Canon EOS Rebel T5i Kit

18-megapixel digital SLR camera with hybrid autofocus and 18-55mm STM zoom lens

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The Rebel commander

Canon's new EOS Rebel T5i has arrived to lead that legendary product line down the path to new accomplishments. A newly designed kit zoom lens with stepping motor (STM) is simultaneously quiet and nimble, making it highly attractive to DSLR video shooters. Plus, this camera takes a lot of trial and error out of your shooting style. Enter live-view mode, and unlike many other cameras in its class, you can preview the effect of various creative filters in real-time. So you can decide whether that excellent close-up you're framing up of your girlfriend looks better with the "Art Bold" effect or without.

In focus, all the time

Canon's newly tweaked 18-megapixel hybrid CMOS sensor contains pixels that are specially designed to offer phase detection autofocus. Why is that news important? Because it enables the camera to use two autofocus strategies, phase detection and contrast detection. In turn, this allows the camera to constantly track subjects at all times, even during video capture. No more presetting focus before you start the video mode, or hoping to "wing it" in manual mode. Canon also included their ultra-quiet, fast-focusing STM (stepping motor) 18-55mm image-stabilizing zoom lens with this kit for capturing outstanding, blur-free photos and videos under all kinds of shooting conditions.

It's going for speed

Action and sports photographers will appreciate the difference the DIGIC 5 image processor makes. Firstly, the T5i fires off continuous 18-megapixel still shots at 5 frames per second. And secondly, because the processor enables greater light sensitivity and noise reduction, it's easier to increase your shutter speed so you can freeze the fast moving action at the perfect moment, even when your surroundings get hectic. Plus, the controls are built for speed as well: the T5i's mode select dial has been simplified and refined from that of its immediate predecessor, without losing any of its functionality. Even the dial's icons are raised a bit to make them easier to discern in low light.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i features a redesigned mode selection dial (lower right on picture above) that simplifies operation.

A nice touch(screen)

The LCD display on the back has some cool tricks as well. In addition to being a fully articulated tilt/swivel monitor, it features three diagonal inches of gorgeous, 1,040,000-dot high-resolution screen. And get this: it's touch-enabled, allowing you a lightning-fast method of controlling your camera's settings. In fact, the touchscreen acts in a manner similar to many smartphones, so you'll find the interface easy and intuitive.

Clear as a bell

Video shooters will also appreciate the on-board stereo mic, the external microphone input, and the settable microphone input levels. Canon realizes that good audio is the first step towards making your videos truly professional, so the T5i is loaded with features that will help you do just that.

Geared to your pace

Don't worry that the Canon EOS Rebel T5i, with all its helpful settings, will be complex. Intelligent auto modes, autofocus, and scene detection will ensure great results for beginners; you can explore custom options as you gain confidence with the camera. A plethora of creative options await the curious and the enthusiastic.

Product Highlights:

  • 18-megapixel effective recording
  • APS-C-size Hybrid CMOS image sensor (22.3 x 14.9 mm) includes pixels dedicated to phase-detection autofocus, adding a second method of determining focus
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 29-88mm)
    • accepts 58mm filters and attachments
  • hybrid autofocus combines contrast detection and phase detection components for full-time subject tracking, even while shooting video
  • touchscreen-enabled tilt-and-swivel high-res 3" LCD (1,040,000 dots) with Live View allows composing shots on-screen in real-time
  • refined, 360-degree-rotating mode selection dial features raised icons for improved operation anytime, even in low light
  • high-def movie mode with full-manual exposure, continuous autofocus, selectable frame rates, and dedicated record button
  • Video Snapshot mode captures short video clips in two, four, or eight second bursts to easily create exciting, "multi-take" movies
  • DIGIC 5 image processor provides exceptional image quality and enhanced low-light sensitivity
  • optical viewfinder with diopter adjustment
  • integrated cleaning system keeps image sensor clean for spotless photos
  • manual audio level adjustment
  • 9-point autofocus system for rapid, precise autofocusing, central sensor optimized to f/2.8
  • 63-zone metering system for accurate exposure
  • hot shoe for Canon EX-series Speedlite flash accessories
  • built-in wireless flash control can operate multiple off-camera Canon Speedlite flashes to create dramatic lighting effects
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Compatible Lenses:
  • compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: 5 frames per second (up to 22 JPEG images, or 6 RAW images)
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/4,000 seconds, bulb
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-12,800 (25,600 expanded)
  • shooting modes include: scene intelligent auto, program auto, creative auto, HDR backlight control, multi-shot noise reduction, flash off, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, and manual, portrait, landscape, night portrait, handheld night scene
  • flash sync at 1/200 second
File Formats and Storage:
  • still image storage modes: RAW (14-bit), JPEG (Fine, Normal, EXIF 2.3 compliant), or RAW+JPEG (Fine/Large)
  • top JPEG resolution (pixels): 5,184 x 3,456
  • movie file formats: MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
  • movie image size: up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution (up to 30 progressive frames per second)
  • uses optional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • audio/SD video output (NTSC/PAL selectable)
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • input jack for Canon RS-60E3 wired remote (also compatible with Canon RC-6 wireless remote)
  • 5-1/4"W x 4"H x 3-1/8"D (without lens)
  • weight (body only): 18.3 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable LP-E8 lithium ion battery
  • LC-E8E battery charger
  • wide adjustable neck strap
  • USB cable
  • body cap and eyecup
  • software CD-ROM (PC and Mac)

