Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Nikon D5200

98

Canon EOS 50D

86

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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$450 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$432 - $649 body only

$560 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$432 - $649 body only

$560 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$780 body only

$1,255 with 75-300mm lens

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

discussion

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