Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Nikon D5100

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,037k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

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

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

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 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

$597 body only

$599 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$599 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$946 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life

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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.