Nikon D5300

Winner
Nikon D5300

89

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Nikon D5200

80

Nikon D5200

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,338 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
83.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,284 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
84.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D5200

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Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 84.0 vs 83.0
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $499.95 vs $746.95
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The best price we've seen is $247 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D5300

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 200 ms vs 302 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,338 ISO vs 1,284 ISO
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The D5300 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.51x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life 600 shots vs 500 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D5300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size Smaller 124x99x76 mm vs 129x98x78 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 479 g vs 555 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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Nikon D5200 Nikon D5200 80
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Low light performance Relatively low noise at high ISO Help
              D5200:1,284 ISO
              D5300:1,338 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D5200:84.0
              D5300:83.0
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              13.9 EV
              Focus points Lots of focus points Help
              39
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              D5200:24.2 bits
              D5300:24 bits
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              D5200:24 MP
              D5300:24.2 MP
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              500 ms startup delay
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              D5200:0.51x
              D5300:0.54x
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $668 - $1,257 body only

              $878 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $449 body only

              $500 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon D5200 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D5200.

              Nikon D5300 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D5300.

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              Avatar for stevelink stevelink (7:18 PM, May 10, 2014)
              Good comparison, EXCEPT for one thing that makes absolutely ZERO sense...How can you state that the D5200 has "slightly better image quality", when the newer D5300 has not only a more advanced image engine (Expeed4), but also no AA (OLPF) filter?? The lack of this filter alone allows for somewhat sharper images straight out of the camera! To my mind, that fact alone gives the D5300 an advantage over the (still very capable) D5200 in terms of image quality alone. And I've owned both, and can verify that the D5300 indeed has "slightly better image quality" (at least in terms of sharpness and detail rendition, given good lens and technique!) than the D5200. Thank you,
               
              Avatar for Chakravarthy Rm Chakravarthy Rm (4:45 PM, April 22, 2014)
              Get NIKON D5300 with 18-55mm kit lens for Rs. 43749. Limited period Offer. No Code.

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              silent ninja (3:06 AM, February 24, 2014)
              D5300 is superior and well worth the price. Hopefully it will be lower as the hype dies down. Has built in GPS and WIFI, No anti-alias filter, larger 3.2" LCD, auto focus is faster, 1080P HD video instead of 1080i, lighter and better battery.
               
              Name (3:44 PM, January 30, 2014)
              D5300 has no anti alliasing filter, has new Expeed 4 processor, and new carbon reinforced body not plastic as D5200. But DxO Labs result give relatively same image quality with D5300 is slightly better than D5200. Please read in Wikipedia: Nikon D5300 and DxO Labs
               
              Tiago (1:45 AM, January 27, 2014)
              When it comes to SLRs, price is definitely something to be taken into account. I won't upgrade from my D5200 only because of a slightly lower noise, 76 g less weight or a GPS. Besides, in terms of image quality, D5200 has been better evaluated than D5300...
               
              Mitul Nakum (8:30 AM, January 22, 2014)
              shutter lag : Nikon D5300 has 0.3 sec of shutter lag which is 300ms not 600ms
               
              dandyman96 (7:17 AM, January 21, 2014)
              Snapsort said they were ignoring the price when they made the rating. I don't understand their rating system. Very useful information, though....
               
              Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (1:41 AM, January 18, 2014)
              That would be it........


              Seriously who would want GPS.............
               
              daa1980 (3:53 PM, January 15, 2014)
              I think this score has to be more with what camera has more to offer you in means of cost vs benefits. I guess 5300 is almost 5200 but is it worth almost 200 bucks for a bit o reduction on ISO and 30 fps more?... I think 5200 is more than good and the changes that 5300 are not fair enough for 799
               
              Pourya (7:51 PM, January 06, 2014)
              D5200 is compatible with 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies :
              http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d5200/features04.htm#a9
               
              dulo (8:00 PM, January 05, 2014)
              Admin.. pliz fix this score on nikon dslr.. its confusing why nikon 5200 is better
               
              Ali (3:04 AM, December 26, 2013)
              D5300 is definitely the winner .
               
              Avatar for Alejandro Valerín Alejandro Valerín (1:45 PM, December 09, 2013)
              Completely agree with you. I "think" the 5200 is being considered superior because of its price, which is wrong, of course the 5300 is more expensive, has more features than the 5200. Very nice and useful information, poor judgement for the final rating.
               
              Avatar for Edo Edo (8:04 PM, December 05, 2013)
              Helpful information. However, I don't understand the final score of 86 over 85 when the 5200 has only 2 advantages over the 5300. The 5300 has 10 advantages, and is still considered inferior to the 5200?