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Canon EOS Rebel T5i

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

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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.

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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.
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).

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User Reviews

90
HigeHosi
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
PWilkinson
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
84
Average Critic Score
Product Review
Engadget
We ... had a chance to check out Canon's new Rebel T5i, which ... is virtually identical to its predecessor, the T4i. The body finish is slightly different and there's now an option for an 18-55mm STM lens kit, but besides a few mode dial tweaks ... there's really nothing else to speak of here.
Product Review
Digital Photography Review
The only real changes are that the 700D offers real-time preview of Creative Filters in Live View mode, includes a redesigned new mode dial that turns 360 degrees, and has a new 'upmarket' body finish.
Product Review
Imaging Resource
The Canon T5i doesn't feel so much like a replacement for the T4i -- although it is exactly that -- but a minor upgrade that has been released mostly to take advantage of the new 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens and to step away from the rubber grip problem of its predecessor.
Product Review
Reviewed.com Cameras
Minor, iterative updates are nothing new, and Canon is hardly the first company to make minor updates to a popular model and call it a day. That said, there is something truly galling about the T5i getting a whole new badge and model number without so much as a token spec update.
Product Review
CNET
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you: the only significant difference between the now-discontinued Canon EOS Rebel T4i and its replacement, the T5i, is the price and the kit lens options. There are some small enhancements, including a new finish ... But ultimately, it's the same camera.
Product Review
TechRadar
Existing users of the Canon EOS 650D shouldn't feel too put out by the fact that the camera has already been replaced, since the key internal factors, most notably the sensor and the processor, remain exactly the same. One interesting factor here, though, is the new kit lens.
 
80
TrustedReviews
The Canon 700D is an excellent DSLR at a good price. It's not a massive step-up from the 650D, but anyone looking to upgrade from an older model should have it high on their shortlist alongside the smaller Canon EOS 100D.
 
90
TechRadar
The Canon EOS 700D is a very capable and versatile camera that produces high quality images. It has a comprehensive feature set and affords all the control expected by enthusiast photographers while providing automatic hand-holding options for less experienced users.
 
80
T3
OK, so it may lack some of the bells, whistles and sheer physical heft of models further up the range, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing and all the essentials are here after all.
 
80
CNET
While the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is -- almost literally -- the same solid camera as its predecessor, it's starting to lag frustratingly behind the competition in some ways.

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