Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS M5

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D5200 and Canon EOS M5. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D5200
Canon EOS M5


Nikon D5200 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS M5 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D5200 were released 2012 and Canon EOS M5 was released 2016. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D5200 Nikon 2012
Canon EOS M5 Canon 2016

Type of camera

Nikon D5200 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M5 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5200 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS M5 has a "APSC"-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")
Nikon D5200 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS M5 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Nikon D5200 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M5 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 D5200 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS M5 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

ISO range

Canon EOS M5 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5200. Canon EOS M5 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D5200 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D5200 100-6400
Canon EOS M5 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS M5 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.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M5 belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5200
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M5

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D5200 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M5 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D5200 5
Canon EOS M5 9

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D5200 and Canon EOS M5 can shoot movies.


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 30% heavier than Canon EOS M5 and its 427 gr (or 0,94 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D5200 555 gr 1,22 lb
Canon EOS M5 427 gr 0,94 lb