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Canon EOS Rebel T5i review

Canon's first touchscreen DSLR gets an upgrade

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Here we compare the Canon EOS Rebel T5i with the Nikon D3200, Canon EOS Rebel T4i, Nikon D5200 and Sony Alpha 58.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Canon EOS 700D JPEG signal to noise ratio

At the lower sensitivity settings the Canon Rebel T5i has a slightly lower signal to noise ratio (SNR) than the Rebel T4i it replaces indicating that it produces JPEGs with a little more noise. This is probably to reveal a little more detail. Beyond ISO 1600 the Rebel T5i's SNR is a very close match for the Rebel T4i's and both are beaten by the Nikon D3200, Nikon D5200 and Sony Alpha 58.

Raw signal to noise ratio

Canon EOS 700D review raw signal to noise ratio

As with the JPEG files, after conversion to TIFF the raw files from the Canon Rebel T5i have a lower SNR than the Rebel T4i's files up to around ISO 3200. With the exception of the lower sensitivity settings, the Rebel T5i beats the Sony Alpha 58, but it a fairly close match for the Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5200.

JPEG dynamic range

Canon EOS 700D review dynamic range

While it doesn't match the Sony Alpha 58, Nikon D5200 or Nikon D3200 for JPEG dynamic range it seems likely that Canon has done this deliberately to produce higher contrast images that look print-ready.

Raw dynamic range

Canon EOS 700D review dynamic range

The Rebel T5i's raw file (after conversion to TIFF) dynamic range is a very close match for the Rebel T4i's - hardly surprising given that they have the same sensor and processing engine. The highest dynamic range is achieved at ISO 200 and ISO 400 (from where it more-or-less matches those of the Nikon D3200 and Sony Alpha 58). The Nikon D5200's raw files (after conversion to TIFF) have the widest dynamic range at any sensitivity setting indicating that it can capture the widest range of tones ina single shot.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution18 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationNo
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)580 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS, REACH, ErP
Image Sensor Size22.30 mm x 14.90 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height99.8 mm
Width133.1 mm
Depth78.8 mm
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model700D
Product NameEOS 700D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number8596B014AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Canon EOS 700D
Let your creativity grow

Step into DSLR photography and let your creativity grow. Produce superb photos and video with an 18-megapixel sensor and enjoy shooting with an easy to use Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen.

Package Contents
  • EOS 700D Digital SLR Camera
  • Camera Cover R-F-3
  • Wide Strap EW-100DBIV
  • Battery Charger LC-E8E
  • AC Cable (with E-Type Plug)
  • Battery Pack LP-E8
  • Battery Cover
  • Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • Eyecup Ef
  • User Manual Kit
Limited Warranty1 Year