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Nikon D5500 vs D5300 vs D5200 vs D5100: 13 key differences you need to know

Nikon D5500 vs D5300 vs D5200 vs D5100: What we think

Nikon D5500 vs D5300 vs D5200 vs D5100: What we think

At the time of the D5300's release, it offered a large number of small improvements, rather than a single, ground-breaking innovation.

Arguably, that already happened with the D5200, which with its 24 million pixel sensor and 39-point AF system was pretty well-stocked for a camera aimed at beginners.

Now the D5500 is here, and once again we're only seeing incremental upgrades which make the whole package slightly better, but don't offer any huge improvements.

The D5300 was, at the time, the first Nikon DSLR to have wi-fi and GPS built in, and even though the company seems to have removed GPS from the D5500, it's still handy to have that connectivity in the camera itself rather than via fiddly and expensive external adaptors.

For the moment, if you already have a D5300, it's certainly not worth forking out for the upgrade to the D5300, unless of course you are particularly drawn in by that improved battery life and the addition of a touchscreen.

If you're looking at your first purchase, you can also rest assured that paying a little bit less and going for the older model should still result in the same excellent picture quality.

PAGE 1 - Nikon D5500 vs D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: Sensor, ISO range, Image processing
PAGE 2 - Nikon D5300 vs D5200 vs D5100: Continuous shooting, AF & Viewfinder
PAGE 3 - Nikon D5300 vs D5200 vs D5100: LCD display, Effects & Movie modes
PAGE 4 - Nikon D5300 vs D5200 vs D5100: Wi-fi and GPS, Construction, Battery & Price
PAGE 5 - Nikon D5300 vs D5200 vs D5100: What we think

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