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Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5300

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Nikon D3200
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Nikon D3200 is 3D, however the Nikon D5300 is not 3D. Read more

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

Lighter Edit
The Nikon D3200 is a 455g digital camera. That's 25g lighter than the Nikon D5300 (480g). 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.

Three more awards
The Nikon D3200 has 16 awards, however the Nikon D5300 has 13 awards.
7 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 210mm. That's 155mm longer than the Nikon D3200 (210mm).
Two aspheric elements Edit
The Nikon D5300 has two aspheric elements, however the Nikon D3200 only has one aspheric element.
Larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 64GB maximum memory card size digital camera. That's 56GB larger than the Nikon D3200 (64GB).
0.2" larger display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,036,800 pixels, however the Nikon D3200 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,800 pixels lower).
Sixty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon D5300 takes 600.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon D3200 only takes 540.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert reviews are marginally better
The Nikon D5300 has an average expert review score of 84% based on 86 reviews, whereas the Nikon D3200 has an average rating of 81% (based on 105 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Three times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon D3200 is a 55mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 155mm shorter than the Nikon D5300 (210mm).
Seven times smaller maximum memory card size Edit
The Nikon D3200 is an 8GB maximum memory card size digital camera. That's 56GB smaller than the Nikon D5300 (64GB).
0.2" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a display diagonal 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.

115,800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D3200 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,800 pixels higher).
Sixty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon D3200 is a digital camera that takes 540.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon D5300 only takes 600.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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 86 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera. That's 25g heavier than the Nikon D3200 (480g). 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.

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Over two years older
The Nikon D5300 is older than the Nikon D3200 by two years.
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

16 months Ago 43 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP 24.2MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPS
 NEF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPS
 NEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.2 x 15.4 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
24.7MP 24.78MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
40 40
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
55mm 210mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 105 18 - 105
Fixed Focal Length
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
1 2
BEST
Diaphragm Blade
7 9
BEST
Filter Size
52mm 67mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 multi point
 centre weighted
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 multi point
 centre weighted
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 39
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.8 - 9.10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash off
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash off
Flash Guide Number
13m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
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
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
8GB 64GB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,036,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Optical
BEST
 electrical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Direct sunlight
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
 Calendar
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 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
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data EXPEED 4
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-1.7 - 0.5 -1.7 - 1
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm 18mm
Scene Modes
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 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)
 Multi
 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)
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
455g
BEST
480g
Height
96mm 98mm
Depth
76.5mm 76mm
Width
125mm 125mm
Weight (including Battery)
505g
BEST
530g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL14a, EN-EL14 EN-EL14a
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,230mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
540 shots 600 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data ViewNX 2
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Network Ready
 Network ready
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama
 Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame
 Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Software CD
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Point Auto Focus (AF)
 Multi Point Auto Focus (AF)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connectors
 USB 2.0 connectors
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focus
 Manual focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Viewfinder
 Optical viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Trimming
 Trimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Rotating
 Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
4fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle
160° Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
View On TV
 View on TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Neck Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Neck strap
Audio Recording Formats
 PCM
 PCM
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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