Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS II Lens

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Key Features

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800)
  • 9-point AF system
  • Up to 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1080/30p HD video
  • 3" LCD with 460,000 dots
  • Feature Guide, Creative Filters, Basic+ and Creative Auto for beginners
  • GPS optional with compatible GP-E2 receiver
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory

Product Description

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 is a solid entry-level DSLR with a price that will please the budget-conscious. It improves upon its predecessor, the T3, by upping the HD video resolution to 1080 x 1920 and the sensor's resolution to 18 megapixels. The EOS T5 is also outfitted with a 3-inch, 460,000 dot LCD. Beginners will like the Basic+ control menu, Creative Auto, and Creative Filters, while more advanced shooters will appreciate the T5's manual controls and customization options. Frequently accessed settings are available through the camera's Q-menu, and shooters of all skill levels will find their way around the T5's interface quickly.


Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 5184 x 3456
Other resolutions 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 18 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 19 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 4
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
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 Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.8×
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 9.20 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Continuous drive 3 fps
Self-timer Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • 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 images at -/+ 3 steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25 fps)
Format H.264
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Remote control Yes (E3 connector)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 500
Weight (inc. batteries) 480 g (1.06 lb / 16.93 oz)
Dimensions 130 x 100 x 78 mm (5.12 x 3.94 x 3.07)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by USB cable and PC)
GPS None


User Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars
  • CreeDo, Jul 22, 2014 GMT:
    Rebel T5 - a beginner's perspective after 2 months.

    On the one hand, it's the first camera I ever owned so I can't bring a whole lot of experience to the review. But I can at least rate how user-friendly it is to beginners. This is considered the most basic, inexpensive beginner DSLR you can buy from Canon, unless you get "last year's model" can get a really good deal on a Rebel T3 for something like $300, $350 bucks. I paid $550 for this camera with the kit lens. If you already have a Rebel and were thinking "should I upgrade?" then ...

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  • Raj RRc, Aug 18, 2014 GMT:
    Review on Canon EOS 1200DSLR

    Canon EOS 1200DSLR is very handy and easy to use. For amateurs, its the good enough for all aspects as its price is very reasonable.

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  • Manoj RV, Oct 7, 2014 GMT:

    Hi, I researched many cameras and read many forums before buying it. I plan to buy point-shoot camera But,finally got canon 1200d bcoz its good entry level Dslr. Adv: Image quality, sensor size, Mega pixels, ISO, Auto mode and Advance auto mode 1080-60fps video, internal and external flash, microphone- which helps to record clear audio with video Cons: No flip LCD and Image stablization

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Questions & Answers


True Resolution?

Looking to get an entry level camera ($300-$400) and have been reading about "true resolution"- size of the sensor/pixel density... Example: FinePix SL1000 16mp = 9.7 mp Panasonic Lumix FZ70 16mp = 9.7mp Canon Rebel T3 12.2mp = 12.2mp Is this true? Would the T3 take better quality pics? I would be using a tripod and have all the editing software (PS, Perfect Effects, etc) Any suggestions would be apprectiated.

techronin asked
4 months ago


I think you are referring to true resolution defined by snapsort which is, according to me, a bit nonsense. It is the resolution at average shooting conditions,  with an aperture like f3.5. It takes into account diffraction, so at the same aperture a smaller sensor will be more affected by diffraction. But this is nonsense not to take into account the lens max aperture of each camera !! If you shoot a picture at f16 with a FF camera, you are likely to use a much lower aperture with a 1/2.3" sensor. They should not compare the resolution with a similar f-number. Their true resolution concept is very specific to this site and is is my opinion a very bad idea. This is not at all relevant. Continue Reading

