Canon Rebel T5i review – A Perfect Choice for Beginners
For a pleasant introduction to photography Canon eos rebel t5i is a great option for all beginners. If we’ve given an option to write a one line canon rebel t5i review, then our main source of satisfaction will be its performance on both photography & videography.
Canon Rebel T5i Specs at a Glance
Resolution: 18.00 Megapixels
Kit Lens: 18-55mm (3.06x zoom)
Shutter: 1/4000 - 30 seconds
Max Aperture: 3.5 (kit lens)
ISO: 100 - 25,600
Weight:27.9 oz (791 g)
This camera is basically the replacement of Rebel T4i ( Canon EOS 650D ) which is also a very popular three digit model of canon camera history. Though in terms of its same level model Nikon5200 the AF is little poor, in terms of other features this is a recommended one. For you information, it is also called 700d so you can consider it as canon 700d review or EOS 700D reviews as well!
Let’s start with the sensor. this camera uses CMOS sensor which has the resolution of 18 megapixels. Though this is not a big upgrade from the past models, still a considerable fact for beginners.
It's 18.0 Megapixel assists to take in-depth images. As a result, you can enlarge the images with the sharp quality as you like. It is able to record up to 16,348 colors per channel. By which EOS T5i provides great detail output.
The sensor has a built in ISO which you can vary from 100 to 12,800. ISO varieties will easier your photo shooting when the sun covered with clouds or at the night time. The more ISO options available the more snapping facilities you will enjoy. The great flexibility is you can also extend the ISO to 25,600. It is a common thought that using high ISO causes the noise in the photo. But EOS Rebel T5i has the DIGIC 5 Image Processor which is really superb to reduce the noise. Besides, by adding a hybrid auto focus system you can improve the focus performance by its sensor itself.
In case of videos rebel t5i offers full HD 1080p videos, though here is a grading for frame per seconds. For 1080p videos you can capture 24, 25 or 30fps max.
And if you want to go higher like 50 or 60fps then you’ve to reduce your video resolution to 720p. That’s why for taking sports photo there is limitations.
Image example of Canon Rebel T5i
LCD swivel display
The key difference between the smaller canon 1100D & canon rebel t5i is the LCD swivel display. You can vary the angle of this display to different points which will give you the comfort of targeting your objects from different location.
For example, under sunlight sometimes the shades of photographers lie between the camera & object which is very irritating.
In those cases you can change your position and then vary the angel of your display somewhere convenient and then shoot your object peacefully.
The touch screen display also enhance your comfort ability which has made it better than canon 600D.
The main technical limited is having no built in Wi-Fi for transferring the files to your computer of other devices. Besides, there is no option of controlling the camera by remote control too. This is the main barrier of this camera for not being recommended for intermediate users.
Design & Performance
Canon T5i has a stainless steel chassis accompanied by a polycarbonate resin shell which made it not only beautiful in look, but also flexible to carry & durable than other models.
Though some parts may feel plastic (i.e. around the flash housing), the matt finished rubberized grip areas around the body is really impressive.
The mode dialer is 360 degree and very smooth to operate than previous models. The button quality is also improved. This model is very fast in capturing photos & videos and also high performer in switching between the modes. Besides, there are many other built in photo editing options within this camera those has made the performance higher.
It has nine point focus system which is very good, but the auto focus is relatively slower than related models. In addition, you can’t get continuous AF performance like other same level model.
This is a big limitation of this camera performance. But the performance of fps is quite good. The option of sensor cleaning and burst photo performance is also nicer.
So, after all these analysis and comparison among the technical specs, design & performance in a nutshell we can conclude this canon t5i reviews with the following pros & cons table.
After the release of Canon 650D, photo enthusiasts were eagerly waiting for canon 700D or rebel t5i. And we think the overall technical specification, design & performance didn’t make them frustrated at all. Even Nikon freaks in some cases switched themselves to canon rebel t5i. But for Nikon users we’ll say on Nikon because they’ve also some fabulous camera models.