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 Senior Member • Posts: 2,297
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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sophi loren
sophi loren New Member • Posts: 10
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

from some research I am here to let you know that personally I don't like the the appearance of this DSLR and somewhat this D3300 can not beat my Nikon D5200. In nikon d3200 vs d5200 war Nikon my D5200 wins that battle and i am truly satisfied with this DSLR. Hope Nikon D5200 best buyworth your bukcs

Thanks everyone and Happy New Year

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vagtanklan Senior Member • Posts: 1,397
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: 420
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300
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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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sweety32100 Forum Member • Posts: 75
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

Nikon D3300 have new sensor, advance image processor and no-optical low pass filter... hence the camera is better than Nikon D5200

Now Nikon D5300 have advance AF system compared to Nikon D3300 rest al the specification is almost same...

So if you don't need advance AF system... (even I don't need it) I recommend you to get D3300

you can see some better comparison here - http://www.cameracomparisonreview.com/tag/nikon-d3300/  these guys are too fast and the comparisons written by humans here not robots..

Nikonparrothead Veteran Member • Posts: 4,668
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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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: 1,139
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

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).

vagtanklan Senior Member • Posts: 1,397
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

sweety32100 wrote:

Nikon D3300 have new sensor, advance image processor and no-optical low pass filter... hence the camera is better than Nikon D5200

Now Nikon D5300 have advance AF system compared to Nikon D3300 rest al the specification is almost same...

So if you don't need advance AF system... (even I don't need it) I recommend you to get D3300

you can see some better comparison here - http://www.cameracomparisonreview.com/tag/nikon-d3300/ these guys are too fast and the comparisons written by humans here not robots..

I suspect the sensor in the D3300 is the D3200  delete low pass filter. They both have the same 6016x4000 which is different from the d7100, D5200 and D5300.

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GerardHaines Regular Member • Posts: 496
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300
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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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skiphunt13 Senior Member • Posts: 2,630
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

For me, the articulating LCD screen of the D5300 is worth the price difference alone. That is, if you shoot video. The wifi on the D5300 is nice, but I haven't found myself using it much... or the GPS. Would rather save battery power. Though, the wifi will be cool to upload/share images via my iPhone while traveling soon, instead of having to first transfer to iPad, then upload.

If I wasn't shooting a lot of video with it, I'd likely lean toward the D3300.

john Clinch Veteran Member • Posts: 3,045
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

Bunjo Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

I upgraded from a D3100 to a D5300 for several reasons (in increasing importance):

1) GPS (and wi-fi) nice to have but not compelling

2) Spot colour effect (had it on an old Canon Ixus 50, and missed it)

3) Articulated monitor (for shooting road-works over fences)

4) Higher definition screen (easier on my poor old eyes)

5) HDR shooting

6) Bracketing

But the importance of these features is based on the type of arty-farty street photography I like.  YMMV.

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bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 42,665
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

vagtanklan wrote:

sweety32100 wrote:

Nikon D3300 have new sensor, advance image processor and no-optical low pass filter... hence the camera is better than Nikon D5200

Now Nikon D5300 have advance AF system compared to Nikon D3300 rest al the specification is almost same...

So if you don't need advance AF system... (even I don't need it) I recommend you to get D3300

you can see some better comparison here - http://www.cameracomparisonreview.com/tag/nikon-d3300/ these guys are too fast and the comparisons written by humans here not robots..

I suspect the sensor in the D3300 is the D3200 delete low pass filter. They both have the same 6016x4000 which is different from the d7100, D5200 and D5300.

It has the same Sony sensor as the D5300, not the Nikon sensor from the D3200 or the Toshiba sensor from the D7100.

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FredinBoise New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

Anyone know how fast is the continuous shooting on the 3300?

Looks to me like the price between a 3300 and 5200 is gonna be about $150.

3300 has weight, bypass

filter, panoramic function and what else over the 5200?

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Dohmnuill Contributing Member • Posts: 736
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300
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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.

vagtanklan Senior Member • Posts: 1,397
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300

bobn2 wrote:

vagtanklan wrote:

sweety32100 wrote:

Nikon D3300 have new sensor, advance image processor and no-optical low pass filter... hence the camera is better than Nikon D5200

Now Nikon D5300 have advance AF system compared to Nikon D3300 rest al the specification is almost same...

So if you don't need advance AF system... (even I don't need it) I recommend you to get D3300

you can see some better comparison here - http://www.cameracomparisonreview.com/tag/nikon-d3300/ these guys are too fast and the comparisons written by humans here not robots..

I suspect the sensor in the D3300 is the D3200 delete low pass filter. They both have the same 6016x4000 which is different from the d7100, D5200 and D5300.

It has the same Sony sensor as the D5300, not the Nikon sensor from the D3200 or the Toshiba sensor from the D7100.

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Bob

Do you have a source for that?

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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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bobn2
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 42,665
Re: Nikon D3300 vs D5200/D5300
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vagtanklan wrote:

bobn2 wrote:

vagtanklan wrote:

sweety32100 wrote:

Nikon D3300 have new sensor, advance image processor and no-optical low pass filter... hence the camera is better than Nikon D5200

Now Nikon D5300 have advance AF system compared to Nikon D3300 rest al the specification is almost same...

So if you don't need advance AF system... (even I don't need it) I recommend you to get D3300

you can see some better comparison here - http://www.cameracomparisonreview.com/tag/nikon-d3300/ these guys are too fast and the comparisons written by humans here not robots..

I suspect the sensor in the D3300 is the D3200 delete low pass filter. They both have the same 6016x4000 which is different from the d7100, D5200 and D5300.

It has the same Sony sensor as the D5300, not the Nikon sensor from the D3200 or the Toshiba sensor from the D7100.

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Bob

Do you have a source for that?

You just have to look at it to see.

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