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Advantages of the Nikon D3300

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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$349.00 vs $444.94
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The best price we've seen is $96 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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
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Advantages of the Nikon D5300

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 13.2 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,037k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
39 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Low light performance Very low noise at high ISO Help
              D33001,385 ISO
              D53001,338 ISO
              Overall image quality Extremely good image quality Help
              D330082.0
              D530083.0
              Color depth Excellent color depth Help
              D330024.3 bits
              D530024 bits
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              230 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Weight Light weight Help
              D3300430 g
              D5300480 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              D3300$349.00
              D5300$444.94
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              D3300400 ms
              D5300500 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5 fps

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