Updated (March 2015): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Nikon D7200

Nikon D7100 vs Canon Rebel T5i

Winner
Nikon D7100

91

Canon Rebel T5i

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,256 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer 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
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
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 136×107×76 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$489.99 vs $713.00
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The best price we've seen is $223 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Weight
Lighter
580 g vs 675 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Low light performance
Much lower noise at high ISO
1,256 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The D7100 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
83.0 vs 61.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Color depth
Better color depth
24.2 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 2.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Movie format
Higher frame rate movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but T5i does so at a lower frame rate
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Focus points
Many more focus points
51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.61x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Battery life
Much longer battery life
950 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Startup delay
Less startup delay
300 ms vs 700 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
251 ms vs 264 ms
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Almost the same
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 220 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T5i220 lenses
              D7100230 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Common Weaknesses
              Size Large Help
              T5i133×100×79 mm
              D7100136×107×76 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T5i12,800 ISO
              D71006,400 ISO
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T5i264 ms
              D7100251 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              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

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is significantly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $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 Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Size Much smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $979 - $1,197 body only

              $1,235 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,585 - $1,997 body only

              $2,125 - $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,174 - $1,497 body only

              $1,649 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Lower frame rate movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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              Avatar for Peter Paul Poop Peter Paul Poop (1:33 AM, February 01, 2014)
              Canon sucks!! flip-out screen, touch screen, and only one storage slots... i don't need this shit... nikon is the best!!
               
              Avatar for pAuL pAuL (0:42 AM, August 29, 2013)
              Personally i prefere neopets.
               
              Avatar for pAuL pAuL (0:41 AM, August 29, 2013)
              ojso;nsnsgsgmjs['gmsdgpkspgjso[jg I love the damn camra as the t5i it has lego built into it. 10/10 nikon makes me bored as i prefere cannnonns on the boat
               
              Avatar for pAuL pAuL (0:40 AM, August 29, 2013)
              NIPPLEEESSSSS
               
              Peter (10:32 AM, April 01, 2013)
              nikon, you suckers. I waited and wanted to buy the 7100 but AGAIN, no flipscreen. You lose.