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Canon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit
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- 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 5 FPS continuous shooting,Dimensions (W x H x D):Approx. 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in;Approx. 133.1 x 99.8 x 78.8mm
- 9 point AF system, all cross type
- ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
- 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (29min limit, H.264 format)
- 3" articulating touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
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Full HD Video
Along with the advantages of SLR moviemaking, the EOS Rebel T5i adds some significant new technologies to make HD movie capture smoother, faster and easier. The Movie Servo AF feature helps ensure sharp focus even during unpredictable movement, and works in concert with a number of Canon's STM lenses to deliver smooth and quiet continuous autofocus every time.
9-Point Autofocus System
The EOS Rebel T5i features a wide area 9-point AF system with all cross-type points including a dual-cross center point, delivering faster, more accurate autofocus. An AI Servo AF system achieves and maintains consistent focus of moving subjects.
Perfect for composing images from any position, the EOS Rebel T5i camera's Vari-angle Touch Screen LCD monitor tilts forward 180°, backwards 90°, and 175° sideways. It's perfect for shooting from low and high angles, handheld or on a tripod. With the Clear View LCD monitors' advanced construction and smudge resistant coating, reflections are reduced for easy viewing, anywhere.
Touch Screen and Multi-Touch Operation
Using similar capacitive touch screen technology to today's popular mobile devices, the EOS Rebel T5i camera's brilliant LCD monitor is touch-sensitive, delivering intuitive operation with ease. Two-finger touch gestures can be used for zooming or changing images.
Renew Your Creative Soul
Canon's flagship Rebel, the EOS Rebel T5i camera, is a sophisticated full-featured powerhouse that delivers fast performance - all packed in an ergonomic, stylish body that's ready for anything. With a brilliant Vari-angle touch Screen 3.0" ClearView LCD monitor II and a phenomenal state-of-the-art AF system, it's the perfect camera to unleash your creativity every time you pick it up.
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|ISO Range||100 to 12800||100-12800||—||—||Auto, 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|Item Dimensions||3.11 x 5.24 x 3.94 in||5.4 x 8.8 x 6.6 in||3.11 x 5.24 x 3.94 in||3.11 x 5.24 x 3.94 in||3.07 x 5.2 x 3.98 in||3.07 x 5.1 x 3.93 in|
|Item Weight||3.84 lbs||3 lbs||1.28 lbs||1.28 lbs||1.22 lbs||1.06 lbs|
|Megapixels||18 megapixels||18 megapixels||18 megapixels||18 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||18.7 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||18 megapixels||18 megapixels||18 megapixels||18 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||18 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)||aps-c||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)|
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|Viewfinder||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Wireless Technology||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||BuiltIn, 802.11b/g/n with NFC||Yes|
Renew Your Creative Soul
Photo enthusiasts rejoice! The new flagship of the spectacular Rebel Line, the EOS Rebel T5i, is here to renew your artistic side with amazing imaging features and full-featured functionality. Users will be impressed at how simple and intuitive it is to create breathtaking photos with ease. The incredible image quality and performance starts with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Canon's superb DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Combined with an extensive ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode), the EOS Rebel T5i boasts crisp, detailed images, even in low-light situations. A continuous shooting speed of up to 5.0 fps allows for fast action capture. 9 cross-type AF focus points help ensure crisp focus throughout the frame, and the Hybrid CMOS AF system enables speedy and accurate autofocus when shooting in Live View mode. In addition, the camera is compatible with Canon STM lenses for smooth, quiet AF performance. And the performance doesn't stop with photos. EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF makes shooting high quality movies easy, and the brilliant Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II makes composing fun. Seven Creative Filters, now viewable in real time, puts composition control directly in your hands and is just one of the many features of the EOS Rebel T5i that is sure to renew your creative soul.
Amazing Capture and Processing Power.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
The EOS Rebel T5i features Canon's amazing 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor. Perfect for enlargements or for cropping detailed portions of the composition, the camera's sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range. This first-class sensor features many of the same technologies used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel's light-gathering efficiency and has center pixels that aid in the EOS Rebel T5i's accurate AF performance. This APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to 35mm format).
