Nikon D5300

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Nikon D5300

90

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Canon Rebel T5i

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Canon Rebel T5i

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

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

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

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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differences

Advantages of the Canon T5i

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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 681 ISO
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The D5300 has a slight edge (1 f-stop) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Much better image quality 83.0 vs 61.0
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Around 40% 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 T5i 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 264 ms
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More than 20% 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 Significantly smaller 124x99x76 mm vs 133x100x79 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 580 g
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Around 20% lighter
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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              T5i:1,040k dots
              D5300:1,037k dots
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T5i: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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              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
              T5i:0.53x
              D5300:0.54x
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5 fps

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              competitors

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              Advantages

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $549 - $699 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Cross type focus points Has significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $650 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is much heavier
              Size Is significantly larger

              Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Rebel T5i.

              Nikon D5300 Competitors

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

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              Showing 6 comments

              CHAP (6:26 PM, June 18, 2014)
              Yay the T5i is $199! :)
               
              mgm (7:40 PM, April 25, 2014)
              Why dont snap shot ... make a standard list of options that can possibly come in all dslr cameras and start comparing
              And leaving empty thaose not applicable that helps user to know which is best for them..

              In this case I have a doubt. .when I started comparing b/w nikon 5200 vs nikon 5300 ...I dont get the info weather any of them can take 3d photos or not....?
               
              Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (2:12 AM, December 24, 2013)
              Pentax k-5, K-30 and K-3

              Compare each one of those to the Nikon D5300 which just beats the T5i hands down............
               
              Avatar for Chãnaka Kushan Chãnaka Kushan (7:13 PM, December 01, 2013)
              I'm trying selecting DSLR camera from among Nikon D5200 or Canon T5i. But I never used DSLR camera before. Please help me to select one of these cameras. What is best for me?
               
              Avatar for droidsg droidsg (0:13 AM, November 25, 2013)
              Because Snapshort are comparing the camera by specifications and not actually usage . I have a D5100 and my friend got a 600D, when we when out shooting the Canon tends to produce better colour when shooting in JPEG, better exposure and video while my Nikon produce better image quality in Raw, low light and faster auto focus. If you want a more accurate review go to dpreview as their comparison are more scientific.
               
              Gogo (10:03 PM, November 24, 2013)
              I'm a Nikon user and fan.


              But i have serious question about "snap sort.com"...




              How come Nikon Cameras always win over Canon? (if they're the same level)
              I mean Nikon is a good camera, but so is Canon... and i don't know if i agree that all nikon models are better then all Canon models.


              What's up with that?