Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D3300

100

Nikon D5100

92

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High true resolution
True resolution
24.2 MP
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
Thin
Thickness
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,183 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0

galleries

Explore our gallery of 45 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D3300 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$369 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$369 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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Mak (5:41 AM, March 15, 2014)
Yes it has assited autofocus. It does not have a focus motor
 
aJINKYA (5:15 PM, February 19, 2014)
D3300 DOES NOT HAVE A BUILT IN FOCUS MOTOR....