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CanonEOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only)
 
4.7

(based on 85 reviews)

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    (64)

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    (19)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (59)
  • Good image quality (55)
  • Large clear LCD (50)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (47)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (41)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (10)
  • Short battery life (8)
  • Poor in low light (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (53)
  • Landscape/scenery (53)
  • Travel (49)
  • Low light (35)
  • Wildlife (35)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (37), Semi-pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (11), Pro photographer (7), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Everything I was hoping it would be

I bought this to replace my old Canon xTi which had served me well. My biggest concern was whether there was enough of an improvement to justify getting a new one. After a month...Read complete review

I bought this to replace my old Canon xTi which had served me well. My biggest concern was whether there was enough of an improvement to justify getting a new one. After a month of use I can definitely say there was. I use the camera with a Tamron 18-270 zoom and mostly do nature (animal) shots, sunsets and landscapes. For animal photos the 5 frame per second continuous shooting rate is superb. I've already taken some stunning shots of birds in flight. Its ability to create the proper ambience for sunset pictures turns ordinary sunsets into spectacular ones. And the ultra high ISO speed capability means you can always stop the action if you need to. I haven't yet even shot any video and hardly ever use the fancy LCD screen except for info on my camera settings. If you use the viewfinder the battery life is just fine. The 388 page instruction manual is a bit intimidating and I have had to go back and read some sections a couple of times. But, all in all I'm quite pleased with my purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sometimes it is a good camera

This camera has a lot of trouble with the automatic focus lenses I use. I find it a problem having to focus manually when there is a lot going on. Hopefully, there is...Read complete review

This camera has a lot of trouble with the automatic focus lenses I use. I find it a problem having to focus manually when there is a lot going on. Hopefully, there is still more to learn about using it in the situations that need auto focus. Otherwise, this camera will be a great dissappointment.

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4.0

Buena camara a buen precio

By Hernan Monroy

from Tampico, MX

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

  • Noisy At High ISO
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Video
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

La compre para grabar video de bodas y me ha funcionado muy bien, le cargué el ML y responde bien, el cuerpo es chico y muy ligera pero trabaja bien.

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5.0

My second T5i

By dastep

from Cary, NC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Large Clear LCD
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

    This is my second T5i and I use both for DSLR video almost exclusively. It's compact and does a phenomenal job. I've done tests next to a 5D and really can't tell much difference. They do need a bit of light but that's not really an issue. All in all, GREAT product, GREAT video ... especially for the price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    great starter camera

    By lieutenant todd

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

    Got this camera for my wife as her first dslr. All of the rebel cameras are good DSLRs to learn on,but this one is built a little tougher than some of the previous models. The touch screen is nice for checking focus on pictures quickly. I also like how the dial for the movie mode is on the on/off dial.

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    5.0

    another great Canon product.

    By Pop-Pop

    from Baltimore, Maryland

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      I am just a family photographer, but this camera is a dream. The T5i is replacing an older model Canon, I could no longer see through my viewfinder, so this was bought mainly for the "live view" feature. Very easy to use and learn new features. I have dealt with B&H in the past, and I am very satisfied with them. They bought my old camera and I had my new one the day after I ordered it.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love This Camera!

      By KK

      from Maryland

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      This is a great camera! Lightweight and easy to handle. Whether you are a professional or just a weekend photographer it has all the features to help take that perfect shot!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great camera!

      By Mr. Jimmy

      from San Diego

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      Lots of awesome features and easy to use.

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      4.0

      Good Camera

      By Jeff Colburn

      from Sedona, AZ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Viewfinder Lcd Dim

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      I bought this to upgrade from my XSi. It's a good camera and the ability to make movies is great.

      There are 3 problems with the camera though. The LCD display you see at the bottom of the viewfinder is dim. It's half as bright as the XSi, and if the sun is to your side or back, you can't see the camera settings. I'm going to buy an eye cup to see if that help. I wear glasses, so we'll see.

