Canon EOS Rebel XT vs Canon EOS 5DS

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel XT and Canon EOS 5DS. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS 5DS


These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel XT were released 2005 and Canon EOS 5DS was released 2015. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel XT Canon 2005
Canon EOS 5DS Canon 2015

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel XT has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS 5DS 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 XT 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 5DS 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)


Canon EOS Rebel XT has a 8 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 5DS has 51 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 XT 8 MP 7962624 3456 2304
Canon EOS 5DS 51 MP 50320896 8688 5792

Canon EOS 5DS has a 532 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XT. 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 5DS has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XT. Canon EOS 5DS has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Canon EOS Rebel XT has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel XT 100-1600
Canon EOS 5DS 100-6400

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel XT
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5DS

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel XT can shoot up to 2,8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5DS can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel XT 2,8
Canon EOS 5DS 5

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 5DS. Sadly, the Canon EOS Rebel XT does not support this.


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 5DS weighs 930 gr (equal to 2,05 lb) which is 72% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel XT and its 540 gr (or 1,19 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel XT 540 gr 1,19 lb
Canon EOS 5DS 930 gr 2,05 lb