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: 11 Construction

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 11 Construction

• D5100 128 x 97 x 79mm, 510g
• D5200 129 x 98 x 78mm, 505g
• D5300 125 x 98 x 76mm, 480g

The Nikon D5100 and D5200 use regular camera construction techniques, but the D5300 is the first Nikon DSLR to have a ‘monocoque’ construction – a body made in a single piece. This saves weight with no reduction in strength.

The Nikon D5100 and D5200 were already very light at 510g and 555g respectively, but the new Nikon D5300 weighs just 480g. It’s also a few millimetres smaller than both its predecessors. Nikon says the D5300 also has an improved grip.

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 12 Battery life

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 12 Battery life

• D5100 EN-EL14, 400 shots
• D5200 EN-EL14, 500 shots
• D5300 EN-EL14a, 600 shots

The D5100 and D5200 share the same battery type, but energy efficiency improvements in the D5200 extended the battery life from 400 shots to 500.

But the D5300 has a new ‘a’ version of the battery which is externally the same but modified to give an even longer life of 600 shots.

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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