While it's a perfectly fine camera when you're making the jump from a point-and-shoot, there are better choices than the Canon EOS Rebel T5.
Here's where you find the best of the best, our top digital cameras across the board.
The popular T5i/700D gets two successors with significantly updated features.
While the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is a perfectly reasonable entry-level dSLR, you can get the same photo and video quality in a smaller body for the same money (or less) by opting for a mirrorless interchangeable-lens model.
While the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is -- almost literally -- the same solid camera as its predecessor, it's starting to lag frustratingly behind the competition in some ways.
A fine camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i's more expensive 18-135mm STM kit (or body with another STM lens) is the only version that merits an unqualified recommendation. You can probably find better alternatives if you just want a sub-$1,000 dSLR for still photography.
Unless it's got some hidden tricks or deep price cuts in its future, the T5's entry-level dSLR competitors should have little to worry about.
Though it's a perfectly fine entry-level camera, there are better options for the money than the Canon EOS Rebel T3.
If the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star is now part of the "Star Wars Rebels," cast does that mean she'll be slaying vampire Sith Lords with a light saber? Fingers crossed!
The Dark Lord of the Sith invades Disney's animated series for its season finale "Fire Across the Galaxy" on March 2.
For the money, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a great choice for dSLR videographers--though the cheaper T2i can still suffice if you don't need the articulated LCD--and it's a solid choice for creative still shooters. But though the image quality and general shooting performance are top-notch, if you're upgrading to capture sports, kids, or pets, the T3i may not be able to keep up.