Nikon D5500 vs Nikon D3300

Winner
Nikon D5500

100

Nikon D3300

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5500

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
201 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Weight
Light-weight
430 g

galleries

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

competitors

Nikon D5500 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$569 - $647 body only

$599 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Heavier
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$500 - $515 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Lowest price Cheaper
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$629 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Nikon D3300 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $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

$305 - $649 body only

$344 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$500 - $515 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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