Comparing Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D90

1. Nikon D5200

22 Reasons why Nikon D5200 is better

Comparing Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D90

1.Significantly more megapixels (photo)
24.71MPvs 12.9MP (Nikon D90)
2.Distinctly more focus points
39vs 11 (Nikon D90)
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.
3.Sizably lower noise at high ISO
1284ISOvs 977ISO (Nikon D90)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
4.Considerably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
5fpsvs 4.5fps (Nikon D90)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5.Has a flip-out screen
Yesvs No (Nikon D90)
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
555gvs 620g (Nikon D90)
7.Considerably better image quality
84vs 73 (Nikon D90)
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
8.Measurably higher maximum light sensitivity
25600ISOvs 6400ISO (Nikon D90)
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.
9.Clearly better video recording quality
1,080 x 60fpsvs 720 x 24fps (Nikon D90)
10.Reasonably better color depth
24.2bitsvs 22.7bits (Nikon D90)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
11.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Nikon D90)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
12.Has a built-in HDR mode
Yesvs No (Nikon D90)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
129mmvs 132mm (Nikon D90)
98mmvs 103mm (Nikon D90)
15.A tad higher resolution (screen)
921k dotsvs 920k dots (Nikon D90)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
16.Clearly wider dynamic range
13.9Evsvs 12.5Evs (Nikon D90)
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.
17.A tad less body volume
986.08cm³vs 1046cm³ (Nikon D90)
18.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Nikon D90)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
19.Has timelapse function
Yesvs No (Nikon D90)
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.
20.Newer EXPEED version
3vs 1 (Nikon D90)
Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.
21.Support Wifi
You can buy an extra wifi adapter and you can easily transfer pictures from your nikon to your Smart phone 📱
22.Swivel lcd and 39 autofocus points,but it's hard to decide
Nikon D5200
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2. Nikon D90

7 Reasons why Nikon D90 is better

Comparing Nikon D90 vs Nikon D5200

1.Significantly larger sensor
23.6 x 15.8mmvs 23.5 x 15.6mm (Nikon D5200)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.Considerably longer battery life
850shotsvs 500shots (Nikon D5200)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
3.Notably more battery power
1500mAhvs 1030mAh (Nikon D5200)
77mmvs 78mm (Nikon D5200)
5.Has a built-in focus motor
Yesvs No (Nikon D5200)
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
6.Has GPS
Yesvs No (Nikon D5200)
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
7.Distinctly more viewfinder coverage
96%vs 95% (Nikon D5200)
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
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