• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $804 Average Retail $900 MSRP
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • $744 Average Retail $900 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon T5i over Nikon D5200

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    3.0 fps vs 1.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode

Nikon D5200 over Canon T5i

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    0.50 vs 0.70 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • More AF points
    39 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus

Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; 9 cross-type AF points; Stereo microphones; Built-in touchscreen; Multi-shot modes; Improved kit lens; Even more affordable.

  • Little-changed from the earlier T4i; Slow Live View and video autofocus; High ISO performance is unimproved; Below-average battery life; No dedicated AF illuminator.

  • Captures sharp, detailed photos with its new 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, even at higher ISOs; Features a familiar (D5100) but refined body design; Records Full HD video with full-time autofocus tracking; Packs a ton of advanced features into a consumer-friendly body at a great price.

  • Autofocuses a little slowly for its class and struggles at times in low light; Changing some basic settings takes more time and effort than it should; Mediocre kit lens.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T4i

Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $804
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
Nikon D5200
Canon T4i
  • $744
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Sony A58

Canon T5i
Sony A58
  • $804
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D5200
Sony A58
  • $744
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-50

Canon T5i
Pentax K-50
  • $804
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-50
  • $744
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D5300

Canon T5i
Nikon D5300
  • $804
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $1110
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Nikon D5200
Nikon D5300
  • $744
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $1110
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS

Compared to Nikon D3300

Canon T5i
Nikon D3300
  • $804
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $568
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
Nikon D5200
Nikon D3300
  • $744
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $568
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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