Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of T5i vs 600D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Canon Rebel T5i 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon Rebel T5i  based on its focusing, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Rebel T5i vs EOS 600D

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

Rebel T5i
681 ISO
EOS 600D
793 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Rebel T5i
2,400 LPH
EOS 600D
2,500 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T5i
264 ms
EOS 600D
283 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Rebel T5i
74 ms
EOS 600D
87 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Rebel T5i
700 ms
EOS 600D
1,500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T5i
5 fps
EOS 600D
3.7 fps

Features Key features of the Rebel T5i  vs EOS 600D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel T5i
17.9 MP
EOS 600D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel T5i
25,600 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

Rebel T5i
EOS 600D

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

Rebel T5i
18.5 microns
EOS 600D
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Rebel T5i  vs EOS 600D 

Overall the video shooting isn't as seamlessly integrated as it is on the 7D - you still have to select a separate mode to engage video shooting for one thing.
EOS 600D

While a 13x19 print of an ISO 6400 photo wasn't quite as clean or sharp as I would have liked, it doesn't look that bad.
Rebel T5i

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


8.4 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Rebel T5i  vs
EOS 600D 
Megapixels 17.9 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 5184 x 3456
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 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,400 LPH 2,500 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,400 LPH 2,500 LPH

focus system

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


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

form factor

Size 133 x 100 x 79 mm 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
Thickness 79 mm 79.7 mm
Weight 580 g 570 g
Is weather sealed No No


Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Image stabilization


Rebel T5i  vs
EOS 600D 
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
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Manual
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A


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


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


Max continuous shooting 5 fps 3.7 fps
Battery life 440 440
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Focus lag 264 ms 283 ms
Shutter lag 74 ms 87 ms
Startup delay 700 ms 1,500 ms
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