Canon EOS Rebel T7 vs Nikon D5200

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel T7 and Nikon D5200. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel T7
Nikon D5200

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Rebel T7 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D5200 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Rebel T7 were released 2018 and Nikon D5200 was released 2012. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel T7 Canon 2018
Nikon D5200 Nikon 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel T7 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 Rebel T7 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)

Resolution

Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Canon EOS Rebel T7 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 Rebel T7 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Nikon D5200 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

ISO range

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel T7 100-6400
Nikon D5200 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS Rebel T7 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.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T7
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5200

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel T7 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5200 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel T7 3
Nikon D5200 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS Rebel T7 and Nikon D5200 can shoot movies.

Weight

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.

Nikon D5200 weighs 555 gr (equal to 1,22 lb) which is 17% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T7 and its 475 gr (or 1,05 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel T7 475 gr 1,05 lb
Nikon D5200 555 gr 1,22 lb