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Canon Rebel T5i (EOS-700D)
18MP, 5 FPS, 1.6x sensor, stereo HD, 3" touch screen
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Canon t5i

Canon Rebel T5i (1.6x sensor, 20.5 oz./580 g, $749) and Canon EF-s 18-55mm IS STM. enlarge. My biggest source of support is when you use any of these links, especially this link to the T5i body at Adorama, to the kit with the new 18-55 STM (as shown) at Adorama or the kit with my favorite 18-135mm STM at Adorama, when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. It helps me keep reviewing these lenses when you get yours through these links — but I receive nothing for my efforts if you buy elsewhere. Thanks for your support! Ken.

 

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The Canon Digital Rebel T5i seems to be pretty much the same as last year's Canon T4i, but for $100 less than the T4i sold last year.

It's called the Canon Digital Rebel T5i in the USA, the Kiss X7i in Japan, and the EOS-700D in the rest of the world.

What's new is the Canon EF-s 18-55mm IS STM lens with which it can be kitted, which adds the STM motor to the exixiting 18-55mm IS II, supposedlety for better autofocus while rolling video.

 

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Sensor

18MP CMOS.

5,184 x 3,456 pixels native.

Sensor cleaner.

1.6x crop factor (22.3 x 14.9 mm; 26.8mm diagonal).

3:2 aspect ratio (Barnack's folly).

4.3 µm pitch, square pixels.

14-bit A/D conversion

sRGB or Adobe RGB.

White Balance ±9 units amber/blue and ±9 units green/magenta.

Multi Shot Noise Reduction option provides outstanding noise reduction while preserving precious detail at high ISO speeds.

 

Image sizes

LARGE and RAW: 5,184 x 3,456 pixels (18MP).

MEDIUM: 3,456 x 2,304 pixels (8 MP).

SMALL 1: 2,592 x 1,728 pixels (4.5 MP).

SMALL 2: 1,920 x 1,280 pixels (2.5 MP).

SMALL 3: 720 x 480 pixels (350 kP).

 

ISO

ISO 100 ~ 12,800 (stupid mode for ISO 25,600).

AUTO ISO selects ISO 100 ~ 6,400.

For video, ISO 100 ~ 6,400 (ISO 12,800 in a stupid mode).

 

Frame Rate

5 FPS.

 

Lens Compatibility

All Canon EF lenses (made since 1987).

Also AOK with all EF-S lenses (made since 2002).

 

Autofocus

9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 center point).

Hybrid CMOS AF increases autofocus speed when shooting photos and Movies in Live view.

The tiny black dots light in red when active.

All are cross-type at f/5.6; center is extra precise diagonal cross at f/2.8.

LV -0.5 ~ 18.

TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, the same technology Canon's used for years.

In Live View, you can assign focus to an object with the touch-screen.

Magic hybrid phase-detection CMOS sensor in Live View, which doesn't do anything that spectacular.

No built-in AF illuminator, but will work by trying to fire the flash in incredibly annoying random bursts to try to focus in the dark, if you let it. Also works with the super-annoying intermittent white flashes of the 270EX II, 320EX, and 270EX speedlites.

ONE SHOT, AI FOCUS and AI SERVO modes.

 

Finder

95% coverage.

0.48x magnification with standard 28mm lens (0.85x magnification with 50mm telephoto lens).

23.8º apparent angle.

19mm eye relief.

-3 ~ +1 diopter adjustable.

Fixed focusing screen.

Depth-of-field preview button.

 

Live View

For video and for still shots.

Various kinds of autofocus, including facial recognition for video.

5x or 10x magnification for manual focus.

Similar meter modes and ranges to the regular SLR viewfinder.

Two grid options.

No silent shooting option.

 

Light Meter

63-Zone Evaluative, Center-Weighted, 9% Center and 4% Spot modes.

Range: LV 1 ~ 20 with f/1.8 lens.

 

Flash

1/200 flash sync.

Flash exposure lock.

Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in third or half stops.

No PC (Prontor-Compur) terminal.

 

Built-in flash

ISO 100 GN 13 meters, 43 feet.

3 second recycling.

Rated to cover to 17mm on 1.6x camera (28mm equiv. on full-frame).

 

Hot Shoe Flash

E-TTL II control.

 

Wireless Flash Control

The T5i's built-in flash can control other flashes wirelessly.

 

Shutter

1/200 flash sync.

1/4,000 ~ 30 seconds.

10s or 2s self-timer.

75ms shutter delay if awake, 150ms if asleep (excluding AF).

 

Remote control

RC-6, RC-1, and RC-5.

 

Burst Depth

22-30 LARGE JPG depending on card speed.

6 Raw.

3 Raw + JPG.

 

Fluff

Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode and a 4-Shot Noise Reduction mode take multiple pictures, and combine them in-camera to help capture a wider dynamic range and reduce noise.

Video Snapshot (works poorly).

Scene Intelligent Auto.

