Canon Announces New Entry-Level T5, the Powershot G1X Official

Canon Announces New Entry-Level T5, the Powershot G1X Official

Though you can read more about the Powershot G1X here (since the info was leaked early by Best Buy who shortly thereafter removed the page), the Canon T5 experienced no such leak. The T5 is an entry-level affordable ($550) way for newbies to take ditch a point and shoot for a DSLR. It features an 18.0 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and a high-performance DIGIC 4 image processor. That pricing includes the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, and it does not appear to be available without that lens.

From the press release:

Detailed, High-Quality Images
Photo enthusiasts can capture high-quality images that are true-to-life in color, sharpness and contrast with the EOS Rebel T5 camera's 18.0 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor. Shooting is also made easy thanks to the EOS Rebel T5 camera's Intelligent Auto mode that helps deliver expertly optimized photos and offers improved scene detection, especially useful for shooting at night.

The Canon Rebel EOS Rebel T5 camera is also compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses as well as other accessories like the new Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II. Ideal for close-up photography with EF Macro lenses, the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II supports E-TTL wireless autoflash in conjunction with one or more Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash units.

Full HD Video Capture
The camera's Full HD Movie mode helps make shooting high-quality 1080p movies simple. Capable of shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, the EOS Rebel T5 enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features, as well as in-camera editing.

Intuitive Design and Full Creative Control
The new EOS Rebel T5 camera offers a full creative feature set - providing a variety of effects and settings to enhance photographs and video. Whether adding contrast for a more dramatic effect or boosting exposure for additional brightness, Canon's EOS Rebel T5 camera will guide users on how to hone their photo editing skills and view their original photographs from a new visual perspective. The camera features fun, creative filters including Toy Camera, Fisheye and Miniature Effect enabling photographers to expand their creativity.

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Canon also announced a nifty new macro flash, the MR-14EX II Macro Ring Light. It features a guide number of 34.4' at ISO 100, its twin tube design allows each flash tube to fire independently, or simultaneously. White LED focusing lamps and two types of modeling lights allow for accurate previewing of the light's effect.

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I'm failing to see how the T5 is in any way different from my 4 year old t2i

what you should be asking yourself is whats the difference between the T4i and the T5i... basically improved video

large difference between your SHOULD T2i and the T5 is #1 the iso capabilities, how well it handles high iso. the T4i handles iso 3200 much better then T3

Actually the video between the T4i and T5i is identical. The BIG (and pretty much only) difference is the new mode dial that spins all the way around. Ooooooooooo.... ;)

actually i know for a fact they said they improved the continuous auto focus tracking havent tested it on the T5I but lets just say there was major room for improvement

having access to a t4i and t5i, the mic input (on manual) sounds better on the t5i than the t4i as well.

It's a T5 not a T5i

The t2i looks better.

What is it with Canon and Nikon? These guys are like ostriches not wanting to look around at whats going on.

I know...

What the hell? Is this a joke?

At this price point traditional DSLRs make no sense at all. The likes of Sony and Panasonic have much better gear in their portfolio. Canikon would be well advised to cede the entry level field to the mirror-less class ... and prepare for the day when mirror-less will get access to the pro level arena.

I started out on a Canon T3i (for video), but I see no improvement at all. Maybe slightly less noise on high ISO, or better (never-to-be-used) autofocus on video, but heck, those are pretty worthless features. Instead canon removed the articulating screen - the main awesome feature of the camera :P Now I know this is not the 'i' version, but common, this is getting rediculous...

And now the ringlite approaches the Twin Lite price, makes the twin an easier (and far better) choice.

I'm looking forward to checking out the g1x II with its electronic viewfinder accessory. Those two things combined sounds exciting.

Yea, seems odd for big companies to keep dropping new tech like this with minimal updates (or lack there of in this case) each year. Canon and Nikon both have lots to lose if they cant succeed in these lower end models as they most likely sell more of these than they do the 5Diii or 6D. Just like Apple and their endless string of minimal updates to the iPhone and iPad. Why mess with something that is succeeding so well, just keep pushing those tiny updates until you start to see slides in sales. Business as always.