As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon Rebel T5i is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless, pro digicams 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 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 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
$305 - $649 (body only)
$344 - $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
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $304.99 vs $469.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$519 (body only)
$629 - $749 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
$455 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: $399.00 vs $469.00

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$400 (body only)
$500 - $515 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
$515 (body only)
$946 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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$326 (body only)
$399 - $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: $325.99 vs $469.00

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, can focus continuously while recording movies, is newer (march 2013 vs august 2010) and is slightly lighter (580 g vs 850 g).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (681 ISO vs 1,815 ISO), has much lower image quality (61.0 vs 79.0), has much less color depth (21.7 bits vs 23.7 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (11.2 EV vs 11.8 EV) and significantly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.71x).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$949 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 60D

Canon EOS 60D
2 years older
$2,572 (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 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$1,099 - $1,549 (body only)
$1,195 18-135mm 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
$999 - $1,029 (body only)
$1,399 - $2,299 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 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
4 years older
$2,502 24-105mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,815 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 79.0 vs 61.0
  • Better color depth: 23.7 bits vs 21.7 bits

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (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 II and T5i

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 850 g vs 580 g
  • Thin: 3" vs 3.1"

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
similar age
$1,073 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,499 - $1,949 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the T5i)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,082 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 70.0 vs 61.0
  • Better color depth: 22.4 bits vs 21.7 bits

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and T5i

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (149×112×78 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)

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 62 lenses) and focuses automatically (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
10 months newer
$444 - $498 (body only)
$500 - $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
  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
3 years newer
$1,998 (body only)
$1,997 - $2,598 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.37x vs 0.53x

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and T5i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Have touch screens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T5i compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records movies in 24p, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (440 shots vs 210 shots), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs compact (103×60×40 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), is older (march 2013 vs february 2016) and is thicker (3.1" vs 1.6").

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years newer
$548 - $679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Smaller: Mid size (106×61×42 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the T5i)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and T5i

  • Built-in flashes
  • Popularity: 422 vs 749

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$450

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Lighter: 304 g vs 580 g

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the T5i)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 440 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the G7 X and T5i

  • Built-in flashes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T5i compared to super zoom competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a touch screen, records movies in 24p and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), is older (march 2013 vs january 2017) and is slightly more expensive ($469.00 vs $199.00).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the T5i)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and T5i

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 440 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the T5i)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and T5i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Great battery life: 600 shots vs 440 shots