Canon EOS 5DS R vs Nikon D5200
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 5DS R and Nikon D5200. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 5DS R is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D5200 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 5DS R were released 2015 and Nikon D5200 was released 2012. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 5DS R||2015|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 5DS R has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon D5200 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 5DS R||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Nikon D5200||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Canon EOS 5DS R has a 51 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5200 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 5DS R||
8688 x 5792
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS 5DS R has a 110 % larger resolution than Nikon D5200. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 6400.
|Canon EOS 5DS R||100-6400|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 5DS R has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5200 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5200 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5DS R
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5200
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 5DS R can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5200 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 5DS R||5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Canon EOS 5DS R and Nikon D5200 can shoot movies.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS 5DS R weighs 930 gr (equal to 2,05 lb) which is 68% heavier than Nikon D5200 and its 555 gr (or 1,22 lb).
|Canon EOS 5DS R||930 gr
|Nikon D5200||555 gr