Updated (October 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Sony SLT A57

Nikon D5200 vs Sony SLT A57

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Sony SLT A57

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Many focus points
Focus points
39
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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 A57.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

discussion

Nikon D5200
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