So . . . when the new camera arrived, of course I wanted to test it out to see how much “better” it was next to my trusty XT. The biggest difference between the XT and T5 is the megapixels (8 vs 16), which means better quality; and the maximum iso (1600 vs 6400), which means you can take pictures in lower light with a higher shutter speed. No more blurred pictures in low light!
The set up:I set a doll on a chair on my dining room table. I took pictures with the lights on and the window curtains open to bring in some natural lighting. The second set of pictures are with the lights off and curtains closed. Both cameras are on a tripod and I used a timer to avoid camera shake. The one on the left is my XT. The one on the right is T5.
(Taken with my iphone.)
Here are the results:
**All photos were taken with the LARGE setting (3456x2304 for the XT, and 5184x3456 with the T5)
It is difficult to tell much of a difference in these photos because they are small, but when you zoom in to the actual pixel size, there is a difference.
Using the photos from the Program mode, with 800 iso, here is a closeup of each:
This one is smaller because it has less pixels. It looks blurry compared to the T5.
The T5 has a super low quality rating, so I can only imagine how much better a $5,000 camera is. Someday . . .