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

Nikon D5200 vs Canon Rebel T5i

Winner
Nikon D5200

131

Canon Rebel T5i

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Many focus points
Focus points
39
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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 D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$372 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen

Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

$729 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly 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!