14-bit A/D Conversion
With 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion, the EOS Rebel T5i captures and records images with remarkable gradations and detail in subtle tones and colors, resulting in more realistic and detailed images. By recording up to 16,384 colors per channel, the EOS Rebel T5i ensures that the fine detail found in subjects like foliage, sky and water are preserved and recorded with a tremendous level of accuracy, ensuring gorgeous results.
ISO 100–12800 and expandable to 25600 in H mode
Thanks to its DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the EOS Rebel T5i features an expanded ISO range of ISO 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) that makes shooting possible in situations previously unthinkable without flash. The EOS Rebel T5i, with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor's remarkable noise-reduction technology, performs brilliantly in low-light shooting. Used with one of Canon's EF or EF-S lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer, the EOS Rebel T5i can record beautiful images even when light sources are scarce.
DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The EOS Rebel T5i's DIGIC 5 Image Processor works with the camera's CMOS sensor to deliver images with incredible detail in more situations, without the need for artificial light sources. With the power of the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the EOS Rebel T5i can achieve higher ISO sensitivity, can shoot up to 5.0 fps continuously and can even perform advanced functions like HDR Backlight Control, art filters, lens correction and much more. The camera's brilliant imaging core supercharges every facet of still and moving image capture.
The Speedy Rebel!
High-speed continuous shooting
The EOS Rebel T5i can shoot up to 5.0 frames per second, continuously. Thanks to the enhanced shutter mechanism, mirror drive and camera sensor, the EOS Rebel T5i is ready for action; whether capturing that perfect expression, the game's winning goal, or the bride walking down the aisle, the EOS Rebel T5i delivers the speed and performance to guarantee results.
Enhanced AF Systems Tailored for Perfect Stills and Video.
Exceptional autofocus performance and Hybrid CMOS AF
The EOS Rebel T5i is equipped with AF features that ensure speedy, accurate and continuous AF every time. When shooting through the viewfinder, the EOS Rebel T5i has advanced autofocus with a 9-point, all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 center point) for accurate focus whether the camera is oriented in portrait or landscape position. An AI Servo AF system achieves and maintains consistent focus with an exceptional degree of reliability.
The EOS Rebel T5i also features Canon's amazing Hybrid CMOS AF System, perfect for shooting photos and video in Live View. This system combines two distinct AF technologies, phase and contrast detection AF, for speedier and more accurate focus. These complementary focusing systems are aided by pixels on the camera's CMOS sensor that assist in predicting subject location, making continuous focus tracking quick and accurate in video recording while enhancing focusing speed.
True HD Performance, Rebel Simplicity.
EOS Full HD Movie Mode with Movie Servo AF
The EOS Rebel T5i offers easy-to-use, professional video capture without compromise. Capable of shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, the EOS Rebel T5i is the new standard for performance, quality and simplicity. The EOS Rebel T5i enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features, even in-camera editing! Movie Servo AF allows continuous autofocus tracking of moving subjects while recording video. When shooting video with one of Canon's STM lenses, such as the new EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM, Movie Servo AF takes advantage of the lens' stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF. With an STM lens attached, the EOS Rebel T5i is the standard for SLR moviemaking performance!
|Resolution & Recording Sizes||Frame Rates|
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1920 x 1080
|30 fps (29.97)|
|25 fps – PAL standard|
|24 fps (23.976)|
1280 x 720
|60 fps (59.94)|
|50 fps – PAL standard|
|Standard Definition (SD) |
640 x 480
|30 fps (29.97)|
|25 fps – PAL standard|
Built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment
The EOS Rebel T5i has an internal stereo microphone for improved audio capture and a wind filter feature to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors. Sound recording levels can be manually (up to 64 different levels) or automatically controlled. A built-in attenuator is also provided to reduce audio clipping. For more advanced audio recording, the EOS Rebel T5i is compatible with many third-party electret condenser microphones with a 3.5mm diameter plug.
