Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D5200

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Nikon D5200

79

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Canon EOS 700D

60

Canon EOS 700D

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 700D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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Advantages of the Canon 700D

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 264 ms vs 302 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 700D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.53x vs 0.51x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 550 shots vs 500 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Nikon D5200

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Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 1,284 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The D5200 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Much better image quality 84.0 vs 61.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 2.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Movie format Lower frame rate movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but 700D does so at a lower frame rate
Focus points Many more focus points 39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Startup delay Less startup delay 500 ms vs 700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Size Smaller 129x98x78 mm vs 133x100x79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $546.95 vs $626.60
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Weight Slightly lighter 555 g vs 580 g
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              700D:197 lenses
              D5200:205 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              700D:264 ms
              D5200:302 ms
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              700D:0.53x
              D5200:0.51x
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5 fps

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              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 with 18-135mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Cross type focus points Has significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $419 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,231 body only

              $200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is much larger

              Canon EOS 700D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 700D.

              Nikon D5200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D5200.

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              Showing 4 comments

              oliver (1:09 PM, July 10, 2013)
              Sure, I haven't said nothing about D5200. 700D had an error in score estimation...
               
              Avatar for Hafidh Rahman Hafidh Rahman (3:05 PM, July 09, 2013)
              But the Nikon D5200 also has 9 cross-type sensors.
               
              Avatar for oliver oliver (7:05 AM, May 06, 2013)
              Sorry, Correct score weighted is 86 - 60 (no 53)
               
              Avatar for oliver oliver (6:49 AM, May 06, 2013)
              Canon EOS 700D has Cross type focus points = 9 (DPReview.com says: EOS 700D - 9 point AF system, all sensors cross type, central sensor F2.8 from 60D). Then, 700D has 22.5 points more. Correct Score D5200 - 700D = 86 - 75 (no 53)