Develop your photography hobby

You don't have to be an expert photographer to use an SLR — they all offer easy automatic shooting. Because of their build quality and the physics of good glass and large sensors, even their built-in automatic settings will get you better pictures than most point-and-shoots or mobile devices. But experienced photographers and budding hobbyists can get more creative by manually adjusting settings like aperture and shutter speed. SLRs let you expand your shooting options with additional lenses and flashes to suit just about any situation. If you'd like to record the occasional video, look for a model with high-def movie mode.

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excellent

Written By ricatao, New York on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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I wanted a good camera for vacations. All I've been using is my phone camera. This is so cool. There is a learning curve regarding the manual items, but it's fun learning all that. The auto features are great, really. I hike quite a bit, and now I have a camera that can really handle the beautiful views. Plus, on many vacations there is always time for some nice picture taking. These pictures are so crisp I can have them blown up and hung on the wall with no blurriness at all. I spent more than I originally budgeted, but I have no regrets. Great pictures, and the coolness factor is off the chart. I am really having fun with this camera.

Pros: It is so cool. Great pictures, great features. And really cool

Cons: I can't think of any features I could want that aren't In this camera.

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Written By ChuckF, Durango, CO on Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Easy to use. Very happy with our purchase.

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Written By LVeb, Bronx on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Great camera for the price. Has all the features I was looking for, and then some.

Pros: Video Capability Large View finder Great Picture Quality

Cons: A little heavier than I would prefer

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Written By Ernie, Tampa, FL on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Great camera at a great price.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i Kit

Written By BGB, The Finger Lakes, NY on Saturday, June 21, 2014

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First SLR since the 70's. Perfect for my point and shoot better half and resurrecting the photo creativity in me. Works well for our skill level and brought back some think for myself photo creativity.

Pros: Great features, lots to learn, ease of automatic features gives time to learn the fun features.

Cons: A little heavy and bulky, only because of being used to point and shoots for so many years. Will get used to.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i Kit with 18-55mm Lens

Written By Doug, Huntsville, AL on Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Canon EOS Rebel T5i Kit with 18-55mm Lens is a great combo. Easy to use and great pictures.

Pros: Intuitive

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What's in the box?

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  • Digital camera body (with body cap installed)
  • EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS STM lens (with 58mm front lens cap and rear lens cap installed)
  • LP-E8 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with plastic terminal cover installed (7.2V/1120 mAh)
  • LC-E8E Battery charger (8.4V / 0.72A)
  • 39.5" AC power cord
  • 52" USB cable with USB type A connector on one end and mini-B USB 2.0 on the other
  • Adjustable cloth neck strap (with attached eyepiece cover)
  • Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk CD-ROM Ver.28.0
  • Canon EOS Digital Software Instruction Manual CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual (English)
  • Instruction Manual (Spanish)
  • Camera Warranty Card
  • Lens Warranty Card
  • Do More with Macro! booklet
  • Flash Classroom booklet
  • Online registration card
  • USB warning note

Features and Specs

General
LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi No
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent 29-88mm
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 58mm
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Memory
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Effective Megapixel Count 18
Total Megapixels 18.5
Image Stabilization With included lens
Highest Resolution 5184 x 3456
HD Video Recording 1920 x 1080/30p
Dimensions
Width (inches) 5-5/16
Height (inches) 4
Depth (inches) 5-11/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 20.5
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: This Canon EOS Rebel T5i kit includes the T5i DSLR camera body and the EF-S 18-55 IS STM zoom lens. It has a standard Canon EF mount, and is compatible with Canon EF lenses, including EF-S lenses.

