Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Nikon D5200

69

Canon EOS 50D

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.59x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $497 body only

$525 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$404 - $649 body only

$520 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$678 body only

$980 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,050 - $1,199 body only

$1,194 - $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$699 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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Nikon D5200
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