Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Nikon D5100

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
200 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$309 body only

$395 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$475 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$567 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger

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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.