Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D3100

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59

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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 D3100

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
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 D5300.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price More expensive
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Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$549 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Less startup delay
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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