Product Name/Model: Canon EOS Rebel T5i (aka 700D)
Purchase cost: Launched in 2013 at $930 MSRP
My Product Review
Great entry level DSLR! This is my first DSLR camera and I have virtually no complaints about it. I have owned mine for over a year now and use it as my main camera for all of my photo ops because the image quality is very good (especially when captured under 800 ISO). I tend to favour using the aperture priority mode, or use shutter priority mode if photographing unpredictable animals. The dial set ups are intuitive and easy to use and I like the feel of the camera in my hands. And the body grip feels natural – not too big and not too small. I typically have my battery grip with e1 hand strap attached, which makes taking portraits easier and gives the camera a big more heft and even balance when using larger lenses (I commonly use my 18-135 or my 55-250 lens). I very rarely use the flash because I prefer natural light settings where possible, but it’s good to have the option if I need it. This camera has been personally tested around pets, on trips and even braved -20°C weather and it’s still working flawlessly. Although it’s over 5 years old and it’s no mirrorless, it definitely offers good value, even used.
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If you want the full details on this camera, you can check our Canon’s T5i overview or this in-depth Digital Photography Review on the T5i. The video on this Amazon page is also quite the teaser.
My Personal Rating: Product 4.5/5
*This review is 100% unsolicited and reflects my true opinion of the product
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