Nikon D7200 vs Nikon D5300

Winner
Nikon D7200

100

Nikon D5300

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7200

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,228k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.

competitors

Nikon D7200 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$870 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$309 body only

$395 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$475 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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James (9:19 PM, May 21, 2015)
The D7200 probably should have come out higher. They didn't take into account the Cross Type Sensors or the Shutter lag on the D7200. The scoresheets can be seen here.

http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon-D5300-vs-Nikon-D7200/score

Thanks,
James Curtis
http://www.youtube.com/user/Malthazar
 
Avatar for Rusty Shackleford Rusty Shackleford (1:44 PM, May 20, 2015)
Okay, seriously; what is the grading system here? How does the D7200 fall ten points below the D5300 with all those advantages over it? Something has to be wrong here. I'm seriously beginning think I shouldn't be using this website anymore.