Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Nikon D5100

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,338 ISO
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
200 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$393 - $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

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$498 body only

$549 - $588 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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Avatar for Jay Bird Jay Bird (1:43 AM, May 26, 2014)
Would help your credibility if you got the specs right. The D5100 has a flip screen.
 
Geyden Tamayo (1:37 PM, May 05, 2014)
my D5100 Have Never been failed... if i could update it will be for a full frame camera!
 
Roy D (5:57 AM, February 23, 2014)
I agree with Hammad, I love my D5100, a little bit better specs don't wow me to upgrade. My camera does everything I want it to do. :) Cheers-
 
Avatar for Hammad Khan Hammad Khan (0:17 PM, February 20, 2014)
Owning D5100, I don't think I need to upgrade, considering the picture quality is about the same and there is no major improvement. I really like my Nikdon D5100 long battery life. It never runs of of charge even I use it for days.