Product Comparison: Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5300


General Specifications
Brand
Nikon
Nikon
Model
D3300
D5300
Origin
Japan
Thailand
About the Product
Capture every special moment in the lifelike quality it deserves--and have a great time doing it! With its included zoom lens, the new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, the D3300 is a small, easy to use HD-SLR. Capture beautiful 24.2-MP photos and 1080p Full HD videos with vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds, then share them instantly with your compatible smartphone and the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter. Whether you"re creating high-resolution panoramas, adding fun special effects or recording dazzling HD video with sound, the D3300 will bring you endless joy, excitement and memories--just like the special moments of your life.
Meet the first in an exciting new generation of Wi-Fi® enabled, ultra-high-resolution Nikon HDSLRs: the D5300. With built-in Wi-Fi for photo sharing to your smartphone or tablet, GPS and mapping, a cutting edge 24.2-megapixel image sensor, an extra-large swiveling Vari-angle LCD and more, D5300 brings an outstanding new level of image quality and capabilities in a compact, ergonomic design.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
24.2 MP
24.2 MP
Viewfinder
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Sensor Type
APS-C, CMOS
CMOS
Lens
NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II

Nikon D3300

Nikon D5300

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera
  • The Nikon D3300 has a slightly larger sensor than the Canon 70D.
  • Excellent image quality from the 24mp sensor, good dynamic range too. Nikon removed the optical low pass filter this increases the resolution a bit, you can shoot RAW and JPEG
  • 11-point AF system with central cross sensor is quite good enough at this price point
  • My choice was largely influenced by the sensor performance plus the lens range in offering.
  • 24.2 MP sensor makes it great for its price.
  • Only has 3 resolutions and 1 aspect ratio (4:3).
Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm
  • An advanced 24 megapixel APS-C 1.5 crop sensor
  • Availability of lenses at relatively dirt-cheap prices that are pretty sharp and autofocus quickly
  • Awesome picture quality! I am using the 35mm 1.8g lens (The only lens I have, not made of money here) and I am able to take a picture of someones face (at a normal distance).
  • 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers great images with exceptional quality.
  • Lenses are expensive and there are soooooooo many accessories out there (my wallet is much lighter than I anticipated).
Size & Weight
Height
3 in.
3.9 in.
Width
4.9 in.
4.92 in.
Depth
3.9 in.
3 in.
Weight
14.5 oz.
16.9 oz.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D5300

Nikon D3300

Nikon D5300

Nikon D3300

Nikon D5300

Nikon D3300

Nikon D5300

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera
  • This camera has the best combination of image quality, features, handling, size/weight.
  • Easy to use and set up. The lens provided is perfect and retracts to a nice compact size for convenient travel.
  • A great camera and a great size for vacation travel.
  • Nice size, not too heavy, auto and manual modes work great once you learn how to use a DSLR.
  • Nicely made and a smaller more compact size for a DSLR, quite comfy in the hand
Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm
  • It's the right size and weight to fit in my bag so it's always with me.
  • It feels great in my hand.
  • The lighter weight of the camera is a big benefit.
  • It is also light weight and easy to carry on the go.
  • Light weight, comfortable and secure in the hand.
Imaging
ISO Settings
100-12800, Extendable to 25600
100-12800
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
No
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG, MOV
JPEG, RAW
What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera
  • Ease of use is night and day better, so easy to set custom setting using the "i" button on the back of the camera. You can increase ISO sensitivity safely to 3200 without loss of quality meaning super high shutter speeds (1/4000th sec) when zoomed
  • This camera gives me granular control over shutter speed, ISO, aperture, etc., etc. It can take RAW photos, and even records HFR high-bitrate video
  • First I will say that the image quality of this camera is amazing! You can get beautiful images with this even at the higher ISO settings.
  • The picture quality is outstanding. Especially at ISO 400 with 34mm exposure. The "auto" setting is perfect for beginners. After you perfect your craft you an then move on to the manual setting when taking pictures.
  • There aren't as many manual controls (buttons and dials) as you'll find on some of the more expensive DSLR cameras, but I find this to be a good thing. It allows you to focus on the elements of photography that a beginner should focus on, like shot composition, aperture, shutter speed, and iso.
Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm
  • The picture quality is outstanding. Colors are gorgeous and the pictures are sharp and beautiful. The auto-focusing is quick and precise and even when zoomed in or heavily cropped I am still thrilled with the results.
  • The picture quality is amazing and the camera is so easy to use even if you have just basic photography skills.
  • The improved sensitivity of the sensor (high ISO range) combined with the image stabilized lens allows easy shooting in low light situations that were impossible before.
  • With 24 megapixels, right out of the box anyone can capture fantastic images. The camera shoots quite well in Auto mode (both auto and auto with no flash).
  • The only somewhat annoying issue is that when using the live view mode it really slows down the speed of the camera. Also in live mode you lose a lot of manual settings like focal points settings.
Display
Display Type
LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3.2 in.
Screen Resolution
921000 dots
1037000 dots
Viewfinder Coverage
95%
95%
Vari-angle Display
No
Yes

