Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5300
These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.Nikon D5200 were released 2012 and Nikon D5300 was released 2013. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "DX") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Nikon D5200||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
|Nikon D5300||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Nikon D5200 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5300 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D5200||24 MP||24000000||6000||4000|
|Nikon D5300||24 MP||24000000||6000||4000|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Neither of these two cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own and often they rely on the cameras providing this autofocus motor but since these two camera models does not have this either it will result in no autofocus is possible.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D5200 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5300 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D5200||555 gr||1,22 lb|
|Nikon D5300||480 gr||1,06 lb|