Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D3300

Winner
Nikon D5300

89

Nikon D3300

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,385 ISO
Color depth
Great color depth
24.3 bits
True resolution
High true resolution
24.2 MP
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 45 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$529 - $747 body only

$599 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$324 body only

$399 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$470 - $649 body only

$549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D3300 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$324 body only

$399 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

discussion

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Avatar for Rohit Majumder Rohit Majumder (9:06 AM, July 25, 2015)
Yeah. Agree with you.
 
Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (4:41 PM, June 26, 2015)
Image stabilization = Huge savings

Or just look up D5300 vs K30


 
Avatar for Prudhvi Choudary Prudhvi Choudary (7:27 AM, June 26, 2015)
one question..why??
 
Avatar for NSRajaram NSRajaram (2:01 AM, April 25, 2015)
Not much to choose between the two. 5300D is overpriced for its capability. Neither compares with the Canon 70D which is the best camera in this price range.
 
Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (4:58 AM, December 30, 2014)
Pentax :)
Unless you want GPS or Wi-Fi
 
Avatar for Anis Mahmud Khokon Anis Mahmud Khokon (3:06 PM, December 11, 2014)
nikon 5300 or nikon 3300 ...which one would be best choice ? can someone suggest me? please
 
Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (4:33 AM, December 10, 2014)
Do you really want a 3 page story?
 
krvlucky (4:40 PM, October 29, 2014)
there is one chice for beginners ..... aoiunt and shoot camera which shoots raw has large optical zoom and hot shsoe for flash ...... addl features some panorama 3-d and hdr the latter is most important ...... if u r ok without raw some sonycameras may suit you ...... nikon and canon also have some models
 
H.M.Maruti (6:52 AM, October 22, 2014)
d3300.
because
slightly lower noice at high iso.
 
Avatar for Vivek Kashyap Vivek Kashyap (4:54 PM, October 21, 2014)
d3300
 
SaM (6:49 PM, September 21, 2014)
which one is better 5300 or 3300
 
Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (8:45 PM, September 09, 2014)
Just the 5300....
 
Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (8:44 PM, September 09, 2014)
Pentax :)
 
AishwaryaA (6:22 AM, August 07, 2014)
Hi, I wish to buy an entry level DSLR and I am pretty confused between which one to buy. The comparisons are rather confusing, would be great if one could advice me on what to buy?
 
Avatar for Hossein Hossein (2:03 PM, June 20, 2014)
just 5300!
and i really don't know why did nikon do this!!!!
 
JoJo (2:57 AM, May 03, 2014)
Do they both have a flip-out screen? or just the 5300?
 
Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (2:28 AM, March 14, 2014)
Nope
 
Carlos (0:09 AM, February 25, 2014)
It's wrong, the D3300 has no focus motor!!
 
Avatar for Jared PJ Sim Jared PJ Sim (6:57 AM, February 17, 2014)
D3300 has built-in focus motor?!