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CanonEOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
 
4.8

(based on 102 reviews)

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    (84)

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    (16)

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    (1)

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    (0)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (77)
  • Easy to use (75)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (62)
  • Large clear LCD (58)
  • Image stabilization (56)

Cons

  • Short battery life (9)
  • Noisy at high ISO (8)
  • Poor in low light (4)
  • Small LCD screen (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (56)
  • Landscape/scenery (53)
  • Travel (53)
  • Video (45)
  • Low light (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (37), Casual photographer (26), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photography student (5), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Game changer : exceeds expectations

I'm the photographer who returned a Canon Luxury lens because of a minimal amount of chromatic aberration. Perhaps if I owned the EOS Rebel T5i at that time I would have kept it. Among...Read complete review

I'm the photographer who returned a Canon Luxury lens because of a minimal amount of chromatic aberration. Perhaps if I owned the EOS Rebel T5i at that time I would have kept it. Among the settings there is chromatic aberration correction. I took my Canon 18-200 mm lens off my Canon 60 D and a funny thing happened. It got better.
I purchased the Rebel and 18-135mm lens with modest expectations and as a backup camera for a road trip out West. I used it exclusively and had the 60 D as a backup. The camera has exceeded my expectations on every level.
I'm getting terrific photos and the camera is as easy or difficult to use as I want it to be. Long exposures in slot canyons in Page, AZ with a tripod were rich and detailed. Grab shots from the car or at scenic areas are easy on P or other settings.
I can use some of my "old" lenses on this camera and they work better than ever. It's a game changer. My friend using the 5D Mark II hopes some of the technology trickles up in Canons new high end cameras.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A bit of a disappointment...

So far, after a week or so, I've been disappointed with this camera. I am a beginner/ intermediate with a camera. I've owned a many point-and-shoot and (all-in-one) super-zoom lens cameras...Read complete review

So far, after a week or so, I've been disappointed with this camera. I am a beginner/ intermediate with a camera. I've owned a many point-and-shoot and (all-in-one) super-zoom lens cameras - a Panasonic DMC-FZ100. Back in the day, I had an old Minolta slr film camera plus using my father's Canon AE-1 and A-1. I've had a photography class and developed my own negatives and prints. But I'm also an intermediate videographer. Along with the thousands of hours of videos I've shot, I've also worked with my wife who is the real video expert. I've shot videography onto mini-dv, SVHS/VHS, ¾", sd cards both on single and 3-chip cameras. We edit our videos - my wife with Adobe Premier and me with Pinnacle Studio 14. What I was looking for was a DSLR camera that could get me back into true photography, but would allow me to shoot acceptable videos - that way I could follow both my passions with a single device.
After a bunch of searching, I found Canon's T5i, an entry level DSLR, which said it could satisfy both my needs. I combined it with an EF-S 18-135 IS STM Canon lens. While this camera has been very good for photos, I have NOT been happy with it as even a makeshift video camera. Two things have made me unhappy. First, it only shoots in MOV format. Great if you're a Mac enthusiast, but not a favorite for us Microsoft users. I fear showing these clips to my wife. Heaven forbid they don't go into both of our editing softwares seamlessly. Second, I can't take a photo while recording video (without destroying my video!) Maybe I'm the only one who does this, but this is a favorite use of my previous camera, the Panasonic DMC-FZ100.
So, at least for now, I'm back to carting around two devices - my Canon - Great for photos - and a Sony Video Camera - great for videos. I think I'd feel a lot less cheated if Canon hadn't advertised this camera as such a great Video machine. Maybe after more weeks and months of practice, I'll be more comfortable relying on this for video, but right out of the box, I feel unfulfilled.

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5.0

Great Camera

By David the Traveler

from Truckee, CA

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

    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

    Just new to the camera, but very satisfied with the quality pictures it takes. The 18-135mm lenses is perfect for all applications. Seems to be a very user friendly camera, although there are many things I need to learn about it. Overall great purchase.

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    5.0

    Great DSLR

    By Andrew

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

      For years I have been taking pictures with a high-megapixel digital point-and-shoot, and then spending hours thereafter editing the jpeg images with Photoshop.

      I finally decided to upgrade to a real DSLR, and, after much deliberation, decided upon the Canon EOS Rebel T5i.

      I'm just only just beginning to understand the full range of the camera's functions. Nevertheless, at this point, I'm totally amazed at its capabilities, and I'd be sure to recommend this camera to another advanced photo novice who's ready to take the leap into DSLR photography.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great Camera!

      By Bricioz

      from Sao Paulo, Brazil

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

      Great sensor, fast processing, no delays at all and beautiful photos. This bundle with 67 mm lens bring more flexibility to take shoots on darker and lighter spots. I do recommend

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      3.0

      A bit of a disappointment...

