Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5 – Which Is Better for You?

In this review, we’ll be doing a Sony a5000 vs Canon T5 comparison. These two cameras are entry level cameras and the whole idea of this detailed comparison is to help you decide which camera better suits you and your camera needs.

As a result of this, we have put together the features of each camera and pitted those of one camera against those of the other camera. This is the basic idea of this comparison review.

However, we know some people do not have enough time to read through the whole article. It is with this in mind that we ensured our comparison overview and comparison table sections contain information in bite sizes and it won’t take you time to go through it.

We recommend, though, that you read through the entire article. Plus, you could also check out some of our other Sony-Canon comparisons like the Sony a7 vs Canon 7D and the Sony a77II Vs Canon 70D.

Comparison Overview — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

Here is a quick overview of the basic idea in this article

Overall Rating of the Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

Firstly, we would say that both the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 are really good cameras. The cameras, albeit entry level, are cameras that have good features that will normally intrigue the different groups of photographers.

Comparing the two cameras, the Sony a5000 has an edge in terms of sensor resolution over the Canon T5. The Sony a5000 has a sensor resolution of 20 megapixels while the Canon T5 has a sensor resolution of 18 megapixels.

The Canon T5 and the Sony a5000 cameras both have the same shutter speed (1/4000 second).  However, the Sony a5000 also has a higher ISO (high and low) rating than the Canon T5.

That said, as a result of differences in focus points, continuous shooting, dynamic range, color depth and sensor pixel area, we consider the Sony a5000 the better camera for photography (although the Canon T5 is more superior in aspects of photography like sports, landscape and portrait photography).

For video operations, both cameras are basically at par. The two cameras have the same video resolution rating of 1920 x 1080. Added to the fact that the Sony a5000 has the better dynamic range and color depth, we could say that it is slightly better than the Canon T5 in terms of video operations.

Price/Value Ratio – Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

The Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 cameras are affordable and there is just a negligible price difference between them. These two entry level cameras are quite a steal at that price.

The Canon T5 is the lesser of the two in terms of price. It’s important to point out that their respective prices are justified by the features, specifications and level of performance you’ll get with either camera.

About The Brands

Sony

Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational company. It has a diversified business system which includes consumer and professional electronics, entertainment and gaming. The company also offers financial services.

Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for both consumer and professional markets. It is a leading player in the film industry and has a reputation for producing quality and durable products such as lenses and cameras.

Canon

Canon Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation that specializes in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, most importantly cameras. It majorly specializes in producing DSLR cameras.

Because Canon has been around for a decent period of time, it has a wide selection of lenses to choose from.

Comparison Table — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

 

Sony a5000

Canon T5

Announcement Date 07-01-2014 12-02-2014
Body Type Rangefinder style mirrorless Compact SLR
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Weight 269g 480g
Dimensions (110 x 63x 36)mm (130 x 100 x 78)mm
ISO 100 to 16000 100 to 6400
Viewfinder None Optical
Continuous Shooting 4 Frames Per Second 3 Frames Per Second
Focus Points 25 9
Sensor Resolution 20 megapixels 18 megapixels
LCD Screen Resolution 461k dots 460k dots
Viewfinder Coverage None 95%
Viewfinder magnification None 0.5
Low Light ISO 1089 724
Battery Life  420 shots 500 Shots
Max Resolution 5456 X 3632 5184 X 3456
DxO Overall Score 79 63
Max Flash Synchronization 1/160s 1/200s
Flash range 4.0 metres (at ISO 100) 9.20m (at ISO 100)
Timelapse recording With downloadable app None
Color Depth 23.8 21.9
Dynamic range 13.0 11.3
NFC Connection Yes No
Wireless connectivity Built-in None
Auto Focus Phase Detection None Yes
Autofocus Center Yes None
Available Lenses 102 319
Auto Focus Tracking Yes No

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Which Is Better Under What Circumstance? — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

