Updated (October 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS 600D

Nikon D5200


Canon EOS 600D



Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,284 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone


Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 600D.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.


Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$396 - $597 body only

$469 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$375 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$377 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$496 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$535 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder


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Avatar for Manik Shah Manik Shah (0:50 PM, August 01, 2013)
canon 60d have 9 fp...n they all are cross type.....
tongot (4:42 PM, March 21, 2013)
Snapsort, how many cross focus points are acually in 60d? Here says 1 but when compared to 600d, it was 9 ?