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Canon T5 or Nikon D5200

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Dec 02, 2014 18:45 |  #1

Please help me decide which of these 2 cameras I should buy for a gift.

I'm trying to stay around $500. Tell me what you like and don't like about either of these.



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Dec 02, 2014 21:25 |  #2

Both are good cameras. Canon T5 is Canon's entry level DSLR. The Nikon is closer to the Canon T3i as both have a variable view screen. Canon has 18mp sensor vs Nikon 24.1mp, which mostly means you can print the image bigger.

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Dec 02, 2014 22:45 |  #3

D5200 is more on par with the Canon T5i, which is a higher tier model.

The D3000 series (so maybe D3300) is the level of camera that competes with Canon's bottom model, the T5.

D5200 has a 39 point AF system, higher resolution, more modern sensor, articulated LCD, just to name a few upgrade features vs the Rebel T5.

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Dec 08, 2014 10:12 |  #4

If you haven't purchased anything yet, I have seen some screaming deals lately on closeout D3200's.

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Dec 14, 2014 17:31 |  #5

The Nikon D5200 is the highest rated sensor of ANY crop camera on DXO mark(FWIW) in dynamic range and high ISO performance, I'd get the Nikon in a heartbeat over the Canon.

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