Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS Rebel T6s

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D5200 and Canon EOS Rebel T6s. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D5200 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Rebel T6s is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D5200 were released 2012 and Canon EOS Rebel T6s was released 2015. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D5200 2012
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 2015

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5200 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel T6s has a "Canon APS-C"-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 **
Nikon D5200 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Both these cameras have the exact same resolution. Nikon D5200 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel T6s has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D5200 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

ISO range

Canon EOS Rebel T6s has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5200. Canon EOS Rebel T6s has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D5200 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D5200 100-6400
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS Rebel T6s 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 Nikon D5200
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D5200 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel T6s can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D5200 5
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 5

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 Rebel T6s can shoot movies.

Weight

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 Rebel T6s weighs 565 gr (equal to 1.25 lb) which is 2% heavier than Nikon D5200 and its 555 gr (or 1.22 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D5200 555 gr
1.22 lb
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 565 gr
1.25 lb

Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS Rebel T6s Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D5200 and Canon EOS Rebel T6s, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Name Nikon D5200 Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Release Year 2012 2015
Release Date 2012-11-06 2015-02-06
MSRP 799 USD 849 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 3 DIGIC 6
Image
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
ISO Range 100 - 6400 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 12 8
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Autofocus Motor No Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 39 19
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 921 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT LCD monitor TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 (0.52 35mm equiv.) 0.82 (0.51 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 0
Photography features
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Frames per second 5 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Optional
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n with NFC)
Remote Control Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
GPS Yes
Optional
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D5200
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 440 shots
Width 129 mm 132 mm
Height 98 mm 111 mm
Depth 78 mm 78 mm
Weight 555 gram 565 gram