As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon Rebel T5i is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Canon Rebel T5i's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS Rebel T6i) and Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D3300)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T5i compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (5 fps vs 3.7 fps), has a screen which flips out and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (681 ISO vs 1,338 ISO), has significantly lower image quality (61.0 vs 82.0), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has much less color depth (21.7 bits vs 22.7 bits) and has much narrower dynamic range (11.2 EV vs 12 EV).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$325 - $749 (body only)
$375 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the T5i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the T5i)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $325.00 vs $428.05
  • Popularity: 34,439 vs 24,600

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 22.7 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • More dynamic range: 12 EV vs 11.2 EV
  • Significantly better image quality: 71.0 vs 61.0

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the T5i)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and T5i

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
10 months newer
$325 (body only)
$380 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 21.9 bits vs 21.7 bits

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the T5i)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and T5i

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $325.00 vs $428.05

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$590 - $597 (body only)
$421 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 24 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • More dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 11.2 EV

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D5300 and T5i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
9 months newer
$426 (body only)
$392 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 24.3 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,385 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • More dynamic range: 13.2 EV vs 11.2 EV

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the T5i)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D3300 and T5i

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older
$500 (body only)
$759 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 22.1 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • More dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the T5i)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lacks video autofocus: None vs Contrast detection
  • Much more startup delay: 1500 ms vs 700 ms

common strengths of the T3i and T5i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T5i compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, has in-camera HDR, 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 (681 ISO vs 2,293 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (61.0 vs 81.0), has much less color depth (21.7 bits vs 22.5 bits), has slightly narrower dynamic range (11.2 EV vs 11.7 EV) and significantly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.71x).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$615 - $899 (body only)
$869 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Faster video autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the T5i)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and T5i

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
2 years older
$500 (body only)
$1,390 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 22.2 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • 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 60D (vs the T5i)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lacks video autofocus: None vs Contrast detection
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 60D and T5i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$468 (body only)
$1,199 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 22 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • More dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the T5i)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lacks video autofocus: None vs Contrast detection
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 7D and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $468.45 vs $428.05

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
8 months older
$1,175 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,730 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 23.8 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 61.0

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the 6D and T5i

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,175.00 vs $428.05
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 580 g

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
4 years older
$499 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the T5i)

  • Weather sealed
  • 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 50D (vs the T5i)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lacks video autofocus: None vs Contrast detection
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps

common strengths of the 50D and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $498.80 vs $428.05

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1 year older
$2,066 - $2,499 (body only)
$2,662 - $3,099 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 24 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,293 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 81.0 vs 61.0

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and T5i

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $2,066.00 vs $428.05

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T5i compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs digital), has a touch screen, can focus continuously while recording movies, much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 13 lenses) and has a significantly longer battery life (440 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (681 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), has much lower image quality (61.0 vs 82.0), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.70x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and has much less color depth (21.7 bits vs 24.1 bits).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
10 months newer
$548 (body only)
$626 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 61.0

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No touch screen
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A6000 and T5i

  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year newer
$435 - $679 (body only)
$549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the T5i)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,169 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Better color depth: 22.8 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Significantly better image quality: 72.0 vs 61.0

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 440 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the M3 and T5i

  • Have touch screens
  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens