Canon EOS Rebel T5 review

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Review

Canon EOS Rebel T5 review

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 is believed to be one of the best options out there for those looking to get their first DSLR camera. However, the fact that it’s probably the best entry-level DSLR digital camera doesn’t make it any less advanced or DSLR-like.

Although the Canon T5 is so easy to use that even a beginner can simply unpack it and start using it the right way, it definitely comes loaded with a lot of features. Unless you’re a professional, you probably wouldn’t need anything that this beast cannot offer.

Well, enough of the introduction. Now that you have got an idea about what exactly the Canon T5 seems to bring to the table, read on to find out what’s so impressive about it.

Surprisingly easy to use

The reason we think this is such an important feature of the Canon T5 is simply because DSLR cameras tend to be quite challenging to get used to.

However, the T5 really does surprise on this front, as it’s surprisingly easy to use for even the beginners out there. In fact, a customer mentioned in their review that the T5 was their first DSLR camera, but surprisingly, they were simply able to pull it out from the box it came in and start using it right away.

Now that is saying something, especially given that most DSLR cameras seem to be taking weeks or even months to get used to if you’re new to them.

Perfect images

The high-resolution 18MP sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor ensure that there’s pretty much nothing to be desired as far as the image quality is concerned, unless of course if you’re a professional.

There’s perfect clarity in the images, the colors reproduction is great, the details are pretty clear, and the sharpness, unless you expect a bit too much, doesn’t disappoint as well.

Furthermore, as a customer so clearly pointed out, the macro shots are going to leave you amazed. They are as clear as anything you would have ever come across (unless you have used a high-end DSLR camera in the past), and would probably make you scour your surrounding for hours for interesting stuff to shoot.

Long range shots turn out just as good, without any noise or loss of details. The color accuracy is exceptional, and would easily give some of the more expensive DSLR cameras out there a run for their money.

The T5 comes with an improved ISO range over its predecessor, Canon T3. While the T3’s ISO tops out at 6400, the T5 comes with an ISO range of 100-6400 while being expandable to 12,800. What this means is that taking images in low-light conditions is a breeze, and they would come out very detailed and clear even without the flash.

Advanced HD video recording

There have been significant improvements on this front too, with the T5 coming with surprisingly advanced HD video recording capabilities.

It allows you to record Full HD 1920×720 videos while also offering you as many as three options as far as the frame rates are concerned (30p, 24p and 25p).

Furthermore, if you’re looking to record action videos, you can go with the faster frame rates of 60/50p and record videos in 72p HD.  Similarly, there are several other advanced video recording features as well, including having manual controls for the shutter, aperture, as well as ISO.

There’s also a dedicated video recording button that you can press to start recording videos immediately.

Easier gripping

The Canon T5 comes with rubber covering over its handgrip and thumb rest, adding to the ease of use. This makes it feel secure in your holds while making shooting images and recording videos considerably more comfortable.

Similarly, the T5 is also lightweight and you wouldn’t feel like you’re using a professional-level DSLR camera at all.

Excellent battery life

The battery life of the Canon T5 is amazing for a DSLR camera, and there don’t seem to be many other DSLR cameras out there that can compete with it on this front. In fact, even the more advanced version of the T5, the T5i, has a lower battery life than the former. The T5 can take around a 100 more images than the T5i.

The downsides

Well, there do seem to be a few downsides to the feature-loaded entry-level and highly affordable DSLR camera, Canon T5. However, according to us, they seem to be nowhere near to being anything major that may affect the usability significantly.

Apparently, those downsides include:

  • Slow burst mode
  • Depending on the lighting, the autofocus may turn out to be on the slower side
  • No external mic jack
  • The images taken at the highest ISO may not turn out to be perfectly detailed

A final word

There hardly seem to be anything majorly negative to say about the Canon T5. However, we can probably say one thing for sure, and that is the fact that if you’re looking for your first DSLR camera or an entry-level DSLR camera without breaking the bank, the T5 would probably turn out to be your best bet.


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