Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D90
Top 18 Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D90
Vastly lower noise at high 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.
Measurably more megapixels (photo)
1.92x more megapixels (photo)
Vastly more focus points
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.
Significantly better image quality
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.
Appreciably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
11.11% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Notably higher maximum light sensitivity
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.
A lot better color depth
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.
Substantially better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
720 x 24 fps
3.75x better video recording quality
65 g lighter
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Has AF tracking
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.
Significantly wider dynamic range
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.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Modestly less body volume
6.08% less body volume
5 mm shorter
A little narrower
3 mm narrower
Cross-type focus points 9 Vs 1
More cross type focus points means more focusing with repect to horizontal and vertical light
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Nikon D5200 is better than Nikon D90 because...
Top Five Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D5200
A shade larger sensor
15.8 x 23.6 mm
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.
Significantly more battery power
45.63% more battery power
Has a built-in focus motor
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.
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
1 mm thinner