Canon Rebel T5i and New STM 18-55mm Kit Lens Product Photos Leak


Canon’s new pint-sized DSLR, the EOS-b/EOS100, leaked onto the web over the past week, but there’s a second DSLR that’s likely going to be announced around the same time — and that one has now leaked as well. It’ll be called the Rebel T5i, which succeeds the Rebel T4i/650D.


It doesn’t seem like there will be too much new with the new Rebel besides a new kit lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, which may appear packaged with the EOS-b as well.

The camera will reportedly have an 18MP sensor, a DIGIC 5 processor, 9 autofocus points (all cross type), a 3-inch swiveling LCD touchscreen with 1.04-million dots, 5FPS continuous shooting, HD video recording, a flash sync speed of 1/200s, an ISO range of 100 to 25600, creative filters, and an SD card slot.

The weight of the camera, including the battery and memory card, will be 580 grams, which is 173 grams heavier than the 407g of the new tiny DSLR. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the new Rebel (left) and the new EOS-b (right), roughly to scale:


Expect the camera to hit store shelves at around the end of April 2013 alongside a EF-S 18-55mm IS STM or an EF-S 18-135mm IS STM.

We also know a little more about the new kit lens that will be unveiled.


The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will be a “high-precision aspherical lens” that uses a silent stepping motor for quiet and smooth autofocusing — ideal for video recording.

It has 4 stop image stabilization, and will have a price tag of ¥33000 (~$345) over in Japan.

(via Digicam-info via Canon Rumors)

  • Leonardo Abreu

    Come on… Put some prime lens in the kit!

  • Dénis Wettmann

    They still believe the fairy tale of up selling. The only thing that happens is a lot of people making blurry photos with and APS-C sized sensor camera! Did I mention the awful variable /f stop?

  • Martin Goodson

    Just looking at those specs it looks very similar to the t4i/650d. What, apart from a new kit lens, is actually new?

  • Jason Wright

    Not a lot. Get a cheap 550D (t3i) and enjoy basically the best value DSLR in that range.
    I have a 500D and can see no reason to buy any of the newer models. They are just piling on “consumer point and click” features by the tonne to justify the new model, but as for REAL features and image quality? Didn’t somebody show they had got worse since the 550D on here?

    Yawn. Come on Canon, wake up and do something good.

  • Samanie Warren

    Stepping Motors are great for video, but significantly slower auto focus for traditional ‘still’ photography. I hope they’re giving the option between STM and non-STM kit lenses..

  • Tobias Gelston

    You think the 18-55 STM is going to be slower to focus than the current 18-55? I doubt it, STM may be slower than USM but not the non USM lenses. Granted I haven’t really tested this side by side so I could be wrong.

  • Tobias Gelston

    I am hearing that the sensor may be new, which makes a new release excusable if not terribly exciting.

  • YS

    New new, or “we tweaked it so it’s not 100% the same” new? I remember Olympus pulling this trick with the Panasonic 12 MP sensor.

  • Samanie Warren

    You do have a point, front focusing kit lenses are pretty slow so there will probably be no difference!

  • nyarrgh

    550D is actually the t2i, which I have. I like it better than the t3i mostly because they removed the face sensor that turns off the LCD when you look through the eye-piece.