Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5300

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Nikon D3300
Nikon D5300

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
4% higher magnification Edit
Nikon D3300 is 0.85x lens magnification ratio. 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.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a GPS (satellite), however the Nikon D5300 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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.

700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a digital camera that takes 700.00 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.

4 Reasons For
39.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 39.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Nikon D3300 only has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
7% larger display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
Nikon D5300 is 1,036,800 pixels display resolution. That's 115,800 pixels higher than the Nikon D3300 (1,036,800 pixels).
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

4 Reasons Against
Only 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D3300 has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Nikon D5300 only has 39.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
7% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) 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).
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).
5 Reasons Against
4% lower magnification Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a magnification of 0.82x. 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.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon D5300 does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Nikon D3300 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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.

Only 600.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon D5300 is 600.00, but the Nikon D3300 only takes 700.00 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.

Older by eleven months
The Nikon D5300 is eleven months older than the Nikon D3300.

Awards

13 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
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Expert Reviews: Recommended
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What Digital Camera: Gold
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
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Date Released

3 months Ago 14 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP 24.2MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
24.78MP 24.78MP
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
36 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
11/8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Filter Size
52mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 39
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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV 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 Guide Number
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 960
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 960
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

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

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.85x
BEST
0.82x
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
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Manual
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Manual
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
 Lens priority
Photo Effects
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-1.7 - 0.5 -1.7 - 1
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm 18mm
Scene Modes
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 SRP
 KAZ
 Multi
 BEN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 SRP
 KAZ
 Multi
 BEN
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
410g
BEST
480g
Height
98mm 98mm
Depth
75.5mm 76mm
Width
124mm 125mm
Weight (including Battery)
460g
BEST
530g

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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