Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D5300

90

Nikon D3200

71

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
505 g

galleries

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

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$565 - $797 body only

$629 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$429 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much smaller screen

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$429 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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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.