Updated (March 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200 vs Canon Rebel T5i

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Canon Rebel T5i

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 T5i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T5i.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$459 - $597 body only

$499 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$394 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $852 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

discussion

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tpr (5:29 PM, January 20, 2014)
There are normal and RGB histogram views on the D5200. Just press the up arrow when reviewing a picture to cycle through the views. Make sure the histogram views are enabled in the 'playback display options' in the 'playback menu'. There isn't a depth of field preview button, but there is no need for that with a digital camera because you can just take a shot and look it on the display immediately.
 
billnourse (1:09 PM, December 26, 2013)
My wife got a t5i and my daughter got a Nikon D5200 for Christmas. After playing with them both, I can't understand the much lower rating for the Canon. I can't tell a lot of difference in image quality between the two, even at 100%. If the Nikon has an Historigram and depth of field preview I can't find it, and the ease of use, for me at least, clearly goes to the Canon.
 
&d (10:30 PM, August 09, 2013)
Best Buy* The Nikon doesn't have lens yet with silent auto focus
 
&d (10:29 PM, August 09, 2013)
True just came from best by to check that out
 
MarCosmik (4:10 PM, April 12, 2013)
I would like to know, wich is better for taking video, I heard that canon can autofocus silently and Nokon no? isit true? because thats a great issue and its not specified!