With the Video Snapshot feature, the EOS Rebel T5i can capture short video clips (of 2, 4 or 8 seconds) then combine them automatically into one video file as a snapshot or highlights "album". With no editing needed after shooting, the compiled video is perfect for sharing online or displaying directly on an HDTV via the camera's HDMI port. Additionally, stills can be recorded during video shooting simply by pressing the camera's shutter button. During playback, video clips in an album can be reordered or deleted.
Sharp and Clear, with Tactile Controls.
Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II with multi-touch operation and Touch AF
The EOS Rebel T5i comes with a Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II. Using capacitive technology similar to today's popular mobile devices, this screen is touch-sensitive and delivers intuitive touch panel operation. Two-finger touch gestures 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 using Touch AF. Displaying fine detail (at approximately 1.04 million dots), this screen is perfect for composing and reviewing images. Thanks to a solid construction between the monitor's resin-coated cover and the liquid crystal display, reflections are minimized, and the display can be viewed, without glare, from any number of angles. The LCD's surface is treated with a smudge-resistant coating to minimize fingerprints and maintain a bright, clear image display.
Complex Functions Made Simple.
Scene Intelligent Auto mode
The EOS Rebel T5i features Scene Intelligent Auto mode, which incorporates a number of Canon technologies to deliver the best possible exposure. Joining Picture Style Auto, Automatic Lighting Optimizer, Automatic White Balance, Autofocus, and Automatic Exposure, Scene Intelligent Auto mode analyzes the image, accounting for faces, colors, brightness, moving objects, contrast, even whether the camera is handheld or on a tripod, and then chooses the exposure and enhancements that bring out the best in any scene or situation.
Amazing Effects for Dramatic and Gorgeous Results.
Handheld Night Scene mode
Accessible right on the EOS Rebel T5i's Mode Dial, Handheld Night Scene mode captures nightscapes with bright highlights and detailed dark areas, delivering results previously impossible without the use of a tripod. By shooting and combining four consecutive shots at a shutter speed fast enough to avoid camera shake, the EOS Rebel T5i's Handheld Night Scene mode makes dramatic nighttime photography simple.
HDR Backlight Control mode
The EOS Rebel T5i's HDR Backlight Control mode ensures that backlit subjects are not recorded too darkly. By shooting three consecutive shots at different exposures (underexposed, correctly exposed and overexposed) and then combining the images, the final result maintains detail in both the shadow and highlight areas, ensuring the backlit subject is properly exposed.
Seven Creative Filters that can be displayed in real time
To add to the fun and creative possibilities available with the EOS Rebel T5i, the camera has seven different creative filters that can dramatically alter the mood and visual effect of any particular scene. Creative Filters include Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Art Bold Effect and Water Painting Effect. Each effect can be applied in three different levels (low, standard and strong), and easily previewed on the LCD panel in Live View. Since the filters can be applied to the image after shooting, it's easy to try several effects on the same shot during post-process.
Cleaner Images, Even at High ISO.
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
To enhance its already admirable high ISO shooting capabilities, the EOS Rebel T5i features an intelligent Multi Shot Noise Reduction tool that reduces noise even further than the camera's sensor and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor do. With Multi Shot Noise Reduction activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots, merges and aligns them. This eliminates more noise than the Rebel's traditional Noise Reduction filter, with little or no apparent resolution loss. Moving subjects are even optimized to minimize subject blur! Thanks to this clever feature, high ISO shooting has never looked better.
Flexible and Reliable Recording.
Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including Ultra High Speed cards
The EOS Rebel T5i uses popular SD, SDHC, SDXC, and is even compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I), memory cards. Compact and available in large capacities, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are a perfect complement to the camera's compact design.
Additionally, the EOS Rebel T5i is compatible with Eye-Fi* SD cards, which are outfitted with a Wi-Fi® transmitter (IEEE 802.11b/g) and an internal antenna for wireless, high-speed transfer of images. With an Eye-Fi card installed, the EOS Rebel T5i can display the Eye-Fi's connection status and error notes with ease, for fully functional wireless uploading of images directly from the camera.
* Canon cameras are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including wireless transfer. In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use of Eye-Fi cards may not be available outside the United States and Canada; please contact the card manufacturer for territory availability.
A Comprehensive System of Optics Perfect For Video and Stills.
