Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5300

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Nikon D3200
Nikon D5300

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Three more awards
The Nikon D3200 has 16 awards, however the Nikon D5300 has 13 awards.
7 Reasons For
Moderately more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a total megapixel count of 24.78MP, however the Nikon D3200 is only a 24.7MP digital camera (0.080000000000002MP less).
Twenty-eight more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Nikon D5300 is 39.00, but the Nikon D3200 only has 11.00 auto focus points.
Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Nikon D3200 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 lower).
0.2" larger screen size Edit
Nikon D5300 is 3.2" screen, but the Nikon D3200 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

12% higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Nikon D3200 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels lower).
0.02x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.82x, whereas the Nikon D3200 is only a 0.8x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.02x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Expert reviews are marginally better
The Nikon D5300 has an average expert review score of 84% based on 77 reviews, whereas the Nikon D3200 has an average rating of 81% (based on 104 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A bit less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 24.78MP digital camera (0.080000000000002MP more).
Twenty-eight less auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D3200 has 11.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D5300 only has 39.00 auto focus points.
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Nikon D5300 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 higher).
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a screen size of 3", however the Nikon D5300 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

116,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels higher).
0.02x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.8x, but the Nikon D5300 is a 0.82x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.02x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D3200 has an average expert rating of 81%, but the Nikon D5300 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 77 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
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One month older
The Nikon D5300 is older than the Nikon D3200 by one month.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D5300 has received 13 awards, the Nikon D3200 has received 16 awards.

Awards

16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gadgetspeak.com: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
onfoto.ru: Silver
pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Best in Class
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
tweakers.net: Very Good
What Digital Camera: Gold
13 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 24 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP 24.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 4512 x 3000
 3008 x 2000
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
 6016 x 4000
 4512 x 3000
 3008 x 2000
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
BEST
 6016 x 4000
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.2 x 15.4 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
24.7MP 24.78MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
36 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 18 - 140
Lens Structure
11/8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
52mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Point
11 39
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 960
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 960
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x 0.82x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
Photo Effect
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -1.7 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18mm
Scene Mode
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 480g
Height
76.5mm 98mm
Depth
96mm 76mm
Width
125mm 125mm
Weight Including Battery
505g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL14 EN-EL14a, EN-EL14
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 600 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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