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

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D5200

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D5200

68

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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,376 - $1,497 body only

$1,956 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

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

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,193 - $2,797 body only

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

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,099 body only

$2,685 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $529 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

$300 body only

$359 - $397 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

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