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Advantages of the Canon T5i

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
700 ms vs 1500 ms
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2.1x less delay when turning on
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
264 ms vs 283 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
793 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The T3i has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Overall image quality
Better image quality
65.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              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
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              T5i25,600 ISO
              T3i12,800 ISO
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              T5i9
              T3i1
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T5i11.2 EV
              T3i11.5 EV
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T5i264 ms
              T3i283 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              T5i700 ms
              T3i1500 ms
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T5i21.7 bits
              T3i22.1 bits
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Size Large Help
              T5i133×100×79 mm
              T3i133×100×80 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T5i61.0
              T3i65.0
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              440 shots
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.53x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T5i681 ISO
              T3i793 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T5i5 fps
              T3i3.7 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"

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              Avatar for Cesar Grossmann Cesar Grossmann (0:26 PM, December 02, 2015)
              It's weird these "No focus motor" in Canon cameras information: all the lens have focus motor, no camera body has focus motor. How can this be part of "Common Weaknesses" in Canon cameras? Do you really think Nikon bodies with focus motor are the best cameras in the world, something all cameras want to be when they grow up?