The Canon Rebel T5i was just announced alongside the new, smaller Canon Rebel SL1. The Rebel T5i sticks with an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, which Canon seems to be pretty happy with over the past several generations of Rebel DSLRs.
Additional features include a DIGIC 5 image processor and ISO 100-25,600 sensitivity range. The T5i offers a continuous frame rate of 5fps and 9 cross-type AF points. A 3-inch touchscreen display rounds out some of the key specs on the new entry-level DSLR.
The T5i captures 1080p HD video with Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF System and Movie Servo AF, which allows for continuous AF tracking when recording video with moving subjects. Our fingers are crossed for this feature because Canon has failed to get continuous video AF right thus far (I’m looking at you Rebel T4i and EOS M).
Along with a standard fare of features, none of which are apparent groundbreaking upgrades from the T4i, Canon has also included seven new Creative Filters that allow you to apply “effects” to images. These new Creative Filters include ArtBold, Water Painting, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Fish-Eye and Miniature effects. You can preview live view images with these effects turned on before pressing the shutter button. Additional new shooting modes include Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control or Multi-Shot Noise Reduction.
The Rebel T5i is available with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens. This makes the third Canon lens released in recent history with the STM motor, which allows for smoother autofocus during video capture while retaining solid speed during still image AF acquisition.
The Canon Rebel T5i should be available in April for $749.99 (body only) and $899.99 equipped with the new EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens. The new 18-55mm STM lens will be available separately for $249.99 as well.
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