Compatible with EF and EF-S lenses
The EOS Rebel T5i is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, including compact and lightweight EF-S lenses, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses and including the STM series optimized for video shooting. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver outstanding performance and deliver beautiful results. Special technologies like Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer help to minimize the effect of camera shake, effectively adding up to four stops of light; STM lenses even feature a stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous autofocus while capturing video. With an array of lenses perfect for travel, sports, still life and everything in between, photographers can truly maximize the quality and performance of their EOS Rebel T5i.
More Features for Increased Versatility.
Lens Aberration Correction
The EOS Rebel T5i features lens correction tools that compensate for lens characteristics that can affect overall image quality. The EOS Rebel T5i's Peripheral Illumination Correction feature corrects light falloff in the corner of the image according to the characteristics of the lens being used. It even has correction data for a number of popular lenses stored in its memory. With the EOS Rebel T5i's chromatic aberration correction tool, distracting color fringing can be corrected at the time of shooting.
To help explain the specific function of features found on the EOS Rebel T5i, the Feature Guide displays a simple description helpful in determining the applicability for the situation at hand. It is displayed in each shooting mode, during mode dial operations, and for Quick Control screen functions. It appears automatically when a function is selected – a lifesaver when trying to determine the best mode or function for the next picture. The feature guide works automatically by default, and can be disabled easily through the camera's menu.
With the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2 attached to the hot shoe or the digital terminal, the EOS Rebel T5i can record location, including latitude, longitude and altitude, and has the ability to track the trajectory of movement with its logging function. An electric compass records the camera's orientation during each shot, and world time information is recorded through GPS syncing.
To create images suitable for sharing by email or online, the EOS Rebel T5i can resize JPEG files, in-camera, of varying pixels (aspect ratio cannot be changed, only the image size can be decreased) while leaving the original image untouched.
Photographers can share their images in book form with the EOS Rebel T5i's convenient Photobook Set-up feature. Users can easily choose specific images, images in a folder and even all images, then specify their sequence and layout. The results can be printed in book form with ease.
To help organize images recorded to the camera's storage, the EOS Rebel T5i makes it simple to rate individual images from one star to five. Therefore, image browsing, printing and slide shows can be based upon those ratings.
Scene Mode Position
Newly featured on the EOS Rebel T5i, the SCN setting on the Mode dial activates a choice of scenes on the menu screen for quick access to features like Night Portrait, HDR Backlight Control, Handheld Night Scene and more.
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I bought this camera over Nikon based on the "live view mode" and because most reviews stated that the Canon would be better for those trying to learn the various modes. I can say this this is indeed true, and this camera takes GREAT pictures. I am completely happy. I also bought it for the video capability, although the 70D was rated a little higher for video, it was out of my budget.
Some advice for fellow first time DSLR buyers:
1. Spend the extra money for the 18-135 STM. This was an instant regret that continues to haunt me. This lens is phenomenal, and takes GREAT pics, but the added flexibility would be worth the extra money. 55mm is great for close up portraits, this is a great wide angle lens, but 55mm is short and I find that I have to change lenses more often than I would like.
2. Budget for lenses, not the camera body. Camera bodies change like cell phones, every few years there is an opportunity to upgrade. Nice lenses will outlive multiple bodies. The more classes I take, the more I wish I had budgeted for lenses, and every class, video, review will echo this.
3. If you can find a package deal that includes the 55-250 STM lens, it will save you $200...do it!!
4. Buy a book besides the manual, it really helped me to understand how the camera really works. Also there is a great set of videos from "The great courses". It is taught by a National Geographic photographer and at $80 has been really eye opening as far as taking great pictures.
This T5i is a great camera for beginners and enthusiasts. There is not much difference in this camera and the T4i. I think touch screen is the biggest upgrade, the touchscreen is awesome, by the way. The controls are easy to learn and use. I have not tested it, but this camera may not tolerate wet weather like the 70D will. Live view works well. I have not used the video too much, it worked well with 18-55STM, but when I tried it with an older 70-300 kit lens it was very noisy and never focused right. This was the lens not the camera, hence my suggestion #3 above. These kit Canon lenses have changed the game, and they take great images. You will not be disappointed, but you may want to upgrade to more expensive lenses if you are doing more than chasing the kids around. A few review web sites even say that the images from these lenses rival more expensive ones.
