So you there might not be any big bangs or loud explosions when you shoot the Canon Rebel T5i, but it just might blow your mind. The Rebel T5i is a popular and compact DSLR available at Best Buy that won’t make you feel like you’re actually trying to take down a tank. However, it does take very high quality photographs that allow for excellent editing and a crisp final product. Katie and I like to shoot in RAW with our DSLR, because the file has ‘hidden’ pixels that can be revealed with editing to make the lighting seem better than it actually was. We have found that with large family groups you just have to take pictures whenever you can get everyone well dressed and together, and not necessarily when there is good lighting. Plus, with digital photography, if you have multiple similar pictures, you do things like switching out someone’s head who is blinking or not smiling with a head that looks better. If you have a high resolution picture you can really zoom in when editing and when you zoom out it is hard to tell that anything was changed at all. We used a DSLR to capture a family picture of one of the rare moments when the Clark family is actually all together.
The Canon Rebel T5i is more user friendly than a lot of DSLR cameras. It has a multi-angle touch screen for easy reviewing of video and adjusting of options. Plus, the video mode is capable of auto-focusing to allow for more dynamic videos. A lot of DSLR’s struggle with taking decent videos, so an autofocus feature is very valuable. If you want to look at and handle a T5i in person Best Buy has display camera’s that you can test and use. Plus, you can compare and contrast to feel more confident if you do end up buying one for yourself. The T5i has an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, but beyond that it has a lot of features to makes sure the CMOS is capturing the right 18-megapixels that you want for your creative expression. I’ve noticed that some camera phone’s boast cameras capable of capturing a lot of megapixels, but they still don’t take better looking pictures of other camera’s that have good surrounding equipment and features.
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Forrest lives in Colorado with the wonderful Katie Clark and their two sons. Forrest was raised in North Carolina, graduated from BYU with a degree in political science, and loves to dabble in lots different things. Plus, he is a big MLS fan.