 

Photo File Formats

JPG.

CR2 raw.

Raw + JPG.

 

Video

.MOV file holding H.264 video with Stereo Linear PCM audio.

Shoots only via Live View.

"EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF" for claimed continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates:

 

Frame Rates

1920 x 1080 at 29.97p, 23.976p or 25p.

1280 x 720 at 59.94p or 50p.

640 x 480 at 29.97p or 25p.

 

Data Rates

1920 x 1080: 330 MB/min.

1280 x 720: 330 MB/min.

640 x 480: 82.5 MB/min.

 

Maximum Shot Lengths

1920 x 1080 @ 29.97, 25 or 23.976: 22 minutes.

1280 x 720 @ 60 or 50: 22 minutes.

640 x 480 at 29.97 or 25: 92 minutes.

 

Audio

Built-in S - T - E - R - E - O microphones.

Stereo mic input jack.

Stereo linear PCM, recorded only with video.

 

LCD

3" TFT color LCD with capacitive touch-screen.

1,040,000 dots.

170º viewing angle.

Auto or manual brightness control.

Anti-smudge coating.

No anti-reflection coating.

 

Data Storage

One slot: SD, SDHC or SDXC.

UHS-I and Eye-Fi OK.

 

Data Communication

USB 2.0.

Mini HDMI.

Analog PAL or NTSC video and stereo audio.

 

Power

Canon LP-E8 Battery

Canon LP-E8 lithium battery.

The LP-8E battery is the same as used in the T2i and T3i.

The camera has only a primitive four-level readout of battery charge.

The camera also has an internal rechargeable cell for the clock which runs for up to 3 months with no other battery installed.

 

Rated Shots

550 shots, or only 440 with flash.

(With Live View, only 200 shots, or 180 with flash.)

 

Canon LC-E8E Charger

Canon LC-E8E Charger.

In the USA, I got the LC-E8E charger shown here, which requires a cord.

Other countries get the LC-E8, which has a folding plug instead, which I prefer.

Canon LC-E8E Charger

Bottom of Canon LC-E8E Charger.

 

Optional

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8.

BG-E8 grip, which holds two LP-E8 batteries or 6 AA cells.

 

Quality

Camera MADE IN JAPAN, mostly of plastic.

Battery and charger MADE IN CHINA.

 

Environmental

32º ~ 104°F.

0º ~ 40°C.

85% RH or less.

 

Size, HWD

3.9 x 5.2 x 3.1 inches.

99.8 x 133.1 x 78.8 millimeters.

 

Weight

Rated 20.5 oz. (580 g) with card and battery.

Rated 18.5 oz. (525 g), stripped.

 

Included

What's included with the Canon T5i

What's included with the Canon T5i body-only. bigger.

(possibly an 18-55mm STM or 18-135mm STM lens with a kit.)

EOS Rebel T5i Body

Eyecup Ef

Battery Pack LP-E8

Battery Charger LC-E8E

Camera Body Cap RF3

Wide Strap EW-100DBIV

USB Cable IFC-130U

EOS Digital Solution Disk

Software Instruction Manual CD.

Two real, printed instruction manuals: one in British Racing Green (English), and one in Andalusian Peach (Spanish).

 

Optional Accessories

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8.

BG-E8 grip, which holds two LP-E8 batteries or 6 AA cells.

 

Announced

21 March 2013.

 

Promised for

April 2013.

 

Price, USA

March 2013:

$749, body only.

$899 T5i with 18-55mm IS STM.

$1,099 T5i with 18-135mm IS STM.

 

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I don't know, no one has a productiuon sample yet.

I will presume it performs very smiliarly to the T4i.

 

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Colors

Personally, I set my Picture Styles to STANDARD for all shots.

I increase the Sharpening to 6 for everything.

I increase saturation to 3 or 4 for nature and landscape shots, and leave it at 0 or 1 for family and people pictures.

 

Lenses

I prefer the 18-135 STM for everything, or maybe the 28/1.8 or 50/1.8 for low light. The 40 STM is tiny, but doesn't focus that fast or as quietly as the 18-135 STM and it's only f/2.8 and twice as expensive as the 50/1.8, so someone please remind me again why I would want the 40 STM?

 

Wireless Flash Control

This is set at MENU > (first red menu) > Flash Control > Built-in Flash settings > Built-in flash.

I never use this.

 

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We'll see when mine arrives, but for now, it looks like a bargain price for a newer version of last year's T4i.

If you've found all the time, effort and expense I put into researching and sharing all this, this free website's biggest source of support is when you use any of these links, especially this link to the T5i body at Adorama, to the kit with the new 18-55 STM (as shown) at Adorama or the kit with my favorite 18-135mm STM at Adorama, when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. It helps me keep reviewing these lenses when you get yours through these links — but I receive nothing for my efforts if you buy elsewhere.

Thanks for your support!

Ken and family.

 

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Canon's T5i page.

 

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