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

Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Nikon D5200

132

Canon EOS 650D

100

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

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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 D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$372 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen

Canon EOS 650D Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$556 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price Much cheaper
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$870 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Nikon D5200
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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?