Canon t3i or t5i for video? (B camera) at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD
APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 19th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 560
Canon t3i or t5i for video? (B camera)

I am thinking about getting a second camera to go with my Canon 5dMarkiii. Are there major differences between the t3i and t5i?

I'll be using the camera for:
- Backup / 2nd camera
- For personal hiking / remote trips where I want a lower cost camera instead of my main one on me
- Mainly for video, but for photos sometimes too.
Silas Barker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Crookston, MN
Posts: 1,353
Re: Canon t3i or t5i for video? (B camera)

The internals, the processor, is not noticeably different, though the t3i scored *slightly* better on f/stop, iso noise, and dynamic range, but the t5i has a touch screen and built in HDR.

The T3i is $250 cheaper ($500 vs $750)

Frustrating on both is the ISO (100/200 etc. instead of 160/320) but to match your mark 3, you'll have your ISO higher anyway. And neither lets you set the white balance color temp directly.

Personally, I love Magic Lantern, and use it on the T3i (we have 2). Not sure on how it does on the T5i, though we'll be selling ours and upgrading to the 70D if it's as promised.
Robert Benda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 513
Re: Canon t3i or t5i for video? (B camera)

Silas - The only real differences between the T3i and T5i for video straight out of the box are:

a) the T5i has video autofocus (the T3i does not),

b) the T5i has a touch screen (the T3i does not),

c) theT5i has a 30 minute continuous video clip length (the T3i has the old 12 minute limit)

That said, if you're going to take the camera on hikes, I recommend the world's smallest and lightest DSLR, the Canon SL1.

It weighs 29% less than the T3i and 5D Mark III.

A nice review:




And a nice test video from Chad Soriano:



Hope this is helpful,

Bill
Hybrid Camera Revolution
Bill Bruner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 560
Re: Canon t3i or t5i for video? (B camera)

Thanks for the information guys!

The Sl1 looks interesting as well. I know the T3/4/5i are more popular so I was not aware of the SL1.

The specs look similar too.

Does anyone know how well footage from either the T5I or SL1 cuts with the 5Diii?

I know they have aliasing. Also, the auto focusing on the t5i looks interesting even though I would probably never use it on a professional shoot.
Silas Barker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Crookston, MN
Posts: 1,353
Re: Canon t3i or t5i for video? (B camera)

The biggest matching issue is the color temp/white balance; and the ISO difference. As long as you're aware of it, you'll be able to minimize it.

We use a Mark ii with our T3is and either use presets (sunlight/tungsten) to match, or a gray card. I don't know how it is on the T5i, but I'll admit, I hate the button layout on the T3i for this compared to the Mark ii. There's an extra step to get to white balance.

For the ISO difference from crop factor and full frame, we tend to put the T3i closer to the subject, and find that helps. Example, the T3i's are in the side aisles, shooting the B&G's faces in close-up for the vows, while the Mark ii is centered in the rear for the wider shot.
Robert Benda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Newberg, Oregon
Posts: 440
Re: Canon t3i or t5i for video? (B camera)

The canon 70D coming out in a couple months sounds pretty good, too, especially if their claims about the new auto-focusing hold up.
Jeremiah Rickert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #7
New Boot
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 10
Re: Canon t3i or t5i for video? (B camera)

Those a both great cameras as the second one. I used to have the 550D before upgrading to 60D, and the quality is great. I think that 60D is better in lowlight but otherwise I was happy with it. Here is a video I made, just a quick one in low light to test out when I first got it a few years back:



- Cutness warning on this one.
Linn Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2013, 10:16 AM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aberdeen Scotland
Posts: 594
Re: Canon t3i or t5i for video? (B camera)

If you are prepared to put Tragic yes Tragic lantern on the T3i then you will get 30 minutes continues.
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/....php?t=1232870
Donald McPherson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2013, 11:45 AM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 396
Re: Canon t3i or t5i for video? (B camera)

I have the t5i and the 7d. The 7d is slightly more flexible in difficult lighting due to having more ISOs to choose from but the t5i is way more comfortable to use. The flip-out touch screen is great and makes adjustments quick to do. It weighs a lot less than a 7d (and I'd imagine a lot less than a 5diii). It seems a lot less prone to over heating than a 7d (no idea how the t2i and t3i fair). I think the biggest thing is the flexibility of the flip-out touchscreen LCD. It makes shooting in certain situations much easier and the 30 mins shooting time is useful too.
I prefer it to my 7d and have decided to sell the 7d. I'm going to check out the 70d as it might have the best of the 7d and t5i, but if it doesn't, then I'll stick with the t5i for now.
Andrew Maclaurin is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:36 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network