Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital SLR

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    At the top of Canon's consumer lineup sits the Canon EOS Rebel T5i, though not quite replacing the EOS Rebel T4i. The changes for this new model are fairly discrete, composing mostly of minor upgrades. These upgrades include a new kit lens with an improved autofocus motor, a new grip, premium body finish, and a new 360-degree rotation mode dial. There has also been the addition of real-time preview of Creative Filters in Live View, as opposed to having to add post-shot. This makes it easier to visualize how pictures that may work best with processing will look before taking them.

    Otherwise, the Rebel T5i has the same 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 9-point cross-type autofocus sensor, Digic 5 image processor, and an articulated touchscreen that works especially well for video controls. It also delivers a familiar 5 fps shooting and ISO range from ISO 100 to 12,800, as well as 1080/30p video recording and stereo sound.

    As cameras are increasingly being stuffed full of features, the Rebel T5i seems a bit lacking in that regard but the excellent photo and video quality remains. Overall, the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is basically the same camera as the Rebel T4i. This is both a positive and negative since the T4i is a fantastic camera, but while Canon is sticking with what's familiar, the competition is moving forward.Rating: 4.5/5

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