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Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200

Portability
68
Imaging
67
Features
81
Overall
72
Nikon D5300 front
 
Nikon D7200 front
Portability
59
Imaging
68
Features
82
Overall
73

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 Key Specs

Nikon D5300
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Increase to 25600)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 480g - 125 x 98 x 76mm
  • Released February 2014
  • Older Model is Nikon D5200
  • Successor is Nikon D5500
Nikon D7200
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 102400)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 765g - 136 x 107 x 76mm
  • Announced March 2015
  • Earlier Model is Nikon D7100
  • Replacement is Nikon D7500
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Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 Overview

On this page, we will be analyzing the Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Advanced DSLR and both of them are created by Nikon. The image resolution of the D5300 (24MP) and the D7200 (24MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras provide the same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The D5300 was unveiled 12 months earlier than the D7200 so they are both of a similar generation. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Nikon D5300 being a Compact SLR camera and the Nikon D7200 being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before diving into a more detailed comparison, here is a brief view of how the D5300 scores versus the D7200 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D5300 over the Nikon D7200

 D5300 D7200 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon D7200 over the Nikon D5300

 D7200 D5300 
AnnouncedMarch 2015February 2014More recent by 12 months
Screen resolution1229k1037kSharper screen (+192k dot)

Common features in the Nikon D5300 and Nikon D7200

 D5300 D7200 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Screen dimensions3.2"3.2"Equal screen measurements
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to consider its weight and proportions. The Nikon D5300 offers outer measurements of 125mm x 98mm x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0") and a weight of 480 grams (1.06 lbs) while the Nikon D7200 has measurements of 136mm x 107mm x 76mm (5.4" x 4.2" x 3.0") having a weight of 765 grams (1.69 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the D5300 against the D7200.

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the D5300 and D7200 is 68 and 59 respectively.

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to envision the gap in sensor measurements purely by seeing technical specs. The graphic here will help offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the D5300 and D7200.

As you can tell, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same resolution so you should expect comparable quality of files although you will want to factor the production date of the cameras into account. The older D5300 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 sensor size comparison

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D5300 Portrait photography information
Nikon D7200 Portrait photography information
80
manual focus
resolution is good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
80
focusing manually
MP count good (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon D5300 as a Street photography camera
Nikon D7200 as a Street photography camera
70
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
does not have image stabilization
63
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
environment proofing
above average high ISO (25,600)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon D5300
Sports photography with Nikon D7200
66
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
has phase detect AF
slow fps (5.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
72
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
MP count good (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
environment proofing
good battery power (1,110 shots)
has phase detect autofocus
low fps (6.0 fps)
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D5300 Travel photography highlights
Nikon D7200 Travel photography highlights
80
resolution is good (24MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
69
good battery power (1,110 per charge)
environment proofing
MP count good (24MP)
flash built-in
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D5300 Landscape photography details
Nikon D7200 Landscape photography details
77
manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2")
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
delivers RAW files
does not have image stabilization
78
focusing manually
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
does not have anti-alias filter
above average high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW formats
environment proofing
good battery power (1,110 per charge)
two card slots
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D5300 Vlogging info
Nikon D7200 Vlogging info
72
selfie friendly display
offers face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has external mic jack
does not have image stabilization
30
offers face detect autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has microphone socket
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
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Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D5300 and Nikon D7200
 Nikon D5300Nikon D7200
General Information
Company Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D5300 Nikon D7200
Class Entry-Level DSLR Advanced DSLR
Released 2014-02-12 2015-03-02
Physical type Compact SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 4 Expeed 4
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 12800 25600
Highest boosted ISO 25600 102400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 39 51
Cross type focus points 9 15
Lens
Lens support Nikon F Nikon F
Available lenses 309 309
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Display resolution 1,037k dots 1,229k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech TFT LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.55x 0.63x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, auto FP high-speed sync, auto w/redeye reduction, fill flash, rear-curtain sync, rear-curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow sync, off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/200s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 480 grams (1.06 lb) 765 grams (1.69 lb)
Physical dimensions 125 x 98 x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0") 136 x 107 x 76mm (5.4" x 4.2" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 83 87
DXO Color Depth rating 24.0 24.5
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.9 14.6
DXO Low light rating 1338 1333
Other
Battery life 600 images 1110 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL14,EN-EL14a EN-EL15
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec) Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (two slots)
Card slots Single 2
Retail price $429 $1,100