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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SL1

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Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
843 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The SL1 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Size
Much smaller
117x91x69 mm vs 133x100x79 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Color depth
Better color depth
21.8 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
63.0 vs 61.0
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Almost the same
Thickness
Much thinner
2.7" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Weight
Significantly lighter
407 g vs 580 g
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Around 30% lighter
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
600 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Lowest price
Cheaper
$449.00 vs $597.49
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The best price we've seen is $148 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon T5i

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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
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
440 shots vs 380 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SL1:380 shots
              T5i:440 shots
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              264 ms shutter lag
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              SL1:11.3 EV
              T5i:11.2 EV
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              SL1:21.8 bits
              T5i:21.7 bits
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              SL1:0.54x
              T5i:0.53x
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SL1:4 fps
              T5i:5 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              SL1:63.0
              T5i:61.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SL1:843 ISO
              T5i:681 ISO

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Rebel T5i.

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              dane (4:52 PM, October 13, 2014)
              That $200 price from NEWEGG at the top of the article is only for an accesories kit, NOT the T5i camera.
               
              Avatar for Tyrone Shoelace Tyrone Shoelace (0:32 PM, June 27, 2014)
              How can the SL1 be rated for lower noise if they have the same megapixels, the same size sensor and the same ISO rating?
               
              Avatar for Zorro21c Zorro21c (5:10 PM, December 20, 2013)
              One thing that people get sucked up into weatherproof of higher end cameras, but I would use my common sense and not taking my expensive camera out in rainy and cold weather. company advertised weatherproof camera body but not on lenses. The shrinkages are not the same at below freezing temperature of thick body vs thin film and glass sensor, mirror, this will make all the joins and glue parts wobbled, and dirt particles will sneak in. Cars are weatherproof but do get moisture condensation on glasses. Just think about it.
               
              Avatar for Sourav Tantubay Sourav Tantubay (10:32 PM, October 31, 2013)
              You are right! SL1 has an HDR option. So the only difference between the 2 is Flip Out Screen and cross type auto focus points (other than weight and dimensions).
               
              AP (2:29 PM, September 06, 2013)
              Doesn't the SL1 have an HDR option under the SCN mode?
               
              Avatar for Jim Mitchell Jim Mitchell (5:07 AM, May 14, 2013)
              No it doesn't. The pictures aren't to scale, so the SL1 appears to be larger which is misleading. The flip-out viewfinder definitely is on the T5i.
               
              Louie de Mo (6:00 AM, March 29, 2013)
              The sl1 pic has a flip out screen when it shouldn't