Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of Rebel T5 vs 600D

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?

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 600D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 600D  based on its image quality.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS Rebel T5 vs 600D

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

EOS Rebel T5
755 ISO
EOS 600D
793 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS Rebel T5
113 ms
EOS 600D
87 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS Rebel T5
3 fps
EOS 600D
3.7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS Rebel T5
500 photos
EOS 600D
440 photos

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

EOS Rebel T5
21.9 bits
EOS 600D
22.1 bits

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

EOS Rebel T5
11.3 ev
EOS 600D
11.5 ev

Features Key features of the EOS Rebel T5  vs 600D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS Rebel T5
18 MP
EOS 600D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS Rebel T5
12,800 ISO
EOS 600D
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 600D
0.53x

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

EOS Rebel T5
18.5 microns
EOS 600D
18.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS Rebel T5  vs
600D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 18 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 4896 x 3672 5184 x 3456
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 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 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 1
Supports continuous No No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.8x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.5x 0.53x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 3.7 fps
Battery life 500 440
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Shutter lag 113 ms 87 ms

video

EOS Rebel T5  vs
600D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Manual
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
Thickness 77.9 mm 79.7 mm
Weight 480 g 570 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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