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 D3200 and the D3300)

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 is newer (february 2014 vs march 2012).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.53x), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 4 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$307 - $649 (body only)
$379 - $549 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: $269.99 vs $419.99
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 480 g

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
10 months older
$449 - $649 (body only)
$537 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and Rebel T5

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $448.74 vs $419.99

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older
$514 (body only)
$752 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T5)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
3 years older
$500 (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 lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the T3 and Rebel T5

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $380.00 vs $419.99
  • Light weight: 459 g vs 480 g

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$289 (body only)
$419 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 18 MP
  • Has an external mic jack

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: $289.00 vs $419.99

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
10 months older
$555 (body only)
$549 - $636 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (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 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
  • Light weight: 407 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 lets you preview your photos on the screen, can focus continuously while recording movies, is newer (february 2014 vs september 2009) and is slightly lighter (480 g vs 822 g).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (755 ISO vs 1,368 ISO), has much lower image quality (63.0 vs 93.0), has much less color depth (21.9 bits vs 22.9 bits), has much 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
$790 (body only)
$1,499 18-200mm lens

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

  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 63.0
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and Rebel T5

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • 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
$999 (body only)
$1,129 28-135mm lens

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

  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 63.0
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed

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

  • Heavier: 860 g vs 480 g

common strengths of the 7D and Rebel T5

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$799 (body only)
$899 - $999 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much better image quality: 68.0 vs 63.0
  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 21.9 bits
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and Rebel T5

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
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
  • Much better image quality: 71.0 vs 63.0
  • Better color depth: 22.9 bits vs 21.9 bits

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

  • Less dynamic range: 11.1 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No live view

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
  • Thin: 3" vs 3.1"

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
6 years older
$1,199 (body only)
$1,599 17-85mm lens

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

  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • 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)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 18 MP

common strengths of the 40D and Rebel T5

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.3 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
7 months newer
$1,370 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,956 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 755 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 93.0 vs 63.0
  • Better color depth: 24.8 bits vs 21.9 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and Rebel T5

  • Excellent dynamic range: 14.5 EV vs 11.3 EV
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)

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 digital), can focus continuously while recording movies, much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 62 lenses), has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 400 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (18 MP vs 24 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer
$794 - $798 (body only)
$898 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and Rebel T5

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 500 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
1 year newer
$713 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 500 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the E-M10 II and Rebel T5

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$440 - $498 (body only)
$598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 500 shots

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
5 months older

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

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Professional size (130×100×78 mm)

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
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and Rebel T5

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

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), much larger viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.08x) and focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection).

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 shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 7.4 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much 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

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots
  • Popularity: 306 vs 396

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
6 months older
$350

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the Rebel T5)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and Rebel T5

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 500 shots
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
similar age
$178 - $212

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Rebel T5)

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

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Rebel T5

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
1 year older
$381

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the Rebel T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the Rebel T5)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and Rebel T5

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 540 shots vs 500 shots
  • Each supports an external flash