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Nikon D3500

61points

Nikon D5300

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Nikon D3500 vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300

Why is Nikon D3500 better than Nikon D5300?

  • 950shots longer battery life
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    1550shotsvs600shots
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • 1mm narrower
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    124mmvs125mm
  • 6.5mm thinner
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    69.5mmvs76mm
  • 1mm shorter
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    97mmvs98mm

Why is Nikon D5300 better than Nikon D3500?

  • 28 more focus points
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    39vs11
  • Has a flip-out screen
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  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • Has a microphone input
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  • Has a remote control
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  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • 116k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    1037k dotsvs921k dots
  • Has timelapse function
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Price comparison

Nikon D3500

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/...Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
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$599.99
Nikon D3500 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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$598.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR + 70-300mm Zoom Lenses | 24.2 MP CMOS Sensor | EXPEED 4 Image Processor, Full HD 1080p Video Recording | SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
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$849.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX 18-55mm VR NIKKOR Lens Kit + Accessory Bundle (Renewed)
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$599.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Len...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (1590) + 64GB ExtremePro Card + 2 x EN-EL14a Battery + Corel Software + Case + Filter Kit + Telephoto Lens + More - International Model (Renewed)
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$694.95
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens | 24.2 MP CMOS Sensor | EXPEED 4 Image Processor and Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps| SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
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$649.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens - (Renewed) + 16GB Bundle
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$839.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Body Only Basic ...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Body Only Basic Camera Kit
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$569.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Len...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (1590) USA Model + 64GB Card + 2 x EN-EL14a Battery + Corel Photo Software + Case + 3 Piece Filter Kit + Telephoto Lens + Color Filter Kit + More
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$779.95
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon intl D3500 DSLR Camera Bundle with...Nikon intl 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 Videos64GB Memory(17pcs)
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$659.00
Nikon D3500 aliexpressNikon D3500 DSLR Camera Body Only
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$628.00

Nikon D5300

Buy used:

$319.95

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5300 1522 Black 24.2 MP Digital S...Nikon D5300 1522 Black 24.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens +64GB SD Memory Card
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$759.00
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5300 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55m...Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm and 70-300mm Zoom Lenses + Nikon DSLR Camera Case + 32GB Memory Bundle (25pcs)
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$1,190.00
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens Kit 1588 (Renewed) with 16GB Accessory Bundle
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$799.00
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/...Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
Amazon logo
$599.99
Nikon D5300 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, 2 Pack SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, Backpack, Tripod, Slave Flash Light and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$739.99
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor wi...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor with NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Len, 2 Pack SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, Backpack, Tripod, Slave Flash Light and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$799.99

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
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 D3500
Nikon D5300
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 D3500
Nikon D5300
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.screen resolution

921k dots

1037k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
7.is a system camera
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
8.has a touch screen
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
9.has a flash
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.
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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
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.
7.has built-in optical image stabilization
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
8.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

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 D3500
Nikon D5300
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.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
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.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
6.supports slow-motion video recording
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
7.supports AVCHD format
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.Has a zoom microphone
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
6.has stereo speakers
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

1550shots

600shots

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 D3500
Nikon D5300
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.Has a remote control
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
3.has an external memory slot
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
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.
4.has an HDMI output
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.supports a remote smartphone
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
6.has an accelerometer
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
7.Has dual card slots
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.
8.has GPS
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
9.has NFC
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

Price comparison

Nikon D3500

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/...Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
Amazon logo
$599.99
Nikon D3500 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)
Amazon logo
$598.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR + 70-300mm Zoom Lenses | 24.2 MP CMOS Sensor | EXPEED 4 Image Processor, Full HD 1080p Video Recording | SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
Amazon logo
$849.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX 18-55mm VR NIKKOR Lens Kit + Accessory Bundle (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$599.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Len...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (1590) + 64GB ExtremePro Card + 2 x EN-EL14a Battery + Corel Software + Case + Filter Kit + Telephoto Lens + More - International Model (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$694.95
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens | 24.2 MP CMOS Sensor | EXPEED 4 Image Processor and Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps| SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
Amazon logo
$649.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens - (Renewed) + 16GB Bundle
Amazon logo
$839.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Body Only Basic ...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Body Only Basic Camera Kit
Amazon logo
$569.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Len...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (1590) USA Model + 64GB Card + 2 x EN-EL14a Battery + Corel Photo Software + Case + 3 Piece Filter Kit + Telephoto Lens + Color Filter Kit + More
Amazon logo
$779.95
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon intl D3500 DSLR Camera Bundle with...Nikon intl 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 Videos64GB Memory(17pcs)
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$659.00
Nikon D3500 aliexpressNikon D3500 DSLR Camera Body Only
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$628.00

Nikon D5300

Buy used:

$319.95

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5300 1522 Black 24.2 MP Digital S...Nikon D5300 1522 Black 24.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens +64GB SD Memory Card
Amazon logo
$759.00
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5300 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55m...Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm and 70-300mm Zoom Lenses + Nikon DSLR Camera Case + 32GB Memory Bundle (25pcs)
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$1,190.00
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens Kit 1588 (Renewed) with 16GB Accessory Bundle
Amazon logo
$799.00
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/...Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
Amazon logo
$599.99
Nikon D5300 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, 2 Pack SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, Backpack, Tripod, Slave Flash Light and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$739.99
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor wi...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor with NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Len, 2 Pack SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, Backpack, Tripod, Slave Flash Light and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$799.99

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