As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon Rebel T5i is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and travel 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 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 is significantly more noisy at high ISO (681 ISO vs 1,338 ISO), has significantly lower image quality (61.0 vs 71.0), 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

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3 years newer
$699 (body only)
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the T5i)

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Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the T5i)

  • 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: $449.00 vs $599.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

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1 year newer
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the T5i)

  • More dynamic range: 12 EV vs 11.2 EV
  • Better color depth: 22.7 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Many more cross-type focus points: 19 vs 9

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

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10 months newer
$495 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

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
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and T5i

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $494.95 vs $599.00

Nikon D5300

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7 months newer
$500 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the T5i)

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

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

Canon Rebel T3i

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2 years older

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)

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

common strengths of the T3i and T5i

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

Nikon D3400

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3 years newer
$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)

  • 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: $479.00 vs $599.00

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, 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 much more noisy at high ISO (681 ISO vs 1,815 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (61.0 vs 79.0), has much less color depth (21.7 bits vs 22.5 bits), has slightly narrower dynamic range (11.2 EV vs 11.9 EV) and significantly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.71x).

Canon EOS 60D

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2 years older
$1,651 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

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similar age
$940 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 926 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Weather sealed

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

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3 years older
$1,288 - $2,695 (body only)
$2,202 - $2,336 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 22 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

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: $1,287.84 vs $599.00

Canon EOS 6D

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8 months older
$1,399 (body only)
$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
  • Significantly 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)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3.1"
  • Inexpensive: $1,399.00 vs $599.00

Canon EOS 50D

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4 years older

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)
  • Light weight: 822 g vs 580 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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4 years older
$2,402 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
  • Better color depth: 23.7 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • Significantly better image quality: 79.0 vs 61.0

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"

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, can focus continuously while recording movies, has an external mic jack and much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 20 lenses).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), 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 doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 60 fps).

Sony Alpha A6000

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10 months newer
$548 (body only)
$648 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

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

Sony Alpha A5000

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9 months newer
$379 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the T5i)

  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 210 g vs 580 g
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the A5000 and T5i

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

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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3 years newer
$1,997 - $1,999 (body only)
$3,080 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and T5i

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS M10

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2 years newer
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the T5i)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 301 g vs 580 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much shorter battery life: 255 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the EOS M10 and T5i

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

Canon EOS M3

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1 year newer
$429 (body only)
$1,326 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the T5i)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much smaller: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 3.1"

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

Nikon 1 J5

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2 years newer
$497 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the T5i)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much smaller: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 20 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the 1 J5 and T5i

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T5i compared to travel 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), is slightly larger (professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs mid size (110×64×36 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (march 2013 vs february 2016) and is thicker (3.1" vs 1.4").

Nikon Coolpix A900

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2 years newer
$300 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Smaller: Mid size (113×67×40 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the T5i)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and T5i

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

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2 years newer
$392

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 270 g vs 580 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the T5i)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and T5i

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS