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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 116 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (85)
  • Easy to use (78)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (72)
  • Large clear LCD (66)
  • Image stabilization (65)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (12)
  • Short battery life (8)
  • Poor in low light (6)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (66)
  • Landscape/scenery (62)
  • Travel (56)
  • Low light (45)
  • Video (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (34), Photo enthusiast (32), Semi-pro photographer (16), Photography student (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (81), Yes (11)

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

First Go at Video with DSLR

By KG

from Brookfield, CT

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Video

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

    Using this for filmmaking. Really gives you so many more options to create looks, feel, and mood. Almost too many options, but loving the creativity it fosters. Works beautifully and the image is amazing. There are many tutorials online to help manage whatever workflow you are using it for. Highly recommend.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Iqbal

    from Edison, NJ

    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
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    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:

      This is my first DSLR camera and it's amazing. The picture quality is perfect and has incredible features. I'm using this camera to take pictures of my new born baby. I love it!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Camera

      By G

      from Gulf Coast

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

      My first DSLR after many years of film with a Honeywell Pentax. Also a great camera BUT this is light years different. Looking forward to my learning curve.

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      5.0

      Great, solid camera

      By Camera Guy

      from New York, 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

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video

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

        Great camera for clear pictures, self taping, and even making great home videos. It's easy to use, compact, and delivers. I would recommend to any aspiring photographer or even film maker who wants the ease of a DSLR

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        • No

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        5.0

        This is a great camera a great price

        By Camera guy

        from Shelby, NC

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Allows For Creativiy
        • All The Bells And Whistle
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great For The Beginner
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Family portraits
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • 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 purchased this camera for several reasons. The first being to photograph my four grandchildren. Secondly, to try and satisfy my desire to do some creative photography. The T5i is absolutely the right camera for this. I have taken outstanding portraits of the kids and used my camera at night for some interesting moonlit shots. My Canon is a breeze to operate and I am amazed at the many functions it has to offer.

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          5.0

          Great product

          By Grey

          from Ct

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

          Great picture clarity, easy to use, takes photos quickly with ease, cannon states it will take about 400 photos per battery but used for multiple hours for a few days and over 800 photos and battery indicator still showing full. Touch screen works very well with ease, very responsive, thought it may be slow or difficult but has proved to be amazing so far.

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          4.0

          Great value, very pleased

          By traleigh43

          from Clarkston, MI

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • 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:

            Purchased for our son's 1st DSLR.
            Great bundle price.
            Good image quality and overall performance.
            Looking forward to seeing the output!

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            What a great camera

            By Jonathan and Theresa

            from Miramar FL

            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. The clarity is amazing.

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            4.0

            Another great Canon value!

            By Moonman

            from Southern New Jersey

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video

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

            A lot of useful features for the money.Metering and autofocus second to none. Would like better audio control.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice camera

            By Jdub

            from California

            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 right out of the box.

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            5.0

            Couldn't ask for more!

            By Sam

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

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

              I am by no means an expert at photography so this review will be for the newbies as myself. This camera is extremely easy to use. Lightweight for the most part and is easy to maneuver. The camera settings are pretty simple to figure out even for a beginner. The screen flips out for easier video access which is a plus for me! It does have a touch screen although I prefer navigating with the buttons. Overall, the camera is a beast! Would definitely recommend to anyone!

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              • Yes

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              3.0

              Good for the price

              By Andrew

              from Saline,MI

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization

              Cons

              • Noisy At High ISO
              • Poor In Low Light
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

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

                I was loaning a T5i from the school all the time for assignments, so already knew what I was getting myself into. I use this camera primarily for video, but also use it for stills as well since I'm taking both photo and video classes. It's a good camera to get if you are on a budget. I think it gets a little too sensitive to ISO noise, I'm finding grain when I go over 800. My first year in film school we used the XF100, but we are now using these in the advanced classes since they force you to learn proper exposures. Because of that, it's a great camera to learn on and it makes you appreciate the better stuff more. If you are a student learning and on a budget, it's a great camera. Keep in mind though, it is a DSLR so you will also want to invest in a tascam if you want to be able to better monitor your audio while in the field.

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                5.0

                Great Camera for Beginners

                By Ole Jer

                from Port Orange, Florida

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                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

                  • 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:

                  Bought the camera as a gift, for my wife. She's just starting out. I shoot with a 5D Mk II.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  So much fun to explore!

                  By Avenue

                  from Washington State

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Macro

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

                    Everytime I turn around I find something new this camera can do (compared to the ancient film-based camera I was using). It's a joy to keep finding more and more things I can do with it. It takes GREAT pictures and it seems very versatile. I'm also really impressed with the Image Stabilization. One of the first things I did was take pictures in low light - so low I wasn't sure that they would turn out due to blurring - but they did!

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                    • Yes

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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!

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                      • 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

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                        • 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!

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                        • Yes

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                        3.0

                        Good Entry-Level DSLR

                        By webs

                        from New York

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery

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

                          Took a photography class in college which actual film so I learned all the basics - excited to use my knowledge in the digital format. Wish there was a better native macro and faster shutter speed on manual though!

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                          • 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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