Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18–135mm Lens: Built to make advanced photography easy and fun, this DSLR camera gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression. Plus, a variety of automatic functions optimize settings for your given subject type, lighting conditions and desired effects, to make this a highly user-friendly camera.
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Great camera for all levels of photograhers
Posted by: JohnM from: on
In the past I owned 35mm film camera's. I went to the Kodak easy share camera when digital became popular. But now I want more out of my photography. This is the first DSLR camera that I have owned. I bought it because I wanted to get back into the option of using multiple lens and having control of exposure and shutter speeds and ISO etc. but still being able to shoot fully auto. Also wanted to step up the quality of my shots along with HD video shooting. I did a lot of research and checked out a lot of reviews and talked to the camera experts at Best Buy and in the end the Canon T5i was my best choice. This camera is great for the beginner, novice or professional. I have used some online web sites to learn more about the operation of the camera, but the instructional manual that comes with it, does an excellent job also. This camera is very user friendly. I highly recommend this camera to any level of photographer who is looking for an exceptional DSLR.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Excellent for Everything but High-End Print Work
Posted by: PsarahTonen from: on
I've been a Canon EOS person for life and have some of the old lenses. I thought I would use the touch screen more than I do but I'm so used to navigating around through Canon menus that I forget to use it often.
The camera is great for almost any still work. But YOU MUST UPGRADE PHOTOSHOP to get the .CR2 files to read. I don't like the concept of Adobe Creative Cloud so I have had add an extra step into my workflow to convert the CR2s to .dngs before color correcting in Photoshop CS5.5.
The real star in this package though is the 18-135mm STM.It feels sturdy and is pretty darn sharp though the the sweet spot of the zoom.
It is a must have for the semi-serious travel photographer. But always remember that a good camera and lens can only do 20% of the creative work. The other 80% is all composition, lighting and context.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
A perfect camera for semi-professional results.
Posted by: MrTman from: Utah on
After upgrading from my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, I found the transition smooth and easy. In addition to all the perks of the T5i, it handles surprisingly well for the price range. Easily my favorite feature would be the flip touch screen. In combination with the SLR Live View, any angle and shot can be made (and viewed) beautifully.
Another pleasant surprise would be the noise compression for the high ISO. The T5i has made leaps and bounds from the Digital Rebel XT in this specifically, and I can take quality images at 12800 ISO.
The balance of the T5i is well rounded, and easily the best value for the price. Definitely recommended for individuals looking to take the step up from intro point-and-shoot cameras, but not ready for professional grade SLRs.
Quality (body) 4/5
Quality (image) 4.5/5
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Fine, easy to use camera
Posted by: BobP from: on
I was most impressed by the fact that I was out taking pictures the day I bought the camera. The 18-135 mm STM Lens is high quality and is a much better lens than lesser priced Rebel cameras with Lenses without the range that I get with my camera. I have a zoom lens now and I'm now taking pictures of wild life with it. The camera can now take amazing pictures with only two lenses to choose from and one uv filter.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great entry level DSLR; awesome 18-135 mm kit lens
Posted by: 1992bow from: on
light weight; intuitive operation; great swivel touch screen LCD;
Con: only 9 AF points; low battery capacity; viewfinder is too small for folks wearing eyeglasses;
18-135mm IS STM Lens:
Pro: Range of focal length(18-135mm) is pretty handy for basically all sorts of daily walkable shooting; STM is extremely quite when auto focusing; IS comes in handy when shooting in low light;
Con: Noticeable vignetting and distortion at the wide angle end; No distance mark on this lens makes manual focus difficult sometimes.
