As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon Rebel T5i is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. 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 D3400 and the D5300)

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 much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (5 fps vs 3.7 fps), has much less startup delay (700 ms vs 1500 ms) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), has much more shutter lag (264 ms vs 200 ms), is older (march 2013 vs february 2015) and is slightly heavier (580 g vs 485 g).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$307 - $649 (body only)
$379 - $549 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
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $269.99 vs $448.74

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$484 (body only)
$749 - $798 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the T5i)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the T5i)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and T5i

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
10 months newer
$420 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the T5i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the T5i)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and T5i

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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$405 (body only)
$367 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the T5i)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 440 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the T5i)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3400 and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $366.93 vs $448.74

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$399 (body only)
$499 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the T5i)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D5300 and T5i

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Canon Rebel T3i

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

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the T5i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the T3i and T5i

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • 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 slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a touch screen, lets you preview your photos on the screen, has a screen which flips out and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (681 ISO vs 2,340 ISO), has much lower image quality (61.0 vs 82.0), has much less color depth (21.7 bits vs 22.3 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (11.2 EV vs 11.7 EV) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.71x).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
2 years older
$790 (body only)
$1,499 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the T5i)

  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 61.0
  • More dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the T5i)

  • 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 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$799 (body only)
$899 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the T5i)

  • Much better image quality: 68.0 vs 61.0
  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • More dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 11.2 EV

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the T5i)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and T5i

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

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$999 (body only)
$1,129 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the T5i)

  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 61.0
  • More dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

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)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 3.1"

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
8 months older
$990 - $1,899 (body only)
$1,399 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the T5i)

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

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)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 580 g

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
4 years older
$559 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the T5i)

  • More dynamic range: 11.4 EV vs 11.2 EV
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

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)
  • Inexpensive: $558.80 vs $448.74

Nikon D200

Nikon D200
7 years older
$1,399 (body only)
$1,500 18-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 22.3 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • More dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the T5i)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No live view
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the D200 and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (147×113×74 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 3.1"

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 none), has a touch screen, records movies in 24p, can focus continuously while recording movies and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.67x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
1 year newer
$398 (body only)
$498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the T5i)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24.7 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Significantly more focus points: 179 vs 9

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the A5100 and T5i

  • Have touch screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 440 shots

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
10 months newer
$440 - $498 (body only)
$598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.53x

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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 440 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
2 years newer
$488 (body only)
$598 - $638 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the T5i)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.53x
  • Significantly lighter: 410 g vs 580 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and T5i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
10 months newer
$449 - $499 (body only)
$499 - $540 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the E-M10 and T5i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T5i compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly smaller (professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), is older (march 2013 vs february 2016) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$430 - $697

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the T5i)

  • No 24p support
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the P900 and T5i

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years newer
$339 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the T5i)

  • No 24p support
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and T5i

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS