Nikon D5200 vs Nikon Z6
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D5200 and Nikon Z6. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.Nikon D5200 were released 2012 and Nikon Z6 was released 2018. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
Type of camera
Nikon D5200 is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z6 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 Nikon Z6 has a "FX"-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
|Nikon Z6||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** 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)
Nikon D5200 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z6 has 25 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
6000 x 4000
6048 x 4024
Nikon Z6 has a 1 % larger resolution than Nikon D5200. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon Z6 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5200. Nikon Z6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D5200 has 100 to 6400.
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Nikon Z6 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 Nikon Z6
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 Nikon Z6 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Nikon D5200 and Nikon Z6 can shoot movies.
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.
Nikon Z6 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1,49 lb) which is 22% heavier than Nikon D5200 and its 555 gr (or 1,22 lb).
|Nikon D5200||555 gr
|Nikon Z6||675 gr