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

Nikon D5200 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Nikon D5200

61

Sony NEX-7

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

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%
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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

$485 body only

$494 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$389 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 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

$761 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$812 - $898 body only

$930 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Nikon D5200
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