• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon T5 advantages over Samsung NX3000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $900
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    6 vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Samsung NX3000 advantages over Canon T5

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    385g vs 689g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.2 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.2 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality with great color accuracy; Lightweight and compact design; Great value for the money; Canon EF-S mount provides access to a vast array of lens options; Feature Guide and Creative Auto helps new users.

  • Slow burst mode; Shallow buffer; Without AF assist from flash low-light AF can struggle; Dynamic range and high ISO performance not as good as some competing models; No continuous AF in movie mode; Mono sound; No external mic jack.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-5 IIs

Canon T5
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX3000
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A58

Canon T5
Sony A58
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX3000
Sony A58
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon T5i

Canon T5
Canon T5i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX3000
Canon T5i
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Canon T5
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX3000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Canon T5
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX3000
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
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