Product Comparison: Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D5300


General Specifications
Brand
Nikon
Nikon
Model
D3400
D5300
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
Before the D3400, you chose your smartphone camera for convenience. Zooming was clumsy. Shooting in low light was nearly impossible. Capturing fast action was a game of luck. But after the D3400, you'll see that you were compromising image quality. That some of the greatest photos happen when the light is low. That fast action can be frozen in perfect clarity. And that a camera and a smartphone can work together in harmony to make the photos you share absolutely amazing.
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
CMOS
CMOS
Lens
AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II

Nikon D3400

Nikon D5300

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • ISO management is great, you can still get semi usable photos all the way out to 25600. 24.3 mp Sensor is crazy sharp.
  • Any lenses you buy for this will work with any other crop sensor nikon when I upgrade.
  • The sensor is much improved. Shots taken at ISO 12,000 are very usable. Makes shots in darker scenes possible which is a big improvement over the D-3200.
  • The 18-55mm lens is what you would expect from a kit lens and has VR (vibration reduction, the Nikon version of image stabilization).
  • This is the only Nikon SLR without a sensor cleaner inside. This missing feature vibrates the sensor cover to shake off dust so spots do not show up in the photos.
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
3.9 in.
3.9 in.
Width
4.9 in.
4.92 in.
Depth
3 in.
3 in.
Weight
14 oz.
16.9 oz.

Nikon D3400

Nikon D5300

Nikon D3400

Nikon D5300

Nikon D3400

Nikon D5300

Nikon D3400

Nikon D5300

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • Great camera. Pictures look wonderful, easy to use and light weight.
  • I really like this camera. Great functionality for an enter level DSLR and light weight.
  • Pretty all black matte finish, light weight, and quiet camera!
  • Lighter weight than my last Nikon, but still provides excellent pix.
  • I like the size and weight, not as heavy as my Nikon D200.
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
100-25600
100-12800
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW
JPEG, RAW
What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • It is WAY better than my phone or point and shoot camera. The d3400 allowed me to be able to be in full control of my exposure settings. I love that.
  • The image quality with the 18-55mm VR lens is spectacular, and you can go from no experience with photography to taking some pretty epic shots in no time.
  • This camera is able to take high quality photos with minimal effort. I still only know the basics of this camera and we love what we are able to do so far.
  • The photos are very sharp and then quality is awesome.
  • It doesn't have the easy panorama mode that the D3300 has. As a beginner, I do not own lightroom or photoshop and it would be nice to be able to make a panorama without post processing software.
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 D3400

Nikon D5300

Nikon D3400

Nikon D5300

What customers say about "Display"
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • I’ve actually been very impressed with the screen on the back of the Nikon D3400. For a beginner level DSLR It’s got very good brightness and detail.
  • The lack of a touch screen doesn't bug me as much as I thought it might and the features included are all very solid.
  • No, this camera doesn't have creature comforts like touch screen and a tilting LCD, but its lightweight and Very good for all kinds of shooting.
  • The screen does not move.
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
No
No
Shooting Modes
Auto, Child, Close-up, Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Special effects
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
Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
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 D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • I love the "bridge" feature which was easy to set up after checking the instructions.
  • It comes with enough "auto" features to help you gradually get familiar with photography and how the basic camera functions.
  • I liked the wireless transfer feature, which is actually very nice .
  • I'll ever need. RAW output means I can use the best capabilities of my editing program.
  • I love this camera, so many features and Bluetooth straight to my phone say what!!!! I love it 100%.
  • They removed the external mic jack for snapbridge a completely useless feature. When GoPro did something similar they made an adapter so you could still use an external microphone. Nikon has yet to make such an adapter.
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
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
No
Yes
Output(s)
HDMI C (Mini), Mini-USB
Micro-USB, HDMI C (Mini)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • However...the bluetooth on it sucks! Will not connect to snapbridge. Tried everything....zip, nada, nothing. Very frustrating. **EDIT** won’t work with my iPad Pro but works great with my Samsung S8. So I am pleased!
  • You will want extra sd cards and Battery most likely if you do go on a long shoot.
  • The SnapBridge feature is great and relatively bug-free, with few exceptions.
  • The camera does not have WiFi and an external mic.
  • It doesn't have port to connect a cable release. It does have an IR remote shutter release, but I found that it did not work well at all. I found myself wanting a cable release and not being able to have one.
  • It doesn't have an external mic port. Not a huge deal but the mic in camera is poor. It would be nice to have the option of using a different microphone when recording video.
  • The Bluetooth connectivity didn't work well and I found that I didn't really use it.
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
1200 shots
600 shots
Battery Model
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
What customers say about "Power"
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • The battery lasts long, convenient wireless transmission.
  • Controls are easy to learn, battery life is good.
  • The battery life is even long and the bluetooth transfer makes uploading photos a million times easier.
  • Battery life is very good - almost a full day of use per battery charge.
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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