As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix 5200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon Coolpix 5200's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS 7D) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P1000 and the D90)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Nikon 5200 has a significantly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), is slightly larger (compact (88×60×37 mm) vs super compact (93×56×22 mm)), is older (february 2004 vs august 2005) and is thicker (1.5" vs 0.9").

Canon PowerShot SD550

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SD550 (vs the 5200)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Smaller: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Compact (88×60×37 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD550 (vs the 5200)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD550 and 5200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 180 g

Fujifilm FinePix F455 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix F455 Zoom
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the F455 Zoom (vs the 5200)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×56×22 mm) vs Compact (88×60×37 mm)
  • Larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the F455 Zoom (vs the 5200)

  • None found

common strengths of the F455 Zoom and 5200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 180 g vs 180 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 5200 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (88×60×37 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (180 g vs 703 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
12 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 5200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 5 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 110k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 5200)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (88×60×37 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly heavier: 485 g vs 180 g

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and 5200

  • None found

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
4 years newer
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the 5200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 5 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 110k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the 5200)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Compact (88×60×37 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much heavier: 703 g vs 180 g

common strengths of the D90 and 5200

  • None found

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the 5200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 5 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 110k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the 5200)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (88×60×37 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.5"
  • Much heavier: 575 g vs 180 g

common strengths of the T4i and 5200

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 5200 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (88×60×37 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), is thinner (1.5" vs 7.1") and is much lighter (180 g vs 1,415 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3x vs 125x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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14 years newer
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the 5200)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 3x
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the 5200)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Compact (88×60×37 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,415 g vs 180 g
  • Much thicker: 7.1" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and 5200

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 5200 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (88×60×37 mm) vs professional size (148×111×74 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 2.9") and is much lighter (180 g vs 860 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
5 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the 5200)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 2.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the 5200)

  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.5"
  • Much larger: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Compact (88×60×37 mm)
  • Much heavier: 860 g vs 180 g

common strengths of the 7D and 5200

  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Compact (88×60×37 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.5"
  • Built-in flashes

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 5200 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (88×60×37 mm) vs standard size (127×94×48 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 1.9"), is significantly lighter (180 g vs 465 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 36.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
9 years newer
$1,604 (body only)
$2,148 35mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the 5200)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 110k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 5 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the 5200)

  • Larger: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Compact (88×60×37 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 465 g vs 180 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the A7R and 5200

  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.5"