Nikon D2Xs vs Nikon D5200

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D2Xs and Nikon D5200. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D2Xs
Nikon D5200

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D2Xs were released 2006 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
Nikon D2Xs Nikon 2006
Nikon D5200 Nikon 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "DX") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D2Xs 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
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 (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D2Xs has a 12,2 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)
Nikon D2Xs 12,2 MP 12212224 4288 2848
Nikon D5200 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Nikon D5200 has a 97 % larger resolution than Nikon D2Xs. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D5200 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D2Xs. Nikon D5200 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Nikon D2Xs has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D2Xs 100-3200
Nikon D5200 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Nikon D2Xs 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 Nikon D2Xs
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. Nikon D2Xs can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5200 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D2Xs 5
Nikon D5200 5

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D5200. Sadly, the Nikon D2Xs does not support this.

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 D2Xs weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 116% heavier than Nikon D5200 and its 555 gr (or 1,22 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D2Xs 1200 gr 2,65 lb
Nikon D5200 555 gr 1,22 lb