Nikon D5300 vs Canon Rebel T5i

Nikon D5300


Canon Rebel T5i



Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T5i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.


Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$309 body only

$395 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$475 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

$729 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen


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Avatar for sasha peters sasha peters (5:51 PM, December 17, 2014)
Zac (9:08 PM, December 16, 2014)
Nikon cameras "appear" to win over Canon because Snapsort's "Overall performance" takes information from the optical testing company DxOMark. For some reason they seem to be heavily biased towards Nikon/Sony sensors, and (I'm not claiming anything) some say they're being secretly paid by Nikon :/. And don't mistake me for being biased towards Canon, I'm a Nikon shooter like yourself.
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"...

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?