      By Upstatejeff

      from South Carolina

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fine Still Camera

      Cons

      • Inadequate Video Camera

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

        So far, after a week or so, I've been disappointed with this camera. I am a beginner/ intermediate with a camera. I've owned a many point-and-shoot and (all-in-one) super-zoom lens cameras - a Panasonic DMC-FZ100. Back in the day, I had an old Minolta slr film camera plus using my father's Canon AE-1 and A-1. I've had a photography class and developed my own negatives and prints. But I'm also an intermediate videographer. Along with the thousands of hours of videos I've shot, I've also worked with my wife who is the real video expert. I've shot videography onto mini-dv, SVHS/VHS, ¾", sd cards both on single and 3-chip cameras. We edit our videos - my wife with Adobe Premier and me with Pinnacle Studio 14. What I was looking for was a DSLR camera that could get me back into true photography, but would allow me to shoot acceptable videos - that way I could follow both my passions with a single device.
        After a bunch of searching, I found Canon's T5i, an entry level DSLR, which said it could satisfy both my needs. I combined it with an EF-S 18-135 IS STM Canon lens. While this camera has been very good for photos, I have NOT been happy with it as even a makeshift video camera. Two things have made me unhappy. First, it only shoots in MOV format. Great if you're a Mac enthusiast, but not a favorite for us Microsoft users. I fear showing these clips to my wife. Heaven forbid they don't go into both of our editing softwares seamlessly. Second, I can't take a photo while recording video (without destroying my video!) Maybe I'm the only one who does this, but this is a favorite use of my previous camera, the Panasonic DMC-FZ100.
        So, at least for now, I'm back to carting around two devices - my Canon - Great for photos - and a Sony Video Camera - great for videos. I think I'd feel a lot less cheated if Canon hadn't advertised this camera as such a great Video machine. Maybe after more weeks and months of practice, I'll be more comfortable relying on this for video, but right out of the box, I feel unfulfilled.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great camera for a beginner

        By Lexi

        from Wyoming

        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

        I couldn't have made a better choice when I chose the Canon Rebel t5i as my first dslr camera. Very easy to navigate and use. Love all the manual setting options. The best option is the touch screen with multi view positions for great photos. Excited to join my first photography class at the end of January to put this amazing camera to good use.

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        4.0

        Great camera

        By irene

        from new york

        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
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

          This is a great camera for beginners that want to venture into professional style camera! it's easy on the hand and it has both manual and automatic features for every type of event

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Fine Camera

          By Professor Marilyn

          from Denver Colorado

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • It Seems Loud To Me
          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

          I bought this camera as a gift. However, I had to try it out to be sure it works. The settings are simple and intuitive. Both the manual and auto focus are sharp. The lens is 18-135, so you have creative freedom with depth of field. It's good size and easy to manage. I have very small hands. My grandson, who will get this camera for Christmas, has large hands with long fingers. It will be perfect for his size.It isn't great in low light, especially with the lens extended. I prefer not to use flash if possible.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          user friendly

          By yoki

          from Phoenix

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

          Am happy to have chosen Canon t5i as it is very user friendly, stylish and perfectly fit in my palm. The touch screen is greatly responsive like current smartphones and makes our task easy to get into desired setting. I also feel the 18-135mm lens is a good choice as we need not worry about changing lens so frequent. This lens is bit heavy and expensive. This cam misses the built in WiFi, which would have made our life easier in sharing the photos. As a beginner in photography am overwhelmed with Canon t5i.

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          5.0

          Love it

          By Js

          from Tulsa,OK

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

          Upgraded from a t1i. Considered the 60D or the T5i, and went with the t5i because it had newer, more up to date features. It was also a bit lighter and more portable. I've heard the 60D is a more professional camera, but I am more than pleased with the t5i and love the video features. 5*

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          5.0

          Awesome camera

          By james

          from west palm beach,fl

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

            My first SLR, upgrading from point and shoot. Bought with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 STM. pictures very sharp. easy to use and understand. love the touch screen.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Should have bought this sooner!!!

            By Photo Junkie

            from Ashland, Missouri

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

              I loved this camera from the first shot. It is so easy to use in all the auto focus settings. I would like to take a digital photography class to get more comfortable and knowledgeable about all the manual settings. It works with both my lenses from my previous Canon Rebel DSLR camera which I love.... inherent money savings. Download of photos is easy and shutter speed is fantastic for my son's sporting events and daughter's dance recitals. I just love this camera!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              I'm always satisfied with canon products

              By Ram Limbu

              from Sunnyside , new york

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

              This is my 3rd DSLR camera , and I'm satisfied with canon t5i ! Great camera with low cost !

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              5.0

              Very nice camera for the price

              By AussieBuff

              from Menifee, CA

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

              Very easy to use and understand. My first camera in the late 70's was an Olympus OM-10 which I still have. This is my first full function digital DSLR.

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              5.0

              Canon delivers with quality

              By Fast Action

              from Northern Virginia

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                I upgraded to the Canon Rebel T5i from a Canon Powershot G15. Since this is my first DSLR I have a lot to learn. This camera lives up to Canon's excellent quality. I like the versatility of the swivel LCD screen, it should come in handy for shooting video. There seems to be plenty of options for shooting both manual and automatic. A beginner photographer should have no problem operating in auto.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Amazing Camera!

                By Imani

                from San Diego

                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                This is my first dslr and it has been amazing! Great quality photos and videos. Still learning but the process has been a lot of fun! And I also love the 18-135mm lens, I get great range and it's perfectly silent in video mode. Love the set and definitely recommend!

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                5.0

                Amaze !!!

                By golden blade

                from Stamford

                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                This camera is awesome. I am an Amatuer but with this camera you couldn't tell lol !!! I definitely recommend this along with the Canon EF-S 10-22 mm wide angle lens.... Together you can achieve great things !!!

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Sports Mom

                from Nebraska

                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
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                  I use it to take sports pictures and love it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Cristian3

                  from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                  I moved from a T1i to a T5i... And there is a lot of differences.
                  T5i it's a great product, easy to use, and his new lense (18-135 STM) it's pretty awesome.
                  It's a very good entry level DSLR, with trends to an intermediate level.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Awesome camera

                  By Justin

                  from Hoover, AL

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                    This camera is for beginning/intermediate dslr photography. It is simple to use with a bunch of useful features like a touch screen. It has an intuitive menu system and its controls are amazing. And with it being a popular Canon model, there are a bunch of video tutorials on the internet on how to use it. If you are in the market and are think about getting this camera, just get it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Kopperdon

                    from Elizabeth, NJ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                      Its an excellent choice for shooting video

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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