Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Winner
Nikon D5300

90

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Canon EOS 650D

59

Canon EOS 650D

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,338 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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Advantages of the Nikon D5300

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Low light performance
Much lower noise at high ISO
1,338 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The D5300 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
83.0 vs 62.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Color depth
Better color depth
24 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 2.3 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Movie format
Lower frame rate movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but 650D does so at a lower frame rate
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Focus points
Many more focus points
39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
200 ms vs 269 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
600 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
124x99x76 mm vs 133x99x78 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Startup delay
Less startup delay
500 ms vs 700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
480 g vs 575 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$599.00 vs $690.74
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The best price we've seen is $92 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              650D:1,040k dots
              D5300:1,037k dots
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              650D:197 lenses
              D5300:205 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              650D:$690.74
              D5300:$599.00
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              650D:0.53x
              D5300:0.54x
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5 fps
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $753 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $896 - $897 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Cross type focus points Has significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $979 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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              Nikon D5300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D5300.

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