• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon T5i advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $539 vs $1199
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Canon T5i

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    910 vs 681 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.3 vs 11.2 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.69x vs 0.53x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T4i

Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • $618
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung Galaxy NX
Canon T4i
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $618
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax K-5 IIs

Canon T5i
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $673
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung Galaxy NX
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $673
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX300

Canon T5i
Samsung NX300
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A58

Canon T5i
Sony A58
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A58
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax K-500

Canon T5i
Pentax K-500
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Pentax K-500
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
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