Viewfinder: The Canon EOS Rebel T5i uses an eye-level SLR viewfinder with pentamirror with 0.85x magnification (w/50mm lens) for approximately 95% vertical and horizontal coverage. It has a -3.0 to +1.0 diopter adjustment so you can focus the viewfinder to suit your eyesight (with or without eyeglasses). When using the self-timer or remote control, when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap, to cover the eyepiece.

3" Clear View LCD Touch Screen Monitor: The EOS Rebel T5i features a flip-out, Vari-angle Touch Panel 3" Clear View LCD monitor that allows you to shoot at a variety of angles. It has a 3:2 aspect ratio and approximately 1,040,000 pixels for Live View composition and viewing recorded images. The screen has the same capacitive technology as today's popular mobile devices, and delivers intuitive touch panel operation. Two-finger gestures (multi-touch) can be used for zooming or changing images, menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness levels to choose from.

Live View: The Live View Function enables viewing your subjects directly on the camera's 3" LCD monitor. The camera allows you to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focusing. You can choose one of two grid overlay options for the LCD screen to help you line up vertical and horizontal lines. The camera can be controlled remotely via a computer through a USB connection, or wirelessly with the optional RC-6 remote controller.

18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: Canon's large-area CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers approximately 18.5 million total pixels and 18.0 million effective pixels. This APS-C-sized sensor (22.3mm x 14.9mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is 1.6x the normal EF Lens focal length.

DIGIC 5 Image Processor: The Rebel T5i is equipped with Canon's DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The DIGIC 5 works with the CMOS sensor to deliver images with great detail without the need for artificial light sources. The camera can achieve higher ISO sensitivity, and can shoot up to 5 frames per second continuously.

Image Recording: The camera records still images in JPEG and RAW formats. You can choose from the following image sizes: Large, Medium, Small 1, Small 2, and Small 3. For each resolution (except Small 2 and Small 3), you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. For RAW images, you can record only at the highest resolution. You can set the camera to RAW + JPEG and record a RAW image and a Large Fine JPEG image simultaneously.

Aspect Ratio: The camera image sensor has an aspect ratio of 3:2. You can choose to record still images in 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios. This gives you the option of selecting any of the following image sizes:

Quality Aspect Ratio and Pixel Count
3:2 4:3 16:9 1:1
Large
(JPEG and RAW)
5184 x 3456
(17.9 MP)
4608 x 3456
(16.0 MP)
5184 x 2912
(15.1 MP)
3456 x 3456
(11.9 MP)
Medium 3456 x 2304
(8.0 MP)
3072 x 2304
(7.0 MP)
3456 x 1944
(6.7 MP)
2304 x 2304
(5.3 MP)
Small 1 2592 x 1728
(4.5 MP)
2304 x 1728
(4.0 MP)
2592 x 1456
(3.8 MP)
1728 x 1728
(3.0 MP)
Small 2 1920 x 1280
(2.5 MP)
1696 x 1280
(2.2 MP)
1920 x 1080
(2.1 MP)
1280 x 1280
(1.6 MP)
Small 3 720 x 480
(0.35 MP)
640 x 480
(0.31 MP)
720 x 400
(0.29 MP)
480 x 480
(0.23 MP)

RAW File Format: The RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera's CMOS sensor without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into JPEG or TIFF images using the provided software.

Recording Media: The EOS Rebel T5i records images on an SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards, including UHS-I (Ultra High Speed) memory cards. It is also compatible with some brands of Eye-Fi cards that feature wireless transfer of images, although their performance is not guaranteed.

Note: No recording media is supplied with the camera.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System: Dust that settles on the sensor surface of the camera is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self Cleaning Sensor Unit routine is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on or off. (It can also be manually activated.) A special collar positioned around the sensor collects the loosened dust. In case visible dust still remains, you can delete the effect of the dust particles from the image via the supplied software.

