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 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 can focus continuously while recording movies, focuses automatically while shootting video (contrast detection vs none) and is newer (february 2014 vs march 2013).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (755 ISO vs 1,131 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (63.0 vs 81.0), has significantly less color depth (21.9 bits vs 24.1 bits), has significantly narrower dynamic range (11.3 EV vs 13.2 EV) and has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$325 - $749 (body only)
$390 - $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: $325.00 vs $325.00
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 480 g

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
10 months older
$429 - $649 (body only)
$550 - $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: $429.05 vs $325.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older
$515 (body only)
$743 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: $514.95 vs $325.00

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
similar age
$431 (body only)
$399 - $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

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
10 months older
$399 - $400 (body only)
$499 - $507 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (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 SL1 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL1 and Rebel T5

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $325.00

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$389 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • More dynamic range: 13.2 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Better color depth: 24.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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: $389.00 vs $325.00

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 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$615 - $899 (body only)
$869 - $999 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Faster video autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 21.9 bits

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 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$800 (body only)
$1,253 18-55mm 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)

  • Lacks video autofocus: None vs Contrast detection

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: $799.99 vs $325.00

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
6 years older
$323 (body only)

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

  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Has a self cleaning sensor
  • Shoots faster: 6.5 fps vs 3 fps

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

  • Lacks video autofocus: None vs Contrast detection
  • 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)
  • Very inexpensive: $322.65 vs $325.00

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
5 years older
$516 (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)

  • Lacks video autofocus: None vs Contrast detection
  • 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)
  • Very inexpensive: $516.25 vs $325.00

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
4 years older
$538 (body only)
$1,164 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)

  • Lacks video autofocus: None vs Contrast detection
  • 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)
  • Very inexpensive: $538.45 vs $325.00

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 58 lenses), has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 420 shots) and focuses automatically (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

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), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.70x) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$498 (body only)
$588 - $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

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Very long battery life: 420 shots vs 500 shots
  • Inexpensive: $498.00 vs $325.00

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
2 years newer
$519 (body only)
$599 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A3 (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 X-A3 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the X-A3 and Rebel T5

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots
  • Inexpensive: $518.79 vs $325.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
5 months older

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,068 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better image quality: 78.0 vs 63.0

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and Rebel T5

  • Very long battery life: 480 shots vs 500 shots
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
similar age
$348 (body only)
$379 - $390 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

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Very long battery life: 420 shots vs 500 shots
  • Inexpensive: $348.00 vs $325.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel T5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it 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 SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
10 months newer
$229 - $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

  • 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"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$215 - $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

  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots
  • Inexpensive: $214.99 vs $325.00
  • Popularity: 984 vs 1,585

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
7 months newer
$374 - $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)

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

common strengths of the SX60 HS and Rebel T5

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

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years newer
$394 - $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
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and Rebel T5

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 1,615 vs 1,585
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
1 year newer
$249

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"
  • Inexpensive: $249.00 vs $325.00