Canon T5 Shooter’s Report: This refreshed entry-level DSLR is a lot of camera for the money


posted Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM EST


The 2011 Canon T3 was decidedly getting long in the tooth compared to today's camera standards. With the refreshed Canon Rebel T5, the Big C's entry-level DSLR gained some much-welcomed improvements, including an 18-megapixel sensor -- up from 12.2 -- though it's still paired to the older DIGIC 4 image processor. Nevertheless, Canon says the camera gets a boost in high-ISO performance. HD video recording is also now upped to 1080p resolution, at 30p and 24p (and 25p for PAL regions). There's also been a few physical changes, like increased rubberized material around the handgrip and an improved, higher-res LCD screen.

18-55mm kit lens: 55mm, f/8, 1/160s, ISO 100

We sent the Canon T5 into the field with Jason Schneider, and he's filed his Canon T5 Shooter's Report and returned with quite the positive opinion of the camera. Although simplified and a bit bare-boned compared to the bells and whistles seen on higher-end and admittedly pricier cameras, the Canon T5 provides a lot of camera for little money. In Jason's own words, "Overall the Canon EOS Rebel T5 is a terrific, fun camera and certainly an amazing value for the money."

Head over to read the Jason's Canon T5 Shooter's Report to see about the handling, image quality and performance of this new entry-level Canon DSLR. And rest-assured, our final Canon T5 review with our final conclusion is in the works and will be published soon! Stay tuned.

18-55mm kit lens: 55mm, f/7.1, 1/160s, ISO 100

[quick links: Canon T5Shooter's ReportSamplesGallery]