Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

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Zigadiboom Forum Member • Posts: 58
Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

Hi All,

The new D3300 has somewhat captured my interest. Would like to know that other than the 39 point AF, 1/3 EV steps and a few more scene modes, what the incentive is to go for the higher models.

Kind Regards,

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inframan Veteran Member • Posts: 6,368
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

Zigadiboom wrote:

Hi All,

The new D3300 has somewhat captured my interest. Would like to know that other than the 39 point AF, 1/3 EV steps and a few more scene modes, what the incentive is to go for the higher models.

Kind Regards,

Fully articulated screen for starters.

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georgehudetz Veteran Member • Posts: 3,183
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

It will be interesting to see if they gave the D3300 the newer, more sophisticated Auto Iso on the 7100 & 5300, or left it with the older version that is not sensitive to focal length.

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vagtanklan Senior Member • Posts: 1,421
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

At least vs. the D5200 it has a much larger viewfinder 0.85x vs 0.78x. This and the no-low-pass filter sensor and 1080p 50fps is reason for me to seriously consider this one vs. the D3200 I have now for casual shooting.

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sapple Regular Member • Posts: 444
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I thought it was interesting that the D3300 does not come with either wifi or gps, features I figured would be in all future DSLR cameras. Obviously nikon is reserving them for cameras that are above the entry level.

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Nikonparrothead Veteran Member • Posts: 5,047
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sapple wrote:

I thought it was interesting that the D3300 does not come with either wifi or gps, features I figured would be in all future DSLR cameras. Obviously nikon is reserving them for cameras that are above the entry level.

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You're right. I'm sure it's to keep the production cost as low as possible. I doubt it costs $50' (or whatever the cose of the dongle is) to add Wifu or GPS but it does cost something.

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Bailey151 Senior Member • Posts: 1,144
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Nikonparrothead wrote:

You're right. I'm sure it's to keep the production cost as low as possible. I doubt it costs $50' (or whatever the cose of the dongle is) to add Wifu or GPS but it does cost something.

Well it could be but I'd wager more likely that it's because Nikon can't grasp the concept of connectivity. They just can't comprehend why anyone would want such things (along with a touch screen).

GerardHaines Regular Member • Posts: 496
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Bailey151 wrote:

Nikonparrothead wrote:

You're right. I'm sure it's to keep the production cost as low as possible. I doubt it costs $50' (or whatever the cose of the dongle is) to add Wifu or GPS but it does cost something.

Well it could be but I'd wager more likely that it's because Nikon can't grasp the concept of connectivity. They just can't comprehend why anyone would want such things (along with a touch screen).

The touch screen some people keep wishing for is hardly a deal breaker for most photographers -- one more thing that can go wrong and outside of iPhones, it's proven to be unreliable in a lot of electronics.  Give me buttons/menus...Nikon is doing this right IMO.

Connectivity?  Whatever, I guess.

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john Clinch Veteran Member • Posts: 3,092
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

vagtanklan wrote:

At least vs. the D5200 it has a much larger viewfinder 0.85x vs 0.78x. This and the no-low-pass filter sensor and 1080p 50fps is reason for me to seriously consider this one vs. the D3200 I have now for casual shooting.

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Apparently this is incorrect. The D3300 gets the .85 viewfinder

Dohmnuill Contributing Member • Posts: 783
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The absence of an AA filter will be a big plus for many enthusiasts. And for back up. IQ trumps bells and whistles.

Couple that to a small and light carbon-fibre body, 24 Mp and Nikon have a winner.

Entry level never looked so good. For many, it will be enough. Bring on the image comparisons.

PawPawDog Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

sapple wrote:

I thought it was interesting that the D3300 does not come with either wifi or gps, features I figured would be in all future DSLR cameras. Obviously nikon is reserving them for cameras that are above the entry level.

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After using D5300 from US to Europe and Asia, I would say the GPS function in D5300 is totally worthless even with GPS file updates! As for the Wi-Fi, it is also too limited to be useful to me.

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Rickard Hansson Senior Member • Posts: 2,082
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john Clinch wrote:

vagtanklan wrote:

At least vs. the D5200 it has a much larger viewfinder 0.85x vs 0.78x. This and the no-low-pass filter sensor and 1080p 50fps is reason for me to seriously consider this one vs. the D3200 I have now for casual shooting.

