Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D300S

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Nikon D5200

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Nikon D300S

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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
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

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 D300S.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$459 - $597 body only

$499 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$394 - $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

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,300 body only

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,049 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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