Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i
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Summary: The Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i is an upgrade to the 650D almost in name only, but still combines very good image quality with a comprehensive, well-designed touchscreen interface. AF performance in live view mode and video is an improvement over early Rebel DSLRs, but still lags behind mirrorless options.
Pros: Comprehensive touchscreen interface that is intuitive and efficient, High image quality with good balance between detail and noise reduction in JPEG output, Good subject tracking AF in viewfinder shooting mode (compared to mirrorless competition), 5 fps with ample buffering in JPEG-only mode, Very responsive operation, with menu access available even when buffer is full, Good-looking video output with manual exposure and audio controls, Built-in lens correction for vi...
Cons: Slow 'hybrid AF' performance in live view and video modes (compared to mirrorless competition), Slightly higher noise levels than its peers, Default dynamic range lags a bit behind its peers, Using flash with Auto ISO enabled results in ISO 400 even in bright light conditions, Cannot configure common live view and movie mode options independently, AF illuminator integrated into flash (must have flash engaged to use it), Shorter battery life than other DSLRs in its class
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: With its excellent balance between price, performance, size and image quality, the Canon EOS 700D is a camera that fits in perfectly with its market segment by offering a competitive and very attractive by Photographer’s fans, but budget-conscious. The picture quality is excellent, both photos and videos, and responsiveness of the camera (in terms of AF and burst) is very satisfactory for an instrument of this price.
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.