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 D3100)

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), records movies in 24p, can focus continuously while recording movies, focuses automatically while shootting video (contrast detection vs none) and is newer (february 2014 vs february 2011).

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 significantly 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

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2 years newer
$699 (body only)
$949 - $1,349 18-135mm 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: $449.00 vs $494.95
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 480 g

Canon Rebel T5i

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10 months older
$649 (body only)
$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
  • Has an external mic jack

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: $599.00 vs $494.95

Canon Rebel T3i

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3 years older

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
  • More dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 11.3 EV

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

Canon Rebel T3

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3 years older

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"
  • Less dynamic range: 11 EV vs 11.3 EV

common strengths of the T3 and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Light weight: 459 g vs 480 g

Canon Rebel T2i

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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
  • More dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 11.3 EV

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
  • Light weight: 530 g vs 480 g

Nikon D3300

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similar age
$447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the Rebel T5)

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

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: $446.95 vs $494.95

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T5 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it lets you preview your photos on the screen, 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 less expensive ($494.95 vs $1,999.99).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (755 ISO vs 1,368 ISO), has slightly less color depth (21.9 bits vs 22.2 bits), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.71x) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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2 years newer
$3,299 (body only)
$4,049 24-70mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.50x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Significantly heavier: 890 g vs 480 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and Rebel T5

  • Fairly small: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 890 g vs 480 g
  • Thin: 3" vs 3.1"

Canon EOS 70D

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1 year older
$940 18-135mm 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
  • Weather sealed

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 50D

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5 years older

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

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.50x

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

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

common strengths of the 50D 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)
  • Light weight: 822 g vs 480 g

Canon EOS 5D

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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
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps

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
  • Inexpensive: $1,999.99 vs $494.95

Canon EOS 60D

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3 years older
$1,653 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • 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)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 480 g

Canon EOS 7D

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4 years older
$1,299 18-135mm 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)

  • 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: $1,299.00 vs $494.95

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has much better image quality (63.0 vs 39.0), takes significantly higher resolution photos (18 MP vs 9.7 MP), records movies in 24p, has much more color depth (21.9 bits vs 19.2 bits) and has much wider dynamic range (11.3 EV vs 10.8 EV).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 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%).

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

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5 months newer
$329

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
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the SX520 HS and Rebel T5

  • Light weight: 441 g vs 480 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

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7 months newer
$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
  • Has an external mic jack

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

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

common strengths of the SX60 HS and Rebel T5

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

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1 year newer
$316

Significant advantages of the SX410 IS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX410 IS (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much shorter battery life: 185 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the SX410 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 Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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1 year older
$476 - $574

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (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 DSC-HX300 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • No 24p support
  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 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), can focus continuously while recording movies, much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 13 lenses), has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 230 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it 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), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS M3

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1 year newer
$429 (body only)
$1,326 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (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 M3 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the M3 and Rebel T5

  • 24p support
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $429.00 vs $494.95

Canon EOS M

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1 year older
$729 (body only)
$1,049 - $1,278 18-150mm lens

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

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

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

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the EOS M and Rebel T5

  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Inexpensive: $549.00 vs $494.95