Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i
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Canon EOS Rebel T5i
15 February 2014
Summary: While the Canon EOS Rebel T5i has all the standard features you'd expect on an entry-level DSLR, it lacks some up-to-date options such as Wi-Fi and GPS. Some reviewers complain that the Rebel T5i also lacks some traditional features, including time-lapse and multiple exposure. On the plus side, the T5i makes full use of the Live View mode, which allows you to see in real time what you are shooting, along with any Creative Filters you are applying.
Pros: Touch-screen, articulated LCD, Intuitive to use, Good burst shooting speed
Conclusion: Recommending the T5i for still photography is a no-brainer. It’s easy to use, takes quality images and has enough technical headroom so you can spread your creative wings if you care to. Movie quality is just OK, however; perhaps we’ve been spoiled by the 70D, which we had just finished testing before taking on the T5i. Focusing is still an issue for most DSLR video and the T5i is no exception, although there’s a definite improvement over other Rebels.
Pros: Fine 18MP still images, Helpful vari-angle touchscreen, 5 fps burst mode
Cons: Build quality not the greatest, Video focusing improved but issues remain, No wireless connectivity
Excerpt: The powerful Canon EOS Rebel T5i doesn't offer a large number of improvements over last year's Rebel T4i, but if you have an older Canon Rebel DSLR camera, the T5i is going to give you a great set of features for the price.
Excerpt: In conjunction with the release of a few more EF-S STM series lenses back in March (2013), Canon also announced the new flagship model to its entry-level EOS Digital Rebel DSLR series, the T5i . For those who know about last year's popular T4i , the T5i appears to offer little improvement, save for a few extra Creative Filters, which stylize still frames and videos, and a slightly different Mode Dial, adding the ability to select a specific Scene Mode -- like Handheld...
Summary: While the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is -- almost literally -- the same solid camera as its predecessor, it's starting to lag frustratingly behind the competition in some ways.
Cons: The phase-detection autofocus system is feeling its age and competitors have caught up with the Live View performance. The tiny autofocus points in the viewfinder also remain annoying to use, and the feature set remains lackluster.
Excerpt: The Canon EOS 700D is a brilliant piece of kit: along with its 18-megapixel sensor, it boasts a quiet focusing lens, an easy-to-use touchscreen, a simple button layout and supreme video skills, but is it too much of a good thing? Watch it in our video above as we put Canon’s simple, yet powerful DSLR to the test.
Summary: Canon’s latest flagship Rebel remains as a great choice for an entry-level DSLR. Compare it with Nikon’s D3200, and you’ll face a choice between the Nikon’s greater resolution (2710 at ISO 100) and higher noise (Unacceptable noise levels by ISO 3200) and the Canon’s lower resolution, lower noise, and 1-fps faster bursts. The Rebel T5i also focused faster than the Nikon at every light level in our test.
Excerpt: I'm going to do a lot of "borrowing" in this review. And I'll start off by borrowing the opening line from both the Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D DSLR review and the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D DSLR review :
Excerpt: The Canon Rebel T5i (aka 700D outside the US) follows the solid Rebel T4i , which followed the solid Rebel T3i , and so on. The thing about about the Rebel series in the recent iterations is that it seems like Canon is getting rather lazy and predictable with its flagship cameras in the Rebel lineup.
Summary: Conclusion The Rebel T5i is the recently introduced flagship of the Rebel line but with a feature set and specifications largely reminiscent of its predecessor. Whether a modified AF system, real-time viewing of creative filters, a digital movie zoom and tweaks to the mode dial and scene modes in live view along with a new exterior finish will send hordes of T4i owners running to their nearest Canon dealer remains to be seen.