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

Nikon D5200 vs Canon Rebel T3i

Nikon D5200


Canon Rebel T3i



Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,284 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
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


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.


Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$411 - $597 body only

$479 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$399 - $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 EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$324 - $749 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $649 body only

$479 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$379 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

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


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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