Whether you are delving into the world of exposure and trying to take wonderful images, or this is to document vacations and family moments, you will love this camera.
1. Easy to use out of the box on "green" setting.
2. Easy to learn exposure on in "live view" mode
3. Screen is big, bright and customizable
4. Light enough everyday family use
5. Video capable, Multiple frame rates.
6. Touch screen works like my iPhone
7. New Canon kit lenses take very sharp pictures compared to older kit lenses.
1st THOUGHTS_Canon almost got me on a 60x point n shoot at Costco, but I payed the bigger bucks, and am not sorry. I thought my Kodak pics with the nice S&K lens were great, but these are WOW. The only pictures that don't turn out and look great are the ones I have been setting up on manual, which produces wonderful results with a little more trial and error.
PICTURES_I got it with only the stock 18-55mm lens and some of the Macro shots of spring blossoms fill an HDTV space with jaw dropping colorific pics. I just ordered the $10 macro reversing ring to play around with some superduper close-ups without having to spend $3-400 on the real macro stuff. Just about everything set on auto that I've taken turns out sharp and clear, and seemed dud-proof. My friends are not the SLR owning crowd and have been very praising of the few shots I have shared.
CAMERA BODY_I'm a big guy, the camera is surprisingly light, and is not a problem to wander around with this hanging about your neck or in a side bag. Construction seems to be of strong gauge plastic with not much metal visible. Strap is very comfy too. There is NO(?) connector string for the lens cap. Spinning and flipout color screen is very useful. I have already used it for taking pics at goofy angles which make using the eye piece impossible. Controls, buttons, and switches are layed out nicely, The on-off switch and selector wheels literally feel like a Fisher-Price Toy they are so solidly built, and seem like they may last a while. Nothing on the camera feels flimsy. The battery is doubled locked in it's compartment, which I thought was an impressive touch. One drop and most batteries will barge their way out of a camera and damage the door.
WHAT'S INSIDE_Having read many reviews before purchasing this unit, I really liked the difference between the Canon and Nikon, and the ones that put me over to Canon, fast action photography and ease of controls use. Watch any sporting event and the only lenses you see on the sidelines are white Canon lenses for fast action play. The reviews appear to be correct. I read the manual on my Kindle, computer, and the book for the first week. I tried to get up to speed, and the software and controls on the camera were very simple to follow. The camera actually gives you multiple ways to accomplish a software change with wheels, direction buttons, and a super nice touch screen display. Touch screen is one of the best parts of the camera. I tell people to read directions, do they listen, no. I do, and it makes difference no matter what the electronics. Go to YouTube and watch videos, it helps a lot.
The battery charges fully in 1-2 hours. Having had the Kodak P880 before this did help ease into learning how to operate the camera. Read the directions and take pictures of anything as you go and see what they look like. I poked my head out the front door and took a handheld 3 second night exposure of streaky car traffic lights. A little unfocused but I learned how to do it when I have tripod in hand. I went back through some initial pics and post effected them with grainy BW or amped colors for some very nice artsy visuals. The software also defaults to save your original pic. The software discs that comes in the box provide manuals, and very good picture editing tools. They call them professional, but it isn't Adobe, I know that much, and does all I need it to do.
HD VIDEO_I may add to this later. The STM lens focusing system is a must for video. I watched a YouTube video and the focusing is silent compared to lenses of the past. Even the USM lenses were adding noise to the video, just like my old Kodak did. I have turned it on, and the STM focusing is as advertised, quiet! The T5i is STM approved. T3i...NOT.
FINAL NOTES_Even if you just use the no-brainer settings, the camera is well worth it. With IS(image stabilization), new STM(works on a sliding principle) lens focusing, and other Canon technology, the T5i will make your memories foolproof. There are pros doing reviews here on more technical items and I will not try to offer that level of reflection. I know how to build a great computer, but have no where near mastered what this T5i is capable of. Many reviews say this is a good starter $700 camera, and I believe them now, but like the computers I build, you need to do more than check mail. AND read the directions!! Professional photographers are spending thousands on just the body of a camera. I'm not there yet, or maybe never. Right now, the T5i, looks pro enough.
