• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $774 Average Retail $900 MSRP
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $1588 Average Retail $1550 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon T5i over Canon 70D

  • Lighter weight
    791g vs 1233g
    Lighter weight

Canon 70D over Canon T5i

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer battery life
    920 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    19 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More AF points
    19 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Less shutter lag
    0.075 vs 0.264 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    7.5x vs 3.1x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
Canon 70D
Canon T4i
  • $1588
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
  • $1199
  • APS-C

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon T5i
Nikon D7100
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $1588
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Headphone jack

Compared to Sony A58

Canon T5i
Sony A58
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $473
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 70D
Sony A58
  • $1588
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $473
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-50

Canon T5i
Pentax K-50
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 70D
Pentax K-50
  • $1588
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon T5i
Pentax K-3
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1114
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $1588
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1114
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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