Canon EOS Rebel T5i Brief Review

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  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
  • ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600)
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 9-point all cross-type AF system
  • High speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps
  • Full HD movies with continuous focus tracking, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates
  • Vari-angle touchscreen 3.0-inch LCD (approximately 1,040,000 dots)
  • Release Date: 2013-03-19
  • Final Grade: 93 4.65 Star Rating: Recommended

4.65 Star Rating: Recommended
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Canon EOS Rebel T5i
A subtle upgrade to an already excellent camera.
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 6/6/2014

Along the lines of "don't fix what isn't broken," Canon's 2013 EOS Rebel T5i builds on the success of the T4i without making many changes to the popular line. The T5i continues to offer easy photo taking in a capable basic DSLR. The T5i uses an 18 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor with their DIGIC 5 prossesor that has offered pretty good processing speed in other Canon models. Shoot with a wide ISO range, up to 5 fps burst and a 9 cross point fast autofocus system. The beloved variangle LCD screen is also included, plus several creative in-camera editing features.

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