Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of T3 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, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 2 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T5 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Rebel T3 vs EOS Rebel T5

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

Rebel T3
755 ISO
EOS Rebel T5
755 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Rebel T3
113 ms
EOS Rebel T5
113 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T3
3 fps
EOS Rebel T5
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Rebel T3
700 photos
EOS Rebel T5
500 photos

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

Rebel T3
21.9 bits
EOS Rebel T5
21.9 bits

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

Rebel T3
11.0 ev
EOS Rebel T5
11.3 ev

Features Key features of the Rebel T3  vs EOS Rebel T5 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel T3
12.2 MP
EOS Rebel T5
18 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel T3
6,400 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

Rebel T3
0.54x

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

Rebel T3
26.8 microns
EOS Rebel T5
18.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Rebel T3  vs
EOS Rebel T5 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 12.2 MP 18 MP
Resolution 4272 x 2848 4896 x 3672
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.2 x 14.7 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 26.8 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor No No

focus system

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

shutter

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

form factor

Size 130 x 100 x 78 mm 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm
Thickness 78 mm 77.9 mm
Weight 459 g 480 g
Is weather sealed No No

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

video

Rebel T3  vs
EOS Rebel T5 
Video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.7" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.87x 0.8x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.5x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 3 fps
Battery life 700 500
Continuous shooting
3 fps, JPEG
Shutter lag 113 ms 113 ms
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