Canon EOS Rebel T5i vs Nikon D5000

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel T5i and Nikon D5000. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i
Nikon D5000


Canon EOS Rebel T5i is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D5000 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i were released 2013 and Nikon D5000 was released 2009. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Canon 2013
Nikon D5000 Nikon 2009

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel T5i has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D5000 has a "DX"-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 T5i 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D5000 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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 (Nikon)


Canon EOS Rebel T5i has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5000 has 12,3 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 T5i 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456
Nikon D5000 12,3 MP 12212224 4288 2848

Canon EOS Rebel T5i has a 47 % larger resolution than Nikon D5000. 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 Rebel T5i has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5000. Canon EOS Rebel T5i has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D5000 has 200 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 100-12800
Nikon D5000 200-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS Rebel T5i has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5000 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5000 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T5i
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5000

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel T5i can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5000 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 5
Nikon D5000 4

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS Rebel T5i and Nikon D5000 can shoot movies.


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.

Nikon D5000 weighs 590 gr (equal to 1,3 lb) which is 2% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T5i and its 580 gr (or 1,28 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 580 gr 1,28 lb
Nikon D5000 590 gr 1,3 lb