In this article, I will show feature differences between the new Nikon D5300 and the previous generation D5200. What does the updated D5300 bring to the table and what are the key differences? Let’s take a look! Please keep in mind that this Nikon D5200 vs D5300 comparison is purely based on specifications. A detailed comparison with image samples and ISO comparisons will be provided in the upcoming Nikon D5300 review.
As I have already pointed out in my announcement article, the new D5300 has the same sensor as the D7100, without an anti-aliasing / optical low-pass filter, which should translate to slightly sharper images. While most of the features between the D5200 and the D5300 are very similar, the latter comes with a brand new EXPEED 4 processor that allows shooting videos up to 60 fps and comes with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities. And with all this, the new D5300 is also 80 grams lighter than its predecessor! Let’s take a look at how the two cameras stack up against each other in terms of specifications:
Nikon D5200 vs D5300 Specification Comparison
|Camera Feature||Nikon D5200||Nikon D5300|
|Sensor Resolution||24.1 Million||24.1 Million|
|Sensor Pixel Size||3.92µ||3.92µ|
|Dust Reduction / Sensor Cleaning||Yes||Yes|
|Image Size||6,000 x 4,000||6,000 x 4,000|
|Image Processor||EXPEED 3||EXPEED 4|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/200||1/200|
|Storage Media||1x SD||1x SD|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||5 FPS||5 FPS|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 to 30 sec||1/4000 to 30 sec|
|Shutter Durability||100,000 cycles||100,000 cycles|
|Exposure Metering Sensor||2,016-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II||2,016-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II|
|Base ISO||ISO 100||ISO 100|
|Native ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100-6,400||ISO 100-12,800|
|Boosted ISO Sensitivity||ISO 12,800-25,600||ISO 25,600|
|Autofocus System||Multi-CAM 4800DX||Multi-CAM 4800DX|
|AF Detection||Up to f/5.6||Up to f/5.6|
|Video Output||MOV, Compressed||MOV, Compressed|
|Video Maximum Record Time||20 min in 24p, 30 min in 30p||20 min in 24p, 30 min in 30p|
|Video Maximum Resolution||1920×1080 (1080p) @ 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p||1920×1080 (1080p) @ 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p|
|Audio Recording||Built-in microphone|
External stereo microphone (optional)
External stereo microphone (optional)
|LCD Size||3.0″ diagonal TFT-LCD||3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD|
|LCD Resolution||921,000 dots||1,037,000 Dots|
|Wi-Fi Functionality||Eye-Fi Compatible, WU-1a||Built-in|
|Battery||EN-EL14 Lithium-ion Battery||EN-EL14 Lithium-ion Battery|
|Battery Charger||MH-24 Charger||MH-24 Charger|
|Weather Sealed Body||No||No|
|Weight (Body Only)||560g with battery and memory card||480g with battery and memory card|
|Dimensions||128 x 97 x 79mm||125 x 98 x 76mm|
|MSRP Price||$799 (as introduced)||$799 (as introduced)|
Is the D5300 worth the upgrade? The Nikon D5300 seems like a solid upgrade for those considering to move up from the D3000 and D3100 or from the original D5000 and D5100 cameras. I would not upgrade if I already had a D5200, since most of the features remain the same. Unless, of course, I really wanted / needed the built-in Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities.
If you would like to see the comparison between the Nikon D5100 and the D5200, check out this comparison article. A comparison between the D5300 and the D3200 will be posted shortly.
I posted some image samples from the D5300 earlier.
I want to buy a camera.but I am confused between d 5200 and d 5300.plz suggest as it will be my first one.can I capture good photos in low light with d 5200?
I want to bye Nikon DSLR.i have to option.
1:Nikon D5200 + 18-140mm vr lens
2: Nikon D5300 + 55-200mm vr ii
Which should I bye?
canon EOS 700D or NIKON D5300?
I’m totally confused, should I buy 5300 or 5200 now price difference is Rs.10000. I need WiFi , for that I have to spend 4000 extra, can you plz help me?
The biggest difference between the D5200 and the D5300 is the lack of AA filter which would apparently yield sharper images without said filter.
The other advantage is, and this is HUGE for videography, is the capability to shoot slow motion properly because the 1920×1080 resolution now includes a 60fps option with the D5300.
As far as still photography, I doubt there is anything worth noting that can’t be compensated for with a good skill set outside the realm of available technology.
For low budget film enthusiasts, I ould wager that the D5300, with it’s new frame rate upgrade for decent slow motion, would be the one thing that is sorely missed on the D5200 model.
Which kind of pisses me off since they couldn’t just get it right the FIRST TIME!
I have got a NIKON G lense(70-300) without aperture ring.Can you suggest whether I can use it with my d 5200 or will there be any noise?
is the nikon d5300 touchscreen?
im wondering where the answers are??
Which camera I Should Buy…?
D5300 OR D7000 I am Confused.. This is My First DSLR & I want Clear decision from your Side…
Pls. help me to decide..
Greetings! First thing first, I would like to congratulate you for the magnificent work that you have been doing, bringing amateurs and professionals on a platform to share their experiences and views about photography.
I, for myself, is an amateur photographer. This is the first time I’m venturing for a dslr and hence seeking your expertise in this matter. I’ll be obliged if you care to answer few of my queries.
1. As an entry level dslr, which is the best choice between Nikon d5200 and d5300? Do remember that I’m not a succker for WiFi or GPS. Also keep in consideration the price factor. (Presently, the D5200 is almost INR 12,000 / USD 200 cheaper than D5300, without the kit lens).
2. My dad is a photography enthusiast, atleast that’s what he thinks. Anyway, I do have his old Nikon F5(non functional) along with a couple of FX lenses(a 50mm prime and a 18-145mm telephoto in a working condition). Will these lens be compatible with a dx format camera? If yes, then what will be the crop factor that I should consider?
3. Does FX lens have AF motor in them like DX lens? If not, will that factor affect the picture quality as DX cameras don’t have AF motor as well?
4. Apart from the stock lens that my dad owns, do you suggest me to buy any more lens? I travel a lot and my primary interest is landscape / wildlife photography.
Please do try to reply ASAP, as I’m planning to buy it within a fortnight. Will be eagerly awaiting your reply.
all of these questions can be answered with a simple google search…