Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D90
Top 20 Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D90
Clearly more megapixels (photo)
1.92x more megapixels (photo)
Significantly 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.
Distinctly 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 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 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.
Substantially 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.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
65 g lighter
Considerably better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
720 x 24 fps
3.75x better video recording quality
Amply 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.
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Modestly less body volume
6.08% less body volume
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Measurably 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 timelapse function
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.
3 mm narrower
5 mm shorter
A tad higher resolution (screen)
921 k dots
920 k dots
1 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Newer EXPEED version
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.
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Nikon D5200 is better than Nikon D90 because...
Top Seven Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D5200
Slightly 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.
Distinctly 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.
Significantly longer battery life
350 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
1 mm thinner
Modestly more viewfinder coverage
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.