Nikon D5200 vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Sony SLT-A65

97

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
138 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 Sony SLT-A65.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$458 - $597 body only

$499 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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M2o3 (11:40 PM, January 07, 2014)
I also bought A65 a year ago and i have no regrets about it , in fact i compared all the cameras that s on display i almost consume a day comparing all brand but sony is the winner to my knowledge, its easy to use and the image is not that bad as they claim. What i need in cameras is the rensponse when you click that shutter and find it in other cameras slow! No offense to nikon and cannon enthusiats
 
Fernando (7:34 PM, April 01, 2013)
I bought the A65 a month ago and am enjoying it every day. It is a hell of a bargain. Image quality is superb, it focuses and shoots faster than any camera I ever tried and that is upmost important in a camera. I am using a beer can lens from Minolta that cost me $100 and takes amazing images. I am also using a Minolta Secret Handshake lens which is amazing. I can not say enough about the A65 it is the best camera purchase I ever made.
 
Zsolt (7:09 PM, January 31, 2013)
Hello,

I would like to raise the issue regarding the format of the image!!
I almost purchased the d5200 last night, I already paid it on Amazon, when I saw it: The D5200 does not do 16:9!!!!!
So I cancelled the order at 190 KM/h.
I don't know how you are not listing this feature in your comparizons??!!

Today, I assume, everybody is watching his pictures on the big TV screen, so this is VERRY important option. For me is the decision maker!!!


All the best,