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Nikon D5300 vs Nikon Df

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon Df

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Nikon D5300
Nikon Df

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a megapixel 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.

Vastly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a maximum aperture number of 40, however the Nikon Df is only a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (24 bigger).
Two aspheric elements Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a two aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Nikon Df only has one aspheric element.
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Nikon Df does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
115,800 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Df is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,800 pixels lower).
Bigger eye relief Edit
Nikon D5300 is 18mm Eye relief. That's 3mm bigger than the Nikon Df (15mm). 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 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.

£1,720 cheaper
The Nikon D5300 costs £318.99, whereas the Nikon Df is £2,039.00.
Available from 22 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Seven more awards
The Nikon D5300 has 9 awards, however the Nikon Df has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are better
The Nikon D5300 has an average expert review score of 86%, but the Nikon Df has an average rating of 78% (based on 47 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
The Nikon D5300 has an average user review score of 94%, but the Nikon Df has an average rating of 91% (based on 897 reviews).
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Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
Eleven months older
The Nikon D5300 is older than the Nikon Df by eleven months.
10 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Df has a megapixel 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.

Vastly bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Df has a maximum aperture number of 16, however the Nikon D5300 is a 40 maximum aperture digital camera (24 smaller).
115,800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Df is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,800 pixels higher).
Smaller eye relief Edit
Nikon Df is only 15mm Eye relief. That's 3mm smaller than the Nikon D5300 (15mm). 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 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.

£1,720 more expensive
The Nikon Df is more expensive than the Nikon D5300 by £1,720.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 12 sellers sells the Nikon Df, however 34 sellers sell the Nikon D5300. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Df has received 2 awards, the Nikon D5300 has received 9 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 86% (based on 62 reviews).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Nikon Df has an average user rating of 91%, but the Nikon D5300 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 981 reviews).

Awards

9 Awards
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
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
2 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

43 months Ago 32 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP
BEST
16.2MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 1600 x 1064
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 1600 x 1064
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 NEF
 TIF
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 NEF
 TIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 36 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
24.78MP
BEST
16.6MP
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
40
BEST
16
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
210mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 105 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
2
BEST
1
Diaphragm Blade
9
BEST
7
Filter Size
67mm 58mm
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
39 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MP4
 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@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 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
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,036,800 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
 Calendar
 Calendar
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
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-1.7 - 1 -3 - 1
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm
BEST
15mm
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 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)
 Multi
 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)
 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
710g
Height
98mm 66.5mm
Depth
76mm 110mm
Width
125mm 143.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
530g
BEST
765g

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback