As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T5 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, super zooms and mirrorless. 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 D3300 and the D3200)

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 focuses automatically while shootting video (contrast detection vs none).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (755 ISO vs 1,385 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (63.0 vs 82.0), has slightly less color depth (21.9 bits vs 22.1 bits), has slightly 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
$328 - $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: $328.00 vs $325.00
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 480 g

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
10 months older
$431 - $649 (body only)
$535 - $599 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
  • Many more cross-type focus points: 9 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 21.9 bits

common strengths of the T5i and Rebel T5

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $431.06 vs $325.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older
$497 (body only)
$460 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better color depth: 22.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Lacks video autofocus: None vs Contrast detection

common strengths of the T3i and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $459.95 vs $325.00

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
3 years older
$479 (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 smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the T3 and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $380.00 vs $325.00
  • Light weight: 459 g vs 480 g

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
4 years older

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better color depth: 22.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Lacks video autofocus: None vs Contrast detection

common strengths of the T2i and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
similar age
$447 (body only)
$375 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,385 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Better color depth: 24.3 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • More dynamic range: 13.2 EV vs 11.3 EV

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and Rebel T5

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $339.95 vs $325.00

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T5 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it can focus continuously while recording movies, focuses automatically while shootting video (contrast detection vs none), is newer (february 2014 vs august 2010) and is slightly lighter (480 g vs 822 g).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (755 ISO vs 2,340 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (63.0 vs 82.0), has significantly less color depth (21.9 bits vs 22.5 bits), has slightly narrower dynamic range (11.3 EV vs 11.7 EV) and has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$929 (body only)
$1,168 18-135mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 22.2 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

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: $929.40 vs $325.00

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$723 - $799 (body only)
$868 - $899 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

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
$849 (body only)
$1,119 18-200mm lens

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

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

  • Significantly 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: $849.00 vs $325.00

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year older
$1,207 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,787 - $1,799 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
  • Much 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)
  • Inexpensive: $1,207.22 vs $325.00
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 480 g

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
6 years older
$1,199 (body only)
$1,874 28-135mm lens

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

  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Shoots faster: 6.5 fps vs 3 fps
  • 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)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Heavier: 822 g vs 480 g

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: $1,199.00 vs $325.00

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), has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 210 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), much smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 1.39x) and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
similar age
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 1.39x vs 0.50x
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and Rebel T5

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Large viewfinder size: 1.39x vs 0.50x
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
10 months newer
$212 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 500 shots
  • No 24p support
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SX530 HS and Rebel T5

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 480 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.1"

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
1 year newer
$229 - $230

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 500 shots
  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and Rebel T5

  • Light weight: 325 g vs 480 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.1"
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
similar age
$268

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the Rebel T5)

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

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and Rebel T5

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
2 years newer
$457 - $567

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and Rebel T5

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

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), much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 62 lenses), has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 420 shots), focuses automatically (phase detection vs hybrid detection) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (755 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), has much lower image quality (63.0 vs 82.0), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.70x) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$449 - $498 (body only)
$579 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 63.0

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

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

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
similar age
$437 (body only)
$370 - $379 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 79.0 vs 63.0
  • Better color depth: 23.8 bits vs 21.9 bits

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the Rebel T5)

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

common strengths of the A5000 and Rebel T5

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