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Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D90

Top 20 Reasons for the

Nikon D5200

Compared to Nikon D90

anonymous
85
Clearly more megapixels (photo)
24.71 MP
vs
12.9 MP
1.92x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
78
Significantly 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
73
Distinctly 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
67
Significantly 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
65
Notably 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
62
Substantially 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
58
Has a flip-out screen
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
52
Lighter
555 g
vs
620 g
65 g lighter
anonymous
50
Considerably better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
vs
720 x 24 fps
3.75x better video recording quality
anonymous
49
Amply 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
47
Has a stereo microphone
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
40
Modestly less body volume
986.08 cm³
vs
1046 cm³
6.08% less body volume
anonymous
39
Has a built-in HDR mode
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
38
Measurably 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
35
Has a microphone in
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
28
Has timelapse function
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
27
Marginally narrower
129 mm
vs
132 mm
3 mm narrower
anonymous
26
Somewhat shorter
98 mm
vs
103 mm
5 mm shorter
anonymous
26
A tad higher resolution (screen)
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
25
Newer EXPEED version
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.
Adrian Matthews
0
Tell the difference
Yes
vs
No
Jb Tammy
-5
Because this info say so
Yes
vs
No

Nikon D5200 is better than Nikon D90 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Seven Reasons for the

Nikon D90

Compared to Nikon D5200

anonymous
80
Slightly 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
43
Distinctly more battery power
1500 mAh
vs
1030 mAh
45.63% more battery power
anonymous
38
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
34
Has GPS
Yes
vs
No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
anonymous
27
Significantly longer battery life
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
26
Somewhat thinner
77 mm
vs
78 mm
1 mm thinner
anonymous
26
Modestly more viewfinder coverage
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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