Christof21 answered
4 months ago

The sensor on the T3 is larger and ultimately offers more potential for high ISO work. However both high ISO capability and potential resolution are not really measures of an image's quality, IMO. A good visual composition usually far outweighs any technical factors. Continue Reading

darklamp answered
4 months ago

That's an interesting perspective to take, but I am surprised at using the APS-C sensor as 1:1 instead of dividing by its crop factor as well :) I'm not sure I would equate smaller sensors as being equivalent to a larger sensor at a lower resolution, but noise reduction for low light does reduce effective image resolution. In any case, sensor size has its biggest impact on low light or dark portions of brightly lit scenes, especially if your exposure is too low and you brighten in post. The FZ70 16MP is real used outside, in bright light, but there's also equivalent aperture to consider, and lens sharpness. Even inside the FZ70 might beat the T3i with its older kit lens, but be much worse than a prime lens. Continue Reading

NetMage answered
4 months ago


APS-C or Full-frame for birds in flight (or birds just perching)?

I got what I think is the best birding lens I can afford, so when I can finally afford to upgrade the body, should I go full-frame if I can afford it? Or does APS-C make the most sense for birds and wildlife? I'm using an entry-level Canon Rebel T5 at the moment and I'd really like something with better autofocus, better ISO performance, better high ISO especially, and I wouldn't mind an articulated touchscreen too. Right now I'm pretty much guaranteed to go with a 7D mkII but I always hear about the 'full frame experience' so I wonder if I'm missing out. If I did go FF, I'm not sure what I'd get. With unlimited money I'd just jump ship to Nikon and get a D810. But on the Canon side... I guess it's a 5D mkIII?

CreeDo asked
2 days ago


For my dollars, I would buy the camera with the APS-C sensor. I never have enough reach when photographing birds. Continue Reading

Gary Waugh answered
1 day ago

Disclaimer: I don't have hands-on experience with any single-digit Canon EOS *D camera. I've only briefly handled a Rebel, can't even remember which exact model it was, so no real experience with Canon equipment. Any statement I make here should be taken with a grain of salt. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is an excellent camera. I'm sure its buffer has way more capacity than the Rebel you're using, but still, if you shoot Raw, it will slow down after 18 shots (in high-speed continuous, which is around 6 fps). That could be a bit problematic while shooting birds in flight. It clears out in roughly 4 seconds when using a fast memory card. Test data is taken from Imaging Resource. The EOS 7D Mark II is pretty much a poor man's EOS-1D X. Those who can't afford the 1D X and don't really need the better performance it shows at high ISO should definitely look into the 7D Mark II. It's a sports and wildlife beast, no doubt about that. I bet it can handle ISO 3200 more than admirably. When it ... Continue Reading

Ido S answered
2 days ago

FF is a lot of money to spend just to take pictures of random birds. They don't even have expressions on their faces. They are just look at you sideways. Continue Reading

Cane answered
2 days ago


canon 1100d vs 1200d: worth the upgrade?

Hi, I am currently using the Canon EOS 1100D, and have been considering an upgrade for quite some time. Should I go for the new EOS 1200D? Is it actually worth the upgrade? Or should I consider models like 600D or maybe a Nikon camera (D3200 or D5200)?

maumeet asked
14 days ago


Personally I don't think that upgrading to the 1200D would be worth it.  You would probably be much better off spending the money on a new/better lens, an external flash or a tripod. Upgrading to a 600D would make more sense if there is some facility that you need on the 600D that you haven't got on the  1100D.  However, you might still be better of buying a new lens, etc. If you move to Nikon you won't be able to use any lenses or other Canon equipment that you may have and you will have to learn a new system of camera controls.  Better to stick with Canon unless there is some function that Nikon can give you that Canon can't. Continue Reading

Chris R-UK answered
14 days ago

I think that they're essentially the same camera. The 1200D has a little better screen and video, but I wouldn't consider it an upgrade for someone who owns the 1100D. If you're happy with Canon then I would look at the 600D, 700D, or maybe a 60D or 70D.... -- Good luck and happy shooting! Continue Reading

thebustos answered
13 days ago

I think I would skip upgrading to any of the xxxD cameras and go for a 60D or 70D - it will be larger and heavier but offer a significant improvement in control and capability. The other options are too little change and Canon hasn't made vast strides in their sensors to justify a one generation upgrade. Continue Reading

NetMage answered
13 days ago

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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