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 has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.53x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and is thicker (3.1" vs 2.4").

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$305 - $649 (body only)
$343 - $449 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: $304.99 vs $379.00
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 480 g

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
10 months older
$469 - $649 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out 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: $469.00 vs $379.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older
$946 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T5)

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

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

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$358 (body only)
$438 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 18 MP
  • Has an external mic jack

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: $358.00 vs $379.00

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
4 years older
$549 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

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
3 years older
$634 (body only)
$380 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: $379.99 vs $379.00
  • Light weight: 459 g vs 480 g

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 august 2008) 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 much lower image quality (63.0 vs 71.0), has much less color depth (21.9 bits vs 22.5 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (11.3 EV vs 11.6 EV) and has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$699 (body only)
$1,499 18-200mm lens

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

  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 63.0
  • Has an external mic jack
  • 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

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • 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 50D

Canon EOS 50D
5 years older
$558 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Weather sealed
  • 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 50D (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the 50D and Rebel T5

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.4 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$1,000 18-135mm lens

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

  • Much better image quality: 68.0 vs 63.0
  • 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

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year older
$999 - $1,029 (body only)
$1,599 - $2,299 24-105mm lens

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

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

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

  • Excellent dynamic range: 12.1 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3.1"

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
6 years older
$1,599 17-85mm 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

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.3 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
8 years older
$837 (body only)

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,368 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 71.0 vs 63.0
  • Better color depth: 22.9 bits vs 21.9 bits

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

  • Less dynamic range: 11.1 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No live view

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 13 lenses), has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 295 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (18 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
2 years newer
$929 (body only)
$1,049 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the EOS M5 and Rebel T5

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
1 year newer
$439 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much shorter battery life: 255 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the EOS M10 and Rebel T5

  • 24p support
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $439.00 vs $379.00

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
6 months newer
$348 (body only)
$448 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the A5100 and Rebel T5

  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 500 shots

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
similar age
$373 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 thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"

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

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 CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), much larger viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.08x) and has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 340 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

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: 366 vs 491

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
7 months newer
$378 - $449

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

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and Rebel T5

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

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
3 years older
$598

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 500 shots
  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the P500 and Rebel T5

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 480 g
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Samsung WB100

Samsung WB100
1 year older
$539

Significant advantages of the WB100 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the WB100 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the WB100 and Rebel T5

  • Light weight: 403 g vs 480 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 3.1"