Sony a5000

Canon T5

The Sony a5000 camera has a better low light ISO rating than the Canon T5. As a result, it is better suited to be used in situations where the light exposure is excessive.   The Canon T5 camera has a viewfinder while the Sony a5000 does not have a viewfinder. This gives the user the advantage of having easy access to the different menu settings on the camera. This feature also helps have more precise shots than when we use the Sony a5000 since the viewfinder helps to preview shots before they are taken.  
The Sony a5000 has a built in wireless feature and the Near Field Communication connection. These two makes the Sony a5000 the better camera at connectivity. The Canon T5 has an external flash shoe. This gives the user room to attach an external flash to the camera. The issue of red eye in images is avoided when using the external flash. This is one of the numerous advantages that the external flash has over the inbuilt kind.
The Sony a5000 camera also has the more impressive ISO rating. This helps the user shoot easily in poorly lit areas. The Sony a5000 camera has a maximum ISO rating of 16000 while that of the Canon T5 camera 6400. The quality of the images shot in poorly lit areas using the two cameras will differ as a result of this quality. The Canon T5 camera is the more affordable of the two cameras. Despite the fact that the two cameras fall within the same range, the individual who chooses to purchase the Canon T5 can save some extra bucks which could be apportioned to some other items that might be needed on the camera.
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Common Features — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

1. Sensor Resolution

The first and foremost feature that these two cameras have in common is the good sensor resolution. Sensor resolution is a property of the camera sensor that majorly determines the quality of your output image and it is measured in pixels.

This feature is a very critical factor in photography as the quality of the final image that will be produced by a camera is dependent on this important feature.

The Sony a5000 has a sensor resolution of 20 megapixels while the Canon T5 has a sensor resolution of 18 megapixels. This close proximity in the value of their sensor resolution means that there will be little difference in the quality of the images produced by either of the two cameras.

A good sensor resolution also gives the photographer room to crop more without distorting the image quality.

2. Battery Life

Another similarity between these two cameras is the battery life. The battery life of any camera is one feature which the photographer must pay attention to. This is so because the battery life of a camera determines the number of shots you can take and this invariably determines your productivity level.

The Sony a5000 has a battery life of 420 shots while the Canon T5 has a battery life of 500 shots.  The Canon T5 is better than the Sony a5000 by 80 frames.

This is a slightly above average rating for the two cameras. Considering the fact that mirrorless cameras have been known to have average battery lives mostly while the DSLR cameras have always had this as a point of strength, it is surprising that the two have a close rating in this aspect.

We can safely conclude that the two batteries are relatively good (considering the price of these cameras). The professional photographers who develop an interest in these cameras must be ready to spend a bit on extra batteries.

3. Maximum Shutter Speed

The Sony a5000 and Canon T5 both have good maximum shutter speed. Shutter speed is the duration for which the camera’s shutter remains open as a user takes a shot.

Shutter speeds are usually represented as seconds. The higher the shutter speed of a camera, the lesser the amount of light that enters said camera. Hence, the need to shoot at high ISO to compensate for the small amount of light that is coming into the camera through the shutter.

With a mutual rating of 1/4000 second shutter speed, the Sony a5000 and Canon T5 both have decent shutter speeds. 

The advantage of a fast shutter speed is that it allows the photographer to do still photography comfortably. Still photography is always needed when a photographer wishes to take a quality snapshot in an environment that contains fast moving elements or objects. This explains the relevance of this feature in cameras that are to be used in sports, street and wildlife photography.

4.   Auto Exposure Bracketing

The Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 both have another similarity in the Auto Exposure (AE) Bracketing feature. AE bracketing is the technique associated with digital photography that involves the photographer taking different shots (usually three) with slightly different exposures of the same targeted object.

The camera automatically takes several bracketed shots when set in the AE bracketing mode. This means that the photographer does not have to alter the settings of the camera manually between each shot.

Auto Exposure Bracketing is very important when you are working in areas where perfect exposure is an issue. This feature helps to ensure that the photographer does not lose anything on the side of image quality even in the unlikeliest of conditions.

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5.   Continuous Shooting

In addition, the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 both have an average continuous shooting feature. The Sony a5000 has a continuous shooting rating of 4 frames per second while that of the Canon T5 is 3 frames per second.

Continuous shooting is a high speed mode that it is most relevant when shooting in a fast moving environment. In this mode, the photographer can take more than one consecutive shot in just one second.

This feature gives the photographer the choice of selecting the best image as he has a wide variety of pictures to pick from. This feature comes in handy when practicing street and sports photography.

