Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5300

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Nikon D5200
Nikon D5300

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Cheaper by £11
The Nikon D5200 costs £10.90 less than the Nikon D5300.
Slightly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon D5200 is 96% based on 557 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon D5300 is 95% (based on 481 reviews).
17 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP higher than the Nikon D5200 (24.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 24.78MP digital camera. That's 0.07MP more than the Nikon D5200 (24.78MP).
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Nikon D5200 (3x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 36 smaller than the Nikon D5200 (36).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 higher than the Nikon D5200 (12,800).
7% larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a screen size of 3.2". That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon D5200 (3.2"). 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.

100% wider field of view Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 100% wider than the Nikon D5200 (100%).
1,036,800 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,036,800 pixels higher than the Nikon D5200 (1,036,800 pixels).
5% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 0.82x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.04x higher than the Nikon D5200 (0.82x). 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.

Bigger eye relief Edit
Nikon D5300 is 18mm Eye relief, but the Nikon D5200 is only a unknownmm Eye relief digital camera (18mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

25g lighter Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a weight of 480g, whereas the Nikon D5200 is a 505g digital camera (25g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

3% thinner Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a depth of 76mm. That's 2mm thinner than the Nikon D5200 (76mm).
Narrower Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a width of 125mm. That's 4mm narrower than the Nikon D5200 (125mm).
1,230mAh bigger battery capacity Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 1,230mAh battery digital camera. That's 1,230mAh bigger than the Nikon D5200 (1,230mAh).
25 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Nikon D5300 ranks No. 1664 by number of sales, but the Nikon D5200 ranks No. 42929.
Marginally better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon D5300 is 84%, but the average rating of the Nikon D5200 is 82% (based on 85 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 24.1MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP lower than the Nikon D5300 (24.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 24.71MP digital camera. That's 0.07MP less than the Nikon D5300 (24.78MP).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 lower than the Nikon D5300 (12,800).
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D5300 (3.2"). 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.

6% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 0.78x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.04x lower than the Nikon D5300 (0.82x). 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.

25g heavier Edit
The Nikon D5200 has a weight of 505g, but the Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera (25g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

3% thicker Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 78mm deep digital camera. That's 2mm thicker than the Nikon D5300 (76mm).
Wider Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 129mm wide digital camera. That's 4mm wider than the Nikon D5300 (125mm).
Less retailers
The Nikon D5200 is only stocked by 12 stores, whereas the Nikon D5300 is stocked by 37 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Nikon D5200 is 19 months older than the Nikon D5300.
Less popular
The Nikon D5200 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 42929 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon D5300 ranks No. 1664.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The Nikon D5200's average expert score is 82%, however the Nikon D5300's is 84% (based on 77 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
More expensive by £11
The Nikon D5300 is £10.90 more expensive than the Nikon D5200.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Nikon D5300 has an average user score of 95%, but the Nikon D5200 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 557 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.1MP 24.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4496 x 3000
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
24.71MP 24.78MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 3
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 39
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
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
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
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
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,036,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.78x 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
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Highlights
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 0.7 -1.7 - 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18mm
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 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
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
505g 480g
BEST
Height
98mm 98mm
Depth
78mm 76mm
BEST
Width
129mm 125mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 195g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 66mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.5mm
Weight Including Battery
555g 530g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14 EN-EL14a
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,230mAh
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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