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.
Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
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- 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
|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)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||9|
|Lens mount||Canon EF/EF-S|
|Focal length multiplier||1.6×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|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))|
|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)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30, 25 fps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (E3 connector)|
|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″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (by USB cable and PC)|
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" ...you 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 ...
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.
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
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
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
Canon EOS T3 or Sony Alpha A3000?
Upgrading from point and shoot and my mom won't let me buy used. Best Buy is selling both the A3000 and the T3 for just under $300, which is my budget, though the A3000 comes with a free camera bag that usually sells for $30. Based on your experiences and opinions, which is the better camera/deal?
If you plan to learn to use it well, I'd go for the Canon of those two. The major differences are: (1) The Sony sees what it's shooting, so automatic modes work really well. The Canon does not, and guesses settings somewhat randomly. (2) The Canon has usable controls for growing in the hobby. The Sony A3000 basically has point-and-shoot control. While changing settings on the T3 isn't exactly fast, on the Sony, it's painful. This isn't general to Sony -- the A3000 is the only model I'm aware of which is this crippled for controls. (3) The Canon has ... Continue Reading
It depends on what you want to do. If you're intending to pursue photography as a more serious hobby, go for the T3. If you're intending to shoot mostly in automatic, go for the A3000. That's not a comparison of Sony vs. Canon in general (both of which are good for more serious use), but of the specific models you are considering. Continue Reading
I'd say that I want to get the best images out of what I have. Regardless of the camera I have, I'll make the best use out of it and learn how to use all the features properly, even if it takes time. I don't plan to get new lenses for at least a few months and definitely not another camera for at least 5 years. I wouldn't say this means that I don't want to go further with photography though. I just don't have that kind of money. I think I'll probably use the auto mode(s) for a few days while I experiment with the settings, but it definitely won't be the mode I use most. I just want to get the camera that will provide me with the best images once I learn how to use it properly. My possible future activities include adding ~$20 close-up filters to the kit lens as opposed to buying a macro lens, and maybe printing out images on posters or setting an online shop to try and make a bit of side money, though that's not at all my priority. What I mean is that I want to be able to enlarge ... Continue Reading
How good is the 18-55 mm kit lens that comes with the Canon T3?
Please don't give me alternatives like buying the T3i used, or mention other lenses. I just want to know about this one. Specifically, I'd like to know how close an object can be before the lens can't keep it in focus anymore. Also, what would that distance be shortened to if I stuck a +1, +2, +4 and +10 (all of these at once) on the kit lens? I'm interested in doing some basic "macro" photography (I know it's not "real" macro. Please don't get all technical about it) and certainly can't afford a proper macro lens. Again, I don't want to hear about cheap, used, macro lenses I can get online. Sorry if I sound rude, it's just that I've asked for help on several occasions and I always get a bunch of people giving their opinions on things I don't need help with.
What's your budget for whatever kit ( e.g. close up lenses ) you plan to get instead ? So you want help, but you're bloody-minded enough to reject advice that might be in your budget ? Given your attitude stop reading here. Extension tubes. Ideally auto extension tubes. Continue Reading
I only want help in certain things. I'll give the details if it helps. My birthday is coming up and my parents said they'll put $150 towards a camera, and that I can put up to $150 of my own money into it too. My mom also said that she does not want me buying used or online. This pretty much limits my choice of camera to the T3 at my local Best Buy, since the Sony A3000 they sell does not have what I'm looking for. Since I know I'll be getting the T3 and its kit lens, and that I do not have any other options, I am telling people ahead of time that I don't need help in anything but the subject I mentioned. All (literally all) I want from this thread is to get to know the kit lens a little better before I buy it. The reason it may seem like I'm being somewhat rude is because I'm putting it as bluntly as I can, since I've put up other threads and it took too much time to get a small part of the answer I was looking for because people kept trying to help in ways I didn't need. Edit: ... Continue Reading
Just keep in mind that we may have options that you'll find useful. Experience is handy to have at your disposal. Can't hurt. Got it. I'd suggest you direct your Mom to ask about buying used gear. Maybe my comments will mellow her on that point. It's something most serious amateur photographers do. Almost all my gear is used. If you buy used gear from pro dealers like B&H Photo or Keh.com you're pretty safe. These dealers rely on their reputation, built up over years. They're widely respected in photographic circles and they grade their gear and publish the grading. It's reliable. I hope that puts your Mom's mind at ease. If it does get back to us for more ideas. I would not encourage you to buy from just any dealer online ( a lot of sharks out there ) and I'd be wary of eBay as this is a major deal for you and you never know. Don't know if you have access to Costco, but they sometimes have nice deals. Well see if your Mom relaxes a bit on the dealers I mentioned. She can check ... Continue Reading
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