6.   RAW Support

In addition, the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 both have a common feature in the ability to shoot RAW. In photography terms, shooting RAW means that the camera is enabled to save captured images in their true or unprocessed form.

Our advice to the photographer who does a lot of editing on his or her pictures is that they shoot in this format.

This is so because JPEG compresses images before saving them and that compression causes those images to lose some of their original data. Now, cropping a photo is another way that photos lose some of their details. So, cropping a photo is just too much data/details lost. This is not the case when shooting RAW, as they are not compressed files.

Another benefit of shooting RAW is the fact that when you shoot in RAW, you record the entirety of the data captured by the sensor. This enables you to have a very high quality file.

7.   Built in Flash

Another feature that the Sony a5000 camera and the Canon T5 have in common is the built-in flash. In photography, the built-in flash is the flash that originally comes with the camera as the name implies.

It helps to produce perfectly exposed pictures at all times. The inbuilt flash is a life saver in situations where the natural lighting is insufficient say indoor or a poorly lit area.

This built in flash helps the photographer to avoid problem photographers face when making use of an external flash such as the flash guide number calculation and the aperture settings.

The inbuilt flash, unlike the external flash, depends on the camera’s batter for its power source. The implication of this is that the flash does not require that the user spend money on buying a battery for it as is the case with an external flash. This helps the user save money.

8. Face Detection Feature

Another similarity between the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 camera is the face detection feature. In digital cameras, when we say face detection we refer to the ability of the camera to detect human faces.

This helps the camera set the focus and it also helps set the appropriate exposure to be able to shoot automatically.

When the camera is used in this mode, it blocks out all other elements (which are of no interest to the photographer) and focuses fully on the targeted face.

This ensures images are shot at an enhanced precision. Once the camera senses the desired human face, it automatically locks in and focuses on such a face which helps to achieve accurate shots.

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A Sony a5000 Demonstration Video — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

Unique Features — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

1. External Flash Shoe

One feature that distinguishes between the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 is the external flash shoe feature. This feature is present in the Canon T5 but it is unfortunately missing in the Sony a5000.

The external flash shoe allows one plug the external flash. It is also referred to as a hot shoe. The external flash has some advantages over the other type of flash (built-in flash).

First off, this flash type helps avoid having red eye on the images taken with it. Red eye occurs when the flash reflects off the retina of a person whose eyes are dilated (this naturally happens when the person is in a dark room).

Another advantage is the fact that the flash-to-subject distance of the external flash is higher than that of the in built flash. By virtue of this, the external flash can be used to ensure adequate lighting on images that are located far away from the camera (to a standard of 10 metres).

Another advantage is that the external flash has a faster recovery time than the in built flash. What this means is that the external flash can be reused faster than the in built flash.

The factor responsible for this is the fact that the external flash has its own battery. This serves as the power source for it unlike the in-built flash that depends on the camera battery for power.

In conclusion, we can see that the external flash is better than the in-built flash. What this implies is that the Canon T5 (which possesses the in built and external flash) is better than the Sony a5000 in terms of flash photography.

2. Articulating Screen

Another feature that distinguishes between the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 is the articulating screen feature. The Sony a5000 camera has an articulating screen while the Canon T5 has a fixed screen.

An articulating screen is a camera screen which can be repositioned because of its hinge or pivot. The screen is not fixed, rather it can move in different directions.

An articulated screen allows the user to shoot and preview photos from a waist level position. This position is one that is very difficult to shoot in while using a camera that has a fixed screen.

Another advantage of the articulating screen is the fact that the articulating screen comes in handy in selfie situations. These are situations that warrant the screen facing the users when shooting.

Another advantage this feature gives is that it helps shoot easily in a crowded area. For instance, if one wants to capture the image of an individual in a dance hall, the user would most likely not have the room to clearly see the individual or targeted image as the case may be.

What such a person will do is to raise the camera, put in live view and tilt the screen towards himself or herself and the person will be able to capture the image without difficulty.

3.  Max ISO

The massive disparity in high ISO rating of the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 is also a major feature that differentiates one camera from the other. ISO is used to measure the sensitivity of the image sensor of a camera and is the acronym for International Organization for Standardization.

