Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18–55mm IS STM lens: Capture professional-quality photos and high-definition videos of important moments in your life with this DSLR camera, which comes with an 18-55mm IS STM lens to accommodate a variety of shooting situations. The 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor helps you achieve crisp, clear images with realistic details. Easily select settings, set up your shots and review footage using the 3" touch screen.
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Versatile camera with great quality
Posted by: Snaps4me from: Deer Park,WA on
This camera is an upgrade from my Rebel T2i which I was really happy with but the T5i is so much better, with picture quality, better range of ISO speeds, flip out LCD monitor. It weighs less than the T2i, a little bit, which is very nice when taking lots of pictures.I am the "official" photographer for our local RC Airplane club and I usually take LOTS of pictures when we have a flying event like 2000-3000 pictures a day! The continuous burst setting makes it very easy to catch good action shots! And also great shots of planes making them look like the real ones flying. The members are really liking seeing pictures of their planes like that. This camera makes me feel like a professional photographer rather than the amateur that I am! Really like it! I don't believe I would ever switch to a different brand other than Canon. Very well made and ease of use. Thanks Canon!
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Great starter camera
Posted by: Agarcia38 from: on
I'm doing this review so this item won't have 666 reviews any longer :)
I'm a novice/first time DSLR camera user who had 0% knowledge of operating a camera outside of the one included in my smart phone. I was looking for a user friendly/moderately priced camera that can stand on it's own, while being able to operate in a way that I could understand. I feel that this camera lives up to that expectation.
I read reviews prior, asked around, and talked to the Best Buy associate before purchasing. Everyone led me to this camera, particularly because of the name and the accessibility of lenses and other accessories. I'm perfectly fine with that.
The price seemed high at first, but after comparing, felt about right. For a starter lens and starter camera body, I felt it was reasonable.
Overall, I feel like if you are looking for a starter DSLR camera, this is the benchmark starter DSLR camera that all others are compared to.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
I love this camera
Posted by: Darkenmoon from: IL on
I bought this recently to use in my photography class. I am new to DSLR cameras and using a manual setting on a camera. I upgraded from a point and shoot.
So far, I have not found negatives about this camera, although with practice and experience that could change.
What I like?
* It feels nice in my hands.
* It was easy to set up to sync with my PC.
* The touch screen is a wonderful addition. You don't need to use it, but if you do, it makes whatever you are using it for that much easier.
* I am finding it to be very intuitive to find and adjust what I need to in order to get a great picture.
* Thanks to having had my first photography class prior to buying this camera, it was super easy to pull it out of the box, charge the battery, and take my first manual photo with very little fuss. I had not had a camera to play with in my first class, so this was just after paying attention and then finding it once I had my camera. Again, super intuitive!
I am sure as I continue to use this, I will have more positives and will continue to love it even more.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Amazing Camera for a beginner or intermediate!
Posted by: Jebmcw from: New York, NY on
This camera is fantastic whether you are just starting out, or you are experienced with a camera.
I'm going to put this at the top of the rating, just incase you are looking for it: The T5i is not a full frame camera.
Now, moving on... This is probably the best camera out there for the price range. I spent weeks trying to decide between cameras. It boiled down to the T5i and 60D.
(The 60D has a digital display on the top of it, which is a huge selling point. However the dial on the top of the camera to select the camera mode is awful! You have to push a button to change modes which is basically a 2 handed operation.)
So I chose the T5i, and I am happy I did! The quality is fantastic, the shutter speed is great, and it feels good when you hold it.
The T5i basically has a point and shoot option - just leave it in automatic and everything looks amazing! My boyfriend has always taken awful pictures, but he takes great photos with this camera! The video quality is fantastic! It is crisp and fluid.
My one complaint about this camera happens when you shoot video. The auto focus is terrible when shooting video, so don't bother using it. It takes too long to focus and often focuses on the wrong thing. I knew this going into it, so I won't take off for it.
