Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera

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76% Silver Award
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.”

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Key Features

  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 5 FPS continuous shooting
  • 9 point AF system, all cross type
  • ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
  • 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (29min limit, H.264 format)
  • 3" articulating touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
  • Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects
  • Integrated speedlite transmitter
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction for better detail when shooting with high ISOs
  • GPS compatible with the GP-E2 (sold separately)

Product Description

The EOS 700D/ Rebel T5i is essentially unchanged compared to its predecessor, sporting an 18MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor with built-in phase detection autofocus, a DIGIC 5 processor, a 9-point cross-type AF system, and Full HD movie mode. Differences are limited to live preview of Creative Filters, a new mode dial that turns 360 degrees, a new body finish and a new 18-55mm STM lens to better serve Hybrid AF in movie mode.


Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 5184 x 3456
Other resolutions 5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 18 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 19 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 5
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier 1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.85×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 13.00 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Continuous drive 5 fps
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Format H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (HDMI mini)
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected
Remote control Yes (RC-6 connector)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 440
Weight (inc. batteries) 580 g (1.28 lb / 20.46 oz)
Dimensions 133 x 100 x 79 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.11)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by USB cable and PC)
GPS Optional
GPS notes via GPE2


DPReview Conclusion

Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.

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Silver Award
Silver Award
76 %
Overall Score

The Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i is an upgrade to the 650D almost in name only, but still combines very good image quality with a comprehensive, well-designed touchscreen interface. AF performance in live view mode and video is an improvement over early Rebel DSLRs, but still lags behind mirrorless options.

Good For

Enthusiasts looking for the manual control and image quality of a DSLR but who'd appreciate the option to use a touchscreen interface.

Not So Good For

Users who require fast AF performance in live view and/or video mode.

User Reviews

3.375 out of 5 stars
  • Valiant Thor, Jun 23, 2013 GMT:
    Nikon User Switches to a Rebel T5i Over Tethering Issue and Poor Nikon Support

    Hello, I've been a Nikon user for over 10 years. I work in a research lab and mainly use cameras for light box product work with the camera tethered to a computer. I finally had enough with Nikon when our camera would not connect to and be recognized by Nikon Camera Control Pro software. I called Nikon support and they said they would take the case and call back shortly, however I never heard from them again. The Nikon Camera Control Pro software is a bad joke and a frustrating waste of time. ...

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  • Maztah, Dec 15, 2013 GMT:
    700D/T5i Great Camera

    I used T1i for a month while waiting 700D arrive and it was quite interesting going from a bridge fto a dslr. After a week with T5i can say it is an amazing machine. I thought the overall performance far exceeds the T1i , the difference is not small . I also used the T2i from my brother a while and is also mush faster. The grappling of the camera is very good and the hand strap that i bought made it perfect. She responds very quickly and with the memory card Sandisk Extreme 45MB / s ( 32GB is ...

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  • szezoli, Dec 25, 2013 GMT:
    Great product - AF for Sigma lenses don't seem to function

    I've recently upgraded to Canon EOS 700D and indeed so far I'm very happy with it. However it confuses me why it wouldn't auto-focus my old Sigma 10-20mm and Sigma 18-200mm lenses neither in still nor in movie mode unlike my very old 350D did.

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  • Teresa in Florida, Mar 8, 2014 GMT:
    Canon Rebel 5Ti REVIEW

    :-| Just purchased the Canon Rebel 5Ti from Samclub (Bundle Kit) for $1000 ....yes one thousand dollars!......I have always owned a point and shoot that I carried in my purse at all times which honestly did a great job!.....My sister in law owns a Canon Rebel 3Ti and when she was posting her photos on facebook, I was like WOW these photos are SO CRISP!!!! I did my research and bought the Nkon 5200 first (because it was supposed to have awesome HD Video (I want a camera that can do ...

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Questions & Answers


Canon t5i video autofocus?

How is the auto focus for video in the canon t5i, I found a kit with the 18-55mm lens for around $550 does the autofocus work well enough to be used in everyday videos. If not is it better to get a canon 60d that doesn't autofocus in video but is a better built body. They are both about the same price. I would use the camera for making youtube videos.

1 day ago


Unless you purchase one of the newer STM lenses you are going to be very disappointed by the amount of noise in the video, generated by the auto focus mechanism in the non-STM lenses of any focal length. Steve Continue Reading

WSteveP answered
1 day ago

+1 Except for the 70D of course.  It's outstanding. I use manual focus for any other body.  Only way without going insane. R2 Continue Reading

R2D2 answered
1 day ago

Yes, but the T5i in question does have the STM kit lens, while the 60D doesn't. I can't answer the question of whether the STM autofocus works "well enough to be used in everyday videos," because it's fast enough to be usable but not fast enough to be acceptable for any use. Look for Youtube reviews of the camera, and also test out the camera for yourself. Continue Reading

quiquae answered
1 day ago


upgrde to 60D or T5i?

