Canon EOS 850D vs Nikon D5200
ManufacturingCanon EOS 850D were released 2020 and Nikon D5200 was released 2012. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 850D||Canon||2020|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 850D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D5200 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Canon EOS 850D||80 mm||(a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)|
|Nikon D5200||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
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)
Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Canon EOS 850D has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5200 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Canon EOS 850D||24 MP||24000000||6000||4000|
|Nikon D5200||24 MP||24000000||6000||4000|
|Canon EOS 850D||100-25600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS 850D 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.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 850D can shoot up to 7,5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5200 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 850D||7,5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Canon EOS 850D||515 gr||1,14 lb|
|Nikon D5200||555 gr||1,22 lb|