Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5300

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Nikon D3300
Nikon D5300

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Hugely smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a closest focusing distance of 0.25m, but the Nikon D5300 is a 0.45m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.2m larger).
4% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 0.85x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.03x higher than the Nikon D5300 (0.82x). 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.

70g lighter Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a weight of 410g, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera (70g heavier). 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.

1% thinner Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a depth of 75.5mm. That's 0.5mm thinner than the Nikon D5300 (76mm).
Narrower Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a width of 124mm. That's 1mm narrower than the Nikon D5300 (125mm).
3% shorter lens length Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 64.5mm lens length digital camera. That's 1.5mm shorter than the Nikon D5300 (66mm).
5 Reasons For
39.00 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 39.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Nikon D3300 only has 11.00 auto focus points.
7% larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 3.2" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon D3300 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 115,800 pixels higher than the Nikon D3300 (1,036,800 pixels).
Moderately smaller lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a lens diameter of 59.5mm, however the Nikon D3300 is a 62.5mm lens diameter digital camera (3mm bigger).
A bit better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon D5300 is 84%, however the average rating of the Nikon D3300 is 80% (based on 92 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Only 11.00 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D3300 has 11.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D5300 only has 39.00 auto focus points.
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a screen size of 3". That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D5300 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

115,800 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 115,800 pixels lower than the Nikon D5300 (1,036,800 pixels).
Slightly bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a lens diameter of 62.5mm, but the Nikon D5300 is a 59.5mm lens diameter digital camera (3mm smaller).
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Older by three months
The Nikon D3300 is three months older than the Nikon D5300.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The Nikon D3300 has an average expert score of 80%, but the Nikon D5300 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 77 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
A lot larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a closest focusing distance of 0.45m, however the Nikon D3300 is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.2m smaller).
4% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 0.82x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.03x lower than the Nikon D3300 (0.82x). 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 D5300 has a weight of 480g, but the Nikon D3300 is a 410g digital camera (70g lighter). 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.

1% thicker Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 76mm deep digital camera. That's 0.5mm thicker than the Nikon D3300 (76mm).
Wider Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 125mm wide digital camera. That's 1mm wider than the Nikon D3300 (125mm).
3% longer lens length Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 66mm lens length digital camera. That's 1.5mm longer than the Nikon D3300 (66mm).

Awards

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP 24.2MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
24.78MP 24.78MP
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

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

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m
BEST
0.45m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 3
Auto Focus Point
11 39
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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 T
 B
 T
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 Guide
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
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
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
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
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1280x720@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
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,036,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.85x
BEST
0.82x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Manual
 Sunny
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Manual
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
Photo Effect
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 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
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 0.5 -1.7 - 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm 18mm
Scene Mode
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 HIN
 THA
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 HIN
 THA

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
410g
BEST
480g
Height
98mm 98mm
Depth
75.5mm
BEST
76mm
Width
124mm
BEST
125mm
Lens Weight
195g 195g
Lens Length
64.5mm
BEST
66mm
Lens Diameter
62.5mm 59.5mm
BEST
Package Weight
460g Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
460g
BEST
530g

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

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