Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D7000 vs D5200

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D7000
9.6
D5200
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D7000
7.6
D5200
7.3
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D7000
8.4
D5200
8.1
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D7000
9.1
D5200
9.2
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 5 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D7000
9.0
D5200
9.1

Winner
Nikon D5200 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D5200  based on its image quality and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of D7000 vs D5200

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

D7000
1,167 ISO
D5200
1,284 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

D7000
2,000 LPH
D5200
2,800 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7000
238 ms
D5200
302 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D7000
53 ms
D5200
88 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D7000
400 ms
D5200
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7000
6 fps
D5200
5 fps

Features Key features of the D7000  vs D5200 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D7000
16.1 MP
D5200
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D7000
25,600 ISO
D5200
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

D7000
39
D5200
39

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

D7000
3"
D5200
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D7000
0.62x
D5200
0.51x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

D7000
22.9 microns
D5200
15.3 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D7000  vs D5200 

8.0
7.9
As well as extra resolution, the new sensor also offers a higher 'standard' ISO span of 100-6400, expandable up to the equivalent of ISO 25,600.
D7000

9.0
9.0
Processing Quick retouch Straighten Fisheye Red-eye Correction Perspective Control Color Outline Resize Edit Movie Miniature Effect.
D7000

8.5
8.0
It's not a lightweight camera, but it feels very sturdy and well built, with a solid grip and enough heft to offset the weight of many heavy pro lenses.
D7000

6.0
8.0
With the correct white balance selected, the Standard Picture Control setting produces nice vibrant images that are a good match for the scene.
D5200

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D7000  vs
D5200 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16.1 MP 24 MP
Resolution 4928 x 3262 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 22.9 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,000 LPH 2,800 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,000 LPH 2,800 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 39 39
Cross type focus points 9 9
Supports continuous No Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 132 x 105 x 77 mm 129 x 98 x 78 mm
Thickness 77 mm 78 mm
Weight 780 g 555 g
Is weather sealed Yes No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No Yes
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

D7000  vs
D5200 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 920 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentamirror
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 0.94x 0.78x
Viewfinder size 0.62x 0.51x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps 5 fps
Battery life 1,050 500
Continuous shooting
6 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Focus lag 238 ms 302 ms
Shutter lag 53 ms 88 ms
Startup delay 400 ms 500 ms
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