Updated (February, 2015): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS 70D vs Canon Rebel T5i

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

84

Canon Rebel T5i

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T5i.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Color depth
Better color depth
22.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
75 ms vs 264 ms
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3.5x less delay when taking photos
Overall image quality
Better image quality
68.0 vs 61.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
926 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The 70D has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.59x vs 0.53x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 5 fps
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40% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
920 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
98% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Focus points
More focus points
19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
20 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon T5i

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Size
Smaller
133x100x79 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
580 g vs 755 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$649.00 vs $949.00
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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Canon EOS 70D Canon EOS 70D 84
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              70D19
              T5i9
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              70D11.6 EV
              T5i11.2 EV
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              70D68.0
              T5i61.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              70D22.5 bits
              T5i21.7 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              70D926 ISO
              T5i681 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $778 body only

              $849 - $1,448 with 28-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $579 - $673 body only

              $899 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 body only

              $1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 70D.

              Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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