CP+ is underway, which means the gear announcements are about to start coming hard and fast… brace yourselves. First up is Canon, with a new entry-level DSLR that replaces the 2011 T3 as the stripped down Rebel for the budget conscious shooter who has their heart set on staying away from mirrorless cameras: The Canon Rebel T5.
Inside the camera you’ll find Canon’s oft-used 18-megapixel APS-C sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, 9-point (one cross-type) AF system, 3fps continuous shooting, native ISO range between 100 and 6,400 (expandable to 12,800) and 1080/30p video capture.
“The EOS Rebel T5 camera is designed for entry-level DSLR photographers looking to expand their creative options and advance their photography skills,” said Canon’s executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Yuichi Ishizuka.
“The improved functionality of this new EOS Rebel camera will help them do just that as it intelligently guides users on how to pinpoint their perfect shot and capture high-quality images and videos worth sharing.”
The specs aren’t anything to brag about, and given that the T3i retails for about the same (or lower, if you find it on sale) price while offering a tilting LCD we’re skeptical about how well the T5 will sell.
Still, if you’re interested in learning more, you can do so over at Canon’s Press Room. And those interested enough to go ahead and get one can pre-order the camera with 18-55mm kit lens for $550 on B&H Photo by clicking here. The camera is set to ship in March.