This was well stated thank you! However, sorry to be slow on the uptick but are you saying I should be able to find a t5i at roughly the same price point if not lower since they're flooding the market?
from what i've noticed, when a camera is discontinued, it's price can sometimes rise, which then supports the price of the model just above it. Both may go up a touch.
as supplies of the discontinued camera fall, so do the prices of the model just above it. I actually thought both of those cameras were a little cheaper than they seem to be, but unless you're in a situation where you have to have it now, keep an eye on prices and see where they go over the next few months.
today's release of the 70D should push down the T5i as well.
of course all this is just speculation.