critic Score

Image quality

8.2
 

Ease of use

8.0
 

Durability

8.0
 

Speed (start-up time, lag)

8.0
 

Video quality

7.3
 

Design and form factor

8.0
 

Battery life

8.0
 

How It Stacks Up

86

Engadget

86
 

Critic

79
 

User

86
 
87

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

87
 

User

90
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

Not yet scored
 
85

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

80
 

User

Not yet scored
 
Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

86

Engadget

86
 

Critic

79
 

User

86
 
87

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

87
 

User

90
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

Not yet scored
 
85

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

80
 

User

Not yet scored
 
Video

Related Video

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Hands-on

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Hands-on

Posted   02.14.14

The Latest

ear iconeye icontext filevr