ISO is one of the major elements of digital photography; the other two elements being shutter speed and aperture.

High ISOs help to shoot better in areas where exposure is low. What this means is that one can shoot in a poorly lit area with the help of this feature without losing anything in terms of image quality.

High ISOs come in handy in the aspect of motion freezing because to motion freeze one will have to increase one’s shutter speed. And, as we already mentioned, a high ISO will have to be employed to make up for the little light that a camera gets in a fast shutter speed.

The Sony a5000 has an ISO rating of 16000 while the Canon T5 has an ISO rating of 6400. It is evident that the Sony a5000 has an ISO rating that is twice that of the Canon T5.  

With this fact and figures, we are of the opinion that the Sony a5000 camera is better suited for low light situations.

4.  Autofocus Points

Another difference between the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 is the number of focus points each camera has. In digital photography, autofocus points are what the camera uses to focus on a targeted image. They appear on the viewfinder or on the LCD screen as the case may be.

Autofocus points help the photographer’s point of view by giving him a clearer and precise position of the targeted objects. This way, the photographer does not have the issue of blurry pictures.

The autofocus points also help to do subject tracking in the aspect of wildlife photography and sports photography. Also, the auto focus points help to perform predictive focus on fast moving objects without hassle. The more the autofocus points, the better.

The Sony a5000 has 25 focus points while the Canon T5 camera has a meagre 9 points. This 16 focus point difference is the deciding factor that made this feature end up in this section of this comparison article.

5. Viewfinder

Another feature that differentiates between the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 camera is the viewfinder feature. A viewfinder is that component of the camera that the photographer looks through to compose and focus the picture.

The Canon T5 camera comes with an optical viewfinder while the Sony a5000 doesn’t have any. We always prefer any kind of viewfinder to no viewfinder and we’ll tell you why.

The images in a viewfinder are easily visible in bright light but is not so with an LCD screen. And you’ll have to rely on the screen if your camera doesn’t have a viewfinder like the Sony a5000.

An optical viewfinder could also display exposure settings or meter information as the case may be. You could also stabilize your camera by looking through the viewfinder. And just to be sure, viewfinders are generally of two types; they could be optical or electronic. 

The consequence of the absence of this feature in the Sony a5000 is a major one as evidenced by the superiority of the Canon T5 in aspects of photography such as portrait, sports and landscape photography. The viewfinder played a major role in this aspect.

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6. Mirrorless

Another differentiating feature between the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 is the fact that the Sony a5000 camera is mirrorless. Mirrorless cameras have a default advantage over the DSLR camera in terms of weight and in terms of speed also. They are usually more compact than their DSLR counterparts.

Mirrorless cameras allow the users save some bucks in terms of lens selection and compatibility because mirrorless cameras generally allow the photographer make use of the older lenses without a problem.

7. Weight

The disparity in weight is another differentiating feature between the Sony a5000 camera and the Canon T5 camera. For a photographer (either rookie or expert), the weight of the camera is very important in his or her decision making.

The Sony a5000 camera weighs 269 grams while the Canon T5 camera weighs 480 grams. This is an obvious 211 grams difference in weight. Mirrorless cameras generally have the advantage of being lighter than their DSLR counterparts. This is as a result of them not having the additional weight of a mirror.

This is an advantage on the side of the Sony a5000 as it makes them more suitable for outdoor purposes as photographers always appreciate using less weighty cameras when they have to on shooting expeditions.

This feature is the sole reason why the Sony a5000 beats the Canon T5 in the aspect of daily photography (who wouldn’t want something compact for this purpose).

8. Smartphone Remote Control

Another feature that distinguishes between the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 is the smartphone remote control feature. In digital photography, when we say that a camera has a smartphone control feature, we mean it can be controlled and operated using a smartphone.

The criterion for this to be achieved is that the two cameras must be connected together on the same network.

Provided the camera apps are downloaded and installed on the smartphone and a connection is established between the camera and the smartphone, the smartphone can be used to toggle between the different functions and settings on the camera.

This feature puts the photographer in a position of control as this helps him/her use the camera from a distance without having any physical contact with the camera.  

9. Near Field Communication Connection

Another feature that separates the two cameras is the Near Field Communication connection. The Sony a5000 camera has the feature while the feature is absent in the Canon T5 camera. 

