Canon EOS Rebel T5 vs Sony a330

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel T5 and Sony a330. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Rebel T5 is manufacturered by Canon but Sony a330 is from Sony. Both Canon and Sony are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Rebel T5 were released 2014 and Sony a330 was released 2009. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel T5 2014
Sony a330 2009

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel T5 has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Sony a330 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS Rebel T5 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Sony a330 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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

Resolution

Canon EOS Rebel T5 has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Sony a330 has 10 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Rebel T5 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456
Sony a330 10 MP
10036224 pixels
3872 x 2592

Canon EOS Rebel T5 has a 79 % larger resolution than Sony a330. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS Rebel T5 has a larger ISO-range than Sony a330. Canon EOS Rebel T5 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Sony a330 has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel T5 100-6400
Sony a330 100-3200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T5
Lens compatibility chart for Sony a330

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel T5 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Sony a330 can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel T5 3
Sony a330 2,5

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS Rebel T5. Unfortunately Sony a330 does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

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

Sony a330 weighs 529 gr (equal to 1.17 lb) which is 10% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T5 and its 480 gr (or 1.06 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel T5 480 gr
1.06 lb
Sony a330 529 gr
1.17 lb

Canon EOS Rebel T5 vs Sony a330 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Rebel T5 and Sony a330, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
Name Canon EOS Rebel T5 Sony a330
Manufacturer Canon Sony
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
Release Year 2014 2009
Release Date 2014-02-12 2009-05-18
MSRP 549 USD 649 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Resolution 5184 x 3456 pixels 3872 x 2592 pixels
Megapixels 18 MP 10 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 4 Bionz
Image
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
ISO Range 100 - 6400 100 - 3200
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 9
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Sony A

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
Articulated LCD Fixed Tilting
Screen size 3 2.7
Screen dots 460000 230400
Touch screen No No
Screen type TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor N/A
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.) 0.74 (0.49 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
Frames per second 3 fps 2,5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 9 meters 10 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
Video recording Yes No
Video format H.264
N/A
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
N/A
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No No
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector) Yes (Wireless (Optional))
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sony a330
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 529 shots
Width 130 mm 128 mm
Height 100 mm 97 mm
Depth 78 mm 71 mm
Weight 480 gram 529 gram