Amazon Review by Joanna D.
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Rebels ROCK: T5 vs T5i
The Rebel line of Canons has produced some incredible cameras such as the T3. These are considered "budget" or beginner DSLR's but in actuality, they are packed with features and unless you are a pro, you won't need much more in a DSLR. They also have the ability to take video.
There is a T5 and a T5i and it’s not easy to tell what the differences are. CAREFUL! They are not the same, and the T5 is less expensive, though certainly a GREAT “entry level” DSLR. (Digital single lens reflex–a camera you can change lenses to add a telephoto or a wide angle lens like the pros do.)
The MAIN difference between the two is in the screen resolution: 460,000 dots for the T5 vs 1,040,000 dots in the T5i. That’s a big difference. If you do a lot of video, the T5i would be better. You can blow up your pictures on the screen much larger.
Another screen difference: the T5i swivel screen is better for video (swings out like a video camera.) The touch screen makes manual settings a breeze. The T5 has a fixed screen like the T3.
The T5 is lighter (480g or 0.94lbs vs 580g or 1.27lbs)
Doing a lot of low-light work? The ISO range of the T5i is larger: T5 100 - 12,800 vs T5i 100 - 25,600
The T5 has about 100 shots MORE of battery life than the T5i.
If you are shooting a lot of video with a DSLR, you’ll probably want the T5i. If you are shooting a lot of low-light, you may also want the T5i. If you want a very light camera, with more battery life and to save some money, the T5 is excellent. If you don’t do video AT ALL, the T3 is cheaper still, and has more battery life and is an ounce lighter. The video resolution on the T5 is better than the T3 and there is an auto-contrast detection.
Summary: Video and still shooters–T5i is best, T5 is good. T3 is best for still shots and is cheaper, has more battery life.