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The Newest Member of Canon's DSLR Video Family

A new Canon DSLR

Canon is known for its DSLR cameras and has been at the forefront of DSLR video ever since the 5D turned out to be a useful video tool. The Canon EOS and Rebel line of cameras continue to place high quality optics in the hands of DSLR video enthusiasts and professionals alike. Earlier this week, Canon introduced the Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR.


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Canon EOS Rebel T5: An Introductory Camera for DSLR Video

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 is an entry-level camera built upon Canon's successes with the EOS Rebel line. DSLR video may not be the focus of Canon's EOS Rebel line, but we like to think that maybe it is.

The EOS Rebel T5 features an 18 megapixel CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC 4 image processor. It's compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses. When it comes to video the EOS Rebel T5 is capable of shooting full HD 1080p footage at 20, 25, and 24 fps. It is also capable of shooting 720p video at 60 and 50 fps. An interesting video feature that plays into the social media trend of short videos is the Video Snapshot feature that allows the user to capture clips in lengths of two, four, or eight seconds, and combine them into a highlight clip. It also features several in-camera creative filters such as Toy Camera, Fisheye, and Miniature Effect. These filters give the user some light hearted options to explore their creativity with.

It seems that this camera is aimed at the enthusiast who wants to capture high quality images and videos while having fun.  The Canon EOS Rebel T5 comes with a standard Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens and will be available in March at a suggested retail price of $549.99.

Chris "Ace" Gates is a four time Emmy Award-winning writer and video producer.

Chris "Ace"
Gates
February 12th, 2014