Nikon D7200 vs Canon EOS 5DS

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7200 and Canon EOS 5DS. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D7200
Canon EOS 5DS


Nikon D7200 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 5DS is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

These two camera models were both released 2015.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D7200 Nikon 2015
Canon EOS 5DS Canon 2015

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D7200 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 5DS has a "FF"-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 D7200 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS 5DS 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

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)


Nikon D7200 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 5DS has 51 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 D7200 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS 5DS 51 MP 50320896 8688 5792

Canon EOS 5DS has a 110 % larger resolution than Nikon D7200. 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 D7200 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 5DS. Nikon D7200 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 5DS has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D7200 100-25600
Canon EOS 5DS 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7200
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5DS

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D7200 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5DS can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D7200 6
Canon EOS 5DS 5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D7200 and Canon EOS 5DS 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.

Canon EOS 5DS weighs 930 gr (equal to 2,05 lb) which is 38% heavier than Nikon D7200 and its 675 gr (or 1,49 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D7200 675 gr 1,49 lb
Canon EOS 5DS 930 gr 2,05 lb