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

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    Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 09 Movie modes

    Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 09 Movie modes

    • D5100 1920 x 1080 at 30p, 25p, 24p
    • D5200 1920 x 1080 at 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p
    • D5300 1920 x 1080 at 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p

    All three D5000-series cameras can shoot 1920 x 1080 full HD movies at standard 30p, 25p and 24p frame rates. The D5200 added the ability to shoot at twice normal speed for slow-motion effects at 60 or 50 frames per second, but only in interlaced (‘i’) mode.

    The Nikon D5300 can shoot at 60 or 50 frames per second in the higher quality progressive (‘p’) mode. The Nikon D5100, to be honest, is probably fine for most users, and the newer D5200 and D5300 simply add higher frame rates than many won’t use.

    Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 10 Wi-fi and GPS

    Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 10 Wi-fi and GPS

    • D5100 No wi-fi connectivity, GPS via optional GP-1 unit
    • D5200 Wi-fi via optional WU-1a unit, GPS via optional GP-1 unit
    • D5300 Wi-fi and GPS built in

    The Nikon D5100 came out before Nikon’s plug-in wi-fi adaptors were launched, so if you want wi-fi image transfer to a smart device and remote control you’ll need the D5200 and Nikon’s WU-1a adaptor (around £48/$49).

    Even better, the Nikon D5300 has wi-fi built-in. If you want to add location data to your photos with GPS, you can get the GP-1/A adaptor (around £200/$280) for the Nikon D5100 and D5200, but the D5300 has GPS built in.

    If you want both, you could argue that the D5300 saves you the cost of both add-ons – and the combined value of £248/$329 does represent a major saving.

    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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