Near Field Communication (NFC) connection refers to the technology that allows transfer of files from one device to another by simply placing them in close proximity to one another.

This type of connection has proven to be an alternative type of wireless connectivity that enables communication between devices and the cameras. The NFC connection has made it possible to transfer files from cameras to other devices without having to use cords or adaptors.

The Canon T5 camera that lacks this feature misses out on all these advantages. This also exposes the user to some challenges. One of such challenges is the fact that the user has to spend extra bucks buying internet adapters.

10. In-Built Wireless

One final feature that distinguishes between the Sony a5000 and the Canon T5 is the in-built wireless connection feature. The Sony a5000 comes with an in built wireless connection while the Canon T5 doesn’t.

Wireless connection is a means by which files are transferred from one device to another. This also has relevance in digital photography because it is not just enough to capture and produce images, the final stage of delivering a project mostly involves final transfer. A camera that is Wi-Fi enabled has the ability to connect to internet networks. 

The Sony a5000 has an edge in the aspect of file transfer by virtue of the presence of this feature. This feature helps to achieve flawless transfer of files without stress. It also comes in handy in the aspect of uploading files on clouds and other online storage media.

This feature also comes in handy when the camera’s software is getting outdated. With a secured internet connection, updates and additional patches can be downloaded with ease.

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A Canon T5 Demonstration Video — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

Unique Pros — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

Pros of the Sony a5000 — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

  • This camera has a good autofocus feature. With 25 focus points, the camera is well designed to focus more on target images. This helps to ensure better image quality.
  • With a sensor resolution of 20 megapixels, the photographer has more freedom to crop pictures without destroying the image quality.
  • The Sony a5000 has a good maximum ISO rating. With an ISO range that is between 100 and 16000, the Sony a5000 dwarfs the Canon T5 which has an ISO range that is between 100 and 6400. This feature gives helps to ensure better imaging quality at low light level.
  • The Sony a5000 camera has a wide array of downloadable camera apps. This is one of things that Sony is reputable for.
  • The Sony a5000 has an in-built wireless feature which helps achieve better transfer of files than the Canon T5.
  • The Sony a5000 has the ability to take pretty cool pictures. This is due in large part to its high dynamic range rating of 13.0.
  • The Sony a5000 camera has an adjustable screen. This helps the user capture images in unconventional positions.
  • The Sony a5000 camera has the Near Field Communication feature. This helps achieve effortless and quality transfer of files from the camera to other devices which are NFC enabled.
  • The Sony a5000 camera has the smartphone control feature. This feature helps you as a photographer to control your camera with relative ease.
  • Finally, the Sony a5000 camera has a good low ISO rating. This gives the camera the edge over the Canon T5 camera in areas that have excessive exposure level. This is the better of the two in extreme light conditions.

Pros of the Canon T5 — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

  • Firstly, the camera has an external flash port. This external flash helps to carry out quality flash photography.
  • The Canon T5 has a battery life that is slightly better than that of the Sony a5000. With a battery life of 500 shots, the Canon T5 offers 80 more shots than the Sony a5000.
  • Also, the Canon T5 has more lenses available to it than the Sony a5000 camera. Canon generally has more lenses available than Sony. The Canon T5 camera has 319 available lenses while the Sony a5000 camera has 102 lenses available for it. Now, the implication of this is that the Canon T5 user has more options to experiment with. This helps to achieve more creativity shooting on the part of the photographer.
  • Finally, the Canon T5 dwarfs the Sony a5000 in the aspect of stabilized lenses. Knowing fully well that the two cameras do not have image stabilization, these lenses are a blessing to the photographer. Canon T5 has a whopping 91 optically stabilized lenses while the Sony a5000 just has 23 of such lenses.
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Unique Cons — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

Cons of the Sony a5000 — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

  • The Sony a5000 camera lacks a viewfinder. As a result, there will be no eye level shooting option for the user.
  • Also, the Sony a5000 camera does not have an external flash shoe. This has a negative effect on the overall image quality in areas where exposure is inadequate.
  • In addition, the Sony a5000 camera has a lower flash coverage when compared to that of the Canon T5. This makes it difficult to achieve quality imaging of objects that are at a distance more than 4.2 meters.
  • The Sony a5000 has a limited number of stabilized lenses when compared with that of the Canon T5.
  • Finally, the Sony a5000 camera has a lower battery life in comparison with that of the Canon T5.

