Updated (February 2015): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon Rebel T5i

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

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Canon Rebel T5i

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

Advantages of the Canon T5i

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The T5i's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
133×100×79 mm vs 148×111×74 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
580 g vs 860 g
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More than 30% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The T5i's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$485.00 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $314 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Color depth
Better color depth
22 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1 f-stops more dynamic range
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
131 ms vs 264 ms
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2x less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Overall image quality
Better image quality
66.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
854 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The 7D has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Battery life
Longer battery life
800 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Focus points
More focus points
19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T5i9
              7D19
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T5i12,800 ISO
              7D6,400 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T5i21.7 bits
              7D22 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T5i11.2 EV
              7D11.7 EV
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T5i61.0
              7D66.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T5i681 ISO
              7D854 ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,019 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $410 - $497 body only

              $489 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $724 body only

              $929 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points

              Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Canon EOS 7D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,038 body only

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,499 body only

              $1,800 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

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