Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 13 key differences you need know about

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 13 key differences you should know about

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 05 Autofocus

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 05 Autofocus

• D5100 Multi-CAM 1000 AF sensor with 11 AF points including 1 cross-type
• D5200 Multi-CAM 4800DX AF sensor with 39 AF points including 9 cross-type
• D5300 Multi-CAM 4800DX AF sensor with 39 AF points including 9 cross-type

The big step-change in autofocus systems came between the D5100, which used a basic 11-point AF system, and the Nikon D5200, which swapped to a much more advanced 39-point AF system only one step down from Nikon’s professional cameras.

Nikon keeps that same 39-point AF system for the new D5300. It’s fast and powerful for a camera in this class.

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 06 Viewfinder

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 06 Viewfinder

• D5100 Optical pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.78x magnification
• D5200 Optical pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.78x magnification
• D5300 Optical pentamirror, coverage TBC, 0.82x magnification

All three cameras use a pentamirror viewing system rather than a more expensive pentaprism design. It’s perfectly adequate for this kind of camera, though, and the Nikon D5300 features a redesigned pentamirror which offers slightly increased viewfinder magnification.

PAGE 1 – Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 01 Sensor & ISO range
PAGE 2 – Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 03 Image processing &  04 Continuous shooting
PAGE 3 – Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 05 Autofocus& 06 Viewfinder
PAGE 4 – Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 07 LCD display & 08 Effects
PAGE 5 – Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 09 Movie modes & 10 Wi-fi and GPS
PAGE 6 – Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 11 Construction & 12 Battery life
PAGE 7 – Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 13 Price
PAGE 8 – Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: What we think

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