Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D300S

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Nikon D5200

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Nikon D300S

97

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
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 D300S.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 - $597 body only

$470 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$397 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$379 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$850 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,909 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$675 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,253 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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