Cons of the Canon T5 — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

  • Firstly, the Canon T5 camera has no Near Field Communication connection. This results in the user having to transfer files to other devices using cords, cables and adapters. These cables come at a price and this therefore results in the user spending money on what could have been avoided.
  • Furthermore, the Canon T5 has a limited, low density autofocus point coverage across its frame.
  • In addition, the Canon T5 camera lacks a smartphone remote control feature.
  • The Canon T5 lacks an articulating screen. This limits the directions and position in which a photographer can shoot.
  • Finally, the Canon T5 camera lacks the presence of an inbuilt wireless feature. Considering the level of advancement of technology, this is a major blip on the side of Canon as a group.

Common Pros — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

 

Sony a5000

Canon T5

Face Detection The Sony a5000 has the face detection feature. This property of the camera ensures the camera is able to detect faces without difficulty in a crowded place. The ability to auto detect faces increases the precision of the camera in a big way. Same as the Sony a5000.
RAW Support The Sony a5000 has the ability to shoot RAW. Shooting in this format helps to save files in their original size. There is no compression of files as is the case with other formats. This feature helps the user obtain quality imaging. It also gives the user control when editing pictures as the pictures are in their original form up to that point in time. Same as the Sony a5000.
In-Built Flash The Sony a5000 camera has an inbuilt flash. This inbuilt flash by default helps to control the rate of exposure of the camera. It also allows you to have great control over the brightness of your background and image in dark areas. Same as the Sony a5000.
Shutter Speed The Sony a5000 camera is blessed with a shutter speed rating of 1/4000 seconds. This feature enables it to be able to take quality pictures and is mostly useful in covering sporting activities as there is always a need to freeze fast moving objects. Same as the Sony a5000.
Auto Exposure Bracketing The Sony a5000 has the Auto Exposure bracketing feature also. This feature helps select the right light exposure to work while taking different pictures with varying exposure levels. Same as the Sony a5000.
Max Resolution With a sensor resolution of 20 megapixels, the Sony a5000 can be said to possess a decent sensor resolution.  This results in images with good quality.  Same as the Sony a5000. The only difference is that the Canon T5 camera has a sensor resolution of 18 megapixels.
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Common Cons — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

 

Sony a5000

Canon T5

Touch Screen The Sony a5000 camera lacks the presence of a touch screen feature. A touch screen is basically touch sensitive. This kind of screen allows a user navigate the settings on a camera by just swiping across said screen. This feature makes it possible for the user to navigate swiftly through the menu. It also helps the user perform other operations like zooming and focusing easily. Same as the Sony a5000.
Screen resolution The Soy a5000 camera has a low screen resolution. This affects the brightness of the screen.  The Sony a5000 has a screen resolution of 461k dots. Same as the Sony a5000. The only difference is that the Canon T5 has a screen resolution of 460k dots.
Weather Sealing The Sony a5000 camera is not weather sealed. When we say a camera is weather sealed, we mean that the camera’s parts have been protected against unfavorable weather conditions. These conditions could be in the form of rain, fog, dust, snow etc. This property usually gives the photographer an added confidence to use the camera under tough conditions. For the Sony a5000 camera that lacks it, the user is handicapped in some weather conditions. Same as the Sony a5000.
Image Stabilization The Sony a5000 lacks the presence of in body image stabilization. What this means is that the lenses will not be stabilized on the cameras by default. This gives rise to the possibility of having blurry pictures. These blurry pictures might arise from the shaking of the lens while shooting. The only way to remedy this situation is to make use of optically stabilized lenses. Sony has 23 optically stabilized lenses. Same as the Sony a5000. The only difference is that the Canon T5 camera has 91 optically stabilized lenses.
Microphone Port The Sony a5000 camera lacks a microphone port. This is not too good as it ends up taking some sort of shine off the audio quality of the videos produced using the camera. This is as a result of the weakness of the in built microphone which makes them pick up mechanical noise and other background sound from the environment. Same as the Sony a5000
GPS  tagging The Sony a5000 camera does not have the GPS tagging feature.  The lack of GPS tagging denies the privilege of mapping the images with their location.  This is only a problem when it comes to historical shots and architectural shots in some cases. Same as the Sony a5000.
Headphone Port The Sony a5000 camera does not have a headphone port feature. This is a bad one for the camera especially in the area of video coverage. The lack of headphone port negatively affects the audio quality of videos recorded using the camera Same as the Sony a5000.

