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Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200

Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
39
Overall
39
Nikon Coolpix S4300 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34

Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 Key Specs

Nikon S4300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-156mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
  • 139g - 96 x 59 x 21mm
  • Introduced February 2012
Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2013
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Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both manufactured by Nikon. The image resolution of the S4300 (16MP) and the S5200 (16MP) is pretty close and both cameras boast the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The S4300 was launched 12 months earlier than the S5200 and they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the S4300 grades vs the S5200 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S4300 over the Nikon S5200

 S4300 S5200 
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon S4300

 S5200 S4300 
LaunchedJanuary 2013February 2012Newer by 12 months

Common features in the Nikon S4300 and Nikon S5200

 S4300 S5200 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen dimensions
Screen resolution460k460kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to consider its weight and measurements. The Nikon S4300 has outer dimensions of 96mm x 59mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of 139 grams (0.31 lbs) while the Nikon S5200 has proportions of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs).

Analyze the Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are using at that time. Following is a front view sizing comparison of the S4300 and the S5200.

Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the S4300 and S5200 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is difficult to envision the gap in sensor dimensions simply by viewing a spec sheet. The image here will help give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the S4300 and S5200.

Clearly, the 2 cameras feature the identical sensor size and the exact same resolution and you should expect comparable quality of images though you should consider the production date of the cameras into account. The more aged S4300 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 sensor size comparison

Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S4300 Portrait photography details
Nikon S5200 Portrait photography details
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megapixel count decent (16MP)
supports face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
30
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S4300 Street photography factors
Nikon S5200 Street photography factors
67
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has focus by touch
lighter than competitors (139g)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
48
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S4300 Sports photography details
Nikon S5200 Sports photography details
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (180 per charge)
no phase detect AF
28
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (160 shots)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon S4300
Travel photography with Nikon S5200
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lighter than competitors (139g)
has focus by touch
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (26mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
terrible battery power (180 per charge)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
68
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
no Timelapse function
terrible battery (160 CIPA)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S4300 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon S5200 as a Landscape photography camera
41
really wide (26mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
terrible battery power (180 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse function
42
reasonably wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
screen is a decent size (3")
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
terrible battery (160 CIPA)
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S4300 Vlogging details
Nikon S5200 Vlogging details
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really wide (26mm)
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focusing
lighter than competitors (139g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic socket
33
reasonably wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
no external microphone socket
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Nikon S4300 vs Nikon S5200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S4300 and Nikon S5200
 Nikon Coolpix S4300Nikon Coolpix S5200
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix S4300 Nikon Coolpix S5200
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-02-01 2013-01-29
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 125
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-156mm (6.0x) 26-156mm (6.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-6.5 -
Macro focusing range 5cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 139 gr (0.31 pounds) 146 gr (0.32 pounds)
Physical dimensions 96 x 59 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 180 photographs 160 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $119 $130