Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Compared to the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D

SpecificationsCanon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200DCanon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D
  Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D
Year Introduced20142010
Megapixels18.018.0
Total Pixels18.718.7
Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9mm22.3 x 14.9mm
Pixel Dimensions5184 x 34565184 x 3456
Pixel Size4.30µm4.30µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.9f/6.9
Sensor StabilizationNN
Lens MountEF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-EEF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.6x1.6x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 4DIGIC 4
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensorTTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated with a CMOS sensor
Points9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at center)9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at center, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
Working RangeCenter AF point: EV 0 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
Other AF points: EV 1 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
ModesOne Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
One Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
Point SelectionAutomatic selection, Manual selectionAutomatic selection, Manual selection
MicroadjustmentNoNo
 
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesTTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10% of viewfinder)
(3) Center weighted average metering
TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Exposure Comp+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO SensitivityAuto (100-6400), 100-6400 in 1-stop increments
ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (Whole stop increments)
Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 Expandable to H (approx 12800) in 1-stop increments
Shutter Speed30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)30 - 1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registeredYes, 1 setting can be registered
 
Viewfinder  
TypePentamirrorPentamirror
CoverageApprox. 95%Approx. 95%
MagnificationApprox. 0.80xApprox. 0.87x
EyepointApprox. 21mmApprox. 19mm
InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation light
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, exposure warning, AEB
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light
Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), White balance correction, SD card information
AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light
Image information: White balance correction, SD card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+)
DOF PreviewYes, assigned to SET button with C.Fn-9-4Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strapOn strap
 
LCD  
Type7.5cm (3.0") TFT, approx. 460k dots3.0" (7.7cm) 3:2 Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoatingDual Anti-reflection, anti smudge
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levelsAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
 
Flash  
Built-in GN9.2 (ISO 100, meters)13 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageUp to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)Up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Recycle TimeApprox. 2 secondsApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto, Manual Flash On/offAuto, Manual Flash On/off
X-Sync1/200sec1/200sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / NoYes / No
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support (with optional accessory)E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera menu screen, except for wireless radio flash shooting settingsVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesScene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, ManualAuto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye) - during image Playback only
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 3fps for approx. 69 JPEG images, 6 images RAWMax. Approx. 3.7fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx 34 images (JPEG), 6 images (RAW))
Shutter Lag90ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A130ms
 
Live View  
FrameRate30 fps30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display OptionsGrid overlay, HistogramGrid overlay, Histogram
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), 
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Image SizeJPEG 3:2: (L) 5184x3456, (M) 3456x2304, (S1) 2592x1728, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608x3456, (M) 3072x2304, (S1) 2304x1728, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184x2912, (M) 3456x1944, (S1) 2592x1456 (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x400
JPEG 1:1: (L) 3456x3456, (M) 2304x2304, (S1) 1728x1728, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456
JPEG: (L) 5184x3456 (M) 3456x2304, (S) 2592x1728
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456
Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GBMax duration 29m 59sec, Max file size 4GB
 
Other Information  
Wireless Features
GPS
Custom Functions11 Custom Functions with 33 settings12 Custom Functions with 36 settings
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / NoYes / Yes
Water & Dust Resistance
Sound MemoNoNo
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USBHi-Speed USB
Other InterfaceVideo output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible)Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD card, SDHC card or SDXC cardSD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E10Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8
Battery LifeApprox. 500 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 410 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 440 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
400 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E10, Battery charger LC-E10, LC-E10EAC Adapter Kit ACK-E8, Battery charger LC-E8, LC-E8E
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsCarbon fiber/glass fiber-reinforced polycarbonate resinStainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Shutter Durability RatingN/AN/A
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1" (129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm)5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4" (128.8 x 97.3 x 62mm)
CIPA Weight16.9 oz (480g)18.7 oz (530g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder CEyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
Wireless File TransmitterCompatible with Eye-Fi cards
Compatible LensesAll EF and EF-S lensesAll EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses
Battery Grip BG-E8  Buy ►
RemoteRemote Switch RS-60E3Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6
OtherHand Strap E2, GPS Receiver GP-E2Hand Strap E2
 
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