• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $583 Average Retail $650 MSRP
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $1095 Average Retail $1400 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon D3300 over Nikon D5300

  • Lighter weight
    580g vs 1035g
    Lighter weight

Nikon D5300 over Nikon D3300

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More AF points
    39 vs 11
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    7.8x vs 3.1x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality similar to more expensive DSLRs (like the D7100); Great dynamic range; Responsive all-around performer; Excellent Full HD video-shooting quality; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Built-in GPS; Compact and lightweight size; 18-140mm kit lens performs well for its type and has a very versatile focus length range.

  • AA-filterless sensor makes it more prone to moire; Burst speed slows with highest quality 14-bit RAW images; Live View mode not as good as some competitors; No external headphone jack; GPS receiver not very sensitive.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D5200

Nikon D3300
Nikon D5200
  • $583
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon D5300
Nikon D5200
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $716
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D3300
Sony A58
  • $583
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More pixels
  • $463
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon D5300
Sony A58
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $463
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon SL1

Nikon D3300
Canon SL1
  • $583
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
  • $659
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon D5300
Canon SL1
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $659
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D3300
Pentax K-3
  • $583
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • $1176
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D5300
Pentax K-3
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $1176
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon T5

Nikon D3300
Canon T5
  • $583
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • More pixels
  • $520
  • APS-C
Nikon D5300
Canon T5
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Faster RAW shooting
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