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

3.5 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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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
21 days 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
21 days 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
21 days 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
21 days ago


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?

rino757 asked
2 days ago


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

Alphoid answered
2 days ago

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

Alphoid answered
2 days ago

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

rino757 answered
2 days ago


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.

rino757 asked
1 day ago


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

darklamp answered
1 day ago

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

rino757 answered
1 day ago

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 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

darklamp answered
1 day 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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