• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800

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Advantages

Nikon D5200 over Nikon D3300

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More AF points
    39 vs 11
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos and video

Nikon D3300 over Nikon D5200

  • Newer
    10 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

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Review Excerpt

  • Captures sharp, detailed photos with its new 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, even at higher ISOs; Features a familiar (D5100) but refined body design; Records Full HD video with full-time autofocus tracking; Packs a ton of advanced features into a consumer-friendly body at a great price.

  • Autofocuses a little slowly for its class and struggles at times in low light; Changing some basic settings takes more time and effort than it should; Mediocre kit lens.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D5200
Sony A58
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D3300
Sony A58
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon T5i

Nikon D5200
Canon T5i
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon D3300
Canon T5i
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D5300

Nikon D5200
Nikon D5300
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5300
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon T5

Nikon D5200
Canon T5
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Newer
Nikon D3300
Canon T5
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • Higher-res screen
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Nikon D5200
Pentax K-S1
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D3300
Pentax K-S1
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • More pixels
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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