Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,385 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.3 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
25,600 ISO

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

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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$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
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Nikon D5100 Competitors

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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

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

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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....