Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D3300

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Nikon D3300

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
200 ms shutter lag
Many focus points
Focus points
39
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Weight
Light-weight
430 g
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
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 D5300.

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$579 - $719 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

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

discussion

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Avatar for Universe-Aliens-Gods Universe-Aliens-Gods (3:53 PM, June 21, 2016)
and Pentax is at 88k INR and D5300 is at 35K INR, Its more than double the price, how do you come up with such suggestions.
 
Avatar for Universe-Aliens-Gods Universe-Aliens-Gods (3:50 PM, June 21, 2016)
Though its a year old post, you should check the price of 70D it was expensive then and it is expensive now. how is 5300d overpriced, Please explain
 
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?!