Updated (March 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon Rebel T3i

Winner
Canon Rebel T5i

62

Canon Rebel T3i

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T5i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.

competitors

Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$285 - $749 body only

$419 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

Canon Rebel T5i
Rebel T5i
Canon

Report a correction
Canon Rebel T3i
Rebel T3i
Canon

Report a correction

Showing 2 comments

Judah (1:47 PM, May 30, 2015)
Really because I haven't been impressed with the low light performance by the t3i, I've owned one for about a year now, and still only getting clean footage up to 800 iso
 
shawn (4:26 AM, April 13, 2013)
The rebel t3i has way less noise and better low light performance than a Nikon D3200 I know because I own them both! And Nikon's images are worthless if captured in low light! On a bright sunny day it takes great pics though!