Updated (October 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D800

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D5200

Winner
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100

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67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
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Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,228 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
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Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Nikon D5200 Competitors

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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
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Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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