• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 50.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 5DS R advantages over Nikon D7200

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,308 vs 1,333 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More cross-type AF points
    41 vs 15
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.71x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    50.6 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Nikon D7200 advantages over Canon 5DS R

  • Less expensive
    $1297 vs $3699*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More dynamic range
    14.6 vs 12.4 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1110 vs 700 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.8 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    56 vs 28 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Phenomenal resolution and sharpness; Fine Detail Picture Style is like in-camera Unsharp Mask; Excellent print quality; Decent high ISO performance; Improved normalized dynamic range compared to 5D Mark III; Decent burst speed with good buffer depths; Built-in intervalometer & timelapse movie mode.

  • AF speed tested closer to consumer-level DSLRs; Dynamic range lower than competing models from Nikon & Sony; Lack of OLPF means subject to more aliasing artifacts with some subjects; No 60p video frame rate; No headphone jack; Timelapse video is only 1080p.

  • Rugged, weather-sealed body; Great ergonomics and loads of controls; Accurate optical viewfinder; Excellent image quality; Decent burst speed; Swift autofocus; Generous buffer depths; Superb battery life

  • Mixes plastic and magnesium-alloy panels on exterior; LCD monitor can't be tilted or swiveled; Presents a steep learning curve; No focus peaking in live view; Video mode feels a bit of an afterthought; New Wi-Fi features are rough around the edges

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7500

Canon 5DS R
Nikon D7500
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7500
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony A77 II

Canon 5DS R
Sony A77 II
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D7200
Sony A77 II
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon 5DS

Canon 5DS R
Canon 5DS
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Nikon D7200
Canon 5DS
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Pentax K-1

Canon 5DS R
Pentax K-1
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Nikon D7200
Pentax K-1
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon 80D

Canon 5DS R
Canon 80D
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D7200
Canon 80D
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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