As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S5300 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix S5300's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W830) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3700 and the Coolpix A10)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S5300 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 37 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs none) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/2.8).

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
2 years newer
$87 - $88

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the S5300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the S5300)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and S5300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 138 g

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the S5300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the S5300)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S3300 and S5300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
1 year older
$299

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the S5300)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.7
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the S5300)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the 320 HS and S5300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"

Kodak EasyShare M753

Kodak EasyShare M753
6 years older
$124

Significant advantages of the M753 (vs the S5300)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7

Significant disadvantages of the M753 (vs the S5300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the M753 and S5300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S5300 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 1 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/3.2) and is slightly larger (super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
similar age
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S5300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S5300)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and S5300

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S5300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has slightly more focus points (99 vs 9), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly shorter battery life (180 shots vs 230 shots), is older (january 2014 vs january 2015) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix S3700

Nikon Coolpix S3700
1 year newer
$200

Significant advantages of the S3700 (vs the S5300)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 240 shots vs 180 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S3700 (vs the S5300)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S3700 and S5300

  • Very small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 118 g vs 138 g

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
1 year newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the S5300)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the S5300)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S7000 and S5300

  • Very small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 165 g vs 138 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
1 year newer
$199

Significant advantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the S5300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer battery life: 250 shots vs 180 shots

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the S5300)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the ELPH 350 HS and S5300

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 138 g

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SX240 HS (vs the S5300)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 230 shots vs 180 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX240 HS (vs the S5300)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 224 g vs 138 g

common strengths of the SX240 HS and S5300

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 138 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
1 year newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the S5300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the S5300)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and S5300

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 138 g

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
similar age
$259

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the S5300)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 230 shots vs 180 shots

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the S5300)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and S5300

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 138 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S5300 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 3 fps), has much more focus points (99 vs 9), is much smaller (super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (138 g vs 485 g).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S5300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S5300)

  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 99
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and S5300

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S5300 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 5.7 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/3.3), has a slightly shorter battery life (180 shots vs 220 shots) and is older (january 2014 vs august 2016).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
2 years newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the S5300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the S5300)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and S5300

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 138 g