Updated (October 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Canon EOS 650D

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Many focus points
Focus points
39
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 650D.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Canon EOS 650D Competitors

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$422 body only

$527 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$629 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $549 body only

$329 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

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Avatar for Mohamed Khaled Mohamed Khaled (0:09 AM, March 27, 2018)
lens u use it ?
 
Avatar for Moshtagh Maveddat Moshtagh Maveddat (11:50 PM, December 30, 2013)
i use D5200 with 18-55 the camera is the best but the zoom of 18-55 is low and... :D
 
Avatar for Moshtagh Maveddat Moshtagh Maveddat (11:48 PM, December 30, 2013)
I have D5200 is perfect ! i realy enjoy photographing and recording videos by d5200 ! i'm sure nikon is much much better than canon at all !
 
Avatar for Bhavya Elamukil Bhavya Elamukil (7:30 AM, December 20, 2013)
It is not like that. all the numbers you see with automatic cameras like 30x 40x doesnt mean they can zoom so much. if you consider 70-300 lens the optical zoom will be 4.28 but this doesnt mean the zoom is less. lets say an automatic camera has a focal length of 18mm to 200 mm then the zoom will be 11x but 70-300 can reach more than the 18-200mm. hope this clears the jargon a bit. Its the maximum focal length that matters not the zoom factor.
 
Avatar for Khalid Nouman Khalid Nouman (8:11 AM, October 25, 2013)
canon is the best camera
 
dh (6:30 PM, June 20, 2013)
Please suggest which one is better Canon 650D or Nikkon D5200
 
Avatar for Khuram Shahzad Khuram Shahzad (7:07 PM, May 28, 2013)
That means it is too much loo isn't it?
 
Avatar for Pawan Vaidya Pawan Vaidya (3:01 AM, May 26, 2013)
The optical zoom of a particular lense is calculated by dividing the highest focal length with the lowest one ! Hence zoom factor of a 18:55 lense is 3.05 x.
 
Avatar for Khuram Shahzad Khuram Shahzad (4:58 PM, May 19, 2013)
Then what will be the optical zoom of 18-55mm lens of DLRs camera?
 
Reply (1:53 AM, May 19, 2013)
There's no such a thing in DSLRs, it all depends on the lens used
 
Avatar for Khuram Shahzad Khuram Shahzad (10:01 AM, May 05, 2013)
Why the Optical zoom is not mentioned in the Feauture and comparing of DLRs camera's? why? if mentioned then where?