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

Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon Rebel T3i

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
700 ms startup delay
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
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

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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$949 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
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Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

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

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$1,655 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$949 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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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!