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Advantages of the Nikon D3300

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
1,385 ISO vs 1,338 ISO
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The D3300 has a slight edge (0 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Color depth
Better color depth
24.3 bits vs 24 bits
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Almost the same
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 500 ms
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20% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.55x vs 0.54x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 600 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
124×98×76 mm vs 124×99×76 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
430 g vs 480 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3" vs 3"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$446.95 vs $499.95
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D5300

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 13.2 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,037k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
39 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
83.0 vs 82.0
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Almost the same
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Low light performance Relatively low noise at high ISO Help
              D33001,385 ISO
              D53001,338 ISO
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              230 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              D3300$446.95
              D5300$499.95
              Weight Light weight Help
              D3300430 g
              D5300480 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              25,600 ISO
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              D33001
              D53009
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              D3300400 ms
              D5300500 ms
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5 fps
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              D33000.55x
              D53000.54x

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