      Also, the buttons on the back are smaller than on the SXi, so it's harder to find them by touch and to see them. They are also almost flush to the body, so they are hard to find by touch and even hard to push when looking at them.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Everything I was hoping it would be

      By docj

      from Port Aransas TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • High ISO Performance
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

        I bought this to replace my old Canon xTi which had served me well. My biggest concern was whether there was enough of an improvement to justify getting a new one. After a month of use I can definitely say there was. I use the camera with a Tamron 18-270 zoom and mostly do nature (animal) shots, sunsets and landscapes. For animal photos the 5 frame per second continuous shooting rate is superb. I've already taken some stunning shots of birds in flight. Its ability to create the proper ambience for sunset pictures turns ordinary sunsets into spectacular ones. And the ultra high ISO speed capability means you can always stop the action if you need to. I haven't yet even shot any video and hardly ever use the fancy LCD screen except for info on my camera settings. If you use the viewfinder the battery life is just fine. The 388 page instruction manual is a bit intimidating and I have had to go back and read some sections a couple of times. But, all in all I'm quite pleased with my purchase.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Camera for the $$$$

        By DearOlDad

        from Dollars Tek-Ziz

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

          Bought this camera for my son, who will use it for its video capacity. Since he's still learning, I figured this is a great entry-level camera, rather than shelling out $1000+ for a higher end camera. When he gets to that point, I'll just turn over my Markll to him, and I'll be gettin' the upgrade!! And you can be assured that purchase will be made thru B&H....Always the BEST!!!

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great Canon

          By fanman

          from ocala,FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

            I only have the Canon t5i for a few days and I already love. I particularly like the high ISO which allows me to take photos in existing light.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Upgrade

            By Ringorama

            from Connecticut

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

              We had a Rebel XTi for years so this was a significant upgrade. Same great Canon quality, with some great enhancements.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Much to Learn

              By Brian

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

              I have several Canon cameras and I purchase others because of my favorable experience. I added the T5i to combine the quality of an SLR with the articulating screen and Live View. Based on previous experience I was looking for a spot focus option which I use frequently on my 5d Mk II. It took a while but I learned about viewing the subject on the Live Screen view and then touching the screen where you want to focus. The camera then takes over, focuses, and automatically takes the picture. It took some getting used to but it's a feature I enjoy. I'm still reading the manual and learing but I'm more than satisfied with the quality of the pictures. While reading reviews the major complaint seemed to be short batter life. Haven't had that expereince but I bought an extra battery to have on hand.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Rebel Magic

              By Mick

              from NC

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

              Purchased for adult daughter to be used for general use, family photos, etc... When combined with the 50 f1.8 is a very light, portable and wonderful setup for many situations. Relatively cheap and accepts all canon mount lenses. Built in flash handy but also accepts external units. Has every thing from fully automatic to fully manual modes..... Shoots Raw files as well as multiple sized pegs. Video is excellent and entire setup is very capable. The files are great straight out of the camera, but as with all DSLRs require a little tweaking to print. Battery life good and controls convenient. I personally prefer the 1D or gripped size bodies, but for smaller hands the size and feel/balance of the camera is excellent.

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              5.0

              Excellent Canon DSLR

              By wolfman136

              from Buffalo, NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                  Use the T5i at work in a university earthquake laboratory. Photographing test specimens subjected to seismic testing on shake tables. Also photograph students and faculty in progress with their research. The Canon T5i is a wondeful successor to the T4i, T3i....etc...

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great camera for a Photog on a budget

                  By ScottKingsleyPhotography

                  from Lancaster, PA

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                  For a photographer starting out, this is a great camera to go with. For me, it was a chance to have a second camera and upgrade a little from my T2i. I've taken over 30,000 pictures with the T5i since I've purchased it and captured some incredible images. There are plent of features built in, and gives new photogs the ability to shoot in manual or automatic modes. The tilt out screen has been great too.

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                  5.0

                  So Far So Good

                  By Ken O

                  from Millsboro, Delaware

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                    Relatively new purchase but happy with the camera. I previously owned another Rebel and wanted to stick with Canon. Might be a little too much "Stuff" included with the functionality but it's working great.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great camera!

                    By Melissa

                    from Colorado

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                    I love the Canon T5i. My favorite features are the ISO and the HD video. It is lightweight and easy to use. I am very happy with this camera.

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                    4.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Dr. Moreno G.

                    from Cabra (Córdoba) -SPAIN-

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance

                    Cons

                    • Poor In Low Light
                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                    I use the product usually

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Perfect balance

                    By Johny

                    from Barcelona, Spain

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Advanced User Not Pro

                      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                      I bought as an upgrade of my existing Canon 400D bought 6 years ago. Great pictures in all modes, but I haven't got time to try them all.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      eos rebel t5i camera (body only) by cano

                      By Carolyn

                      from Las Vegas, Nv

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                        Ordering from B&H very fast and efficient.My Canon camera takes nice pictures and veryeasy to use. Very pleased with product. C Rogers Las Vegas, NV

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                        • No

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