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  #1268156 26-Mar-2015 09:55
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joker97: the D750 cannot even be compared to the D700 in terms of autofocus. it's on a different planet.

The D700 is pretty good, so it must be awesome :)

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  #1268163 26-Mar-2015 09:59
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yes. the middle bits (not sure which, other than the centre point) can see down to -3 EV ... as in ... it can see, lock focus, and do it very quickly, in the dark

also has eye/face detection but only in the middle few rows of AF

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  #1268717 26-Mar-2015 22:20
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Nikon played a couple of tricks to increase AF light sensitivity of the D750.  The primary mirror is less reflective (passes through more light to the secondary mirror and AF module), and they squeezed things down with the AF module lens and placement - which probably also helped to reduce size.
Result is a slightly dimmer viewfinder, and less wide spread of AF points than other Nikon FX models with CAM3500 based autofocus.  There is no free lunch there.
Every CAM 3500 DX or FX body I've used has been able to focus well in less light than I'd ever be able to use hand-held with the camera set on maximum ISO.

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  #1269324 27-Mar-2015 22:32
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Decided to go for the 5200 and get another lens. Have had a play and do not regret the decision. Would have enjoyed going for the D7100 but just out of my price range for now. Will probably upgrade to full-frame. If I decide I really enjoy photography.

Cheers everyone.

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  #1275813 2-Apr-2015 04:49
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Image quality for practical purposes is identically the same for all three. As the D5200 has the newest latest APS-C sensor on the market (with exception of NX1, but Samsung is a whole different kettle of fish), and still nothing can beat it! Is way ahead of anything in a Canon DSLR too.

As for the features, they're way over 90% the same between all three. At this point in time, as a complete newbie and this is your first camera, they wouldn't really make a sizeable difference to the quality of your actual images taken. 

Thus I recommend getting the cheapest of the three, the Nikon D5200! I have seen it going for a mere US$350ish on eBay, which is amazing for such a great camera!! :-o It truly is the max bang for the buck DSLR on the market! The only other DSLR which can approach its amazing value for money is the Nikon D750, but that is operating in an entirely different ballpark. 

I use a D5200 professionally myself for filmmaking, you can see why... it performs at the level of a Canon 5Dmk3:

You can spend the saved money instead on something which will actually make a real difference, such as a nicer lens. I in particular love the truly awesome Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Or spend it on something totally not photography related, such as taking the wife out for dinner. 

If you really feel like you must spend more on the body (don't!), then instead of a D5300/D5300 get a Nikon D7100 which is seeing some great prices now the D7200 just came out. 

Or just jump to a different system entirely, and check out the fantastic Sony A6000 or the awesome Samsung NX1. (I strongly suspect the Samsung NX1 will be my next camera. Again... easy to see why once you research it a bit: )

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