Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D810A

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Nikon D5300
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon D5300 is 100 minimum ISO speed, but the Nikon D810A is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Nikon D810A does not.
15% higher magnification Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a magnification of 0.82x, however the Nikon D810A 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.

Bigger eye relief Edit
The Nikon D5300 has an eye relief of 18mm. That's 1mm bigger than the Nikon D810A (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.

84% lighter Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera. That's 400g lighter than the Nikon D810A (880g). 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.

8 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D810A has a megapixel of 36.3MP, however 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 megapixels Edit
The Nikon D810A has a total megapixels of 37.09MP, whereas the Nikon D5300 is only a 24.78MP digital camera (12.31MP less).
Twelve more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D810A has 51.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Nikon D5300 only has 39.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Hugely higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon D810A is 51,200 maximum ISO speed, but the Nikon D5300 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (38,400 lower).
192,200 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D810A is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 is only a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (192,200 pixels lower).
Six hundred more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon D810A is a digital camera that takes 1200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon D5300 only takes 600.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert reviews are better
The Nikon D810A has an average expert review score of 91%, but the Nikon D5300 has an average rating of 84% (based on 77 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Nikon D810A has an average user review score of 100%, but the Nikon D5300 has an average rating of 95% (based on 479 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
12.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a megapixel of 24.2MP, whereas the Nikon D810A 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.

12.31MP less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a total megapixels of 24.78MP, but the Nikon D810A is a 37.09MP digital camera (12.31MP more).
Twelve less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 39.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Nikon D810A only has 51.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
3x lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D5300 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, however the Nikon D810A is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (38,400 higher).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D5300 is only 1,036,800 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon D810A is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (192,200 pixels higher).
Six hundred less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon D5300 is 600.00, but the Nikon D810A only takes 1200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D5300's average expert rating is 84%, however the Nikon D810A's is 91% (based on 5 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Nikon D5300's average user rating is 95%, however the Nikon D810A's is 100% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
A lot bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon D810A is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon D810A does not have a vari-angle LCD display, but the Nikon D5300 has a vari-angle LCD display.
Lower magnification Edit
Nikon D810A is only 0.7x lens magnification ratio, 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.

6% smaller eye relief Edit
Nikon D810A is only 17mm Eye relief. 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 D810A is an 880g digital camera. That's 400g heavier than the Nikon D5300 (880g). 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.

Ten months older
The Nikon D810A is older than the Nikon D5300 by ten months.

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
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
24.78MP 37.09MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
39 51
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
200
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 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
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,036,800 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.82x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-1.7 - 1 -3 - 1
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
480g
BEST
880g
Height
98mm 123mm
Depth
76mm 81.5mm
Width
125mm 146mm
Weight (including Battery)
530g
BEST
980g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL14a EN-EL15
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
600 shots 1,200 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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