Through the years, Canon aims to cater all the needs of their consumer. No matter what their photography skill level is, they want to offer something great.
So, if you’re a photography enthusiast who wants to turn your hobby into a full-time career but scared of being overwhelmed with DSLR cameras complicated controls; Canon has a camera offer for you and those are Canon T3 and T5.
Canon T3 and T5 are entry-level DSLR cameras that are easy to manage and, at the same time, produce good quality images. The table below will show the basic information of Canon T3 and T5.
|Battery||Lens Mount||Image Sensor|
|Canon EOS Rebel T3||2011||702g||LP-E10||Canon EF mount||APS-C CMOS Sensor|
|Canon EOS Rebel T5||2014||689g||LP-E10||Canon EF mount||APS-C CMOS Sensor|
Since Canon T3 and T5 are under the same manufacturer, they shared common features. First on the list is the lens.
Canon T3 and T5 shared the same lens mount type, EF mount. In total, the available lenses for both have a total of 299 and 91 of those lenses are equipped with Image stabilization feature.
Next is the battery. Canon T3 and T5 have the same battery LP-E10 lithium-ion battery. But even they do have the same battery type, the result for each DSLR cameras will still depend on their performance.
For Canon T3, you can take up to 700 shots per charge; while for Canon T5, you can take up to 500 shots per charge.
Other features that Canon T3 and T5 have in common are listed below – features that they have an advantage of and what they didn’t offer.
Canon T3 vs T5
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It’s undeniable that most DSLR cameras produce high-quality images. But when it comes to shooting in low light conditions, there are some that can’t deliver our expectation.
For that problem, Canon provided a solution and that’s by producing Canon EOS Rebel T3. The solution to that problem is by setting the ISO setting at the maximum. It may be a bit noisy during the shooting but the result will be satisfying.
Canon also designed T3 with new features to ensure it will stand out from the previous model they launched, EOS Rebel XS. These new features are, but not limited to:
- It has a red-eye reduction lamp that helps to remove the unpleasant reddish glow effect on your subject’s pupil that’s caused by the reflection of the flash’s light.
- It has a lens’ release button for ease in attaching and detaching of lenses.
- Its shutter button is neatly-placed with the grip. So, making menu adjustments becomes easier.
The disadvantages we’ve noticed in Canon T3 are: it doesn’t have an in-camera correction for geometric distortion or chromatic aberration, spot metering and ultrasonic sensor cleaning. There’s also doesn’t support a battery grip which can be an advantage when shooting videos.
Three years after Canon released T3, they launched another entry-level DSLR camera and that is EOS Rebel T5. Canon main purpose in producing T5 is just like in T3, a DSLR camera for the whole family, photo hobbyist and first-time users.
But of course, Canon T5 is more updated, technology-wise. It has 18-Megapixel CMOS image sensor paired with a DIGIC 4 image processor. These two features will ensure that recording HD video and capturing high-resolution photos are easy and accurate.
Its other features are:
- Scene Intelligent Auto mode
Canon T5 features a Scene Intelligent Auto Mode. This mode works by analyzing the images first to detect for faces, brightness, colors, moving objects and contrast. Once done, this mode will choose the proper exposure setting for the image and the necessary enhancements it needs.
These enhancements can be any of the following, but not limited to: Automatic Lighting Optimizer, Automatic exposure or Automatic White Balance.
- Faster RAW Shooting
Canon T5 is capable of faster RAW shooting in burst mode because it has a 3fps (T3 has 2fps only).
- Compatible with GPS Receiver
Adding location to the captured is an easy way to organize your images. For T5, Canon made it easier by adding a compatible GPS Receiver, GP-E2.
The GP-E2 has the capability to record the time you captured the images and the location’s longitude, altitude and latitude.
The disadvantages we’ve noticed in T5 are: it has a shallow buffer, no dedicated AF illuminator and when you use the Incandescent and Auto white balance in shooting indoors it looks warm.
Cano T3 and T5 are both a good option for an entry-level DSLR camera. But if we have to choose one, we prefer Canon T5.
We based our decision on the camera’s weight, features, and performance. On the weight part, Canon T5 is much more convenient to bring everywhere because it only weighs 689g (T3 weighs 702g), including the battery.
While for its features, it has more to offer a higher resolution, shooting capabilities for both videos and still images, and lots of creative effects that can be applied to the images.
Lastly, its’ performance is more satisfying. It has a faster frame rate and burst mode in the RAW shooting. It also has a larger buffer that can support the fast shooting in burst mode and has a higher extended ISO which is an advantage in shooting in a low light environment.
The extended ISO isn’t as high as with Canon T3, but the result is still impressive.
On this date, Canon discontinued producing these two DSLR cameras. But if you want to avail it, you can still find it on different online shopping store such as Amazon.