Rebel T5/1200D

Canon Rebel T5/1200D
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 1.5 stars
$300 to $400
  • 30%

  • Canon Rebel T5/1200D
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  • Last modified: October 18, 2017
  • Usability
    Editor: 70%
  • Image Quality
    Editor: 40%
  • Speed
    Editor: 40%
  • Accessories
    Editor: 75%

The newest version of Canon’s entry-level camera is hardly changed from the previous-generation T3. The T5 has a couple of minor improvements:

  • 1080p video (instead of 720p in the T3)
  • A touch screen
  • A sharper LCD screen with 460,000 dots, instead of just 230,000

Image quality and focusing speed are essentially unchanged. If you find a good deal on a T5, it’s a great camera. If you’re shopping around and don’t need 1080p video, you might be happier buying a used T3. If you do plan to do some video, a used T3i has 1080p video and adds an articulating screen.


  • Touch screen
  • Compatible with Canon lenses & flashes


  • Poor image quality, even for entry-level
  • Slow autofocus and frame rate