As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T5 is also often compared to pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon EOS Rebel T5's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T3i and the Rebel T5i) and Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D3100)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and Rebel T5

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
10 months older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and Rebel T5

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and Rebel T5

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
3 years older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3 and Rebel T5

  • None found

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
4 years older
$340 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T1i and Rebel T5

  • None found

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
4 years older

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T2i and Rebel T5

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$555 (body only)

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and Rebel T5

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
5 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and Rebel T5

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and Rebel T5

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and Rebel T5

  • None found

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
6 years older
$1,800 28-135mm lens

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 40D and Rebel T5

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
4 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 7D and Rebel T5

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), takes significantly higher resolution photos (18 MP vs 8 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots).

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%) and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
10 months newer
$249 - $255

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
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 18 MP

common strengths of the SX530 HS and Rebel T5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 480 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
similar age
$244

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)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and Rebel T5

  • Light weight: 628 g vs 480 g
  • Very inexpensive: $243.51 vs $337.37

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
6 years older
$281

Significant advantages of the S5 IS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S5 IS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S5 IS and Rebel T5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 480 g

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
1 year older
$353

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the L320 and Rebel T5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 480 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
similar age
$344

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the P530 and Rebel T5

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 480 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$242 - $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)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 18 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and Rebel T5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 480 g