As well as being compared against other digicams, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is also often compared to travel zooms, compacts, entry-level DSLRs and ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S5200's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830 and the Cyber-shot DSC-H55) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix A100 and the Coolpix S3500)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S5200 compared to other digicam competitors include: it is slightly lighter (146 g vs 299 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much shorter battery life (160 shots vs 300 shots).

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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6 years newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the S5200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the S5200)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and S5200

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the S5200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 300 shots vs 160 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the S5200)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and S5200

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
3 years newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the S5200)

  • Longer battery life: 220 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the S5200)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and S5200

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 146 g

Leica C-Lux

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5 years newer
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the S5200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 370 shots vs 160 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the S5200)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the C-Lux and S5200

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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5 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the S5200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 265 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the S5200)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and S5200

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S5200 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (98×58×51 mm) vs compact (94×58×26 mm)), has a much shorter battery life (160 shots vs 300 shots), is thicker (2" vs 0.9"), doesn't support an external flash and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the S5200)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the S5200)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and S5200

  • Very light: 122 g vs 146 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the S5200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×58×29 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2"
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the S5200)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H55 and S5200

  • Very light: 200 g vs 146 g

Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR
1 year older

Significant advantages of the F665 EXR (vs the S5200)

  • Much longer battery life: 300 shots vs 160 shots
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the F665 EXR (vs the S5200)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly heavier: 217 g vs 146 g
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the F665 EXR and S5200

  • Very light: 217 g vs 146 g

Panasonic Lumix SZ9

Panasonic Lumix SZ9
similar age
$248

Significant advantages of the SZ9 (vs the S5200)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×57×21 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2"
  • Significantly longer battery life: 220 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SZ9 (vs the S5200)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the SZ9 and S5200

  • Very light: 119 g vs 146 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
2 years newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the S5200)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2"
  • Significantly longer battery life: 220 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the S5200)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and S5200

  • Very light: 126 g vs 146 g

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
1 year older
$320

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the S5200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (94×58×26 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 2"
  • Significantly longer battery life: 230 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the S5200)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S6300 and S5200

  • Very light: 160 g vs 146 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S5200 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), is much larger (mid size (98×58×51 mm) vs compact (100×58×24 mm)), has a significantly shorter battery life (160 shots vs 220 shots), is older (january 2013 vs october 2015) and is thicker (2" vs 0.9").

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
3 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the S5200)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2"
  • Much longer battery life: 250 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the S5200)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and S5200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 119 g vs 146 g

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500
similar age
$196

Significant advantages of the S3500 (vs the S5200)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2"
  • Significantly longer battery life: 220 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S3500 (vs the S5200)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S3500 and S5200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 129 g vs 146 g

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
2 years newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the S5200)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Much smaller: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the S5200)

  • Heavier: 209 g vs 146 g
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and S5200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$87 - $88

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the S5200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2"
  • Longer battery life: 200 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the S5200)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and S5200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 146 g

Nikon Coolpix L20

Nikon Coolpix L20
4 years older
$144

Significant advantages of the L20 (vs the S5200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (61×97×29 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the L20 (vs the S5200)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the L20 and S5200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 146 g

Casio QV-R200

Casio QV-R200
8 months older

Significant advantages of the QV-R200 (vs the S5200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×58×24 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the QV-R200 (vs the S5200)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the QV-R200 and S5200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 146 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S5200 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (mid size (98×58×51 mm) vs professional size (136×107×76 mm)), is thinner (2" vs 3") and is much lighter (146 g vs 765 g).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the S5200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the S5200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Mid size (98×58×51 mm)

common strengths of the D7200 and S5200

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S5200 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), is much larger (mid size (98×58×51 mm) vs ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)), has a significantly shorter battery life (160 shots vs 250 shots) and is thicker (2" vs 0.7").

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
similar age

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the S5200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the S5200)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and S5200

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the S02 (vs the S5200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S02 (vs the S5200)

  • None found

common strengths of the S02 and S5200

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year older
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the S5200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the S5200)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and S5200

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S5200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S5200)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and S5200

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S210

Nikon Coolpix S210
5 years older

Significant advantages of the S210 (vs the S5200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S210 (vs the S5200)

  • None found

common strengths of the S210 and S5200

  • None found