Nikon D5300 vs. Nikon D3300

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Oct 17, 2013
Jan 7, 2014
 
$799.95 / £729.99 (body only), $1399.99 (w/ 18-140mm F3.5-5.6 lens) / £829.99 (w/ 18-55mm F3.5-5.6)
Body w/18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR II lens ($649.95)
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
 
Carbon fiber, composite
 
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
3:2
3:2
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 4
Expeed 4
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100 - 12800 (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)
25600
25600
12
12
Yes (1)
Yes
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal, Basic
  • RAW: 12- or 14-bit, compressed
  • DPOF compatible
  • DCF 2.0 compliant
  • NEF (RAW, 12-bit)
  • JPEG
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
39
11
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1.5×
 
Fully articulated
Fixed
3.2
3
1,037,000
921,000
No
No
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD (160 degree viewing angle)
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
95%
95%
0.82× (0.55× 35mm equiv.)
0.85× (0.57× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Special Effects Mode
  • Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night portrait
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (via hot shoe or wireless)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Off, Rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain with slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
  • Interval timer
  • Single-frame
  • Self-timer
  • Quiet shutter-release
  • Quick response remote
  • Delayed remote
  • Continuous
5.0 fps
5.0 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs (1-9 exposures))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
No
 
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (mini HDMI)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Built-In
Optional
 
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
Yes (Optional)
 
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14a or EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
600
700
480 g (1.06 lb / 16.93 oz)
430 g (0.95 lb / 15.17 oz)
125 x 98 x 76 mm (4.92 x 3.86 x 2.99)
124 x 98 x 76 mm (4.88 x 3.86 x 2.99)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Built-in
Optional
 
GP-1