Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D90

Top 18 Reasons for the

Nikon D5200

Compared to Nikon D90

anonymous
62
Vastly lower noise at high ISO
1284 ISO
vs
977 ISO
31.42% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
54
Measurably more megapixels (photo)
24.71 MP
vs
12.9 MP
1.92x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
53
Vastly more focus points
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
52
Significantly better image quality
84
vs
73
11 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
44
Appreciably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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
42
Notably higher maximum light sensitivity
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
40
A lot better color depth
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. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
38
Substantially better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
vs
720 x 24 fps
3.75x better video recording quality
anonymous
37
Lighter
555 g
vs
620 g
65 g lighter
anonymous
36
Has a flip-out screen
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
35
Has a stereo microphone
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
32
Has AF tracking
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
anonymous
32
Significantly wider dynamic range
13.9 EV
vs
12.5 EV
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.
anonymous
32
Has a microphone in
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
31
Has a built-in HDR mode
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
28
Modestly less body volume
986.08 cm³
vs
1046 cm³
6.08% less body volume
anonymous
14
Slightly shorter
98 mm
vs
103 mm
5 mm shorter
anonymous
14
A little narrower
129 mm
vs
132 mm
3 mm narrower
Vijay Kumar Gupta
0
Cross-type focus points 9 Vs 1
Yes
vs
No
More cross type focus points means more focusing with repect to horizontal and vertical light
Jb Tammy
-6
Because this info say so
Yes
vs
No

Nikon D5200 is better than Nikon D90 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Five Reasons for the

Nikon D90

Compared to Nikon D5200

anonymous
50
A shade larger sensor
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
37
Significantly more battery power
1500 mAh
vs
1030 mAh
45.63% more battery power
anonymous
31
Has a built-in focus motor
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
31
Has GPS
Yes
vs
No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
anonymous
15
Marginally thinner
77 mm
vs
78 mm
1 mm thinner

Nikon D90 is better than Nikon D5200 because...

Yes
vs
No

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