Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Nikon D5200

69

Nikon D300

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $497 body only

$525 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$404 - $649 body only

$520 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$530 body only

$559 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

$953 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,997 body only

$3,067 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Significantly thicker

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