Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of T6i vs Rebel T5

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 and dpreview.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T6i 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS Rebel T6i  based on its image quality and focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS Rebel T6i vs T5

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

EOS Rebel T6i
919 ISO
EOS Rebel T5
755 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS Rebel T6i
440 photos
EOS Rebel T5
500 photos

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

EOS Rebel T6i
22.7 bits
EOS Rebel T5
21.9 bits

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

EOS Rebel T6i
12.0 ev
EOS Rebel T5
11.3 ev

Features Key features of the EOS Rebel T6i  vs T5 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS Rebel T6i
25,600 ISO
EOS Rebel T5
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

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

EOS Rebel T6i
13.8 microns
EOS Rebel T5
18.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS Rebel T6i  vs
T5 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 18 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4896 x 3672
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 13.8 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 19 9
Cross type focus points 19 1
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.82x 0.8x
Viewfinder size 0.51x 0.5x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 3 fps
Battery life 440 500
Continuous shooting
3 fps, JPEG
5 fps

video

EOS Rebel T6i  vs
T5 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None

display

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

shutter

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

form factor

Size 132 x 101 x 78 mm 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm
Thickness 78 mm 77.9 mm
Weight 555 g 480 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi 802.11n None
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
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