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

Canon Rebel T5i

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Canon Rebel T5i

60

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

55

Canon Rebel T2i

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
 
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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
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
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
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
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
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Advantages of the Canon T2i

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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
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 784 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The T2i has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Size Much smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 133x100x79 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 252 ms vs 264 ms
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 530 g vs 580 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
              $199.95
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              440 shots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T5i:11.2 EV
              T2i:11.5 EV
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              T5i:Contrast detection
              T2i:None
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T5i:5 fps
              T2i:3.7 fps
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T5i:0.53x
              T2i:0.54x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T5i:61.0
              T2i:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T5i:21.7 bits
              T2i:22.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T5i:681 ISO
              T2i:784 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $700 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

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

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,231 body only

              $200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $600 body only

              $599 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Rebel T5i.

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

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