Canon EOS M5 vs Nikon D7200


Canon EOS M5 is mirrorless camera and Nikon D7200 is DSLR camera. However, it is unusual to compare a DSLR camera with any mirrorless camera, but still looking at the specs of EOS M5, we feel Nikon D7200 is a solid competitor of this camera and let’s see how EOS M5 is showing its own performance infront of big competitor…


Features/ Models Canon EOS M5
Nikon D7200
Megapixel 24.2MP 24 Megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Low pass filter  Yes No
Image processor Digic 7 Expeed 4
AF system Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid) Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid)
AF points 49 51
 ISO 100-25600 100-102400
Image Stabilization 5-axis Image stabilization for video only No
 Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/4000 30-1/8000
 Continuous shooting speed 9 fps 6fps
 Video full HD 1080p @60fps Full HD 60fps
Display  3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
Hot shoe No Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed  No Yes
Battery life  295 Shots 1110 shots
Dimensions 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm 136 x 107 x 76 mm
Weight 427g 675g

It looks like in terms of image quality, users of both cameras will not disappoint since the two of these cameras employ one of the best sensors (APS-C format) of current time and with a resolution of 24 MP, they users will get rich details in the images. However, the sensor size of Nikon D7200 is slightly larger than Canon M5, but with same resolutions the cameras will produce wide dynamic range and excellent colors.

AF systems– You will be happy to see the hybrid AF systems in both cameras (contrast + phase), means that you are getting superior AF performance by these two cameras. With the Hybrid AF systems, Canon EOS M5 as well as Nikon D7200 focuses quickly and accurately in almost all shooting conditions, even at lowlight. But, Nikon D7200 is arguably better in terms of AF points. With Its high-density 51 focus points cover a wide area of the frame in DX format while 15 cross-type sensors in the center provide higher detection strength. On the other side, Canon EOS M5 has only 49 AF points. Moreover, the Canon EOS M5 employs Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF for capturing stills and shooting video with smooth and precise autofocus.

ISO– around ISO range of 25600 is quite sufficient to deal with lowlight, but when shooting the monochromatic photos a camera should have the maximum ISO range and that range is available in Nikon D7200 (102400). But sadly, Canon EOS M5 has expandable ISO range of 25600.

Shutter speed– Nikon D7200 lets the users to shoot at maximum aperture without worrying about overexposing the image since the camera offers faster shutter speed of 1/8000 sec, allowing fast action to be captured with the camera.

 Continuous shooting speed– With  9 fps of continuous shooting speed, Canon EOS M5 is the outstanding choice for sports and wildlife photography. On the other hand, the Nikon D7200 offers only 6fps.

Shots- One of the biggest downside of Canon EOS M5 is that the camera will allow you to shoot only 295 shots at a time whereas Nikon D7200, allowing to take 1110 shots at a time.


Verdict- Obviously, Nikon D7200 is the camera you must spare on if you are in mind to buy anyone between these two cameras.

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