Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D5300

90

Nikon D5100

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,338 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus 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 D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$544 - $747 body only

$599 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$324 body only

$400 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$299 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$324 body only

$400 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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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.