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CanonEOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens
 
4.8

(based on 106 reviews)

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    (86)

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    (18)

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    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (80)
  • Easy to use (78)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (65)
  • Large clear LCD (59)
  • Image stabilization (58)

Cons

  • Short battery life (9)
  • Noisy at high ISO (8)
  • Poor in low light (5)
  • Small LCD screen (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (58)
  • Landscape/scenery (56)
  • Travel (53)
  • Video (46)
  • Sports/action (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (39), Casual photographer (26), Semi-pro photographer (12), Photography student (5), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (72), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very good camera

Great camera overall. I recommend buying a flash if you take a lot of indoor photos as the one onboard is not too good. I customized settings for landscape and portrait programs (I...Read complete review

Great camera overall. I recommend buying a flash if you take a lot of indoor photos as the one onboard is not too good. I customized settings for landscape and portrait programs (I use it almost exclusively in P mode): turn up a sharpness quite a bit and a saturation a little bit. I purchased a spare battery but I hardly ever use it as original lasts a long time even when I use a flash. Of course, I use LCD only to check/change settings.

VS

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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4.0

Nice

By Corina

from Bs. As.

Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

Very nice camera

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5.0

love this camera!

By EAU

from Tucson AZ

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor In Low Light

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action

Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

I like the automatic features. This lens has been very useful for me.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great Camera

By Dr. A

from Stephenville, TX

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Small LCD Screen

Best Uses

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

Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

Very easy to use. I purchased several of these cameras for a magazine production course. The students are able to shoot in full-auto and get nice results, but when they are ready to move into more manual shooting, the camera really performs well.

I also like it can use my higher quality lenses. I don't encourage the use of the LCD unless shooting video, but when in video mode, the screen is a tad small. Not much real estate back there, so it isn't a big deal considering the other features of the camera.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Very good camera

By Jerzy

from Beaverton, OR

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

    Great camera overall. I recommend buying a flash if you take a lot of indoor photos as the one onboard is not too good. I customized settings for landscape and portrait programs (I use it almost exclusively in P mode): turn up a sharpness quite a bit and a saturation a little bit. I purchased a spare battery but I hardly ever use it as original lasts a long time even when I use a flash. Of course, I use LCD only to check/change settings.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Amazing Camera!

                  By Imani

                  from San Diego

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-135mm 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 18-135mm 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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