Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 13 Price
• D5100 £336/$547 body only, £389/$647 with 18-55mm VR kit lens
• D5200 £509/$697 body only, £549/$797 with 18-55mm VR kit lens
• D5300 £730/$TBC body only, £830/$TBC with 18-55mm VR kit lens
The longer cameras stay on the market, the cheaper they become, so although the Nikon D5100 and D5200 were launched at a similar price to the Nikon D5300, they’re now a great deal cheaper.
The D5100 is around half the cost of the Nikon D5300 price tag, and although it uses an older sensor and a less sophisticated AF system, it’s still a very good camera – especially at this price.
The Nikon D5200 has the same resolution and AF system as the D5300, and it also cheaper, but by a smaller margin.
The Nikon D5300’s price looks high at the moment, but is bound to fall over time and in a few weeks’ time the price differentials should be less distorted. At the moment, though, you’ll pay a hefty premium to get the D5300’s new features.
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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