Shooting Modes: The EOS Rebel T5i offers 12 different shooting modes arranged on the Mode Dial in the following zones:

  • Creative Zone:
    • Program AE: This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
    • Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject.
    • Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness.
    • Manual Exposure: You set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired.
  • Basic Zone:
    • Scene Intelligent Auto: The camera analyses the scene, and automatically selects the settings.
    • Flash Off: Disables the flash.
    • Creative Auto: In this auto mode, you can still set the brightness, flash mode, sharpness, image recording quality, and picture style settings.
    • Portrait: Blurs the background to make the human subject stand out.
    • Landscape: For wide scenic views, night scenes, etc.
    • Close-up: To take close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc.
    • Sports: For fast-moving subjects when you want to freeze the action.
    • Special Scene: Once you select the Special Scene Mode, you can choose from the following modes:
      • Night Portrait: For images of people at twilight or at night.
      • Handheld Night Scene: Allows you to take handheld photos at night by recording four photos that are combined into a single bright image.
      • HDR Backlight Control: Useful for taking photos with bright and dark areas. Three photos are taken and combined into a single image with restored detail in dark and light areas.

Shooting Movies: The EOS Rebel T5i can record movies in High Definition or Standard Definition at different frame rates. Movies are recorded in MOV format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, and Linear PCM audio. You can record audio using the built-in stereo microphone, or with an optional stereo microphone with a 3.5mm plug. When shooting movies, a large-capacity SD card with a speed rating of Class 6 or higher is recommended. Slower cards may not record your movies properly. You can select from the following recording sizes and frame rates:

  • 1920 x 1080: Full HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio for viewing on a widescreen HDTV; Available frame rates: 30 fps, 24 fps
  • 1280 x 720: HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio for viewing on a widescreen HDTV; Frame rate: 60 fps
  • 640 x 480: Standard definition recording quality with a 4:3 aspect ratio; Frame rate: 30 fps

Movie Servo AF: When Movie Servo AF is enabled, you can shoot a movie while focusing a moving subject continuously. The built-in stepping motor of the supplied 18-55mm IS STM lens greatly minimizes the focusing noise while recording movies.

Video Snapshots: A video snapshot is a short movie clip lasting 2, 4, or 8 seconds. You can combine a series of video snapshots into an album, and save them as a single movie file. The compiled video is perfect for sharing online or displaying on an HDTV via the HDMI port.

9-Point Auto-Focus System: The EOS Rebel T5i features a high-precision 9-point wide area auto-focus that uses cross-type points with lenses f/5.6 or faster, enabling the camera to focus faster, more accurately, and in ever more complex lighting. In addition, the camera incorporates a diagonally mounted, high-precision cross-type sensor at the center AF point that is sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines when fast lenses (f/2.8 or faster) are used, for added accuracy and precision with these wide-aperture lenses. All focus points can be chosen automatically or manually.

AF Modes: The camera employs one of 3 AF systems to let you seize every photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:

  • One-Shot AF: suited for still subjects, the camera focuses only once.
  • AI Servo AF: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button is pressed halfway.
  • AI Focus AF: switches from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving.

Manual Focusing: If you choose to focus manually, you will need to set the focus mode switch on the lens from AF to MF, and turn the lens focusing ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. You can magnify the image 5x or 10x for better visibility when focusing.

ISO Speed: The Image Sensor's sensitivity to light, or the ISO Speed, can be set to suit the ambient light level. In Basic Zone modes, the ISO speed is set automatically from 100 to 6400. In other modes, you can set the ISO automatically or manually from 100 to 12800, with expansion to 25600. You can also maximum ISO speeds of 400 to 6400 for ISO Auto.

White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:

  • Auto: the camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions, color temperature: 3000-7000 K
  • Daylight: for recording outdoors on a bright day, color temperature: 5200 K
  • Shade: counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days, color temperature: 7000 K
  • Cloudy: for cloudy days, dusk and dawn, color temperature: 6000 K
  • Tungsten Light: for incandescent illumination, color temperature: 3200 K
  • White Fluorescent Light: eliminates typical green color casts, color temperature: 4000 K
  • Flash Use: a starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites, color temperature: 6000 K
  • Custom: enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import the white balance data for the setting, color temperature: 2000-10000 K
  • Other WB Settings:
    • Color Temperature: manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments
    • White Balance Correction: You can correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.

Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal images, sRGB is recommended. In the Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set automatically.

Shoot by Ambience: Except in the Scene Intelligent Auto and Flash Off Basic Zone modes, you can select the ambience for shooting. You can choose from Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, and Cool, each at Low, Standard, or Strong effects. You can also choose Brighter or Darker, with Low, Medium, and High settings, and a Monochrome setting, with Blue, B/W, or Sepia effects.

