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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 124 reviews)

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    (94)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (91)
  • Easy to use (81)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (76)
  • Large clear LCD (71)
  • Image stabilization (70)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (12)
  • Short battery life (9)
  • Poor in low light (7)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (72)
  • Landscape/scenery (68)
  • Travel (59)
  • Video (48)
  • Low light (47)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (36), Photo enthusiast (33), Semi-pro photographer (16), Photography student (9), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87), 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

Rebel With A Cause

By Will B

from Key Largo, FL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

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:

I purchased this camera to replace a beloved T2i. It's almost identical in size, and weight, and the familiarity of control placement has made the transition seamless. I didn't think I would use the articulating LCD, but I have, and it helped me get some great candid shots of our grandson at the ice cream parlor. I am also enjoying being able to protect the LCD by leaving it facing inward. Generally, I don't review shots until they're on my computer, so the few times I need the LCD are to make settings changes. 18 mpx is plenty for my purposes, and whether I've been using M, P, Av, or Auto the images have been fantastic. I think we're going to have a beautiful relationship. The only negative is a frustratingly short battery life. I believe this is a Canon battery problem, not a camera problem, and will be using a 3rd party battery to confirm my suspicion.

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5.0

EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR

By Filemaster

from Spokane, WA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    User-friendly, most of the necessary features are found on back of the camera body not buried in menus.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Too clunky

    By Joe

    from New York, NY

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Quiet

    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:

      It is a nice camera but was too big or bulky for my liking.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent In Every Way

      By Andydroid

      from Mound, Minnesota

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Canon Eos Is Stm Lenses
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Lite weight
      • 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:

        I bought this Canon Rebel T5i to satisify my desire to learn more about photography in my retirement. I have a friend, a professional photographer, who is coaching me on the ways to take good photos in a more professional manner. Previously I've owned Sony Cybershot point and shoot cameras that have served me well for my photography needs while out bike trail riding. I'm confident this new set up will serve me even better.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By DeeMarie

        from Orlando FL

        About Me Photography Student

        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

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

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

          I am a beginner, and this was my first DSLR and I love it! I have used a few other cameras before buying my very own and although all the Canon's are great, the T5i is definitely my favorite. I love the touch screen and the fact that the screen swivels is great! I have taken some really amazing photos with this camera. The detail is immaculate.

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          5.0

          First DSLR T5i

          By Leader.Desslock

          from NC

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

          It takes excellent photos. It also does video too. I have not used it for video yet. It has a steep learning curve. I look forward to learning about the T5i. I would recommend it.

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          4.0

          I recommend this product

          By The Hurricane

          from New Jersey

          Verified Buyer

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

          So far, I love it. Its easy to use and has great picture. Ive been using it primarily for video and have not had any issues.

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          5.0

          Excellent Camera!

          By Hurricane

          from Manalapan, 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

          Cons

          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

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

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

          This camera is excellent! We have been using it for taking High Quality photos of our products and recording videos for our training courses. The quality is fantastic and the camera is very easy to use and set up. Feel we made a great purchase!

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          • No

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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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            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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              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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                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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