canon EOS rebel t5i body


My very first camera was a Canon Elph, and I took that camera everywhere. I was documenting my teenage life. Great times!
Over the years I’ve transitioned through a few Canon cameras, and although there are newer models available, I’m but currently happy with my T5i. It’s perfect for travel not too bulky with the right mix of beginner to intermediate.


  • Great entry-level camera and the first essential piece of photography equipment for beginners or anyone looking to take their photography to the next level  Even when the camera is set to automatic, you’re pretty much guaranteed a great picture.
  • The learning curb is minimal or at your own pace. Use the Automatic settings for Beginner, the Half Automatic / Half Manual settings for Intermediate and the Manual settings for Professionals.
  • You can change its lenses; which is great as it adds more dimensions to your pictures and videos. Plus, when you upgrade to a newer Canon camera you can keep your lens.
  • It records 1920 x 1080 HD Video
  • 18 Mega Pixel Picture
  • External microphone jack
  • The price is not cheap but you are getting more bang for your buck when you consider everything you get with the Canon EOS Rebel T5i. Consider it an investment.


  • The size will always be an issue for some, especially those who came from using a point and shoot or smartphone. Some will say It’s too bulky, too big and too heavy. For me, the size is fine. When its the only camera you need to take both pictures and record videos, I think its size is a good trade-off.
  • The battery: When I bought this camera, it came with a camera bag and an extra battery. I honestly can not count how many times that extra battery was needed. Typically, when I’m travelling, I’m taking pictures, not just for myself, but for this blog and social media. In addition, I’m filming short clips that I will later edit together for my YouTube Channel’s travel vlog. Typically, the battery will last me all day but when I film for an extended period of time (an expected or unexpected interview, someone making or preparing something etc) then the battery drains really fast…
  • When creating video sound is extremely important and the built-in microphone is not that great. In fact, if you’re planning on filming any type of talking or interview you will most definitely need to invest in an external microphone.

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