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Canon Rebel T5 vs T3i/600D

canon-rebel-t5-vs-t3iThe Canon EOS Rebel T3i was announced in 2011, while the Rebel T5 came out in early 2014. Based on specifications only, it would be almost impossible to figure out which one is the newer model, as the Rebel T5 and T3i seem almost identical. We’ve had quite a few requests to compare the T5 to the T3i, as the latter is still an extremely popular model. Also make sure to check out the comparison with the T5i!

Canon EOS Rebel T5Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9mm22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor TypeAPS-CAPS-C
Image Resolution5184 x 34565184 x 3456
ISO Range100 - 12,800100 - 12,800
ProcessorDigic 4Digic 4
AF Points99
Burst Mode3fps3.7fps
LCD Size3.0" Fixed LCD3.0" Articulating LCD
Touch ScreenNoNo
LCD Resolution460,000 dots1,040,000 dots
Viewfinder Coverage95%95%
Viewfinder Magnification0.8x0.85x
Viewfinder TypePentamirrorPentamirror
Shutter Speed Range1/4000 to 30 sec.1/4000 to 30 sec.
Exposure Compensation±5 EV±5 EV
Video Resolution1,920 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)570g (1.26lbs)
Battery Life500 Shots (CIPA)440 Shots (CIPA)
Dimensions130 x 100 x 78 mm133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
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Release Date20142011


Advantages of the Canon Rebel T5:

  • 100g lighter body
  • 60 shots longer battery life

3 years, 2 minor differences. The T5 does indeed sit at a slightly lower position, but that’s still no reason for this little innovation.


Advantages of the Canon Rebel T3i:

  • Slightly faster burst mode (3.7 vs 3fps)
  • Articulating LCD screen
  • Higher LCD resolution
  • More affordable

The Rebel T3i costs less than $500 at Amazon, which is almost $100 less than the T5. Seeing as they’re almost the same thing, I recommend you to stick to the older model.

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