UPDATE 2015-06-24: I still really like my T5i!! After a year and a half of use and several thousand clicks to boot, I know what it can and can't do well. I have even started doing some research into the 70D, but not the LCD tiltless 7D, which is the top of the line APS-C. I'm going to update some pictures here also. The T5i pictures are always downloaded to my computer and HDTV. These are ridiculously awesome viewed on a big screen. My friend has a very nice iMac Apple computer and they do not measure up to the HDTV at 46 inches or larger.
I just returned form Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Lassen volcano, and several zoos, with picture you can only stare at in amazement. Vacation photos and video never looked so good. The T5i has a 4 second video snapshot feature that stiches all the clips together for one movie. Your friends will love you, because they don't need to watch home movies lasting more than a few minutes. At zoos, this is a huge bonus. The T5i is not the pinnacle of cameras but it can make you look like a pro to your non techie friends, and easily. One more tip on video, and this is fun. Load the supplied software, connect your camera to the PC, convert some of your favorite music to WAV(only), download the WAV files to your SD card via the usb cable, and voila, you hear your music instead of the low quality sound picked up by the in-camera mike. Turn off the mike so that it is silent. Also, turn on the audio wind filter if you want that sound. I listen to my videos with the new Sherlock Holmes BBC soundtrack, goes with everything.
I really thought the versatile LCD screen would be really nice for photo taking, but is just useful for some video and video viewing. The eye piece viewer is still the best for picture taking. One thing I just learned, I have always left the image stabilizer on. I have started using the camera without it and have had some revelating(new word) results. The image stabilizer holds the camera back from doing instant focus. Getting a picture of a bee has been impossible with the IS on, but off, the T5i will focus instantly, instead of hunting for AF, and then it is too late. This is also the dilemma for video on the T5i, and has tendency to hunt for focus. If you do the 4 second clip video, sometimes half the clip is horribly blurred before snapping into clarity.
Look at a guy like Ansel Adams(genius), the guy could out shoot 99.9 percent of the waking camera public with a shoe box pinhole camera. His favorite 'til the day he died was not a very a fancy camera in the least. It will always boil down to how good and persistent you are with whatever tool you have in the box.
The t4i and t5i in the hands of real pros can produce stunning pictures, but again, one is older than the other. The main reason Canon dumped the t4i, and you won't get them to admit it, was too much zinc in the rubber grip handles. This produced several episodes of allergic skin reactions/discoloration of the grip itself, and corporations run away from potential lawsuits with track shoes laced up. Since the t4i was dumped hurriedly, Canon decided to add a few new great wrinkles to the mix, mainly the STM lens line up, and the battery will get you another 100 shots per charge(big plus). I think those two and no lawsuits are winners.
The 70d and 7d(top o' line of APS-C) are just above this T5i in one and two position. Canon's 6D is the entry level full frame(non APS-C) but suffers the same video problems as the t5i, or so I hear. The HD video performance on the 7's is outstandingly better than the t5i which sometimes has a tendency to hunt for focus with the image stabilizer on. 70d is another $300 more than the t5i and has better specs. 70d is $1,100 with two lenses, plus extras. It even has the new dual AF, which really helps on the video end. I purchased the 55-250mm and it has been the biggest boost to my picture abilities. Only until a recent camping trip did I long for a 400mm, when I got some decent pics of an Osprey across the river and high on a branch. My best nature shot so far. Generally, the 250mm range gets you almost everything, and nicely, I will do a separate review of that lens. Some reviewers claim it is in L glass class, and I believe it, but have not used L myself.
The T5i with two lenses, and extras sells for $800, which is an unbelievable deal. The 70D is $1,100-1,200 and sports better specs than the T5i, with two lenses and extras. For $300-400 more, if the piggy bank allows, buy the 70D, with the new dual AF system, wifi, and more. So much for this update.