• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $1135 Average Retail $1400 MSRP
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • $731 Average Retail $900 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon D5300 over Nikon D5200

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    10 months vs 19 months 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)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    7.8x vs 3.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Nikon D5200 over Nikon D5300

Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality similar to more expensive DSLRs (like the D7100); Great dynamic range; Responsive all-around performer; Excellent Full HD video-shooting quality; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Built-in GPS; Compact and lightweight size; 18-140mm kit lens performs well for its type and has a very versatile focus length range.

  • AA-filterless sensor makes it more prone to moire; Burst speed slows with highest quality 14-bit RAW images; Live View mode not as good as some competitors; No external headphone jack; GPS receiver not very sensitive.

  • 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 Nikon D7100

Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
  • $1135
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon D5200
Nikon D7100
  • $731
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lighter weight
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D5300
Sony A58
  • $1135
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $477
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D5200
Sony A58
  • $731
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $477
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon T5i

Nikon D5300
Canon T5i
  • $1135
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $756
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon D5200
Canon T5i
  • $731
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $756
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-3
  • $1135
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $1113
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-3
  • $731
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $1113
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D3300

Nikon D5300
Nikon D3300
  • $1135
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
Nikon D5200
Nikon D3300
  • $731
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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