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

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Advantages

Nikon D5300 over Nikon D7100

  • 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
  • Newer
    13 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    7.8x vs 5.8x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Nikon D7100 over Nikon D5300

  • Fast startup
    0.30 vs 0.50 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More cross-type AF points
    15 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • 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.

  • Solid, ergonomic body design; Stunning, highly detailed photos, thanks to 24.1MP sensor upgrade and removal of optical low-pass filter; Cool 1.3x crop mode extends reach to nearly 2x the full-frame equivalent; Records Full 1080p HD video at up to 30fps with full-time AF; Many pro-level features packed into a consumer-friendly body at reasonable price.

  • Shallow buffer that hampers continuous burst shooting; AF slightly slower than average for its class; No real-time aperture control while in Movie mode (among other quirks); More noticeable moire patterns and aliasing artifacts (but only found when shooting fabrics with strong, distinct patterns).

The Competition

Compared to Canon 70D

Nikon D5300
Canon 70D
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • GPS
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon D7100
Canon 70D
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Headphone jack
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D5200

Nikon D5300
Nikon D5200
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Nikon D7100
Nikon D5200
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon T5i

Nikon D5300
Canon T5i
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon D7100
Canon T5i
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-3
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $814
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7100
Pentax K-3
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $814
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7100
Pentax K-S1
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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