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 T6i and the Rebel T3i) 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 significantly 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 much 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 larger (professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)).

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the T5i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen
  • Shoots slower: 3.7 fps vs 5 fps

common strengths of the T3i and T5i

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 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
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 5 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T5i

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
10 months newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the T5i)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the T5i)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 5 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and T5i

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the T5i)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly 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

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the T5i)

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

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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T5i compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), 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 significantly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.70x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24.2 MP), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 6 fps) and has much more startup delay (700 ms vs 400 ms).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the T5i)

  • Weather sealed
  • Shoots significantly faster: 7 fps vs 5 fps
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

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 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
3 years newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 890 g vs 580 g

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and T5i

  • None found

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
2 years older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the T5i)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 440 shots
  • 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)

  • 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 50D

Canon EOS 50D
4 years older
$532 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the T5i)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Shoots faster: 6.3 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Heavier: 822 g vs 580 g

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: $531.59 vs $539.00

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
7 years older
$2,499 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5D (vs the T5i)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.53x
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 5D (vs the T5i)

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

common strengths of the 5D and T5i

  • None found

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
6 months newer
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the T5i)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.53x
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Larger: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)

common strengths of the D610 and T5i

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Very inexpensive: $789.99 vs $539.00
  • Light weight: 760 g vs 580 g

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, has a screen which flips out, can focus continuously while recording movies and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.7"), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.70x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the T5i)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and T5i

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
10 months newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $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)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and T5i

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $539.00

Canon EOS M100

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4 years newer
$379 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the T5i)

  • Higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much smaller: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the EOS M100 and T5i

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $539.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000
similar age

Significant advantages of the NX2000 (vs the T5i)

  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3"
  • Much smaller: Mid size (119×65×36 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the NX2000 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 55 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the NX2000 and T5i

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T5i compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), much smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 1.39x) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
10 months newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the T5i)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the T5i)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 440 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and T5i

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.1"

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
4 years older
$519

Significant advantages of the SX10 IS (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX10 IS (vs the T5i)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the SX10 IS and T5i

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 580 g