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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S5300 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300 Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2013
Nikon S5300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-208mm (F3.7-6.6) lens
  • 138g - 97 x 58 x 21mm
  • Released January 2014
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300 Overview

Here, we are comparing the Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are manufactured by Nikon. The resolution of the S5200 (16MP) and the S5300 (16MP) is very well matched and both cameras provide the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The S5200 was launched 11 months prior to the S5300 and they are both of a similar age. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a in-depth comparison, here is a brief summation of how the S5200 matches up versus the S5300 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon S5300

 S5200 S5300 

Reasons to pick Nikon S5300 over the Nikon S5200

 S5300 S5200 
ReleasedJanuary 2014January 2013Fresher by 11 months
Focus manually More precise focusing

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Nikon S5300

 S5200 S5300 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurement
Display resolution460k460kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch display Absent Touch display

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera, you'll need to factor in its weight and size. The Nikon S5200 comes with outer measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Nikon S5300 has specifications of 97mm x 58mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") having a weight of 138 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the S5200 vs the S5300.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the S5200 and S5300 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very tough to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing just by checking technical specs. The graphic underneath may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the S5200 and S5300.

As you can tell, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size and the same exact MP and you can expect similar quality of photos though you have to take the age of the products into consideration. The older S5200 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300 sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon S5300 Portrait photography highlights
30
decent megapixels (16MP)
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
41
manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect autofocus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S5200 Street photography details
Nikon S5300 Street photography details
48
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (138g)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon S5300 as a Sports photography camera
28
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (160 CIPA)
has no phase detect AF
41
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (180 shots)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon S5200
Travel photography with Nikon S5300
68
decent megapixels (16MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
missing Timelapse mode
bad battery pack (160 CIPA)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
66
lighter than competitors (138 grams)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (26mm)
no Time Lapse mode
bad battery pack (180 per charge)
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon S5300 as a Landscape photography camera
42
rather wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
nice screen size (3")
decent megapixels (16MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
bad battery pack (160 per charge)
missing Timelapse mode
46
manual focus
decently wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)
no manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
bad battery pack (180 shots)
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S5200 Vlogging details
Nikon S5300 Vlogging details
33
rather wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
missing microphone port
35
decently wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors (138 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)
does not have selfie friendly display
no mic jack
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S5300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Nikon S5300
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Nikon Coolpix S5300
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S5200 Nikon Coolpix S5300
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2013-01-29 2014-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 125 125
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 99
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-156mm (6.0x) 26-208mm (8.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.7-6.6
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1500s
Continuous shutter speed - 7.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format - MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 146 gr (0.32 pounds) 138 gr (0.30 pounds)
Physical dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 97 x 58 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 160 pictures 180 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL19 EN-EL19
Self timer - Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $130 $180