As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon Rebel T5i is also often compared to pro DSLRs, 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 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 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 is much more noisy at high ISO (681 ISO vs 1,338 ISO), has much 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

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$335 - $699 (body only)
$370 - $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
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $334.64 vs $434.60

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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
10 months newer
$349 (body only)
$550 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
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and T5i

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $434.60

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$390 (body only)
$359 - $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
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the D3400 and T5i

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $319.99 vs $434.60

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$445 - $597 (body only)
$519 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the T5i)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 61.0
  • Better color depth: 24 bits vs 21.7 bits

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
$499 (body only)
$752 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the T5i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the T5i)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the T3i and T5i

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • 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, has in-camera HDR, can focus continuously while recording movies and is newer (march 2013 vs september 2009).

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 23.7 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
$699 (body only)
$899 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the T5i)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 813 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Better color depth: 22.2 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • 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 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$739 (body only)
$800 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the T5i)

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

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$799 (body only)
$1,160 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the T5i)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 854 ISO vs 681 ISO
  • Better color depth: 22 bits vs 21.7 bits
  • 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 $434.60

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
8 months older
$1,071 - $1,199 (body only)
$1,599 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)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3.1"
  • Inexpensive: $1,070.63 vs $434.60

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
4 years older
$2,050 (body only)
$2,999 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
  • Inexpensive: $2,050.18 vs $434.60

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
5 years older
$1,199 (body only)
$649 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the T5i)

  • Better color depth: 22.1 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 40D (vs the T5i)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 40D 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: $649.00 vs $434.60

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

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$579

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)

  • No 24p support
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 440 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the G7 X and T5i

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years newer
$649

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)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and T5i

  • Built-in flashes
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Popularity: 745 vs 1,091

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T5i compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a touch screen, records movies in 24p and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), is older (march 2013 vs march 2015) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$469 - $697

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the T5i)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the T5i)

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

common strengths of the P900 and T5i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
1 year newer
$349 - $429

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the T5i)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the T5i)

  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SX60 HS and T5i

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these