Updated (October 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Sony NEX F3

Nikon D5200 vs Sony NEX F3

Winner
Nikon D5200

63

Sony NEX F3

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
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 F3

Size
Really small
Mid size (117×67×42 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
314 g
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.

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 F3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$362 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$444 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

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Nikon D5200
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