Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D800E

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Nikon D5300
Nikon D800E

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, however the Nikon D800E is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 lower).
A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, but the Nikon D800E is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a display resolution of 1,036,800 pixels, but the Nikon D800E is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,800 pixels lower).
15% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.82x, however the Nikon D800E 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.

6% bigger eye relief Edit
The Nikon D5300 has an eye relief of 18mm. That's 1mm bigger than the Nikon D800E (17mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Lighter Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera. That's 420g lighter than the Nikon D800E (900g). 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.

25mm shorter Edit
Nikon D5300 is 98mm tall, but the Nikon D800E is a 123mm tall digital camera (25mm taller).
5.5mm thinner Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 76mm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon D800E is an 81.5mm deep digital camera (5.5mm thicker).
21mm narrower Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 125mm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon D800E is a 146mm wide digital camera (21mm wider).
£1,986 cheaper
The Nikon D5300 costs £1,985.59 less than the Nikon D800E.
Available from 35 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Ten more awards
The Nikon D5300 has 13 awards, whereas the Nikon D800E has 3 awards.
4 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800E has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, whereas the Nikon D5300 is only a 24.2MP digital camera (12.1MP 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 D800E has a total megapixel count of 36.8MP, but the Nikon D5300 is only a 24.78MP digital camera (12.02MP less).
Twelve more auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 51.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 only has 39.00 auto focus points.
Expert reviews are better
The Nikon D800E has an average expert review score of 93%, however the Nikon D5300 has an average rating of 84% (based on 77 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, whereas the Nikon D800E is a 36.3MP digital camera (12.1MP 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 D5300 has a total megapixel count of 24.78MP, but the Nikon D800E is a 36.8MP digital camera (12.02MP more).
Twelve less auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 39.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Nikon D800E only has 51.00 auto focus points.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D5300's average expert rating is 84%, however the Nikon D800E's is 93% (based on 19 reviews).
13 Reasons Against
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D800E has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Nikon D5300 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D800E has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Nikon D5300 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D800E has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, but the Nikon D5300 is a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,800 pixels higher).
18% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D800E has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, however 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.

6% smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D800E has an eye relief of 17mm. That's 1mm smaller than the Nikon D5300 (17mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Heavier Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 900g digital camera. That's 420g heavier than the Nikon D5300 (900g). 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.

Taller Edit
Nikon D800E is 123mm tall, but the Nikon D5300 is a 98mm tall digital camera (25mm shorter).
5.5mm thicker Edit
The Nikon D800E is an 81.5mm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 76mm deep digital camera (5.5mm thinner).
21mm wider Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 146mm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 125mm wide digital camera (21mm narrower).
£1,986 more expensive
The Nikon D800E is more expensive than the Nikon D5300 by £1,985.59.
Less retailers
Only 2 retailers sells the Nikon D800E, whereas 37 shops sell the Nikon D5300. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over one year older
The Nikon D800E is older than the Nikon D5300 by 23 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D800E has received 3 awards, the Nikon D5300 has received 13 awards.

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
3 Awards
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
camerastuffreviewcom: Good Stuff
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential

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Date Released

22 months Ago 45 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 3600 x 2400
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 3600 x 2400
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
24.78MP 36.8MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 5:4
 16:9
 5:4
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
36 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
11/8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
52mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
39 51
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
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
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,036,800 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.82x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 1 -3 - 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 TUR
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 TUR
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
480g
BEST
900g
Height
98mm
BEST
123mm
Depth
76mm
BEST
81.5mm
Width
125mm
BEST
146mm
Lens Weight
195g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
66mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
59.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
530g
BEST
1kg

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14a EN-EL15
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 900 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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