Nikon D5200 vs Canon Rebel SL1

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Canon Rebel SL1

78

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 Rebel SL1

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
25,600 ISO
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel SL1.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$475 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$540 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth

Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$328 - $699 body only

$359 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$540 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $851 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Size Much larger

discussion

Nikon D5200
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Frank (11:07 PM, August 06, 2013)
According to the Canon manual, the SL1 does have HDR - page 78: Shooting Backlit Scenes (?)