Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5200

Canon EOS 70D


Nikon D5200



Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
75 ms shutter lag

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.


Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
True resolution Higher true resolution
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $852 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D


$799 body only

$1,172 with 28-135mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$485 - $597 body only

$494 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$389 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR


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yno (6:25 PM, June 15, 2014)
when comparing D5200 to Canon EOS M the site says the D5200 have a phase detection AF over the M witch have contrast detection.
and here in this comparison the site says the 70D have phase detection over the D5200 which have contrast detection !!!!!!!!!

what the hell !?!?!
Avatar for Rob Ruiz Rob Ruiz (9:51 PM, March 19, 2014)
Why is FPS not even brought up at all in this comparison? I would think that the D5200 being able to do 1080P at 60FPS is a pretty significant edge, especially for people who might be wanting to do slow-motion stuff.
Avatar for Jennah Barnes Jennah Barnes (5:11 AM, September 10, 2013)
How is this a tie? I've seen a lot of camera comparisons here that end up as a tie even when clearly its not. The D5200 is way better when it comes to image quality but what's holding people back is its price. Found a review article on this at