Canon EOS Rebel T5 Camera Review

October 7, 2019

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Canon EOS Rebel T5 is a new camera of the DSLR in this review and it has an 18 megapixel sensor, full HD 1080p video recording at 30 fps and has a fully articulated 3 inch LCD screen. It does not an array of features as compared to its competitors to blow you away. With T5, you are not guaranteed a better performance as you would expect from the EOS Rebel T5i. It is however an entry level camera that is easy to use, suitable for amateur photographers.

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 camera has what it takes for an entry level device requires. It has been described as a T5i without the features and a T3 with some few performance upgrades. The best part of the Canon EOS rebel T5 camera reviews include good stills with classic Canon image style, it is good for DSLR newbies on a budget and decent 1080 at 30 fps videos. The other side of it is that it has a noisy shutter mechanism, doesn’t handle high ISOs well and lacks Wi-Fi.


The Canon EOS Rebel T5 design reviewed features all-black basic DSLR with a textured grip. It has most of the features you will find in ordinary entry-level cameras. The DSLR remains the same and lacks the MSRP which is quite costly. It is purely designed to fit newbies and certainly photographers who wish to upgrade older Canon rebel models.

Designed with a kit zoom lens, the 18 megapixels T5 camera provides a solid image quality. It features dimensions of 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.0 inches and weighs about 17 ounces. It feels to have a plastic body design and has the classic EF mount on the front part. An addition of 55-250 mm wide aperture lens is a perfect combination with the Canon EOS Rebel T5 camera.


With the Canon EOS rebel T5 DSLR camera reviews in terms of optics we see a new 18 megapixel APS-C sensor which is a massive upgrade from the 12 megapixel sensor of the Canon Rebel T3. This is a major upgrade from the previous model only that it still features an old version processor that was designed way back in 2008.

It is also compatible with a large range of lenses like primes, zooms and wide-angles from third-party manufactures like Zeiss, Tokina and Tamron


In terms video recording review, the Canon EOS T5 has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps video recording resolution. This is an upgrade from its predecessor the rebel T3’s 720p. However, there is the omission of the stereo which is replaced by the mono mic. It has the outboard AF assist lamp that is common in Nikon and Sony cameras. It acts as an auto pop-up flash.

The camera performs better in well-lit conditions producing vivid colours and sharp images. It produces crisp details in close-up shots. In low light conditions, the camera provides sharp, detailed images. It has a basic ISO range of 100-6400 which can be extended to 12,000 upon adjusting the custom settings. It does well to ISO 800 and begins to diminish rapidly as you go higher. Best results are therefore achieved below 1600.


The Canon T5 does not have a mic jack to enhance stereo recording. It can autofocus while recording a movie and features an external microphone jack for capturing audio.


The Canon T5 features an 860mAh battery capacity which translates to about 500 shots without flash and 410 shots if half are taken with flash. When in live view mode with the LCD on, you can manage just 180 minus flash and 170 with 50% flash in use.


In terms of features, the Canon EOS T5 Rebel is limited. It has the USB, HDMI and cable release used to control the camera remotely. It has a card slot that integrates SD/SDHC/SDXC card formats. It doesn’t have a mic jack that can enhance stereo recording as well as Wi-Fi that is common with modern cameras.


Being an entry level camera, we can’t write the Canon T5 off as it has a set of useful features that are helpful for beginners. It is also affordable but Canon Rebel T3i remains one of the best and most popular DLRS cameras. However, if you are considering a better autofocus device, then the Nikon D3300 is better.