T5i and Canon SL1: TWO NEW Canon DSLR Cameras + NEW STM Lenses

Canon has officially announced a few new cameras and lenses today and continues expanding the line of cameras and lenses that support Auto Focus in Video Mode. The first new DSLR camera is the Canon EOS REBEL T5i. Here are a few Product Highlights from the new Canon EOS REBEL T5i:

· STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies
· 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
· DIGIC 5 Image Processor
· 3.0" Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
· ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
· Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
· 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
· 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
· Multi Shot Noise Reduction
· Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

find-price-button Canon EOS REBEL T5i

For shooters looking to carry a smaller interchangeable lens camera, Canon has announced what could be the smallest DSLR camera body on the market - the new Canon EOS Rebel SL1. You can see how similar the features are to the larger DSLR camera bodies.
Here are a few Product Highlights for the Canon EOS Rebel SL1:

· 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
· DIGIC 5 Image Processor
· 3.0" Clear View II Touchscreen LCD
· ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
· Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
· 4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
· 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
· Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
· Compact and Lightweight; Weighs 0.8lb
· Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

find-price-button Canon REBEL SL1 Smallest DSLR Camera

These two cameras are nearly identical in specs except that the SL1 does not have a Vari-Angle LCD. Check out the side by side technical comparison here: https://goo.gl/J2rte

New lenses from Canon are similar to previous kit lenses, but now in an STM version to support full time Auto Focus in Video mode. Rather than jumping quickly from one focus point to the next, STM Lenses (Stepper Motor) are designed to be better at producing smooth, precise 'incremental movements' during video.

[Update] The new lens is the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Note EF-S lenses will not work on Full Frame Canon Bodies). These lenses will be available separately or bundled with the new Canon EOS REBEL T5i and Canon EOS REBEL SL1.

Additional information about these new cameras, click through the product links below via B&H Photo Video.
(Click Here For) Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
(Click Here For) Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera w/ EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
(Click Here For) Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only)
(Click Here For) Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
(Click Here For) Rebel T5i DSLR Camera w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
(Click Here For) Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

21 thoughts on “T5i and Canon SL1: TWO NEW Canon DSLR Cameras + NEW STM Lenses

  1. Adrian

    If you shoot weddings, sweet 15&16s etc., and own a t2i,7d,or 60d you can find any of these camera body's to be useful due to it's continuous video capture[selling point] which allows you to record up to 29 minutes.

  2. MovieBuff

    @Matt I also was wondering if there is manual audio controls and the option to removie AGC. What are the record time limits on the T5i? I looked all over and couldn't get info.

    I guess we'll have to wait at NAB 2013 to see what the latest camcorders will bring.

  3. Matt

    @MovieBuff : Agreed on Zoom during recording would have been great! That would have at least been something. Even better would have been a new codec for video!

    Also I have not heard anyone comment on the audio only being mono mic for 100D. From my perspective that is quite limiting if you want to do something quick with nice auido without an external recorder.

  4. Thanks for the reply Emm. I do a lot of weddings, and I need at least one camera to catch the people walking down the aisle during a wedding procession. It's always a problem to do this with large sensor cameras with manual lenses. However, those STM lenses are fairly slow, especially if you're shooting in a dark church, so maybe I'll have to use some 2.8 zoom EF lens for that.

  5. Emm

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    @apostolos - These cameras can focus with any Canon auto focus lens, but the STM Lenses (stepper motor) is more silent, smoother, and can increment better from point to point.

  6. iP337

    DPReview just posted their "Hands-on Previews" for the SL1 and T5i; the big difference they found so far with the T5i vs the T4i is ...(wait for it)

    You get a new mode dial! Switch modes in luxury with its full 360 degree spin (in both directions!), wider spaced smoother clicks to switch modes with greater ease and the newly designed RAISED labels providing a more noticeable selection in low light situations.

    ...seriously that's what they said, it seems to have the same sensor and everything else (even the same Phase-Detect Hybrid CMOS) as the previous T4i (oh and a slightly better kit lens) but good luck to any retailers trying to sell this for $1000 when t4i kits are going for $580 on brand new ebay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T4i-18MP-CMOS-Digital-SLR-with-18-55mm-EF-S-IS-II-Lens-/321093662606?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item4ac2ac778e).

    Rebel updates have never been major but they at least had enough to peak an interest, I am really really really finding it hard to see any reason at all for the 700D/T5i. Unless they find better image or video quality during their official proper tests (which I seriously doubt) then I'm sorry but if you have a 700D/T5i ...you're an idiot... (like I said sorry).

    The SL1/100D on the other hand at least seems interesting but it doesn't seem to have a better sensor, and to me looks like an EOS-M ...but with a mirror. Here are the differences found so far:

    1. Canon says they just updated the "Phase-Detect Hybrid CMOS" to widen its range to cover a greater portion of the frame (up to 80% now). It seems to have the same basic sensor as the EOS M (which supposed also has native ISO up to 12,800) and 650D except for the wider "hybrid" range.

    2. They also removed the dedicated WB, Drive, Picture Styles and AF mode buttons from its 4-way directional pad on the back (I don't see the point of this other then to screw users) and combined the Quick Menu and OK Selection button (that actually sounds like a good idea).

    3. They also reduced the AF points to non cross-type except for the center one at f/2.8 or faster (like the T3i).

  7. I need to pick an autofocus DSLR and the t5i is cheaper than the GH3. Now, would it autofocus with all the EF lenses or does it need the STM lenses? BTW, Andrew Reid of eoshd.com claims that this is still the same sensor as with t3i, t4i (maybe t2i) 60d, 7d, etc. I read somewhere else that they had some issues with the t4i, hence the t5i which is almost identical.

  8. J hanna

    Cam bodies should be a three yr investment. Every three years ive gotten and been happy with my new cam body. If you are buying one a yr then of course it is a small leap.

    And affordable is a good thing. Want better? Then by a better more expensive camera.

    70d is coming soon.

    Im sure itll have mic input and maybe headphone jack. But also double the price.

  9. Ed

    These SLRs are so small, they're becoming expensive lens caps.

    Can't seem to find if they have mic or headphone jacks 🙁

  10. Brian

    Just technical clarification - the 18-135 IS STM is the same lens that shipped with bundles of the T4i last year. The 18-55 IS STM is the new lens.

    From all reports I've read so far, the T5i is EXACTLY the same as the T4i. There's an added software feature to preview live effects, but for RAW still shooters this makes NO DIFFERENCE at all.

  11. A. David Shaw

    Wow! These are a big step up from my T2i with Magic Lantern. Emm do you know if they will have 1080 output for external viewing?

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