Nikon D5200 vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Nikon D5200

79

Sony SLT-A65

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Many focus points
Focus points
39
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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 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

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Many more focus points
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,705 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

discussion

Nikon D5200
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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,