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 D3400)

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, has a screen which flips out, has in-camera HDR and can focus continuously while recording movies.

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 24 bits) and has much narrower dynamic range (11.2 EV vs 13.2 EV).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$318 - $699 (body only)
$369 - $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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $318.00 vs $432.00
  • Popularity: 2,527 vs 1,737

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$799 - $853 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)
$355 - $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
  • Many fewer cross-type focus points: 1 vs 9

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and T5i

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $325.00 vs $432.00

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$413 (body only)
$450 - $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 D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$400 (body only)
$345 - $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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D3400 and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $345.39 vs $432.00
  • Popularity: 2,035 vs 1,737

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
9 months newer
$465 (body only)
$419 - $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
  • Many fewer cross-type focus points: 1 vs 9
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the D3300 and T5i

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 230 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 2,340 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (61.0 vs 82.0), 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 60D

Canon EOS 60D
2 years older
$780 (body only)
$1,255 75-300mm 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)

  • 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
$723 - $799 (body only)
$829 - $899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

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 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$799 (body only)
$1,190 28-135mm 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)

  • 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)
  • Inexpensive: $799.00 vs $432.00

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
8 months older
$1,180 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,690 - $1,799 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the T5i)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Better color depth: 23.8 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • 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)
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 580 g
  • Inexpensive: $1,179.99 vs $432.00

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
3 years newer
$3,299 (body only)
$4,049 24-70mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.53x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Heavier: 890 g vs 580 g

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and T5i

  • Have touch screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $185.74 vs $432.00

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
4 years older
$516 (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)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • 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: $515.89 vs $432.00

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 slightly longer battery life (440 shots vs 295 shots).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (681 ISO vs 1,169 ISO), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has much lower image quality (61.0 vs 82.0), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2") and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.64x).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
10 months newer
$539 - $548 (body only)
$579 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the T5i)

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

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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer
$849 - $898 (body only)
$978 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the T5i)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 9
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No touch screen
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and T5i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 440 shots

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year newer
$391 - $429 (body only)
$602 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the T5i)

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

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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
3 years newer
$906 - $979 (body only)
$1,015 - $1,099 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the T5i)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 440 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the EOS M5 and T5i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
10 months newer
$900 - $998 (body only)
$1,469 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the T5i)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 812 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 74.0 vs 61.0
  • Better color depth: 23.2 bits vs 21.7 bits

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (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-GH4 and T5i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens