Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Nikon D300

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,284 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$424 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$621 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Focus points Slightly fewer focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,151 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,899 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Storage slots Has more storage slots

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