• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon T5i advantages over Nikon D3300

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Nikon D3300 advantages over Canon T5i

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $397 vs $539
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 0.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Better color depth
    24.2 vs 21.7 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,385 vs 681 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.8 vs 11.2 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 700 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Neither provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • 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.

  • Excellent image quality with lots of fine detail; Very good high ISO performance; Good dynamic range; Good print quality; Deep buffers with JPEGs; 1080/60p video; Uncompressed HDMI output.

  • AF struggles in low-light; Contrast-detect AF in live view is slow; Buffer depth is shallow with RAW files; No AE bracketing; No built-in Wi-Fi.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T4i

Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon D3300
Canon T4i
  • $438
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax K-5 IIs

Canon T5i
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $673
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D3300
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $438
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $673
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A58

Canon T5i
Sony A58
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D3300
Sony A58
  • $438
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-500

Canon T5i
Pentax K-500
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D3300
Pentax K-500
  • $438
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Canon T5i
Pentax K-S1
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D3300
Pentax K-S1
  • $438
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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