Nikon Df vs Canon EOS Rebel T5

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

Manufacturing

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

Nikon Df were released 2013 and Canon EOS Rebel T5 was released 2014. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon Df 2013
Canon EOS Rebel T5 2014

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Df has a "Nikon FX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel T5 has a "Canon 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 **
Nikon Df 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS Rebel T5 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Nikon Df has a 16 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel T5 has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon Df 16 MP
16163840 pixels
4928 x 3280
Canon EOS Rebel T5 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Canon EOS Rebel T5 has a 11 % larger resolution than Nikon Df. 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

Nikon Df has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel T5. Nikon Df has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS Rebel T5 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Df 100-12800
Canon EOS Rebel T5 100-6400

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 Nikon Df
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T5

Pictures per second

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

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Df 5,5
Canon EOS Rebel T5 3

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 movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS Rebel T5. Sadly, the Nikon Df does not support this.

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.

Nikon Df weighs 760 gr (equal to 1,68 lb) which is 58% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T5 and its 480 gr (or 1,06 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon Df 760 gr
1,68 lb
Canon EOS Rebel T5 480 gr
1,06 lb

Nikon Df vs Canon EOS Rebel T5 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon Df and Canon EOS Rebel T5, 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
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Name Nikon Df Canon EOS Rebel T5
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Release Year 2013 2014
Release Date 2013-11-05 2014-02-12
MSRP 2749 USD 549 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 4928 x 3280 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 16 MP 18 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 3 DIGIC 4
Image
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
ISO Range 100 - 12800 100 - 6400
White Balance Presets 12 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW + TIFF RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 39 9
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
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
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3,2 3
Screen dots 921000 460000
Touch screen No No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Frames per second 5,5 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 9 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A H.264
Video resolution N/A 1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Optional via WU-1a wireless mobile adapter
No
Remote Control Yes (Cable release, wireless remote) Yes (E3 connector)
GPS Yes
Optional with GP-1 or GP-1A
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon Df
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details EN-EL14/EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 1400 shots 500 shots
Width 144 mm 130 mm
Height 110 mm 100 mm
Depth 67 mm 78 mm
Weight 760 gram 480 gram