Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Nikon D3200

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,338 ISO
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,037k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits

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competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$393 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$498 body only

$549 - $588 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$393 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution

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Avatar for Roger Martin Roger Martin (3:26 PM, December 03, 2013)
I have had or used nearly every Nikon DSLR ever made.The D5300 is under rated.
I have now used it for 1080P 60 Video and high ISO (12800) stills.

I would consider it a huge upgrade.
The D5300 is much sharper
The image is much richer.
The 1080P 60 Video is suberbly smooth with very sharp images
High ISO is amazing.
The LCD is so much better that it is a great focusing tool when zoomed in.