Nikon D5300 vs Canon Rebel T5i

Nikon D5300


Canon Rebel T5i



Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,338 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T5i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.


Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$627 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$484 body only

$369 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$579 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much smaller screen

Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$309 body only

$330 - $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

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$639 - $749 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen


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Avatar for sasha peters sasha peters (5:51 PM, December 17, 2014)
Zac (9:08 PM, December 16, 2014)
Nikon cameras "appear" to win over Canon because Snapsort's "Overall performance" takes information from the optical testing company DxOMark. For some reason they seem to be heavily biased towards Nikon/Sony sensors, and (I'm not claiming anything) some say they're being secretly paid by Nikon :/. And don't mistake me for being biased towards Canon, I'm a Nikon shooter like yourself.
CHAP (6:26 PM, June 18, 2014)
Yay the T5i is $199! :)
mgm (7:40 PM, April 25, 2014)
Why dont snap shot ... make a standard list of options that can possibly come in all dslr cameras and start comparing
And leaving empty thaose not applicable that helps user to know which is best for them..

In this case I have a doubt. .when I started comparing b/w nikon 5200 vs nikon 5300 ...I dont get the info weather any of them can take 3d photos or not....?
Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (2:12 AM, December 24, 2013)
Pentax k-5, K-30 and K-3

Compare each one of those to the Nikon D5300 which just beats the T5i hands down............
Avatar for Chãnaka Kushan Chãnaka Kushan (7:13 PM, December 01, 2013)
I'm trying selecting DSLR camera from among Nikon D5200 or Canon T5i. But I never used DSLR camera before. Please help me to select one of these cameras. What is best for me?
Avatar for droidsg droidsg (0:13 AM, November 25, 2013)
Because Snapshort are comparing the camera by specifications and not actually usage . I have a D5100 and my friend got a 600D, when we when out shooting the Canon tends to produce better colour when shooting in JPEG, better exposure and video while my Nikon produce better image quality in Raw, low light and faster auto focus. If you want a more accurate review go to dpreview as their comparison are more scientific.
Gogo (10:03 PM, November 24, 2013)
I'm a Nikon user and fan.

But i have serious question about "snap"...

How come Nikon Cameras always win over Canon? (if they're the same level)
I mean Nikon is a good camera, but so is Canon... and i don't know if i agree that all nikon models are better then all Canon models.

What's up with that?