Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of Rebel T5 vs 50D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS 50D
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from canonwatch.com, techradar.com and reviews.cnet.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 50D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 50D  based on its focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS Rebel T5 vs 50D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS Rebel T5
755 ISO
EOS 50D
696 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS Rebel T5
113 ms
EOS 50D
63 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS Rebel T5
3 fps
EOS 50D
6.3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS Rebel T5
500 photos
EOS 50D
640 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

EOS Rebel T5
21.9 bits
EOS 50D
21.8 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

EOS Rebel T5
11.3 ev
EOS 50D
11.4 ev

Features Key features of the EOS Rebel T5  vs 50D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS Rebel T5
18 MP
EOS 50D
15.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS Rebel T5
12,800 ISO
EOS 50D
12,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 50D
0.59x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS Rebel T5
18.5 microns
EOS 50D
22.1 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS Rebel T5  vs
50D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 18 MP 15.1 MP
Resolution 4896 x 3672 4752 x 3168
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 22.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor No Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 9 9
Cross type focus points 1 9
Supports continuous No No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentaprism
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.8x 0.95x
Viewfinder size 0.5x 0.59x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 6.3 fps
Battery life 500 640
Continuous shooting
6.3 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Shutter lag 113 ms 63 ms

video

EOS Rebel T5  vs
50D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps None
Shoots video in 24p No N/A
Shoots high speed video No N/A
External mic jack None N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm
Thickness 77.9 mm 74 mm
Weight 480 g 822 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
WiFi None None
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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