Canon Rebel T5i

Released April, 2013
New: EOS Rebel T6i (Feb, 2015)
  • 700D
  • Canon Rebel T5i
  • 17.9 MP
  • APS-C 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
Canon clearly put a lot of thought into its implementation, and the EOS 700D sports a comprehensive and intuitive touchscreen interface that we'd love to see implemented by its rivals.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)
8.7 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Canon Rebel T5i

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Rebel T5i
8.3
D5300
9.9
D5200
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Rebel T5i
7.5
D5300
8.4
D5200
7.7
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Rebel T5i
8.5
D5300
9.0
D5200
8.6
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Rebel T5i
9.2
D5300
9.1
D5200
9.2
Reviews from canonwatch.com, dpreview.com, techradar.com, imaging-resource.com and 1 more

8.7

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Rebel T5i
8.7
D5300
9.2
D5200
9.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon Rebel T5i

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Rebel T5i
681 ISO
D3300
1,385 ISO
D5300
1,338 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Rebel T5i
2,400 LPH
D3200
3,000 LPH
D3300
3,000 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T5i
264 ms
D5300
200 ms
D5200
302 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Rebel T5i
74 ms
D3200
114 ms
EOS Rebel T5
113 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Rebel T5i
700 ms
EOS 600D
1,500 ms
D3200
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T5i
5 fps
EOS Rebel T5
3 fps
EOS 1300D
3 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Canon Rebel T5i


7.6
With the EOS 700D, Canon continues its tradition of very good image quality for both stills and video shooting and provides a well-executed touchscreen implementation that makes this one of the more enjoyable to use novice-oriented DSLRs on the market.

7.8
While a 13x19 print of an ISO 6400 photo wasn't quite as clean or sharp as I would have liked, it doesn't look that bad.

9.0
We found that the vari-angle screen provides a good, clear view with lots of detail visible even in quite bright light, making it very useful when composing images at ground level or above head-height.

Overall

8.4 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

Using an extension tube has restricted depth of field, but there's lots of detail in the sharp areas of this shot, taken in early morning light.
by TechRadar (May, 2013)
The ability to use in-camera lens profiles to correct for vignetting and chromatic aberration adds even more value to a camera line that has long been a solid performer.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)
Image quality is pretty typical for a kit zoom - it's not great wide open, but perfectly OK when stopped down.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)

Video

The main power switch surrounds the mode dial; flicking it beyond the ON position to the movie camera icon sets the camera into movie mode.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)
Flicking it beyond the ON position to the movie camera icon puts the camera into movie mode.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)
The power switch surrounds the rather crowded-looking mode dial, and has an additional position for movie recording, meaning you can quickly switch to video from any exposure mode.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)

Photography

A 5fps shooting speed makes it a useful option for those who want to capture recreational sports or fast action.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)
This type of performance is well suited for soccer moms and others who shoot recreational sports.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)
It is an excellent choice of camera for anyone wanting to take their photography more seriously, shoot from creative angles or start recording videos.
by TechRadar (May, 2013)

Focus

It's worth noting that both the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and more affordable EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit zooms feature extremely quiet autofocus mechanisms, a definite plus for video shooters whether using the built-in mics or a hotshoe-mounted external unit.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)
Overall, while Canon says that the Hybrid AF system means live view focus is considerably improved, it still says there is a noticeable performance difference between live view AF and using the conventional autofocus sensor.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)
The 18-55mm STM can focus impressively close, down to just 11cm from the front of the lens (in manual focus anyway - the camera won't autofocus quite so close).
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)

Screen

In-camera JPEGs display a pleasing balance between image detail and noise suppression at all but perhaps the highest ISO settings, although more advanced users will reap even greater image quality by processing Raw images, whether in Canon's fully-featured Digital Photo Professional software or in a third party offering.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)
For users moving up from compact cameras, the 700D offers a very significant increase in image quality and a comfortable to hold camera wrapped in an interface that accommodates both touchscreen and external control operation.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)
If we have any complaint, it's that the main menu icons, particularly the tabs along the top are a bit small and too closely spaced to accurately activate by touch.
by DPReview (Jun, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,400 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,400 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 9
Cross type focus points 9
Supports continuous Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 133 x 100 x 79 mm
Thickness 79 mm
Weight 580 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi None
Image stabilization None

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MJPEG)
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.53x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps
Battery life 440 photos
Continuous shooting 5 fps
Focus lag 264 ms
Shutter lag 74 ms
Startup delay 700 ms
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