Updated (October 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D90

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D5200

79

Nikon D90

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
208 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
850 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$540 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$563 - $749 body only

$469 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weight Lighter
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

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