Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Nikon D5200

98

Canon EOS 50D

86

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
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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

$444 body only

$516 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$379 - $611 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$1,160 with 28-135mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

discussion

Nikon D5200
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