Picture Style: By selecting a picture style you can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. Picture Style setting is not available in Basic Zone modes, except Creative Auto. Picture Style selections include:

  • Auto: the color tone is adjusted to suit the scene
  • Standard: image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp
  • Portrait: for nice skin tones, the image looks slightly sharp and crisp, color tone can be adjusted to change skin tone
  • Landscape: vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image
  • Neutral: natural colors and subdued images, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer to process images on their PC)
  • Faithful: when the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the color is adjusted to match the subject's color, no sharpness applied  (recommended for users who prefer to process images on their PC)
  • Monochrome: for black and white images
  • User Defined 1-3: you can register your own Picture Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.

Creative Filters: The EOS Rebel T5i now lets you apply a filter effect while shooting. While looking at the Live View screen, you can see how the filter effects the photo. You can save the photos with and without the Creative filter applied. The types of filters include: Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye Effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, and Miniature effect. You can also apply Creative Filters to your stored images, and save them as new images.

Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop increments, although the indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to +/-2 stops.

Auto Exposure Bracketing: With auto exposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. When in Single Shooting mode, the camera will change the exposure level on three single shots (requiring three presses of the shutter release). In Continuous Shooting mode, or when shooting with the self-timer or optional remote controller, you can take three shots with one press of the shutter release, and the exposure levels will change with each shot taken.

AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.

Bulb Exposures: When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc. The optional RS-60E3 remote switch is also recommended for bulb exposures. It connects to the camera's 2.5mm sub-mini remote jack.

Flash: The camera's built-in retractable, auto pop-up flash with E-TTL II autoflash metering. The flash takes approximately 3 seconds to recycle for the next flash. The viewfinder has an icon to let you know the flash is ready. You can set the exposure compensation for the flash to +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments. The flash range varies with the ISO speed. Other flash functions include:

  • AF-Assist: Under low-light conditions, the built-in flash fires a brief burst of flashes when you press the shutter button halfway. This is to illuminate the subject to enable easier auto-focusing. It is effective up to approximately 13.1 feet away.
  • FE Lock: FE (flash exposure) lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part of a subject.
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Using the camera's Red-Eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture will reduce the common phenomenon of red-eye effect.

External Flash: In addition to the built-in flash, the EOS Rebel T5i has a hot shoe for adding optional external flash units. The camera is compatible with Canon's entire line of EX-series Speedlites, plus Macro Lites for close-ups. Canon EX-series Speedlites offer professional-quality illumination for virtually any subject. The built-in flash can work as a Master unit with Canon Speedlites with the wireless slave feature and trigger the Speedlite(s) to fire.

GPS-ready: The EOS Rebel T5i is compatible with the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver. The GP-E2 mounts to the camera's hot shoe, and records location information, such as longitude, latitude, elevation, direction, and time data for attaching to your photos and videos.

Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:

  • Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode utilizes 63 zones within the frame, and is suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions. After detecting the main subject's position, brightness, background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
  • Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc; uses approximately 9% of the frame at the center.
  • Spot Metering: For metering a specific part of the subject; uses approximately 3.8% of the frame at the center.
  • Center-weighted Average Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene.

Continuous Shooting Mode: In Continuous Shooting mode, you can shoot up to about 5 frames per second. The maximum number of shots in a single burst will vary with the image quality setting:

Image Quality Setting Maximum Burst
8 GB SDHC Card UHS-I Memory Card
JPEG (Large/Fine) 22 30
RAW 6 6
RAW + JPEG (Large/Fine) 3 3

Self-Timer: The camera will record an image following a preset time delay after pressing the shutter release. The self-timer lamp and beeper will indicate a countdown before the picture is taken. You can choose from the following self-timer modes:

  • 10 Second: The camera takes a single image 10 seconds after pressing the shutter release button. You can also use the optional remote control in this mode.
  • 2 Second: The camera takes a single image 2 seconds after pressing the shutter release.
  • 10 Second Continuous Shots: The camera begins taking a series of images (two to ten) 10 seconds after the shutter release button is pressed.

Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.

Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.

Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.

Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You can set the time each image is displayed on the LCD monitor to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. You can also select which images to display: all images, images by date, images by folder, movies only, stills only, or by rating.

Index Display: This feature allows you to view four (2 x 2) or nine (3 x 3) images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere around the image.

Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.

PictBridge Printing: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.

DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at participating photo labs.

Connections

HDMI Outputs: The camera is equipped with a mini-HDMI jack (Type C) which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. The HDMI output terminal is CEC-compatible. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, such as the Canon HTC-100, is required.

