• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Advantages

Nikon D5300 over Nikon D7000

  • 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
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    12 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 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 5.8x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Nikon D7000 over Nikon D5300

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer battery life
    1050 vs 600 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos and video
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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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.

  • Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

  • Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF mode.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 7D

Nikon D5300
Canon 7D
  • $714
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1406
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D7000
Canon 7D
  • $886
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Dual card slots
  • $1406
  • APS-C
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Canon T3i

Nikon D5300
Canon T3i
  • $714
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Nikon D7000
Canon T3i
  • $886
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p

Compared to Nikon D5200

Nikon D5300
Nikon D5200
  • $714
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Nikon D7000
Nikon D5200
  • $886
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p

Compared to Canon 70D

Nikon D5300
Canon 70D
  • $714
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • GPS
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon D7000
Canon 70D
  • $886
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-3
  • $714
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $881
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7000
Pentax K-3
  • $886
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels
  • $881
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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