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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5 fps
Light-weight
Weight
430 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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

$318 body only

$398 - $447 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

$273 - $749 body only

$332 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$539 - $859 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$318 body only

$398 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$472 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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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....