Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5200

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

100

Nikon D5200

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

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

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
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

$999 - $1,498 body only

$945 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,798 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$424 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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