Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Canon EOS 50D

88

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
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 50D.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 body only

$500 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$946 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,796 with 18-135mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

discussion

Nikon D5200
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