Overall, this is a great camera for videos or photos!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Best Camera for a beginner
Posted by: April from: on
This is my first Canon Camera, was mixed between this and the Nikon but read reviews and decided on this one because of the better video and auto focus, if that's your intentions with the camera I suggest this one. Do your research, watch YouTube videos & read reviews if still unsure
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
I'm very happy with this camera
Posted by: alibea1 from: Florida on
My first photography class was over 50 years ago. I spent all my life with film cameras. Film is no longer practical. I gave all my film equipment to the community college a few years ago and resigned myself to simple point and shoot cameras. But my creative instincts couldn't stand it any longer. I always liked Canon equipment - my favorite film SLR was a Canon. Since the research showed good reviews on this digital one, I took the plunge. I'm so glad I did. Very rewarding even tho I am not a professional photographer, hobby only. This camera would be good for any level. There's a lot to learn about it but the basics are the same as they were in 1961 - f stops, film speeds, etc. Easy to make the transition into digital. Picture quality is so very sharp, colors vibrant. I'm very happy with this camera. Price is worth every penny it cost.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Disappointed For Now
Posted by: DisplacedLobo from: Athens, AL on
Bottom line up front, why only 3 stars? In full automatic (and even a couple other modes) pictures taken through the viewfinder are washed out, overexposed. Switch to live view on the LCD (which I hate using unless I have to) and the pictures come out with the proper exposure. For this much money, this SHOULD NOT be happening. I imagine I will have to take it back, but what time of year is it? Yeah I can't have my camera gone for 2+ weeks over Christmas time...
I love the control the other modes of shooting give me, but must have a camera that my wife or kids can just pick up and take a quick shot. Same goes for when you need a family memory shot, pretty hard to not use full auto when handing your camera to a stranger.
I am a Canon DSLR guy, I started with a 35mm Rebel, moved onto a digital Rebel XT and I was so ready and excited to be getting this new fancy T5i.
From XT to T5i is a huge jump and I'm still getting used to all of the differences. The LCD is so much better, the menu expanded still pretty easy to use and this camera is so much more capable.
Everything works perfectly EXCEPT shooting through the viewfinder.
I can't believe this from a Canon camera, I hope to edit this review in the future and tell you all how great of a job Canon or BestBuy did taking care of the problem, but I just can't afford to be without it for now.
It is hard to recommend to a friend or family, but I'm assuming for now that the camera I got just has a bad sensor or something.
16 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Wolf from: on
I bought this camera as an upgrade from my Nikon J1 and wow is there a difference. I knew that there would be because of the quality of this Canon and the fact that it is a DSLR and the Nikon was not, but I thought my old one took nice pictures - this one takes amazing pictures. The lens it comes with is great to start out with. I have yet to purchase another one but as it is I don't feel like I absolutely need to right away.
I had this camera for only around a week or two before I was asked to photograph at my cousin's wedding. The pictures turned out great and I had an awesome time getting to know the camera better as I took hundreds of photos in so many different ways and lighting.
I will definitely purchase Canon again in the future.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
all the best features
Posted by: eburgess from: on
I bought this camera because it possessed all of my favorite DSLR features, for the most reasonable "first time DSLR buyer" price. You don't need the t6i to be perfectly honest. Over the years, I learned on the t2i, t3i, and t4i and have always loved and appreciated Canon's operating system. It's fantastic, easy to use, easy to learn, and always produces the highest quality photos. The flip out, rotating screen is the best part of this camera, and easily sets it apart from its competitors. It makes it so much easier to look through your photos at the end of the day, comfortably, and clearly (the display is unreal.) I do not however, use the touch screen as a feature, in fact I prefer scrolling and zooming in the old fashion way...sometimes i even forget it has a touch screen. The size and weight of the t5i is perfect for someone of my height (5'3") and build, especially in comparison to some of the bigger more advanced/expensive models like the 7D etc...which can be pretty daunting to tote around, or move freely with, while taking photos, in the moment. Also, I only charged the battery to a full charge once, after leaving the destination of my vacation, and have used it off and on for a month without it showing any signs of being low or dying. This camera is worth the investment, although at some point in the near future, you may want to get a better telephoto lens. I wasn't satisfied with the basic standard lens the camera comes with. If a package is offered when you make the camera body purchase, jump on it right then and there.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
I love this Camera
Posted by: dlong14 from: on
A few years ago I got into taking photos and had a Nikon coolpix point and shoot and my mom has a Nikon D3200 that I shot around on and I decided I wanted my own. I went with the Canon because I've just heard so much about them and I knew I couldn't go wrong with it. I got it at a price match though Amazon which included the body starter kit with the 18-55mm lens and a 55-250mm lens plus the really but Canon bag. I am in love with this camera.