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CanonEOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
 
4.7

(based on 101 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (74)
  • Easy to use (69)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (64)
  • Large clear LCD (60)
  • Image stabilization (57)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (11)
  • Short battery life (6)
  • Poor in low light (5)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (60)
  • Landscape/scenery (56)
  • Travel (52)
  • Video (42)
  • Low light (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (30), Photo enthusiast (30), Semi-pro photographer (14), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (75), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Ultimate Rebel

This camera is fantastic and the STM lens is very fast and quiet. I paired this with a 270 EXII flash and couldn't be happier. The Rebel line has come a long way and...Read complete review

This camera is fantastic and the STM lens is very fast and quiet. I paired this with a 270 EXII flash and couldn't be happier. The Rebel line has come a long way and this flagship model earns 5 stars from me. Reasons I chose this over the T3i? Built in stereo mic and external mic jack, touchscreen LCD, Digic 5 and 5fps. I also purchased from B&H a SanDisk 64gb class 10 SD card with 95/mbs which is pretty much like shoving a small hard drive into this camera. The HD video is incredible. I only shoot video in 1920x1080 and it looks better than any camcorder I have ever owned. B&H is the only place to purchase this. They have the best price period and if you don't live in NY, there is no sales tax and typically free shipping. I LOVE B&H and the Canon T5i!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A good start but frustrating after a bit

After several years of ownership, I find this camera to be more and more difficult to use in clutch situations. Outdoors, no problem. Indoors, you are in trouble! 1. White balance....Read complete review

After several years of ownership, I find this camera to be more and more difficult to use in clutch situations. Outdoors, no problem. Indoors, you are in trouble! 1. White balance. If you are shooting in natural light indoors, you will have to be careful about color temperature or get overly warm colors. I am tired of fiddling with WB!2. Exposure and dynamic range. In tough lighting situations, the camera from an iPhone will easily outperform the T5i, which will most likely blow out results.3. HDR - no chance! Again, an iPhone easily out performs this camera.4. Noisy shutter. In any indoor situation, the shutter will draw attention to you. 5. Autofocus. In crowds, you will have to use the center sensor or risk focusing on some guy's bald spot. The autofocus has no face detection and is primitive by any standard.6. Flash support. Use a speedlight, you will get pretty good results indoors. But you will need to get an expensive Speedlight and use the tilt feature. In summary, technology has moved on but this camera is a good 5 or 6 years out of date and hopelessly behind. A beginner or point and shooter will not get good indoor or flash results. Fine for landscapes, car shows, air shows, outdoor portraits. But most users will get better results with a point and shoot or phone.

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5.0

Awesome Camera!

By racrosslin

from Dublin, GA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

    This is my first ever DSLR and I absolutely love it. It has every option imaginable and takes wonderful photos!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    nice camera

    By clivvy

    from philadelphia pa

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    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

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

      nice kit lens no cons

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great Camera

      By Vetmom

      from Reed City, MI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

      I bought this product to capture images of my kids and animals (two different things) and it's great. I need a little more practice behind the lens but I am already in love with the improved image quality!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Nice Camera

      By Sathish

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

        Though I am beginner this camera was easy to use with Auto mode. Picture Quality and resolution is excellent even without any lights

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        • No

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        5.0

        " rebel with a cause"

        By foz

        from east falmouth,mass (cape cod)

        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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

          I just got back from two nights and three days on Nnatucket mass.The reason we were there was my company had two great party evnts out on the island.I am in building & window & door sales.I took my new Rebel t5i for it's innaugral use.i was very happy with the way it performed in different conditions.The pictures in low light situations was better than expected and pretty good with the built in flash.I probably took three to four hundred shots inside & outdoors over the 3 days.Performance was nothing short of excellent.I also have a rebel t3i so I can be at the ready for what come my way.I may be using the 5i as my go to camera now after having used it and being so pleased with the clarity of the pictures I took.You have a very happy customer on Cape Cod.Thank you for the great service on the phone and on delivery time.I will be doing a lot more business with you,consider me a loyal customer.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Buy

