Canon EOS Rebel T3 vs Canon EOS R5 C

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel T3 and Canon EOS R5 C. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel T3
Canon EOS R5 C

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel T3 were released 2011 and Canon EOS R5 C was released 2022. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel T3 Canon 2011
Canon EOS R5 C Canon 2022

Type of camera

Canon EOS Rebel T3 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS R5 C is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel T3 has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS R5 C has a "FF"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS Rebel T3 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS R5 C 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS Rebel T3 has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS R5 C has 45 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS Rebel T3 12,2 MP 12166656 4272 2848
Canon EOS R5 C 45 MP 44761088 8192 5464

Canon EOS R5 C has a 268 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel T3. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS R5 C has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel T3. Canon EOS R5 C has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Rebel T3 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel T3 100-6400
Canon EOS R5 C 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R5 C belong to the Canon EOS R-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T3
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R5 C

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel T3 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS R5 C can shoot up to 20 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel T3 3
Canon EOS R5 C 20

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS Rebel T3 and Canon EOS R5 C can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS R5 C weighs 770 gr (equal to 1,7 lb) which is 56% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T3 and its 495 gr (or 1,09 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel T3 495 gr 1,09 lb
Canon EOS R5 C 770 gr 1,7 lb