57points
72points

Nikon D5100

55points
58points

Nikon D5300

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58 facts in comparison

Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
57
points
Nikon D5100
55
points
Nikon D5300

Why is Nikon D5100 better than Nikon D5300?

  • 0.43% larger sensor
    ?

    23.6 x 15.6mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 60shots longer battery life
    ?

    660shotsvs600shots
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
    ?
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
    ?
  • 1.5mm shorter
    96.5mmvs98mm

Why is Nikon D5300 better than Nikon D5100?

  • 28 more focus points
    ?

    39vs11
  • 43.2% more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs16.9MP
  • 25% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    5fpsvs4fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 13.1% lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    1338 ISOvs1183 ISO
  • 3 better image quality
    ?

    83vs80
  • Has Wi-Fi
    ?
  • 2.13% better color depth
    ?

    24bitsvs23.5bits

Price comparison

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)
Amazon logo
$499.00
Nikon D5100 walmartNikon D5100 16.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Cam...Nikon D5100 16.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Bundle with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR AF-S Lenses
walmart logo
$799.00
Nikon D5100 aliexpressYONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens...YONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens for Nikon F Mount D7100 D3200 D3300 D3100 D5100 D90 DSLR Camera,for Canon DSLR Camera
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$42.49

Nikon D5300

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5300 DX-Format 24.2 MP Digital SL...Nikon D5300 DX-Format 24.2 MP Digital SLR Camera Body - (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$378.00
Nikon D5300 walmartNikon D5300 - Digital camera - SLR - 24....Nikon D5300 - Digital camera - SLR - 24.2 MP - APS-C - body only - Wi-Fi - black
walmart logo
$399.89
Nikon D5300 aliexpress420-800mm F/8.3-16 Telephoto Zoom Lens f...420-800mm F/8.3-16 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera D5100 D5300 D5200 D7500 D3300 D3400 D3200 D90 D7200 D5600 D3X
aliexpress logo
$67.77

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Design

1. 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.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P950

100%

95%

95%

2.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
3.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 D5100
Nikon D5300
4.has an optical viewfinder
?

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.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image. Show more

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
6.is a system camera
?

A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300

Optics

1.focus points
?

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

11

39

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

23.6 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

3.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 D5100
Nikon D5300
4.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
?

Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
5.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. Show more

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

6.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

16.9MP

24.2MP

Videography

1.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. Show more

Best

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

2904 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
3.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
?

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.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
4.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. Show more

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
5.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
2.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P950

2

1

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

For example

Nikon D780

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

660shots

600shots

2.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300

Features

1.image quality
?

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

100

80

83

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

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3730 ISO

1183 ISO

1338 ISO

3.color depth
?

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

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

23.5bits

24bits

4.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card. Show more

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
5.dynamic range
?

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.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

14.8Evs

13.6Evs

13.9Evs

6.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300

Price comparison

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)
Amazon logo
$499.00
Nikon D5100 walmartNikon D5100 16.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Cam...Nikon D5100 16.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Bundle with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR AF-S Lenses
walmart logo
$799.00
Nikon D5100 aliexpressYONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens...YONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens for Nikon F Mount D7100 D3200 D3300 D3100 D5100 D90 DSLR Camera,for Canon DSLR Camera
aliexpress logo
$42.49

Nikon D5300

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5300 DX-Format 24.2 MP Digital SL...Nikon D5300 DX-Format 24.2 MP Digital SLR Camera Body - (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$378.00
Nikon D5300 walmartNikon D5300 - Digital camera - SLR - 24....Nikon D5300 - Digital camera - SLR - 24.2 MP - APS-C - body only - Wi-Fi - black
walmart logo
$399.89
Nikon D5300 aliexpress420-800mm F/8.3-16 Telephoto Zoom Lens f...420-800mm F/8.3-16 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera D5100 D5300 D5200 D7500 D3300 D3400 D3200 D90 D7200 D5600 D3X
aliexpress logo
$67.77

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