What People Think About Both — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

Sony a5000

Canon T5

The Sony a5000 has actually received good reviews from users. To start with, people like the fact that the Sony a5000 is a mirrorless camera.  Secondly, some photographers also love the fact that the camera has good autofocus option. Apparently, it has helped them snap accurate pictures with top class quality as the camera has 25 autofocus points which helps to focus on targeted images easily. They also seem impressed by the camera’s ability to perform greatly in any kind of light due to its decent range of low and high ISO. A good number of the photographers love the fact that the camera has a compact body. This camera could easily be used by them on vacations without having to worry about its weight. They also seem to be impressed with the camera’s 1920 x 1080 video resolution despite the absence of a microphone port. Finally, some users love the fact that the camera has a reversible LCD screen. This helps them have a better user experience as they can use the camera for selfies easily. The Canon T5 actually has also gotten good reviews by users. To start with, many photographers actually like the fact that the camera has a considerable fast shutter speed. A good number of the users love the fact that the camera is very good when it comes to portrait and landscape photography. They are fascinated with the level of quality of the image in these aspects of photography. A number of people have mentioned the weight as something they are excited. Light DSLRs are not easy to come by so they are usually appreciated when they do come by. Finally, the presence of the external flash shoe is something they are happy with. It helps them carry out flash photography easily.
The major shortcoming of the Sony a5000 which does not sit well with the users is the fact that the camera does not have provision for an external flash shoe. This leaves the users with no option than to use the in built flash (which has limited relevance) only.  Surprisingly, only a few people complained about the absence of a viewfinder. They’ve probably been able to adjust properly to using the LCD screen. The major complaint that photographers have concerning the Canon T5 is the fact that the camera has no modern file transfer medium. They find it unbelievable that the Cano T5 does not have an in built wireless connection. Another let down is the fact that the camera’s shutter makes much noise when shooting. This is as a result of the absence of the silent shutter option.
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Our Take — Sony a5000 Vs Canon T5

Sony a5000

Canon T5

We consider this camera a decent entry level camera. The camera has a few interesting features.  There’s the 20 megapixels sensor resolution that helps the photographer achieve quality imaging easily. The camera also has good ratings in areas like low ISO and high ISO. These ensure that exposure is not a problem. This camera is also light and this makes it easy to carry around. We also like that the camera has a tilting screen that helps experiment shooting in some interesting positions. Finally, we would love to add that this camera is one that embraced technological advancement.  The camera is equipped with an in built wireless feature and a Near Field Communication connection. This helps the camera achieve effortless transfer of files. This camera is our preferred choice for street, wildlife and daily photography. The Canon T5 is also a good entry level camera for photographers. First off, we like the fact that this camera is the more affordable of the two cameras. This is an advantage on the side of the camera in this comparison article. Secondly, we like the fact that the Canon T5 has a wide range of lenses. The camera also has a wide range of optically stabilized lenses. This helps to limit or eliminate the occurrence of low quality images.  Finally, we love the fact that the camera has a viewfinder unlike the Sony a5000. This helps to give it the edge in more areas of photography than the Sony a5000. To this end, the Canon T5 is our preferred choice for portrait, sports and landscape photography.  
We consider the lack of a viewfinder inexcusable by the producers of the camera. This single action reduced the relevance of this camera in the different aspects of photography especially the portrait and landscape photography. We also feel they could have done better in terms of battery quality. However, if, like us, you do not consider those factors a deal breaker, get the Sony a5000 now! There are some shortcomings concerning the Canon T5 which have been properly discussed in the weakness section. We would still love to point out that its lack of any in built wireless connection feature is not acceptable in this age.  However, if you feel you can live with the shortcomings of the camera, get the Canon T5 now!
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