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 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
$318 - $699 (body only)
$375 - $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: $318.00 vs $325.00
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 480 g

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
10 months older
$432 - $649 (body only)
$560 - $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: $432.00 vs $325.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older
$515 (body only)
$450 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: $450.00 vs $325.00

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
similar age
$465 (body only)
$379 - $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: $379.00 vs $325.00

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
  • 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
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T5 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), can focus continuously while recording movies, focuses automatically while shootting video (contrast detection vs none), is newer (february 2014 vs september 2009) and is slightly lighter (480 g vs 822 g).

However, on average it has slightly less color depth (21.9 bits vs 22.1 bits), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.62x), it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 7 fps).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$780 (body only)
$1,255 75-300mm 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)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 480 g

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$723 - $799 (body only)
$829 - $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 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)
  • Light weight: 822 g vs 480 g

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
5 years older
$515 (body only)

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

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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)
  • Inexpensive: $514.85 vs $325.00

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
4 years older
$799 (body only)
$1,190 28-135mm 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)

  • 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: $799.00 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), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and is older (february 2014 vs february 2016).

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
10 months newer
$207 - $279

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

  • 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

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$215 - $297

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
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and Rebel T5

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

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years newer
$369 - $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
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and Rebel T5

  • Light weight: 565 g vs 480 g
  • Inexpensive: $369.00 vs $325.00
  • Popularity: 1,005 vs 886

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
1 year newer
$157 - $171

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No 24p support
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the L340 and Rebel T5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)
  • Great battery life: 960 shots vs 500 shots
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 480 g