Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon EOS M

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Canon Rebel T5i

74

Canon EOS M

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Size
Really small
Compact (109×66×32 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
298 g
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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differences

Advantages of the Canon EOS M

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Size
Significantly smaller
109×66×32 mm vs 133×100×79 mm
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4.6x smaller
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
65.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.1"
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2.5x thinner
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Weight
Significantly lighter
298 g vs 580 g
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Around 50% lighter
Focus points
More focus points
31 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
827 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The EOS M has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
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Advantages of the Canon T5i

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
264 ms vs 742 ms
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2.8x less delay when taking photos
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
700 ms vs 2700 ms
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3.9x less delay when turning on
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
220 lenses vs 13 lenses
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Around 17x more lenses available
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life
Longer battery life
440 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.2 EV
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              EOS M65.0
              T5i61.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $950 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $670 body only

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen

              Canon EOS M Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $279 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $548 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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