Updated (March 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon Rebel T2i

Winner
Canon Rebel T5i

60

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
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 T2i

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots

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 EOS Rebel T2i.

competitors

Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $497 body only

$497 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen No touch screen

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$699 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lowest price Cheaper
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,137 - $1,199 body only

$1,226 - $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger

discussion

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