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Apparently this is incorrect. The D3300 gets the .85 viewfinder

That is what he wrote also.

"At least vs the D5200 it (D3300) has a much larger...."

I inserted D3300 to show that "it = D3300" in the above sentence. But i might be wrong, english is not my main language, but that was my interpretation of what he wrote in the first place.

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qunamax Contributing Member • Posts: 820
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I really see no difference and have always thought that D5xxx is a huge waste of money unless one really can't live without articulated screen (video shooters), other than that i see it as such a small options improvement that it's really not worth the price difference.

I would never go for D5xxx because it still would not offer me a focus motor, dual dials, secondary display, robust body...

Want to step up? Trow in a little more cash and get D7xxx.
Want first dslr? Get D3xxx.
Want to refresh old entry dslr with video, better iso and resolution? Get D3xxx.
Want hdr? Do it in post it's millions times better and gives you more options.
Want bracketing? Supposedly for hdr? Do it manually, three images won't do it anyway.
Want articulated screen? Get D5xxx.

It comes down to practical things and cost. One can pixel peep about these so similar cameras for a whole week on forums but in reality it will be absolutely neglectable. 
The other day a guy told me he got D5100 over D3200 i think because it has a 0,1mm (or whatever) bigger sensor. That's just a laugh.

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vagtanklan Senior Member • Posts: 1,421
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

john Clinch wrote:

vagtanklan wrote:

At least vs. the D5200 it has a much larger viewfinder 0.85x vs 0.78x. This and the no-low-pass filter sensor and 1080p 50fps is reason for me to seriously consider this one vs. the D3200 I have now for casual shooting.

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Apparently this is incorrect. The D3300 gets the .85 viewfinder

Read that again, I wrote that the D3300 has a 0.85x viewfinder.

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semifast Contributing Member • Posts: 780
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While I mostly agree with you and I'm a lot more likely to buy a D3200 or D3300, the D5200/D5300 do have a potentially more advanced AF ability.

So there's a bit more than the articulating screen.

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semifast Contributing Member • Posts: 780
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It's not what it costs to add those things, its so there's a reason to have a more expensive model.

This is marketing. It doesn't cost 50 cents to put a 5 cent piece of cheese on a hamburger but people still buy cheeseburgers.

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ekopuls New Member • Posts: 22
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Decided to make up for the d3300 has a good video for a good price.

Here's a description d3300:

http://www.nikon-tutorials.com/2014/01/introducing-the-nikon-d3300-hd-slr-camera/

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qunamax Contributing Member • Posts: 820
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semifast wrote:

While I mostly agree with you and I'm a lot more likely to buy a D3200 or D3300, the D5200/D5300 do have a potentially more advanced AF ability.

So there's a bit more than the articulating screen.

But the question is will the person buying D5xxx really see any benefit of it other than on the paper?

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RyanBoston Senior Member • Posts: 1,188
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semifast wrote:

While I mostly agree with you and I'm a lot more likely to buy a D3200 or D3300, the D5200/D5300 do have a potentially more advanced AF ability.

So there's a bit more than the articulating screen.

But the question is will the person buying D5xxx really see any benefit of it other than on the paper?

14 bit raw!

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demonknight9 New Member • Posts: 1
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I know this is an old post but couldn't resist... 14 bit RAW is the least talked about feature. I had a D3100 and I just updated to a D5200. Where should I start? From the 39 auto focus points with 9 cross type to the 2016-pixel metering sensor from the D7000 to HDR, Articulated screen, Bracketing and the list goes on...

Of course the D5200 beats the D3300. They're in a different league.

If you are a beginner and do not use these features then buy the D3300, you will soon outgrow it and you will be looking for something more versatile. If I would know, when I bought the D3100 what I know today, I would've bypass it and start with a D5XXX series. At least it would last me a little bit longer, before I outgrown it, that is.

Don't get me wrong, the D3300 or D3200 are good cameras, but with a lot of half finished features like the picky panorama flavour. On the iPhone this feature works fine, on the D3300 its so annoying that you will use it once and forget it's there. It only has 11 autofocus points and only 1 is cross type.

I'm really happy with the D5200 and the next step would be to go for the D7XXX. The only thing, in my opinion, that Canon has over Nikon is the phase detection focus in live view mode.

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