Nikon D3300

Nikon D5300

Nikon D3300

Nikon D5300

What customers say about "Display"
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera
  • Feel - excellent, everything is where it should be, display is big, clear and friendly.
  • I love having a view finder. You can really see what your pictures will look like. Also, the screen on the back is good-sized and clear.
  • Fixed non-touch LCD screen.
  • Nice, screen too small
Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm
  • An articulating display that's pretty detailed and bright.
  • Swivel screen is very useful, especially when taking videos low to the ground or photos above a crowd.
  • New larger 3.2" articulating display is also much brighter, although still not a touch screen like others offer.
  • The new bigger, higher-pixel screen is REALLY nice. It is not insignificant like many reviewers dismiss it as. I like it a LOT.
  • No touch screen so toggling feels a little dated with everything being touch screen now.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
No
Shooting Modes
Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Child, Close-up, Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Sports
Autumn Colors, Beach / Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk / Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Portrait, Party / Indoor, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Special effects
White Balance Modes
Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Preset Manual, Shade, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Auto
Auto, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Preset Manual, Direct Sunlight
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/4000
30 - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera
  • This camera is great for learning the basics and figuring out how to go from auto modes to manually settings.
  • Many modes to play with, including cartoony filters and outlines.
  • Easy to set up. I had the camera together in minutes and ready to play
  • The Live View takes a bit longer to process the photo after shooting. Even with a faster shutter speed, I find myself waiting to see the picture I just took.
  • The camera will collect grease and fingerprints so make sure you clean your camera.
Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm
  • A view finder with a diopter adjustment and accessories shoe (totally lacking in a lot of mirrorless cameras).
  • Battery lasts pretty long when using viewfinder.
  • An actual wall charger for the battery (it was in-camera charging with the Sony).
  • LiveView although still sluggish, at least it is much improved over D5100.
  • Although it includes the new En-EL14A battery, old EN-EL 14 battery still works! This means I can keep my spare batteries.
  • Some strange locations for certain buttons like shutter release settings and programmable function button.
  • Battery drains quickly when using wifi and in Live-view mode.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
No
Yes
Output(s)
HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0, Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Micro-USB, HDMI C (Mini)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera
  • It comes with 1 Nikon battery, Nikon neck strap (cheap strap I recommend you get a better one), the camera body of course, 1 battery charger, USB cable for your computer, a cable for your TV, and the 18-55 kit lens.
  • Plenty of accessories from lenses to remote triggers (which I will have to get soon for outdoor projects). I need to get my hands on a fixed 35mm lens and a long zoom lens to really play with imagery. I wonder if there is a lens that takes HDR probe images.
  • Absolutely excellent. The camera is flawless. The only the thing bad was that it was missing the usb cable
  • It doesn't come with a SD Card so I would recommend getting the Lexar 32GB one
Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm
  • Peer-to-peer wifi to transfer photos to my tablet and smartphone, and also remotely fire the camera.
  • WiFi useful for quickly transferring photos to a tablet and emailing to friends and family. I haven't used the GPS function though.
  • GPS and WiFi inbuilt so u don't have to buy external adapters.
  • Wi-Fi function was not important to me but with Nikon's Wireless Mobility Utility I can sync the camera's clock with my phone. This is important for using the phone as GPS logger. The utility also functions as remote with ability to turn Live View on/off.
  • Using your smartphone as a remote control through the camera's WiFi is a brilliant feature.
  • When I first got the D5300 three days after it was released, the GPS's performance is just awful!
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Yes
Battery Life
700 shots
600 shots
Battery Model
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
What customers say about "Power"
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera
  • Battery life is better than then specs suggest. I'm able to shoot well over 600 shots (without the flash) and the battery still is over half charge.
  • Battery also lasts long enough for nature hikes
  • The battery life is pretty good - even since I've begun shooting in RAW, I really can't complain. It lasts more than an entire day of quite a lot of shooting.
  • The Live View when on the entire time will kill your battery. I knew about this, so I will have to buy a spare battery to rectify it.
  • No in-camera battery charging.
Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm
  • EN-EL14a battery with 19.4% more capacity is a nice treat and helpful when running GPS and/or the silly WiFi. I have not spent a full day shooting hundreds of photos with the D5300 yet but I have shot perhaps 100 shots in a day.
  • Higher capacity battery (EN-EL14a) provides 600 CIPA shots per charge vs 500 on the D5200/EN-EL14 (but if you turn on GPS and WiFi, the battery drains much faster)
  • Battery lasts pretty long when using viewfinder An actual wall charger for the battery (it was in-camera charging with the Sony).
  • Battery drains quickly when using wifi and in Live-view mode.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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