Updated (October 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Sony NEX-7

Nikon D5200 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Nikon D5200

63

Sony NEX-7

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
223 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$410 - $597 body only

$460 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$436 body only

$394 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$373 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$520 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Nikon D5200
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