Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D3300

100

Nikon D5100

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High true resolution
True resolution
24.2 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$309 body only

$395 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Longer battery life
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

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

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$567 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger

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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....