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 T6i and the EOS Rebel T6) 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 T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$649 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

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$445 (body only)
$500 - $549 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 EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$289 - $549 (body only)
$329 - $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
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$326 (body only)
$397 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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older
$400 18-55mm 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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
10 months newer
$370 (body only)
$390 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

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 822 g).

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 22.5 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (11.2 EV vs 12.1 EV) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.70x).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$1,345 18-135mm 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 (body only)
$1,800 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)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $500.00

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
4 years older
$531 (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: $530.71 vs $500.00

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year newer
$1,419 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,899 - $1,997 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the T5i)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 93.0 vs 61.0
  • Better color depth: 24.8 bits vs 21.7 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the T5i)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D750 and T5i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
8 months older
$949 - $999 (body only)
$1,399 - $1,999 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"
  • Inexpensive: $948.99 vs $500.00

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 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 has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,240k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.70x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

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4 years newer
$998 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the T5i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (124×72×47 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the T5i)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX9 and T5i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
3 years newer
$829 (body only)
$949 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
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the EOS M5 and T5i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
10 months newer
$444 - $548 (body only)
$525 - $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%
  • 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

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 lighter: 228 g vs 580 g

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

  • 24p support

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year newer
$679 (body only)
$587 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the T5i)

  • 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
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the M3 and T5i

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection