• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon T5i advantages over Canon 70D

  • Less expensive
    $649 vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    791g vs 1233g
    Lighter weight

Canon 70D advantages over Canon T5i

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher effective ISO
    926 vs 681 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer battery life
    More info 920 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.59x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More cross-type AF points
    19 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Less shutter lag
    0.07 vs 0.26 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • More AF points
    19 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    65 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • More kit lens zoom
    7.5x vs 3.1x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; 9 cross-type AF points; Stereo microphones; Built-in touchscreen; Multi-shot modes; Improved kit lens; Even more affordable.

  • Little-changed from the earlier T4i; Slow Live View and video autofocus; High ISO performance is unimproved; Below-average battery life; No dedicated AF illuminator.

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers full-time continuous autofocus (with phase detect at every pixel in framing area) for video and Live View still shooting; Full HD (1080p) video recording with pro-level features and quality; Improved resolution and good high ISO performance; Excellent Wi-Fi remote shooting with full exposure controls; 3-inch articulating LCD touchscreen.

  • Image quality only improved slightly over 60D; Dynamic range still lags behind competing models; May not feature enough upgrades to convince people to step up from 60D.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T4i

Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $646
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $670
  • APS-C
  • More kit lens zoom
Canon 70D
Canon T4i
  • $994
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $670
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon T5i
Nikon D7100
  • $646
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $994
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Sony A58

Canon T5i
Sony A58
  • $646
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon 70D
Sony A58
  • $994
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax K-500

Canon T5i
Pentax K-500
  • $646
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $506
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 70D
Pentax K-500
  • $994
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $506
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon T5i
Pentax K-3
  • $646
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $721
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $994
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $721
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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