Announced on March 21, 2013 and available in the marketplace this past April, the Canon Rebel T5i becomes the “new flagship model” of the Rebel line. Canon followers will be excused if they are suddenly imbued with a strong sense of deja vu, as the previous Rebel flagship, the T4i, first became available barely 10 months ago. If this quick turnover didn’t resonate with Canon fans it certainly did with me — when I did this site’s review of the Rebel T2i back in 2010 it was coming to market 10 months after the T1i flagship. Barely a year later I did the T3i review, so never let it be said that Canon is sitting on its hands when it comes to refreshing the top end of the Rebel line.
- Good still and video image quality
- 5 fps continuous shooting rate
- Quick write speed with appropriately high performance memory media
- Light and compact
- Lacks weather sealing of one direct competitor
- 95% viewfinder coverage makes precise image framing problematic
- Seems to clip highlights a bit more than competition
Like the T4i, the T5i model has some of the same specs: 18 MP, 5 FPS, and full HD video. So is it worth a second look? Maybe!
Read Our Full Review: Canon Rebel T5i Review