Nikon D5200 vs Olympus E-3

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Olympus E-3

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,284 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
135 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-3.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 - $597 body only

$470 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$397 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$379 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Olympus E-3 Competitors

Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5

Entry-level DSLR

$3,861 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $949 body only

$635 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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Nikon D5200
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