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Camera upgrade

Postby elmonducky » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:32 pm

I have a D3200 nikon camera that I have been reasonably happy with. I have been enjoying the reviews on the new D5300 and have been wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade. I'm mainly concerned with picture quality. What do you think?
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Re: Camera upgrade

Postby Bob Andersson » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:21 am


I'm a sucker for new kit but I'll play devil's advocate on this one. I doubt very much if you'll see any difference in picture quality from the D5300 compared to the D3200 - here is the DxOMark sensor comparison. Unless you already have Nikon's best quality lenses you might see much more bang for your buck by upgrading your glass.

I'll add the caveat that I've used neither camera.

Sony RX1R II. Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 + 1.4x T/C, Lumix 7-14mm f/4, Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8
M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8, Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
Astrophotography: TEC 140 'scope, FLI ML16803 camera, ASA DDM60 Pro mount.
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