Updated (October 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77 vs Nikon D5200

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

80

Nikon D5200

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
84.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay

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-A77.

competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $3,198 body only

$1,398 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much less startup delay
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$435 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$512 - $597 body only

$499 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$520 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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