Canon's Rebel T5/EOS1200D) is the latest model in the company's DSLR lineup, replacing the Rebel T3/EOS 1100D, and intended for entry-level photographers. The camera features an 18 megapixel CMSOS (APS-C) image sensor, a high-performance DIGIC 4 image processor, and a nine-point autofocus (AF) system that can automatically lock onto moving subjects. It is equipped a continuous shooting mode of up to three frames per second (fps) – ideal for capturing fast action at, for example, sporting events or children's activities. Results can be viewed on the camera's 3in. LCD monitor.
An ISO range of 100–6400 (expandable to 12800) allows shooting in conditions from bright natural outdoor lighting to dimly lit indoor settings. The T5, which comes with an 18–55mm lens, is also compatible with the complete lineup of Canon EF and EF-S lenses and, if used with EF macro lenses, can capture close-up detail. The camera’s Full HD Movie mode allows shooting of high-quality 1080p movies with ease. A number of recording sizes and frame rates enable easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features, as well as in-camera editing.
David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer, born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His work has taken him all over the world, but away from his photographic career David lives on an exposed hill, overlooking the market town of Hexham in Northumberland.