April 2014

EOS Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D/ EOS Kiss X70)

Photo 1: EOS Rebel T5

Photo 1: EOS Rebel T5

EOS Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D/ EOS Kiss X70) 18.00-megapixel CMOS sensor, full-time ISO 6400 (extendable to ISO 12800)
Scene Intelligent Auto
63-zone, dual-layer metering, multiple aspect ratios
improved movie shooting functions, post-shooting creative filters

This month's technical report brings you the latest information on the EOS Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D/ EOS Kiss X70).

Development objectives

As the successor to the EOS Rebel T3 [EOS 1100D/EOS Kiss X50], the EOS Rebel T5 (Photo 1) delivers even better image quality and high functionality despite being an entry-level model.

Excellent image fidelity, picture quality, and ISO range
  • Approximately 18.00-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Full-time ISO range of 100 to 6400, extendable to ISO 12800
Upgraded core camera functions
  • Nine-point AF
  • 63-zone, dual-layer metering
  • Maximum continuous shooting speed of approximately 3.0 fps
  • 3.0 type (4:3 aspect ratio) LCD monitor with approximately 460,000 dots
Enhanced image creation functions
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Picture Style Auto
  • Creative filters provide more post-shooting fun
  • Multiple aspect ratios
  • Resize function
Improved movie shooting functions
  • Support for full HD movie recording
  • Video snapshot albums

The following sections survey the EOS Rebel T5, with particular attention to its advances over the EOS Rebel T3.

Advanced digital functions for fine detail and top picture quality

Photo 2: CMOS Sensor

Photo 2: CMOS Sensor

(1) Approximately 18.00-megapixel, APS-C sized CMOS sensor

The EOS Rebel T5 comes with a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor (Photo 2) with approximately 18.00 effective megapixels and an effective sensor size of approximately 22.3 x 14.9 mm. The inclusion of an optical low-pass filter mitigates problems with moirè and false colors that are difficult to remove after shooting.

(2) Wide ISO 100 to 6400 range, extendable to ISO 12800

In contrast to the Rebel T3, the extended ISO speed can now be set to ISO 12800, improving the camera's performance when shooting in darker locations.

Upgraded core camera functions

(1) Nine AF points

The Rebel T5 uses the same nine-point AF sensor as the Rebel T3 for autofocusing during viewfinder shooting. The center point functions as a cross-type point at f/5.6.

Figure 1: Light metering coverage

Figure 1: Light metering coverage

(2) 63-zone, dual-layer metering

The 63-zone metering sensor can perform evaluative metering linked to all AF points (Figure 1). Partial metering covers approximately 10 percent of the viewfinder frame in the center.

(3) Maximum continuous shooting speed of approximately 3.0 fps

Although the continuous shooting speed is the same as on the EOS Rebel T3, the shooting speed will no longer slow down when recording RAW and RAW + JPEG images.

(4) 3.0 type (4:3 aspect ratio) LCD monitor with approximately 460,000 dots

The EOS Rebel T5 offers improved visibility with Live View shooting, movie recording, and playback, because the LCD monitor has a larger screen and twice the dots as the Rebel T3's monitor.

Enhanced image creation functions

This section introduces image creation functions that have been improved since the EOS Rebel T3.

(1) Scene Intelligent Auto

In the Scene Intelligent Auto mode, the camera detects the shooting scene and automatically makes the proper settings for the scene, which includes Picture Style Auto, AI Focus AF (automatically switches between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF), and auto built-in flash firing (Figure 2).

Figure 2: EOS Scene Detection system

Figure 2: EOS Scene Detection system

(2) Creative filters

The filters Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Toy camera effect, and Miniature effect can be applied after shooting and the results saved as a separate image.

(3) Resize function

Users can resize images after shooting and save the resized image as a separate image (Table 1 lists the resizing options and Table 2 gives the number of recording pixels after resizing).