          By Al

          from brooklyn, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

            Easy to use
            Very light weight

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            • No

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            5.0

            Better than I expected

            By Doc

            from Florida

            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

            Super deal on a better camera I was able to up grade with great B & H prices. Camera is easy to use

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            2.0

            A good start but frustrating after a bit

            By Cramthorn

            from Arlington,Va

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

              After several years of ownership, I find this camera to be more and more difficult to use in clutch situations. Outdoors, no problem. Indoors, you are in trouble! 1. White balance. If you are shooting in natural light indoors, you will have to be careful about color temperature or get overly warm colors. I am tired of fiddling with WB!2. Exposure and dynamic range. In tough lighting situations, the camera from an iPhone will easily outperform the T5i, which will most likely blow out results.3. HDR - no chance! Again, an iPhone easily out performs this camera.4. Noisy shutter. In any indoor situation, the shutter will draw attention to you. 5. Autofocus. In crowds, you will have to use the center sensor or risk focusing on some guy's bald spot. The autofocus has no face detection and is primitive by any standard.6. Flash support. Use a speedlight, you will get pretty good results indoors. But you will need to get an expensive Speedlight and use the tilt feature. In summary, technology has moved on but this camera is a good 5 or 6 years out of date and hopelessly behind. A beginner or point and shooter will not get good indoor or flash results. Fine for landscapes, car shows, air shows, outdoor portraits. But most users will get better results with a point and shoot or phone.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent camera

              By Grandmama

              from North Liberty, IN

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                    I have taken beautiful pictures indoors and the resolution is awesome. Easy to transfer my pictures to the computer and I can zoom in and things are very clear. Still learning about it but it has some awesome features that I plan on trying. Planning on taking some fabulous outside shots during the summer when the flowers bloom.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    camera

                    By mel

                    from minnesota

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                    Great package deal

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                    4.0

                    Solid Investment

                    By SZoet

                    from Cerritos, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • High ISO Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                        I use this for my Journalism Class for both photos and video. It produces great quality for all purposes, whether print newspaper or a television broadcast. For the quality, you can't beat this price, especially considering that high school students are responsible for it.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Wonderful Camera!

                        By Lisa

                        from Santa Cruz, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                            I love this camera, it is the first fancy camera I have ever purchased. Tomorrow I have my first lesson on how to use it, but with no experience, it is taking amazing pictures already.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great for me as a rookie photographer

                            By Mrunal

                            from Riverside, CA

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                            This is my first dslr and I am satisfied with the product. Navigating the menus is easy once you spend the time to learn whats where. Mechanical operation is very user friendly. The one thing I didnt like about it is the rebel red logo. It makes the camera look kind of like a toy and the packaging looks like there is a multicolored rc car inside the box. The camera itself is great and has a durable feel to it.

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                            5.0

                            Great camera with great price

                            By B

                            from tx

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                            Great camera

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                            4.0

                            Nice Camera

                            By Pegasused

                            from Ca

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                            Traded in my Pentax, like the choice I made

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                            4.0

                            Nice Camera

                            By Ed

                            from Ca

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                            Traded in my Pentax, like the choice I made

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                            5.0

                            So far so good

                            By Hesselcool

                            from MD

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                            Iv had this camera for two weeks now use it for filmin and stills. So far no complaints. My first dslr and new to any type of photography. Very easy to use can't wait to explore more with it.

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                            5.0

                            INCREDIBLE!!!

                            By Ilem

                            from Washington

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization

                            Cons

                              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 with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                              This camera is amazing.
                              The touch screen make it easy to use, I love it!
                              Awesome actions, day and night shots, perfect video quality and is very light on the hand.
                              Very advanced camera.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Awesome camera

                              By Noah

                              from Oceanside

                              About Me Photography Student

                              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

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

                                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                                Very easy to use!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great camera

                                By family guy

                                from San Jose, CA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Noisy At High ISO

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                                I use the camera for family photos and for the price it is great for motion shots. The video auto focus could be better but overall I am very happy with the camera. It is what I expected.

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                                • No

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