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Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5100

Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100

Why is Nikon D3300 better than Nikon D5100?

  • 42.01% more megapixels (main camera)
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    24MPvs16.9MP
  • 40shots longer battery life
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    700shotsvs660shots
  • 25% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    5fpsvs4fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 17.08% lower noise at high ISO
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    1385 ISOvs1183 ISO
  • 2 better image quality
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    82vs80
  • 80g lighter
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    430gvs510g
  • 3.4% better color depth
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    24.3bitsvs23.5bits

Why is Nikon D5100 better than Nikon D3300?

  • 3.05% larger sensor
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    23.6 x 15.6mmvs23.2 x 15.4mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
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  • 6.25% wider dynamic range
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    13.6Evsvs12.8Evs
  • 0.09% higher resolution
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    1176 x 784pxvs1175 x 784px
  • 41.36% higher pixel density
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    471ppivs333.2ppi
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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  • Has a serial shot mode
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  • 1.5mm shorter
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    96.5mmvs98mm

Price comparison

Nikon D3300

Buy used:

$249.99

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera Bundle with 18-5...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera Bundle with 18-55mm VR Lens | Built-in Wi-Fi|24.2 MP CMOS Sensor | |EXPEED 4 Image Processor and Full HD Videos + 64GB Memory(17pcs)
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$529.00
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR wit...Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens (Black)
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$686.98
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3300 DX-format DSLR Kit w/ 18-55m...Nikon D3300 DX-format DSLR Kit w/ 18-55mm DX VR II & 55-200mm DX VR II Zoom Lenses and Case (Black)
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$689.98
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens (1590B) – (Renewed)
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$479.00
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3300 24.2MP DX-Format DSLR Digita...Nikon D3300 24.2MP DX-Format DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only) (1532B) - (Black) - (Renewed)
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$379.00
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor wi...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor with NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens, SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, Case, Tripod and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$489.99
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Len...Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red) (1533) USA Model + Camera Bag + Wide Angle Lens + 6 Piece Graduated Filter Kit + SanDisk 32GB Ultra Memory Card + 2X Telephoto Lens + More
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$739.95
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP with NIKK...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP with NIKKOR 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Dual Lens, 2 Pack SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, Backpack, Tripod, Slave Flash Light and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$734.99

Nikon D5100

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5100 AmazonNikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Came...Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)
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$499.00
Nikon D5100 walmartNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens Fo...Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens For D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D7000, D7100 Nikon Digital SLR. All Original Accessories Included - International Version
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$19.99

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weight

430g

510g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.viewfinder coverage

95%

95%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
4.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
5.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.resolution

1175 x 784px

1176 x 784px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.2 x 15.4mm

23.6 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

11

11

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

24MP

16.9MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

5fps

4fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

700shots

660shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1500mAh

1030mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.noise

1385 ISO

1183 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.image quality

82

80

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.color depth

24.3bits

23.5bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
5.dynamic range

12.8Evs

13.6Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
6.has an external memory slot
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5100
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Price comparison

Nikon D3300

Buy used:

$249.99

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera Bundle with 18-5...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera Bundle with 18-55mm VR Lens | Built-in Wi-Fi|24.2 MP CMOS Sensor | |EXPEED 4 Image Processor and Full HD Videos + 64GB Memory(17pcs)
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$529.00
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR wit...Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens (Black)
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$686.98
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3300 DX-format DSLR Kit w/ 18-55m...Nikon D3300 DX-format DSLR Kit w/ 18-55mm DX VR II & 55-200mm DX VR II Zoom Lenses and Case (Black)
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$689.98
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens (1590B) – (Renewed)
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$479.00
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3300 24.2MP DX-Format DSLR Digita...Nikon D3300 24.2MP DX-Format DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only) (1532B) - (Black) - (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$379.00
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor wi...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor with NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens, SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, Case, Tripod and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$489.99
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Len...Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red) (1533) USA Model + Camera Bag + Wide Angle Lens + 6 Piece Graduated Filter Kit + SanDisk 32GB Ultra Memory Card + 2X Telephoto Lens + More
Amazon logo
$739.95
Nikon D3300 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP with NIKK...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP with NIKKOR 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Dual Lens, 2 Pack SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, Backpack, Tripod, Slave Flash Light and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$734.99

Nikon D5100

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5100 AmazonNikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Came...Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)
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$499.00
Nikon D5100 walmartNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens Fo...Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens For D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D7000, D7100 Nikon Digital SLR. All Original Accessories Included - International Version
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$19.99

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