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Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
Top 50%2,049 points
Top 50%
Top 40%2,459 points
Top 40%
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
Top specs and features

Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D5300: 46 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

0.41% more megapixels (main camera).
24.2MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24.1MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.5 x 15.6mm

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
5fps

4. maximum light sensitivity

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.
25600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
25600 ISO

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
28% have it

6. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
1200shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
600shots

7. video recording (main camera)

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.
1080 x 60fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
39% have it

9. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
50% have it

10. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
32% have it

11. has AF tracking

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.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
72% have it

12. Has timelapse function

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
16% have it

13. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
1037k dots

14. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
54% have it

15. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
66% have it

16. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
48% have it

17. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
30% have it

18. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
45% have it

19. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
58% have it

20. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
46% have it

21. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
89% have it

22. more viewfinder coverage

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 afterwards to get them looking perfect.
95%
Leica M10-D: 100%
95%

23. width

1mm narrower.
124mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
125mm

24. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
53% have it

25. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Light L16: 5"
3.2"

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