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

Nikon D5200 vs Sony NEX F3

Winner
Nikon D5200

63

Sony NEX F3

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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)
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.7"

galleries

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

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
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$540 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$563 - $749 body only

$469 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Sony NEX F3 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$369 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$212 body only

$445 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

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