• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Advantages

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

Canon T5i over Nikon D5200

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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.

  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T4i

Nikon D5200
Canon T4i
  • $564
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • More kit lens zoom

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D5200
Sony A58
  • $564
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon T5i
Sony A58
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-50

Nikon D5200
Pentax K-50
  • $564
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic Jack
  • $393
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
Canon T5i
Pentax K-50
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $393
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-500

Nikon D5200
Pentax K-500
  • $564
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic Jack
  • $514
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
Canon T5i
Pentax K-500
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $514
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D5300

Nikon D5200
Nikon D5300
  • $564
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $680
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Canon T5i
Nikon D5300
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $680
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
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