• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D5200 advantages over Olympus E-M10 II

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 0.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,284 vs 842 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.9 vs 12.5 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 28 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Olympus E-M10 II advantages over Nikon D5200

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    488g vs 827g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.30 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.62x vs 0.52x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.9 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.9 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    18 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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 value for the money; Professional-grade ergonomics; Incredibly good image quality for its class; Solid performance specs across the board; Loaded with features.

  • Kit lens may not be quite as sharp as previous kit lens from this line; Below average battery life; Somewhat confusing menu systems.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A65

Nikon D5200
Sony A65
  • $534
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-M10 II
Sony A65
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon D3200

Nikon D5200
Nikon D3200
  • $534
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Olympus E-M10 II
Nikon D3200
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D5200
Sony A58
  • $534
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-M10 II
Sony A58
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Nikon D5200
Olympus E-M10
  • $534
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-M10 II
Olympus E-M10
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $409
  • 4/3

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Nikon D5200
Panasonic GX85
  • $534
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-M10 II
Panasonic GX85
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
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