Our latest test scene is designed to simulate both daylight and low-light shooting. Pressing the 'lighting' buttons at the top of the widget allows you to switch between the two. The daylight scene is shot with manually set white balance, but the camera is left in its Auto setting for the low-light tests.
With 24 megapixels the D5300 is a high resolution camera, pushed closer to its theoretical limit by its lack of an optical low pass filter. Our studio scene reflects its impressive resolution when compared to other cameras in its APS-C class. Raw image analysis shows the D5300 to bewhich is expected, though the appears to do a better job of keeping up. Another mirrorless APS-C competitor, the , doesn't perform quite as well in terms of resolution. The advantage that the D5300's 24 megapixels provides is most easily spotted when comparing how many are readable.
Both the T5i and D5300 display some moiré patterning in our moiré torture test. Looking at, the D5300 shows slightly stronger patterning at the center of the target. Switching to shows a trade for one kind of moire to another, as some faint yellow banding appears in the scene.
Moving up tothe D5300 still shows more fine detail in JPEGs, though there's a bit more color noise appearing. The trend continues at , by which point most fine detail is beginning to look muddy and more color noise is visible throughout the scene. Fine detail is overwhelmed by noise and noise reduction by and at the . The D5300 presents a little less than the T5i - especially when compared at .