• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800

Advantages

Nikon D5300 over Canon T5i

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    0.50 vs 0.70 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    11 months vs 18 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More AF points
    39 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    7.8x vs 3.1x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Canon T5i over Nikon D5300

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Faster RAW shooting
    3.0 fps vs 1.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos and video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.8 fps vs 1.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)

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.

  • Excellent image quality; 9 cross-type AF points; Stereo microphones; Built-in touchscreen; Multi-shot modes; Improved kit lens; Even more affordable.

  • Little-changed from the earlier T4i; Slow Live View and video autofocus; High ISO performance is unimproved; Below-average battery life; No dedicated AF illuminator.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T4i

Nikon D5300
Canon T4i
  • $1014
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • High-res screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Kit lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon D5200

Nikon D5300
Nikon D5200
  • $1014
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $623
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Canon T5i
Nikon D5200
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $623
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D5300
Sony A58
  • $1014
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $480
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon T5i
Sony A58
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $480
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-500

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-500
  • $1014
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $585
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon T5i
Pentax K-500
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $585
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon 70D

Nikon D5300
Canon 70D
  • $1014
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • GPS
  • $1335
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon T5i
Canon 70D
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • $1335
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
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