Updated (October 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200 vs Canon Rebel T3i

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Canon Rebel T3i

71

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 T3i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$431 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$396 - $597 body only

$466 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 - $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 T3i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$399 - $469 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$431 - $649 body only

$560 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

discussion

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Avatar for from 3200 to 5200 curious from 3200 to 5200 curious (9:44 AM, October 05, 2014)
Can anyone with experience with the d5200 tell me how it shoots in low light situations, I am looking into buying one and low light is some of my favorite lighting for shooting