Canon 200D vs Nikon D5600

Canon 200D/ SL2 vs Nikon D5600

Really, Canon 200D is a compact and lightweight camera with some stunned features, but on the other hand, Nikon D5600 is also a compact camera and weighs only 12 grams more than 200D. But the big lag Canon SL2 has its sorry looking AF system that is only 9. Thankfully, both have same sized APS-C sensor as well as high resolution of 24 millions effective pixels, but Nikon D5600 can assure us large details of the subjects since it kicks off anti-aliasing filter (Optical low pass filter). Now let’s see if Nikon D5600 really outshines SL2 in overall imaging performance or not?

Features / Models

Canon 200D

Nikon D5600

Megapixel 24 Megapixels 24.3 Megapixel
Sensor size / type APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Image processor Digic 7 Expeed 4
Low pass filter Yes No
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast detect + Phase detect Contrast + Phase detect sensor
AF points 09 AF points 39 AF points
ISO 100-51200 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max  1/4000 sec  1/4000
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 05 fps 05 fps
Video Full HD 1080p @60fps full HD 1080p @60fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen 3.2″ Rear Screen Tilting  LCD (1,229,000)
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 650 970 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-in
Weather Sealed No No
Dimensions   122 x 93 x 70 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Weight 453 g  465 g

Canon 200D vs Nikon D5600

Image quality

Though both are based on the same sized APS-C sensor and have nearly the same number of effective pixels so we don’t expect to see any big differences in the image quality between these two cameras. Somewhere D5600 can possess much detail of the subjects since no optical low pass filter has been incorporated.  But on the other hand, Canon’s innovative sensor technology called “Dual Pixel CMOS AF system” takes the responsibility of providing image quality without degradation.

AF system

Canon 200D gets some additional points for its highly innovative “Dual Pixel CMOS AF” (DPAF) that greatly helps getting pin point focus of the subjects and offers fast autofocus acquisition when shooting still photos in Live View mode and tracking in movies. Over 80% area of Live View Frame are covered by Dual Pixel CMOS AF that generously helps getting stunning images of the subjects without losing details.

Nikon D5600 as well as Canon 200D has Hybrid AF system (Contrast +Phase detect) so that both will be very fast and accurate in tracking the fast moving subjects, but SL2 is getting a strong slap for it’s a few AF points (9 points only). On the other hand, Nikon D5600 comes with 39 AF points, allowing photographers to choose a variety of focus configurations to suit the shooting situation.


Canon 200D offers maximum ISO range of 51200 so that flexible lowlight shooting is more expected than Nikon D5600 that gives the expandable ISO of 25600.


With a large 3.2″ 1.037m-dot rear LCD touchscreen Nikon D5600 uses a vari-angle design to benefit working from high, low, and front-facing angles.


The battery of SL2 will be drained in just taking 650 shots only, while D5600 lets you take around 970 shots at a single time charge.

After all most of the specifications of these two cameras are identical to each other. But still Canon SL2 is great walk-around DSLR with some extraordinary specs. Nikon D5600 is nice entry-level DSLR camera that also comes in compact size.


If you want a compact and lightweight camera with robust specifications then Canon SL2 is great with Dual Pixel AF sensor. Nikon D5600, on the other hand, is an entry-level DSLR camera that comes with very measured specifications and its snapbridge function really add the charm. So you decide yourself which one is best for you.

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