I understand clearly that people are somewhat confused as to why Canon would offer the T5i as it's not THAT much different than the T4i, but I'm coming from having an old 30D (now discontinued) and want to upgrade to a 60D body or T5i body. T5i is definately later technology. Any reason why I'd still want to stick w/the 60D line anyway? Any thoughts? PS: I'm not a newbie photographer, just needing to watch my budget at this time. Price of the bodies not much different. Both can use the same lenses used on my 30D. Just need to upgrade battery and memory cards. thx Richard

rstock2 asked
1 year ago


The first thing you should do is handle each camera and find the one that is more comfortable.  Also, what lenses do you use?  The 60D is more comfortable even in my weak hands than a Rebel when handling big and heavy lenses such as 100-400L, unless you add a battery grip to the Rebel. Choose for yourself.  Don't let others make the decision for you. Continue Reading

Olga Johnson answered
1 year ago

I agree with Olga about the battery grip, well worth it on a rebel. if you are going to shoot video, then the t5i supports the new STM lenses. 60d does not. there are pros and cons for each. I would recommend playing around with them before making a decision, as others have said. Continue Reading

DSHAPK answered
1 year ago

As Olga recommends, the best way to decide is to go out and try both cameras.  One may feel and operate in a manner much more to your liking.  That may be more important to you in the long run than any differences in specs.  Or there may indeed be a feature that you can't live without. I put 100K+ shots through my 30D, sold it, then upgraded to a 50D a few of years ago.  It was quite an upgrade in capabilities, and there was even a boost in IQ (plus more cropping ability).  Then last summer I bought a 650D and it turned out to be substantially better than my 50D in almost every way that was important to me (save for RAW buffer size). Personally, I've never had an issue with any lens feeling "unbalanced" on any of the bodies I've owned or shot with (always support the lens with your off-hand).  I'm a big birder, so that includes super-telephotos as well (YMMV).  Nor have viewfinder size, penta construction, battery size, button layout, processor speed, etc etc made any difference at ... Continue Reading

R2D2 answered
1 year ago


Getting into DSLR world

For sometime, I've been reading reviews and going through the spces of DSLRs to pick the right one for me. After some careful selection, it has narrowed down to these three, Nikon 5200, Nikon 5100, Canon 650D * Even though there is the new Canon 700D, I've simply taken it out of consideration due to lack of improvement from the predecessor. * The question is between these three cameras. Since I'm getting into DSLR world, there is no issue in selecting either one of them. (like lenses, build of cameras, GUI & etc.) * According to many reviews, the Nikon duo stands ahead of the Canon 650D. And also, I'm not a big fan of the touch screen. It's only going to leave marks on the screen after using the touch screen. * I'm more of a travel photographer (that includes both day and night shots with low light). Therefore, I feel that the Nikkor 18-105mm lens would suit me as the kit lens. And also, it's cheaper compared to Canon 18-135mm STM. * The biggest question remains between the Nikon ...

1 year ago


There has always been, and will always be greener grass on the other side of the fence. I am not all that familiar with the D5100/5200, and know nothing about Canon offerings. It sounds like the D5100/5200 is pretty much like the D7000/7100. Rather than the 18-105, I would recommend the 16-85. It costs a little more, but is a better lens. Later I would add a 70-300. Check this link to the D5200/70-300. He may have a better opinion than I do. Continue Reading

Cope answered
1 year ago

I just bought my first DSLR a few months ago. Previously I had been using an Olympus EPL-3. I went with the D5100, 18-105 and 35 1.8g and I could not be happier. The better AF of the D5200 would be nice, but when you factor in price, I don't think you can beat the D5100 right now. There is always something that is a little better and little more expensive, but the D5100 does everything I need and more, and my whole kit cost less than $800. ETA: the Sensor in the D5100 is excellent. I think you'd need really expensive glass, or real pro level talent to pull anything noticeably better out of the D5200 in that regard. Continue Reading

DaveInPhilly answered
1 year ago

I started with a factory refurbished Nikon D3100 and 18-55 kit lens a few months ago. It was around $350 which I feel was a real bargain. The D3100 was my first DSLR and made an excellent learning platform IMO. I wanted the additional features like 39 focus points, auto bracketing, better video, articulating screen, 24 megapixels and more of the D5200. But as the knowledgable and generous members of this forum suggested, I could do fine with the D3100 body and better lenses. So for $200 I bought the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G lens and it was a BIG jump in image quality. The next lens I wanted for the D3100 would be the 70-300 VR. Then in June Nikon ran a "buy more and save" promotion and I could buy the D5200 body with 70-300 VR lens and save $200 off the individual purchase prices. I went for it. No regrets. I love the camera and lens. My 35mm f/1.8 lens works beautifully on the D5200 and I recently bought a wide angle lens. I'm going to do my best to make this a "three lens kit" and stop ... Continue Reading

BlueJakester answered
1 year ago


  • EOS Rebel T5i Body
  • Lens kit includes EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens OR EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Eyecup Ef
  • Battery Pack LP-E8
  • Battery Charger LC-E8E
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-100DB IV
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • EOS Digital Solution Disc
  • Software Instruction Manual CD
  • Camera Instruction Manual

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Warranty Information

"Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Canon Canada Inc. (collectively "Canon") warrant to the original end‐user purchaser, when delivered in new condition in its original container, that the Product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Product returned to a Canon repair facility and proven to be defective upon inspection will, at Canon’s sole discretion and without charge, be (a) repaired utilizing new, remanufactured, repaired and/or recycled parts; (b) exchanged for a new Product or; (c) exchanged for a refurbished Product, as determined by the Canon repair facility. Warranty exchange or replacement does not extend the original warranty period of the Product. "

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