Canon introduces EOS 700D/Rebel T5i as new flagship with 18MP sensor
Along with the announcement of EOS 100D/Rebel SL1, Canon has also introduced the new EOS Rebel T5i as the new flagship model in the popular EOS Rebel series. The new EOS Rebel T5i will also be coined as the EOS 700D in several markets. The all new EOS Rebel T5i features an 18-megapixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 processor powering the new DSLR flagship.
On introducing the new EOS Rebel T5i, Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon US said;
“Built to make advanced photography creative and fun, the EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Camera gives users exceptional image quality and fast, intuitive operation along with creative functions to help advance photographic expression.”
The EOS Rebel T5i has an ISO range of 100 to 12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode). The DSLR camera supports continuous shooting speed of up to 5.0fps united with 9 all cross-type AF focus points. The EOS Rebel T5i has a 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor which also supports multi-touch gestures. In terms of filters, the EOS Rebel T5i has a new range of effects including ArtBold, Water Painting, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Fish- Eye and Miniature.
The EOS Rebel T5i also supports 1080p full-HD video recording with a number of recording sizes and frame rates. As the smallest EOS Rebel SL1, the EOS Rebel T5i also has Movie Servo AF along with the Canon’s own Hybrid CMOS AF system. The EOS Rebel T5i supports stereophonic audio recording with the built-in stereo microphone and a manual audio level adjustment is also available for enhancing sound quality according to the environment.
Canon is also expanding the lineup of STM lenses by adding a new lens. The new range of STM lenses include the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM and the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5- 5.6 IS STM lens. The EOS Rebel T5i will come with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM as the standard kit.
The all new EOS Rebel T5i will be available in the US market during the month of April with the estimated price tag of $749.99 body-only, $899.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens kit and $1,099.00 with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens kit. The availability schedule and pricing details of Canon EOS 700D is yet to be revealed for other regions including India.