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 5.0 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

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


18-55 STM vs 18-135 STM for T5i travel photos?

Going on a trip to Europe for 2 weeks this fall and was deciding which lens (18-55 STM or 18-135 STM) to get with my T5i for landscape and general travel photos. Side Note: The 18-135 STM lens is only $130 more than the 18-55 STM with the deal I'm looking at. I'm also planning on purchasing the 40mm STM pancake lens for it. Any tips, opinions or advice is appreciated!

Graceful asked
4 months ago


Thanks for all your great advice and I loved looking through all your pictures.  I decided on the 18-135 lens! I planned on bringing it out on days that I wanted to be lower profile.  So I think I'd leave one lens locked up in my hotel.  I still have to purchase a carrying case for my camera, so I guess I will have to see if I'd just carry it with me. How do you typically bring your camera with you?  On strap with you, or do you bring a camera bag?  And did you ever feel scared of having your camera stolen while in Europe? Continue Reading

Graceful answered
4 months ago

I've used my SL1 with the 18-55 for a couple of weeks in Italy last October, where I have been a number of times since the mid 70's, and never felt the need for a longer lens. The streets in many Italian towns are very narrow, and the architecture monumental. You need wider rather than longer for Italy. The 18 mm wide end works great. Wider than that give a lot of perspective distortion, which I personally don't like. So I consider the lens great for Italy. I took my 18-135 to Paris this past May, and enjoyed it for longer views where there is a lot more room to compose. You can see how these two lenses worked in both nstances on the links below. I also had my G1X which I used extensivly in museums in Paris, and some churches in Italy. So some of those images are mixed in with the 18-135's on the SL1. EXIF data below the images indicates camera / lens used. Be aware that all Italian state museums, with exception of the Vatican, no longer allow photography of any kind, and a few ... Continue Reading

c.hammett answered
4 months ago

I have a large bag that can fit pretty much all my gear - something that I can put in a car. For traveling lighter, I have a LowePro Flipside 200. It's a nifty little backpack that is quite secure. However, it wits a midsize DSLR body plus 2-3 lenses and/or a flash. For example, I can fit (tight squeeze though), a 60D with 17-55 f/2.8 mounted, a 70-200 f/2.8, and a 580EX2 flash. If you use a pack like that for a T5i with 18-135, you can configure most of pack to hold various other essentials. For carrying, I use a BlackRapid RS-7.    I have an extra lug on the tripod collar of my 70-200 for better balance. Far as cards go, I mainly use 32GB UHS-I Transcend cards (red label), of which I got four. Also have a number of older 16GB cards of various speeds, but I rarely use them now. I have one extra battery, but if I anticipate a day with lots of shooting and charge in advance, battery is ... Continue Reading

scorrpio answered
4 months ago


Canon Rebel T5i vs. Canon 6D

So I've been getting back into photography after being away for 8 years and without doing much research picked up a Rebel T5i. I'm fairly happy with it's performance and have been able to capture some epic shots with it. I've saved up and now have enough that I could either get a better L series Lens for my T5i or replace it with a 6D. I like the clarity and image quality of the 6D as I tend to pixel peep... I havn't made huge prints of any of my stuff or anything like that. I guess the question I have is: Will my lenses look better on a FF camera than on the crop body (specifically the 24-105) I know there will be a difference in range as I currently get 1.6x the focal length. I don't really care about the weatherproofing. I just want to be able to take stunning pictures. Here's a few I've taken so far with a bit of post processing... Please give me your 2c. My guess is that people are going to say get the better lens and later upgrade to FF once I know what I'm doing better. I ...

Websteria asked
3 months ago


Unfortunately there is no easy answer. your first pic suggests you could do better with an APS-C sensor ( for better reach) and second picture suggests you could use a FF sensor for noise and IQ. Suggest you to rent a 6D/24-105 combo and see if its worth it. Or, borrow from a friend to see if you really see the difference in Images to worth spending money on. Continue Reading

Sid911 answered
3 months ago

I did the "upgrade" from T4i (basically the same as T5i) to 6D about 6 months ago. Although 6D with a 24-105L is my main gear now, the T4i still gets used often for nature photography in good light due to the crop factor. Your second photo will probably look better on a 6D: noise at ISO 1250 will be virtually imperceptible, and the washed out bright spot on top right won't be as harsh (I think). The first one will be a wash--you'll have to crop on the 6D to get the same frame, wiping out the resolution advantage, and at base ISO noise and dynamic range aren't really an issue. Continue Reading

quiquae answered
3 months ago

Normally I would say buy a better lens, but since you already own the 24-105, I would say to definitely buy the 6D. I own the 6D and the IQ is outstanding. Your second pic would look 100x better from the 6D. Your first I think would also look better even if you had to crop the image. I'm not talking about a slight advantage, it smacks you in the face. The DR, the color reproduction, the high ISO IQ. You do lose the built in flash and the crop factor. I kept my 7D for action shots and for extra reach when needed, but ISO400 on that looks like ISO3200 on the 6D. Good luck! Continue Reading

A200Eric answered
3 months ago


Canon Rebel ?

I am a new photographer and do not have very much experience. I am wanting to get into photography more and possibly go into professional photography in the future. My budget is currently $500-1000 for my first camera and lenses. I am considering the canon rebel t4i, t5, or t5i. What camera would you recommend between these three or what other camera would you recommend? I am looking at purchasing the Canon Rebel T5 bundle that is on the following link: and then maybe buying another lens later on.  Is this a good deal in your opinion and would it be a good camera that I could learn a lot on and then upgrade to a different camera if needed in a couple of years?  Thank you!

29 days ago


There's no MFA on the 40D either..........the 50D was the first non-1 series to feature it Continue Reading

Hank3152 answered
27 days ago

My first DSLR was a Canon T3 kit with the 18-55 USM and 75-300 lenses.  I was quite disappointed by the IQ and focus of the 75-300 lens and sold it 3 months later for $100.  A year later I bought a Sigma 17-70 Contemporary lens to replace the 18-55, as I found the latter's reach a little short for a walk around lens.  A few months later I bought a Canon 60D body for a larger MP sensor, more frame per second shooting, and greater control over settings.  The T3 and 18-55 sit idle, as back-ups that seldom get called. If you are serious about getting into photography vs just taking nice pictures, I would pass on the T5.  IMHO, a T3i or T41 refurbished by Canon, or a refurbished Canon 60D would be the best body to start with.  Any of those should satisfy your needs for a couple of years, and still let you afford a lens with good IQ. Continue Reading

2esetters answered
29 days ago

Hi there Runnergirl'. Welcome to the wonderful world of photography (and Photography Forums!) :-) I'll start my post right off with a strong statement, hehe! ;-) IMHO the best way to select a DSLR is to check them out in person . They all handle and operate quite differently, even within the same line, even from the same manufacturer. A camera is one of those special tools you will become close friends with (or conversely part ways with if you've by chance made the wrong choice). So go play with them. Before you make your mind up completely. Yes you've got a good jump on the selection process by comparing the individual specs, and also (IMHO) by coming to the Forums for advice. You'll receive many different answers here of course, because everyone has found their own best mate' . That fact alone tells you why it's so important to choose in person . Sure, the truth of the matter is that anybody can learn photography on any DSLR. Heck, there are many of us who learned photography on ... Continue Reading

R2D2 answered
26 days 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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