Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 7D

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Canon Rebel T5i

64

Canon Rebel T5i

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
 

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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differences

Advantages of the Canon T5i

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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 1 f-stop better
Weight Significantly lighter 580 g vs 860 g
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More than 30% lighter
Size Smaller 133x100x79 mm vs 148x111x74 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The T5i's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.95 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $799 cheaper (5x 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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0.5 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
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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
Battery life Longer battery life 800 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T5i:21.7 bits
              7D:22 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T5i:11.2 EV
              7D:11.7 EV
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T5i:61.0
              7D:66.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T5i:681 ISO
              7D:854 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,231 body only

              $200 - $1,149 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

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 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

              $641 - $699 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $646 - $647 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
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,598 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $669 - $700 body only

              $200 - $725 with 18-55mm lens

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

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $700 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $600 body only

              $599 - $610 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

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              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,499 body only

              $3,495 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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