Announced in February this year, the EOS Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D in Europe) is the latest entry-level model from the maker and is the successor to the 12-Mpix EOS T3 (EOS 1100D). The most significant modification the adoption of an 18-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor, but the T5 also adds full HD video capture at 1920 x 1020 up from 1280 x 720 and includes a new ‘cinematic’ 24 fps option to the 30/25 fps of its predecessor. The Rebel T5 adopts the same Digic 4 processor with 100-6400 ISO sensitivity and 3 fps continuous shooting, however there’s a new expanded ISO option up to ISO12,800 and slightly larger 460k-dot 3-inch rear LCD (up from 230k 2.7-inch). Also, there’s a range of five new filter effects plus it adopts the new standardized menu layout but this refresh is quite clearly aimed at keeping the costs down and the price competitive. As a result it’s one of the most accessibly priced DSLRs on the market and is available at around $549, including EF-S 18-55mm IS II f3.5-5.6 kit zoom.
Although it has a modest spec, the EOS Rebel T5 accepts the widest range of lenses offered by any maker – past and present. Canon’s EF lens mount remains essentially unchanged from when it was first introduced in 1987. DxOMark have worked incessantly to analyze the optical performance of over 130 full frame and APS-C models from both Canon and third-party makers, ranging from the uniquely wide, yet reasonably compact APS-C Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM through to the affordable 18-55mm ‘starter’ zooms and up to the new and not so accessibly priced full-frame EF 600mm f/4 IS II USM and EF 200-400mm f/4 IS USM Extender 1.4x models.
Some of the more recent introductions analyzed by DxOMark include:
- Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55
- Samyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS
- Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x (extender on and off)
- Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A Canon
- Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
- Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Canon
- Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
Best primes on Canon EOS 1200D
The best performing primes on the Canon EOS Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D) aren’t made by Canon but by Zeiss. Occupying joint first place are the Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 and Distagon Otus 1,4/55 ZE. At $1,600 and close $4,000 respectively these are clearly at odds with the price of the Canon EOS Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D).
Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZE Canon 1600 23 15 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZE Canon 3999 23 15 Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon 969 22 12 Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon 899 21 13 Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM 850 21 13 Canon EF 85mm F1.2L USM 1599 20 12 Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM 1420 20 11 Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM 1869 20 10 Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM 6599 19 15 Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM 1550 19 12 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM 385 19 10 Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon 499 19 10 Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM 440 19 10 Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Canon 285 19 9 Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM 10499 18 13 Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZE Canon 1280 18 11 Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZE Canon 1840 18 11 Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM 1070 18 11