Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5200

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

87

Nikon D5200

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
84.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV

galleries

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.

competitors

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 - $1,199 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Slower video autofocus

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$540 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$563 - $749 body only

$469 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

discussion

Canon EOS 70D
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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 !!!!!!!!!

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-M-vs-Nikon-D5200

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 http://topcamerareviews.hubpages.com/hub/Canon-EOS-70D-Vs-Nikon-D5200