Overall it is a good buy if you are just looking for a general walk around camera and lens bundle. But my advice for those who want more advanced features with a little bit more budget, go for a middle end Canon 70D.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Expensive but excellent camera and well worth it
Posted by: Gerryr from: on
I purchased this camera based on recommendations by my brothers who both moonlight as professional photographers. Have been using iPhones for last several years as primary camera. Features and capabilities make this camera go so far, yet operation using basic settings proved very easy and yielded amazing pictures. Live in Atlanta, flew to Alaska for vacation, bought it at Anchorage store, fired away and have some of the best pics we've ever taken.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Excellent for someone who just wants better pics
Posted by: TRC51 from: New York on
So I am a very basic user of cameras who was just tired of getting bad shots with my point and shoot, especially action shots. I decide to look into a DSLR and took the research WAY too far. I widdled it down to the Nikon D5200 and this Canon T5i. After all my research I determined that the everyone on the internet and in personal use by professionals agrees that the Nikon D5200 does take better pictures. So how did I end up with this camera, you ask? I put the camera in my hands and decided to be honest with myself. I needed something that was as easy to use as a point and shoot, but just took good pictures of my kids. Maybe I will get a chance to take a class and learn more about pictures (given my schedule, probably not), but at the very beginning I need to take good pictures NOW. In addition, it may be some time between opportunities to use this camera (could be months) and I don't want to have to "re-learn" how to use this thing every time I take it out of the bag. Add into the fact (and this is more important than you think), that my wife has to be able to use this camera from time to time and if she is afraid or not willing to use it... well, that means I am not going to be in the pictures. So, that said, I needed a DSLR that was easy to use. The touch screen on the T5i and the interface that they give you to setup the camera is just plain easier,,. especially those who are used to using your iphones and smartphones. The camera also just felt better (larger and more holdable) in my hands. My finger tended to land on the button to take pictures much better than on the D5200. Amazing how much that little detail made me more comfortable with the camera. Also, the 135mm lense allows you to just point and shoot without having to switch lenses all the time. I can swap the basic settings on the camera in a flash because... if that's the setting I want, i touch it on the screen...BOOM... done. I handed the camera to my wife after owning the camera a week, the very first picture she took of me and my kids was absolutely awesome.... and probably my favorite of all I have taken so far. I have only used the video in limited amounts, but it is as good as they say. This camera is a good value when you add in the capabilities of the added 135mm lense compared to the others and their options.
To Sum it up, be honest with yourself. Both the D5200 and the T5i take really good pictures. Seriously, the T5i picture files are absolutely HUGE when you donwload them. I can't imagine how big the 24mp Nikon's are. The T5i with the 135mm lense is a great all around camera for just grab and shoot picture taking. If you are going to be a purist and likely go for the most high-end picture taking you can (which usually requires a LOT more pratctice from the user), then consider the D5200. However, if you are like me, and are going to be realistic, put the T5i in your hands and try out the user interface. Don't forget... get the 135mm lense. Thank me later because you don't have to do all the research on "which camera is better" in Google. Ug.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Amazing for Everyone and Anything
Posted by: realreviews101 from: IL on
This camera is amazing and I'm so happy I choose to buy this over the Nikon 30D. This has filled all of my expectations so far.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Very nice camera! Awesome first camera!
Posted by: Sam1223 from: OHIO on
I did a lot of research and with my budget, I bought the T5i and I love it! It’s the flagship of the rebels and I plan on using it on weddings shoots and creative video’s (Note: Don’t buy the T4i…It locks up, I think that’s why they built the T5i with the 5 Digit chip). I just got all my gear together, I have:
1) Canon T5i with the nicer 18-135mm lens kit, from Best Buy.
2) Canon 600EX-RT flash (Note: this flash is the only flash with an ETTL radio transceiver built right in, from Best Buy.
3) Sand Disk Extreme Pro 32GB memory card. And a Sand Disk Ultra 32GB memory card for a backup, from Best Buy.
4) Canon hood.
5) Batteries: one Canon that came with camera kit and four Lenmar batteries, from Best Buy.
6) Canon case, from Best Buy.
7) Tiffen Stroboframe Quickflip 350 flash bracket, from Best Buy.
8) ETTL cable, softbox, many AA 15minute rechargeable batteries for my flash and more…
This all makes a great setup that all works together awesomely!!! (Note: I worked the best deals I could…and Best Buy does price match! Bottom line: I love all the choices I made!!!
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Switched to a DSLR!
Posted by: rosefamily from: Long Island, NY on
I haven't used a DSLR in years and was looking for something to use for a great quality sports shot to take pictures of my kids playing hockey and football. I was holding out for the Canon D70 and when it came out, I compared the two. The sales rep at BB was very helpful and we basically decided together that the T5i would be easier for me to use and a lot more affordable! I got the bundle with the 18-135mm lens and I got the 55-250mm lens. The 18-135 lens was a STM lens the other was not.
The first shots I took were still shots of my kids and I could not believe the quality. I was so excited. Clear beautiful pictures! Finally! I enlarged, cropped, and still just beautiful. I got the first football game and I was very impressed. The shutter speed was better than I had hoped and just the right amount of speed for kids' sports. At this point I am a happy camper.
I tried using the video and was very disappointed. Found out it is not the camera but the lens causing lots of "noise" on the video. The STM lens makes a huge difference and I went and exchanged the 55-250mm lens immediately.
The body is comfortable to hold and doesn't feel awkward - especially since I just came from a larger sized point and shoot. I'm very happy with my purchase. There are still a bunch of functions I haven't tried yet!
Overall, I think its the best for the price.