Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Nikon D5200

75

Canon EOS 50D

65

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
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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 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

$597 body only

$478 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$290 - $749 body only

$419 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$830 body only

$1,262 with 50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

Nikon D5200
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