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

Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Nikon D5200

79

Canon EOS 650D

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,284 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $497 body only

$525 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$505 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 650D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$505 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Lowest price Much cheaper
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,109 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$565 body only

$697 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

discussion

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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?