Size at shooting Resizing options
Medium Small 1 Small 2 Small 3
Large Yes Yes Yes Yes
Medium   Yes Yes Yes
Small 1     Yes Yes
Small 2       Yes
Small 3        

Table 1: Resizing options

Size Aspect ratios and approx. number of recording pixels
3 : 2 4 : 3 16 : 9 1 : 1
Medium 3456 x 2304
(8.00 megapixels)
3072 x 2304
(7.00 megapixels)
3456 x 1944
(6.70 megapixels)
2304 x 2304
(5.30 megapixels)
Small 1 2592 x 1728
(4.50 megapixels)
2304 x 1728
(4.00 megapixels)
2592 x 1456*
(3.80 megapixels)
1728 x 1728
(3.00 megapixels)
Small 2 1920 x 1280
(2.50 megapixels)
1696 x 1280*
(2.20 megapixels)
1920 x 1080
(2.10 megapixels)
1280 x 1280
(1.60 megapixels)
Small 3 720 x 480
(350,000 pixels)
640 x 480
(310,000 pixels)
720 x 400*
(290,000 pixels)
480 x 480
(230,000 pixels)

Table 2: Number of recording pixels after resizing

*Proportions are not exact.

Live View shooting functions

Users can now select the aspect ratio from 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1 when Live View shooting.

Improved movie shooting functions

The EOS Rebel T5 adds many movie shooting functions to those on the Rebel T3, including full HD movie shooting, video snapshot albums, manual sound-recording levels, wind filter / attenuator, exposure control, and still-image shooting during movie recording.

Same rich playback functions and photobook options as found on the top-end model

(1) Playback functions

The EOS Rebel T5 comes with the same playback functions as the top-end EOS Rebel T5i, including playing background music with slide shows and rating images.

(2) Photobook options

Users can specify which images (up to 998 images) to use in a photobook. This is useful when ordering a photobook because EOS Utility will copy the specified images into a special folder when transferring images to a computer.

Supported accessories

(1) Power supply

The EOS Rebel T5 uses the same LP-E10 battery pack as the Rebel T3. It does not have a battery grip.

(2) GPS receiver support

Using the GP-E2 GPS receiver with the Rebel T5 lets users add the shooting location and time to images as well as record their travel path. Note that the GP-E2 must be connected to the camera with the cable supplied with the GP-E2 (Photo 3).

Photo 3: GP-E2 GPS receiver

Photo 3: GP-E2 GPS receiver

Photo 4: Mode Dial

Photo 4: Mode Dial

Function EOS Rebel T5 EOS Rebel T3
Number of effective pixels Approx. 18.00 megapixels Approx. 12.20 megapixels
Imaging processor DIGIC 4
Recording media SD / SDHC / SDXC
Viewfinder Coverage [%, approx.] 95
Magnification [times, approx.] 0.8
Eye point [mm, approx.] 21
Autofocus AF points 9
Cross-type points Cross-type at center, f/5.6 sensitive
Exposure control Scene Intelligent Auto Yes No
ISO speeds 100 - 6400 (H12800) 100 - 6400
Continuous shooting speed [max. fps] 3
Image creation functions EOS Scene Detection system Yes No
Picture Style Auto Yes No
Live View functions Multiple aspect ratios Yes No
Image plane AF Contrast AF
Movie shooting Movie recording sizes 1920 x 1080 (30p / 25p / 24p)
1280 x 720 (60p / 50p)
640 x 480 (30p / 25p)
1280 x 720 (30p / 25p)
Exposure control Auto / Manual Auto
ISO speeds 100 - 6400
Video snapshot album Yes No
Manual sound-recording level Yes No
Wind filter / Attenuator Yes No
Still-image shooting Yes No
LCD monitor Screen size 3.0 type (screen aspect ratio 4:3) 2.7 type (screen aspect ratio 4:3)
Dots [approx.] 460,000 230,000
Post-shooting image processing Creative filters Yes No
Resize Yes No
Photobook options Yes No
World time zone setting Yes No
Support for the GP-E2 GPS receiver Yes No
Shooting capacity [room temperature, 50% flash usage] Approx. 500 shots Approx. 700 shots
Dimensions [w x h x d, millimeters, approx., CIPA standard] 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9
Weight [grams, approx.] CIPA standard 480 495
Body only 435 450

Table 3: Comparison of the main EOS Rebel T5 and EOS Rebel T3 specifications