Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.
Canon T5i Nikon D5600
Megapixels 18 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C (DX)
Crop Factor 1.6x 1.5x
AA Filter Yes None
Image Resolution 5184 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Body Image Stabilization No No
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S Nikon FX/DX
ISO 100 - 12,800 100 - 25,600
Expanded ISO 25,600 No
AF Points 9 39
Cross-type AF Points 9 9
Continuous Mode 5fps 5fps
LCD 3.0" - Fully Articulated 3.2" - Fully Articulated
LCD Resolution 1,040,000 dots 1,036,800 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Focus Peaking No No
Top LCD Display No No
Viewfinder Type Optical Optical
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.85x 0.82x
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (30/25/24p) 1920x1080 (60/50/30/25/24p
1280x720 (60/50p) 1280x720 (60/50p)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No No
Memory Card Type SD SD
Dual Card Slots No No
SD UHS Support UHS-I UHS-I
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 1/4000
Slowest Shutter Speed 30" 30"
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 15 100
RAW Buffer Size 6 12
Time Lapse No Yes
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/200
Startup Time 0.7s 0.4s
Built-in Wi-Fi No Yes
Built-in GPS No No
Built- in NFC No Yes
Bluetooth No Yes
USB Type USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Environmentally Sealed No No
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 820 shots
Battery Included Yes (LP-E8) Yes (EN-EL14a)
Weight 18.5 oz (525g) 16.4 oz (465g)
Size 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1" 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8"
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2013 2017
Canon T5i Advantages:
- Viewfinder Magnification – Higher magnification.
- Weight – The Canon T5i weighs 60g less.
- Less Expensive – The T5i with the kit lens costs around $200 less
The T5i is more affordable, but that’s the only advantage. The weight difference is minimal, so if you’re looking for the best for your money, the D5600 gives you just that.
Nikon D5600 Advantages:
- Megapixels – 6.2 more megapixels. For printing big and cropping, the Nikon D5600 is a much better choice.
- AA Filter – The Nikon D5600 has no AA filter.
- AF Points – 39 vs 9.
- LCD – 3.2″ vs 3.0″.
- LCD Resolution – Higher resolution.
- JPEG Buffer Size – 100 vs 15. Useful for long bursts.
- RAW Buffer Size – 12 vs 6.
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Built-in NFC
- Bluetooth Support
- Battery Life – 820 shots vs 440 shots.
The D5600 is a lot better on paper than the T5i, it’s got 6 mre megapixels, 30 more AF points, a bigger LCD screen, bigger buffer, built-in Wi-Fi and twice as long battery life.