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Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5300

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Nikon D5200
Nikon D5300

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 32.4 smaller than the Nikon D5300 (5.6).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D5200 is 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 920,998.96 pixels higher than the Nikon D5300 (1.04 pixels).
Cheaper by £39
The Nikon D5200 costs £39 less than the Nikon D5300.
Five more awards
The Nikon D5200 has 17 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Nikon D5300 has 12 awards.
Slightly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon D5200 is 96% based on 700 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon D5300 is 95% (based on 1,017 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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.

7% larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a display diagonal 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.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a GPS (satellite), however the Nikon D5200 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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.

600.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a digital camera that takes 600.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon D5200 only takes 500.00 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.

32 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. 5250 by number of sales, but the Nikon D5200 ranks No. 16422.
Marginally better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon D5300 is 85%, but the average rating of the Nikon D5200 is 81% (based on 102 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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.

7% smaller display diagonal 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.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon D5200 does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Nikon D5300 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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.

Only 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon D5200 is 500.00, but 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.

Less retailers
The Nikon D5200 is only stocked by 6 stores, whereas the Nikon D5300 is stocked by 38 sellers. 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 one year
The Nikon D5200 is one year older than the Nikon D5300.
Less popular
The Nikon D5200 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 16422 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon D5300 ranks No. 5250.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The Nikon D5200's average expert score is 81%, however the Nikon D5300's is 85% (based on 81 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Six times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a maximum aperture number of 5.6. That's 32.4 bigger than the Nikon D5200 (5.6).
Eight hundred and eighty-five thousand, five hundred and seventy-six times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 1.04 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920,998.96 pixels lower than the Nikon D5200 (1.04 pixels).
More expensive by £39
The Nikon D5300 is £39 more expensive than the Nikon D5200.
Five less awards
The Nikon D5300 has only received 12 awards, however the Nikon D5200 has received 17 awards.
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 700 reviews).

Awards

17 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
12 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
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

55 months Ago 43 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.1MP 24.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 NEF
 RAW
 JPG
 NEF
 RAW
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
24.71MP 24.78MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 3:2
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
38
BEST
5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
82.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 67mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
39 39
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
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
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 25600
 25
 Auto
 80
 800
 12800
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 25600
 25
 Auto
 80
 800
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 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
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
59.94fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
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
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
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
BEST
1.04 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
Connection to PC
 Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

3D
 3D
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Lens priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Lens priority
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Album Organization
 Album organization
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
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 Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 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
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data EXPEED 4
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-1.7 - 0.7 -1.7 - 1
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18mm
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Sunrise
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)
 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)
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
505g 480g
BEST
Height
98mm 98mm
Depth
78mm 76mm
Width
129mm 125mm
Weight (including Battery)
555g 530g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL14 EN-EL14a
Battery Capacity
1,030mAh 1,230mAh
BEST
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
500 shots 600 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.4V 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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 (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame
 Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/4000 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Viewfinder
 Optical viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electrical Viewfinder
 Electrical viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Rotating
 Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
5fps Unknown - Click to provide data
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