Updated (October 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D7000


Nikon D5200



Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies


Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.


Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D750

Nikon D750


$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Much larger
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$709 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$372 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen


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Nick (4:30 PM, March 11, 2015)
They said the discontinued "D90" separated by "and the" meaning seperate. If they had meant both to sound discontinued they would have said something like; "The discontinued D90,D7000, and D7100."
Luke (7:36 PM, January 08, 2015)
D5200 is value for money
Avatar for Bala Bala (10:15 AM, April 11, 2014)
Does Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD auto focuses with D5200?
Avatar for Fahad Fahad (7:06 PM, April 08, 2014)
Want to but d5200. When i click on buy it now it doesnt work' :/
Any suggessions?
Avatar for Ari Indra Ari Indra (4:48 PM, February 24, 2014)
Correct,. I had it and satisfied with it,
save money for 35mm 1.8 also another tele lens :D
Avatar for Pranabendu Saha Pranabendu Saha (7:13 AM, November 27, 2013)
If you are an armature photographer there is no single point to buy D7000 over D5200. D5200 one of the finest camera within the price range. Body motor getting obsolete and AF-S coming with better optics less noisy. Image quality is the first and Metal body, weather sealed are secondary. D5200 image is far better than D7000. Balance money invest on better lens. Pls. follow Dxomark review.
Avatar for Lakelynn Lakelynn (1:30 AM, October 01, 2013)
Depends on the lens. But your right, the body alone does not have autofocus.
Avatar for Jerry Tosh Jerry Tosh (1:22 PM, September 20, 2013)
i would say get the d7000 you can buy it used for a pretty good price if you have about a grand to spend on a camera you might as well start with the d600. but out of 5200 and 7000 i chose d7000.
Andrew (3:41 AM, September 14, 2013)
Should I get a nikon d5200 or a nikon d7000? Please help
Avatar for hassan hassan (11:39 AM, July 09, 2013)
d 7000 is the best
Javed (8:00 AM, July 08, 2013)
D90 and D7000 is not discontinued. Go to Nikon website please.
Ayoub Bidar (11:39 AM, July 03, 2013)
The D5200 is Better in Image qualite ( Color depth . low in hight iso . and has Expeed 3 ) but D7000 has great battery life . Stronger made by manghinisiom . and has autofocus with all lenses . the video is excellent in D5200
Avatar for Slavo Slavo (4:42 PM, June 08, 2013)
I would go with 7100
Avatar for Slavo Slavo (4:41 PM, June 08, 2013)
5200 with 18-55 :-). , you'll get 35mm 1.8 later
agshep (10:40 AM, June 03, 2013)
Jon (5:34 AM, May 29, 2013)
I'm looking for an entry level camera...

Should I settle with D5200 with a basic 18-55 lens kit?


Should I go with a cheaper D3200 but equipped with a decent lens like 35mm 1.8?

Phill (2:42 PM, May 07, 2013)
It can record full hd 30fps, and 60fp INTERLACED which means evrey frame is divided by 2 and you will get only half of the quallity vid. so no 60fps full hd for d5200
Avatar for Dewayne Howse Dewayne Howse (9:05 PM, March 23, 2013)
D300 and 300s also
Avatar for Kelly Hardy Kelly Hardy (1:02 PM, March 01, 2013)
Here is a full review of the Nikon D5200, with pros and cons, comparisons with rivals and alternatives, as well as recommendations for lenses that go with this DSLR. The review is based on actual feedback from owners of the D5200 Nikon and I hope it helps those who are out for a DSLR to make an informed decision. http://ceejay1980.hubpages.com/hub/Nikon-D5200-price-and-review
Avatar for kb6kgx kb6kgx (8:16 AM, February 27, 2013)
The discontinued D90 and the D7000 (and now the D7100) are the only DX bodies with an internal focusing motor. The D3xxx and D5xxx series do not.
Avatar for SAiNT SAiNT (3:48 PM, February 18, 2013)
BHPhoto says it does
Max (6:01 PM, February 13, 2013)
D5200 can record full hd video with stereo at 60 fps, flip screen, EXPEED 3 processor, the new sensor
Doc (2:51 PM, February 06, 2013)
Nikon D5200 or Nikon D7000?
Avatar for MPiva MPiva (4:30 PM, February 05, 2013)
Does the D7000 can operate with the WiFi adapter? The D5200 does.
motoplux (10:21 AM, January 07, 2013)
no, it does not.