AV Out/Digital Jack: The AV Out/Digital jack allows you to connect the camera to your computer via the supplied USB cable for downloading the recorded images and movies. The same jack also lets you view your images and videos on a non-HD TV set when connected with the optional AVC-DC400ST AV cable. The video output is compatible with NTSC and PAL systems (switchable).

Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm minijack input for connecting an external microphone.

Remote: A 2.5mm sub-minijack is provided for use with the optional RS-60E3 Remote Switch. The wired remote switch has a 2' cord, and is recommended for long exposures and bulb shooting.

Power Options

Battery: The EOS Rebel T5i operates on the supplied LP-E8 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/1120 mAh). Battery performance decreases when used in temperatures below 32° F. The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E8E battery charger in approximately 2 hours. Typical battery life for the LP-E8 battery is as follows:

Shooting Method Temperature Shooting Conditions
No Flash 50% Flash
Viewfinder At 73° F 550 shots 440 shots
At 32° F 470 shots 400 shots
Live View At 73° F 200 shots 180 shots
At 32° F 170 shots 150 shots
Movie Shooting At 73° F 1 hr 40 min N/A
At 32° F 1 hr 20 min N/A

Optional Battery Grip: The optional BG-E8 battery grip approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. You can also use six "AA" batteries in the battery grip. The grip is equipped with several controls, placed for vertical use; shutter button, main dial, Aperture/exposure compensation button, AF Point selection/magnify button, AE Lock/FE Lock/index/reduce button, and on/off switch. The approximate number of shots available using the BG-E8 battery grip are:

Shooting Method Battery Temperature Shooting Conditions
No Flash 50% Flash
Viewfinder LP-E8 x2 At 73° F 1100 shots 880 shots
At 32° F 940 shots 800 shots
AA batteries At 73° F 470 shots 270 shots
At 32° F 130 shots 80 shots
Live View LP-E8 x2 At 73° F 400 shots 360 shots
At 32° F 340 shots 300 shots
AA batteries At 73° F 180 shots 150 shots
At 32° F 30 shots 30 shots

Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The Auto Power Off time can be set to 30 seconds or 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 minutes.

Note: The Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.

Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E8 AC adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery becoming exhausted.

Lens Features

Lens: This EOS Rebel T5i kit comes with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

Image Stabilizer (IS): The lens has a lens shift type Image Stabilizer. With the Image Stabilizer turned on, you can obtain sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without using flash or a tripod. The Image Stabilizer is turned on/off through a switch on the barrel of the lens.

Stepping Motor (STM): This new lens features a built-in stepping motor and focus mechanism which delivers smooth and quiet continuous auto-focusing. This is especially helpful when shooting movies in the Movie Servo AF mode, as very little focusing noise is recorded as you shoot.

Auto/Manual Focus Modes: To shoot in auto-focus mode, you must set the focus mode switch on the lens to "AF." To manually focus the camera, you must set the switch on the camera barrel to "MF," and focus by turning the focusing ring.

Optional Accessories: This lens can be used with an optional EW-63C hood and optional screw-on filters (58mm).

Specifications:

  • Focus Length/Aperture: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22-36
  • Construction: 13 elements in 11 groups
  • Angle of View:
    • Diagonal: 74º20' - 27º50'
    • Vertical: 45º30' - 15º40'
    • Horizontal: 64º30' - 23º20'
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.36x (at 55mm)
  • Field of View: 12.9" x 19.8" (at 18mm) to 3" x 4.4" (at 135mm)
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.82' (9.84")
  • Filter Diameter: 58 mm
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 2.791"
    • Length: 3.36"
    • Weight: 7.2 ounces

Supplied Software

Supplied Software: The EOS Rebel T5i comes bundled with the EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver. 28.0, which includes:

  • Digital Photo Professional Ver. 3.13 (Windows/Mac): primarily for RAW image viewing, editing, processing, and printing (you can also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images)
  • ImageBrowserEX Ver. 1.1 (Windows/Mac): primarily for JPEG image viewing, editing, organizing, and printing. You can also play and edit MOV movies and extract still images from movies.
  • EOS Utility Ver. 2.13 (Windows/Mac): allows you to download images from your camera's memory card onto your computer's hard drive, set various camera settings, and shoot remotely with the computer connected to the camera
  • PhotoStitch Ver. 3.1 (Windows)/Ver 3.2 (Mac)
  • Picture Style Editor Ver. 1.13 (Windows/Mac): allows you to edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and save them as original Picture Style files
  • EOS Sample Music

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