The Canon EOS Rebel T5 is Canon T5i’s little brother (in features, size and cost). Take a look at how they compare and contrast to one another and which one is the best one for your photography requirements.

Canon T5i vs T5 Comparison

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

Megapixels 18.0 18.0
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor Type APS-C APS-C
Image Resolution 5184 x 3456 5184 x 3456
ISO Range 100 – 12,800 100 – 25,600
Processor Digic 4 Digic 5
AF Points 9 9
Burst Mode 3fps 5fps
LCD Size 3.0″ Fixed LCD 3.0″ Articulating LCD
Touch Screen No Yes
LCD Resolution 460,000 dots 1,040,000 dots
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x 0.8x
Viewfinder Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 to 30 sec. 1/4000 to 30 sec.
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV ±5 EV
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 (30fps)
1,920 x 1,080 (25fps)
1,920 x 1,080 (24fps)
1,280 x 720 (60fps)
1,280 x 720 (50ps)
1,920 x 1,080 (30fps)
1,920 x 1,080 (25fps)
1,920 x 1,080 (24fps)
1,280 x 720 (60fps)
1,280 x 720 (50ps)
Weight (inc. batteries) 480g (0.94lbs) 580g (1.27lbs)
Battery Life 500 Shots (CIPA) 440 Shots (CIPA)
Dimensions 130 x 100 x 78 mm 133 x 100 x 77 mm
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2014 2013

Advantages of Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D:

  • Slightly newer sensor
  • 100g lighter body
  • 60 shots longer battery life

It’s not surprising that the Canon T5 doesn’t genuinely overcome the Canon T5i at many things, seeing as it’s expected to be the inexpensive version.

Advantages of Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D:

  • 1 stop higher maximum ISO
  • Digic 5 vs 4 processor
  • 9 cross-type AF points vs only 1 in the T5 (other 8 are normal type)
  • 5 vs 3fps burst mode
  • Articulating vs fixed LCD screen
  • Touchscreen is available
  • Twice as larger LCD resolution

The Canon T5i is presently the 2nd best Canon’s beginner DSLR camera, even though it’s pretty similar to the old Rebel T3i (2011). It has much better image quality along with greater, improved low light performance, faster burst mode and an articulating LCD screen. The rest are just slight dissimilarities that you’ll hardly ever value when taking pictures.