As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T5 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. The Canon EOS Rebel T5's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the Rebel T5i) and Nikon (such as the D3200 and the D3300)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T5 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records movies in 24p, can focus continuously while recording movies and is newer (february 2014 vs march 2012).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (755 ISO vs 1,131 ISO), has much lower image quality (63.0 vs 81.0), has much less color depth (21.9 bits vs 22.1 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (11.3 EV vs 13.2 EV) and has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$335 - $699 (body only)
$370 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $334.64 vs $349.00
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 480 g

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
10 months older
$435 - $649 (body only)
$449 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and Rebel T5

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $434.60 vs $349.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older
$499 (body only)
$752 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $349.00

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
3 years older
$479 (body only)
$340 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the T3 and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $340.00 vs $349.00
  • Light weight: 459 g vs 480 g

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
4 years older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much thinner: 2.4" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T2i and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $349.00
  • Light weight: 530 g vs 480 g

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$310 (body only)
$419 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 81.0 vs 63.0
  • Better color depth: 24.1 bits vs 21.9 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3200 and Rebel T5

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $309.99 vs $349.00

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T5 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), lets you preview your photos on the screen, can focus continuously while recording movies, is newer (february 2014 vs september 2009) and is slightly lighter (480 g vs 822 g).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (755 ISO vs 1,368 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (63.0 vs 71.0), has significantly less color depth (21.9 bits vs 22.5 bits), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots) and significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.71x).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$699 (body only)
$899 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better color depth: 22.2 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $698.99 vs $349.00

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$739 (body only)
$800 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 926 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and Rebel T5

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
4 years older
$799 (body only)
$1,160 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 854 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Heavier: 860 g vs 480 g

common strengths of the 7D and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $799.00 vs $349.00

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year older
$1,071 - $1,199 (body only)
$1,599 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Better color depth: 23.8 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • Significantly better image quality: 82.0 vs 63.0

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 6D and Rebel T5

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 480 g

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
6 years older
$1,199 (body only)
$649 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 18 MP

common strengths of the 40D and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $649.00 vs $349.00

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
8 years older
$2,000 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,368 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Better color depth: 22.9 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.50x

Significant disadvantages of the 5D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No live view
  • Lower true resolution: 12.7 MP vs 18 MP

common strengths of the 5D and Rebel T5

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×113×75 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 895 g vs 480 g
  • Thin: 3" vs 3.1"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T5 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), can focus continuously while recording movies, much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 58 lenses), has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 320 shots) and focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.70x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
2 years newer
$349 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the X-A10 and Rebel T5

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $349.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year older
$772 (body only)
$730 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 55 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the NX300 and Rebel T5

  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
similar age
$379 - $399 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Much lighter: 210 g vs 480 g

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A5000 and Rebel T5

  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 500 shots

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$445 - $448 (body only)
$470 - $498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A6000 and Rebel T5

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (18 MP vs 9.7 MP), records movies in 24p, has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 350 shots), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is thinner (3.1" vs 4").

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years newer
$339 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and Rebel T5

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 711 vs 545

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
7 months newer
$349 - $429

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SX60 HS and Rebel T5

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and Rebel T5

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots
  • Popularity: 737 vs 545

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
5 months newer
$222

Significant advantages of the SX520 HS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX520 HS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 500 shots
  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the SX520 HS and Rebel T5

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 441 g vs 480 g

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
1 year older
$366

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots
  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the P520 and Rebel T5

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
1 year newer
$289

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the L840 and Rebel T5

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second