Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Nikon Coolpix 5200

Canon Rebel T4i

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Canon Rebel T4i

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Nikon Coolpix 5200

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T4i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 5200

Size
Really small
Compact 88x60x37 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T4i

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 110k dots
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Around 9.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution Much higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 3.5x more detail in your photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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More than 8.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The T4i's maximum light sensitivity is 5 f-stops better
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 2.5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Viewfinder Has a through-the-lens viewfinder Pentamirror vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon 5200

Size Significantly smaller 88x60x37 mm vs 133x99x78 mm
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5.4x smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 180 g vs 575 g
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3.2x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        T4i:Pentamirror
        5200:Tunnel
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 with 18-55mm lens

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 body only

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

        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $700 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Rebel T4i.

        Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

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        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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