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Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D90

Top 21 Reasons for the

Nikon D5200

Compared to Nikon D90

anonymous
136
Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
24.71 MP
vs
12.9 MP
1.92x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
100
Measurably lower noise at high ISO
Comment
1284 ISO
vs
977 ISO
31.42% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
93
Considerably more focus points
Comment
39
vs
11
28 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
anonymous
91
Vastly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
5 fps
vs
4.5 fps
11.11% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
81
Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
78
Noticeably better image quality
Comment
84
vs
73
11 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
78
Measurably higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
25600 ISO
vs
6400 ISO
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
anonymous
72
Lighter
Comment
555 g
vs
620 g
65 g lighter
anonymous
64
Notably better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 60 fps
vs
720 x 24 fps
3.75x better video recording quality
anonymous
56
Much better color depth
Comment
24.2 bits
vs
22.7 bits
6.61% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
52
Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
49
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
48
A shade less body volume
Comment
986.08 cm³
vs
1046 cm³
6.08% less body volume
anonymous
46
Significantly wider dynamic range
Comment
13.9 Evs
vs
12.5 Evs
11.20% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
39
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
39
Slightly narrower
Comment
129 mm
vs
132 mm
3 mm narrower
anonymous
36
Somewhat shorter
Comment
98 mm
vs
103 mm
5 mm shorter
anonymous
36
A shade higher resolution (screen)
Comment
921 k dots
vs
920 k dots
1 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
31
Has timelapse function
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
anonymous
29
Newer EXPEED version
Comment
3
vs
1
Newer EXPEED version. Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.
Abdul Brimah
1
Nikon D3200
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Canon 60d

Nikon D5200 is better than Nikon D90 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Seven Reasons for the

Nikon D90

Compared to Nikon D5200

anonymous
113
A bit larger sensor
Comment
15.8 x 23.6 mm
vs
15.6 x 23.5 mm
1.71% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
anonymous
50
Substantially more battery power
Comment
1500 mAh
vs
1030 mAh
45.63% more battery power
anonymous
41
Has a built-in focus motor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. With it built into the camera, you still have the function when using a lens without its own motor. This allows you to use a wider range of lenses.
anonymous
39
Noticeably longer battery life
Comment
850 shots
vs
500 shots
350 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
anonymous
38
Has GPS
Comment
Yes
vs
No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
anonymous
33
A little bit thinner
Comment
77 mm
vs
78 mm
1 mm thinner
anonymous
29
A little bit more viewfinder coverage
Comment
96 %
vs
95 %
1 % more viewfinder coverage. With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Nikon D90 is better than Nikon D5200 because...

Yes
vs
No

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