Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Nikon D3100

59

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 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

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$797 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$377 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$519 - $597 body only

$549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Thicker

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