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Canon Rebel T5 Digital Camera

SLR 18MP CMOS Apr 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Raw shooting support
Reasonably priced
Expert reviews are poor
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Three experts from sites including PC Mag, ljudochbild.se and Cnetfrance.fr have rated this high megapixel camera on average 62%. This means that camera experts really don't rate this Canon digital camera very highly.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this Canon camera rated it as excellent. 70 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,684 expert and user reviews (including 2,942 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Eighteen people who reviewed the Canon Rebel T5 reckoned that it was good value for money. Three years ago Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag “It's priced attractively”. Rushdrummer wrote “The package deal was at a good price and it shipped quickly!”. Rebel said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Great camera for a great price” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Good Quality

Eleven owners who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Website Bestbuy.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said three years ago “Good Image Quality”. Mom2adda wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “Love the professional quality Cannon has with the ease of use in a light weight package!” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Nicb said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “It takes amazing quality photos” in their review of the Canon Rebel T5.

Nice Design

Five customers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Pris said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “It was pretty good” in their review of this digital camera. Last year Steve mentioned “Beautiful, clear pictures” in his review of this digital camera. Tl scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Is capable of producing some pretty wonderful pictures” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

Sixteen owners reckoned that this digital camera was easy to use. Rynsmom said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Easy to use, not like the other high end cameras”. Robv mentioned “Everything is easy to use”. Spike said “Basic functions easy to use”.


Raw Shooting Support

Thirty customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Shawn gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Easy to work and takes great pictures”. Sparkendave said in their review of the Canon Rebel T5 “She loves it and has taken great pictures” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Robv scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “The pictures are clear and colors vivid”.

Two customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera “On-screen shooting guide” however despite that they scored it 60 out of 100. They also wrote “Raw shooting support” in their review.

Two customers who purchased the product concluded that it was good in low light. Great Package mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The camera took great pictures with low light”. Two years ago Downl scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said “Excellent in low light” in their review of this digital camera.

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Includes Optically Stabilized Lens

Three owners who purchased it said that it had a good lens. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “Includes optically stabilized lens” however they only gave the Canon Rebel T5 a rating of 60 out of 100. Big Ro said on expert website Bestbuy.com “Until you are ready to step your game up, this is a very good lens to learn the basics” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Three customers considered that the product had a good zoom. Two years ago Casual wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bestbuy.com “Nice zoom lenses”. Mkt mentioned four years ago “Nice lens with wide zoom range” in their review of this digital camera. Dinesh said in their review of this digital camera “Since it came with extra lens, that was great for zoom”.

Two owners considered that it had a good autofocus. Dinesh said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bestbuy.com “You can take good photos with manual focus or auto focus with great picture”. Three years ago Hdezstudio scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Sharp focus”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three people who bought it agreed that it had good features. Casual mentioned on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Has some features that will take time to get to know” in their review of this digital camera. Collettel wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “It has more features than most people will bother to explore”. They also mentioned “Also has features that someone who wants to take their photography to a higher level can study” in their review.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Canon camera was released in April 2016.


Power

Good Battery Life

Three people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good battery life. John scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “The battery life is good as well”. Dinesh wrote on expert review site Bestbuy.com two years ago “Battery is very long lasting”.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Rebel T5 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D3200 (£198.99), the Sony Alpha A7R (£999), and the Leica M-P (£149.99) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Pentax K-1 (£1,429) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon Rebel T5 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon Rebel T5 supports Full HD video. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of their better review scores, the Alpha A7R (£999), and the Alpha A7 both from Sony or the Samsung NX500 are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Rebel T5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 435 grams, the Canon Rebel T5 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon Rebel T5 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Rebel T5 has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Rebel T5 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Rebel T5 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Rebel T5 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon Rebel T5 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon Rebel T5 supports direct printing, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Rebel T5 supports live view, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Features Histogram

The Rebel T5 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Rebel T5 has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Rebel T5 supports PictBridge. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Rebel T5 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

600 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Rebel T5 is a camera that takes 600 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The Canon Rebel T5 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Lens System

Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 3.5, the smallest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. At only 5.6, the Rebel T5 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

Only 720 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Canon Rebel T5 has a 720 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that came out more than a year ago. This Canon digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3456 x 2304 and 2592 x 1728 and 1920 x 1280. The still image resolution of all cameras of this age and type ranges from 480 x 480 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Only 5184 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Rebel T5 has a 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution across all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

The best image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 6000 x 4000 pixels.

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18 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18 megapixels digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 18MP cameras currently available including the SL1, the EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (£209.99), or the EOS 1300D - Rebel T6 all from Canon which all of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Luxmedia Z250 (£59.99) (20MP and higher rated), or the Z212 (£94.99) (20MP and higher rated) both from Praktica or the Canon IXUS 177 (£79.99) (20MP and higher rated).

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Canon Rebel T5 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Rebel T5 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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