Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of T5i vs 5D Mark III

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

Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from canonwatch.com, dpreview.com, techradar.com, imaging-resource.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 5D Mark III  based on its image quality, focusing, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Rebel T5i vs EOS 5D Mark III

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

Rebel T5i
681 ISO
EOS 5D Mark III
2,293 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Rebel T5i
2,400 LPH
EOS 5D Mark III
2,800 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T5i
264 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Rebel T5i
700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Features Key features of the Rebel T5i  vs EOS 5D Mark III 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel T5i
17.9 MP
EOS 5D Mark III
22.3 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel T5i
25,600 ISO
EOS 5D Mark III
102,400 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

Rebel T5i
18.5 microns
EOS 5D Mark III
38.7 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Rebel T5i  vs EOS 5D Mark III 

7.6
8.2
With the 5D Mark III's large images files it is advisable to use a fast CF memory card, especially if you are planning to shoot bursts in Raw+JPEG mode.
EOS 5D Mark III

7.8
8.2
Many of the new capabilities definitely target pros: a pair of low-resolution raw formats (10 and 5.2 megapixels), more interchangeable focusing-screen options, in-camera peripheral-illumination correction to compensate for brightness nonuniformity across the image, and a silent Live View mode.
EOS 5D Mark III

9.0
9.0
We found that the vari-angle screen provides a good, clear view with lots of detail visible even in quite bright light, making it very useful when composing images at ground level or above head-height.
Rebel T5i

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
8.8 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Rebel T5i  vs
EOS 5D Mark III 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP 22.3 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 5456 x 4096
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.0x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 38.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,400 LPH 2,800 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,400 LPH 2,800 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 9 61
Cross type focus points 9 41
Supports continuous Yes No

shutter

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 6 fps
Battery life 440 950
Continuous shooting
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, JPEG, 65 shots
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, RAW, 13 shots
5 fps
Focus lag 264 ms 120 ms
Shutter lag 74 ms 61 ms
Startup delay 700 ms 500 ms

video

Rebel T5i  vs
EOS 5D Mark III 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MJPEG) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentaprism
Coverage 95% 100%
Magnification 0.85x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.53x 0.71x

form factor

Size 133 x 100 x 79 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 79 mm 76 mm
Weight 580 g 950 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi None None
Image stabilization
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