Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) vs Nikon D5200 Compare

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EOS 1300D is a Beginner DSLR, while the D5200 is categorized as a Amateur DSLR.

EOS 1300D vs D5200 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 vs Nikon D5200 Specs

EOS 1300D

  • Introduced in June 2016
  • Beginner DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount EF, EF-S
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm³ (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1")
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 1300D

D5200

  • Introduced in October 2012
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • No WiFi
  • 129.0 x 98 x 78mm³ (5.1" x 3.9" x 3.1")
  • 555g (17.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D5200

EOS 1300D vs D5200 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: EOS 1300D an D5200 sensor comparison

EOS 1300D vs D5200: Viewfinder

The EOS 1300D has an optical viewfinder with penta mirror. It has magnification of 0.50x and covers 95% of view field.

The D5200 features an optical viewfinder with a penta mirror that also covers 95% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.52x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS 1300D (0.50x)

D5200 (0.52x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 1300DSimulated viewfinder of the D5200

Better choice: Nikon D5200

Canon EOS 1300D VS Nikon D5200 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 a better choice

EOS 1300D

D5200

Larger lens selection (3)220200
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
555g
(17.9 oz.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 1300D are the larger selection of lenses, the lower weight than the D5200 and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The EOS 1300D scores 7 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D5200

EOS 1300D

D5200

Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.0024.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)35
Auto Focus points (4)939
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)500600

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5200 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Nikon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the articulated display and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the EOS 1300D: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 23 points for the D5200.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS 1300D

D5200

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensitivity100 - 6400 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar size1014cm³986cm³
Canon EOS 1300D VS Nikon D5200 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS 1300D and D5200

EOS 1300D und D5200, front viewEOS 1300D und D5200, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS 1300D und D5200, view from aboveEOS 1300D und D5200, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6

Nikon D5200

7
23

We recommend Nikon D5200 as better choice.

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