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

Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon Rebel T3i

Winner
Canon Rebel T5i

100

Canon Rebel T3i

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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 T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$355 with 75-300mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

$785 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$547 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$272 - $550 body only

$345 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$355 with 75-300mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

$785 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

discussion

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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!