Why is D3300's dynamic range less than D5300's

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John Pennington Senior Member • Posts: 1,003
Why is D3300's dynamic range less than D5300's

I always thought that it was because the D3300 can only record in 12 bit RAW, whereas the D5300 is 14 bit, but I have read quite a lot recently arguing that bit depth doesn't affect dynamic range. I'm confused!

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