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)
Light-weight
Weight
430 g
 

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
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

$326 body only

$397 - $497 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

$289 - $549 body only

$326 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$614 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$579 - $719 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lowest price More expensive

discussion

Nikon D3300
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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....