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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Movie / video mode
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


New Canon T5i Owner With SD Card Problem

This is my first post here. I'm new at this so please be patient. I just bought a Canon T5i this past weekend. I am only having one small problem. When I download my SD Card after photographing I am having a problem where the 1st picture I took might be picture 5 downloaded, all the pictures download in the wrong order of them being taken. I have a Sandisk 32 GB Class 10 SD Card. Thanks for your help.

Rickguns asked
1 day ago


Are the image names (numbers) in the correct order of how you shot them? What software are you using to view them? Can you click on the name to arrange them correctly in either ascending or descending order? R2 Continue Reading

R2D2 answered
1 day ago

Are you looking at them in a folder? It might be arranging them in order of file size. Continue Reading

Diffuzhun answered
1 day ago


Canon ef-s 18-135mm stm lense or Canon ef-s 18-55 stm and 55-250 stm lenses?

Hi!  I've finally decided that I wanted to graduate from the point and shoot camera and buy my first dslr, so I have room to grow.  I'm planning on buying a Canon T5i, but I can't decide on what lense(s) to get.  I don't want to miss out on any bundling discounts, so I want to be happy with my decision. Should I get the Canon ef-s 18-135 mm stm lense, or should I get the Canon 18-55 stm and the 55-250 stm lenses?  Maybe I should upgrade later if I get the 18-135? About me, I'm a mom and casual shooter.  I'd use the camera for family and kids sporting events like football and basketball (mainly basketball).  I'm interested in learning more about photography.  I don't intend on being a professional photographer, but hey you never know. LOL! If you've bought both lenses, do you have any regrets?  If you only have the 18-135, do you wish you had bought another?  Any thoughts and comments are appreciated.

siksis asked
8 days ago


The other Canon lens that is often recommended for basketball is the 85mm f1.8. Continue Reading

Chris R-UK answered
8 days ago

Both have their advantages. The 55-250 is good for football. The disadvantage is that with the 18-55 and 55-250 you may find yourself changing lenses more than you care to. The 18-135 has a much longer reach than the 18-55 and it may be all that you need. Either way you'll have a problem with basketball if it's inside. To shoot basketball inside you need a high shutter speed to freeze the action. That requires you to use a high iso and a fast lens for the best results. The T5i is good at high iso's but the lenses you are considering are slow. The problem is that fast telephoto lenses are big, heavy, and expensive. With either the 55-250 or 18-135 may get decent results by raising the camera's iso to 6400 or 12,800. It depends on how much light is in the gym. Continue Reading

mgd43 answered
8 days ago

T5i is exceptional, no doubt. Great choice! The advantage of the 18-55 over the 18-135 is weight and cost. There is no right and wrong. You can pay more and carry twice the weight to get a lens with a longer focal length.  So, which to choose?  Your first consideration should be weight, and the best way to tell is to handle  the camera with the two lenses in a store. Everybody is different, but I use the 18-55 very often, as well as my 50mm f/1.4, which is good for portrait pictures and indoor, low-light photography. What is best for you? I think the best thing for you is to start off with only one lens and use it as much as possible. Over time, you will learn what is missing. Another thing I do is look at photos that others have taken and learn how they took them. This helps you understand how a certain lens could help. 18-55 or 18-135? The most important thing is do not buy a lens that's too heavy to carry around. The 18-135 is twice the weight, but still only one pound so it's ... Continue Reading

MarshallG answered
8 days 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 ...

9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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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