Nikon D5300 vs Nikon Df

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Nikon D5300
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, however the Nikon Df is only a 16.2MP digital camera (8MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a total megapixel count of 24.78MP, whereas the Nikon Df is only a 16.6MP digital camera (8.18MP less).
116,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels, whereas the Nikon Df is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels lower).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.82x, but the Nikon Df is only a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Lighter Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera. That's 230g lighter than the Nikon Df (710g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Nine more awards
The Nikon D5300 has 13 awards, however the Nikon Df has 4 awards.
Expert reviews are better
The Nikon D5300 has an average expert review score of 84%, but the Nikon Df has an average rating of 78% (based on 89 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
The Nikon D5300 has an average user review score of 95%, but the Nikon Df has an average rating of 94% (based on 121 reviews).
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Reasons Against

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9 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Df has a megapixel count of 16.2MP, however the Nikon D5300 is a 24.2MP digital camera (8MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Df has a total megapixel count of 16.6MP, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 24.78MP digital camera (8.18MP more).
116,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Df has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels higher).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon Df has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, but the Nikon D5300 is a 0.82x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Heavier Edit
The Nikon Df is a 710g digital camera. That's 230g heavier than the Nikon D5300 (710g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Three months older
The Nikon Df is older than the Nikon D5300 by three months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Df has received 4 awards, the Nikon D5300 has received 13 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Df only has an average expert rating of 78%, but the Nikon D5300 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 77 reviews).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Nikon Df has an average user rating of 94%, but the Nikon D5300 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 481 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP
BEST
16.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 36 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
24.78MP
BEST
16.6MP
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Focal Length Range
18 - 140 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Point
39 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.82x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
 Calendar
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
480g
BEST
710g
Height
98mm 110mm
Depth
76mm 66.5mm
Width
125mm 143.5mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 765g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14a, EN-EL14 EN-EL14a
Shot Per Battery Charge
600 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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