Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Nikon D3200

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,037k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$397 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

$597 body only

$599 - $719 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$599 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
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.