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Nikon D5100

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Nikon D5300

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Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300

Why is Nikon D5100 better than Nikon D5300?

  • 0.43% larger sensor
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    23.6 x 15.6mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 60shots longer battery life
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    660shotsvs600shots
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • 1.5mm shorter
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    96.5mmvs98mm

Why is Nikon D5300 better than Nikon D5100?

  • 28 more focus points
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    39vs11
  • 43.2% more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.2MPvs16.9MP
  • 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
  • 13.1% lower noise at high ISO
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    1338 ISOvs1183 ISO
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 3 better image quality
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    83vs80
  • 2.13% better color depth
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    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)
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$599.00
Nikon D5100 aliexpressKnightX Star Line 52MM 55MM 58MM 67MM 77...KnightX Star Line 52MM 55MM 58MM 67MM 77MM Camera Lens Filter For canon eos sony nikon d3300 400d 18-135 d5100 photo photography
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$1.48
Nikon D5100 aliexpressKnightX FLD UV CPL ND Star gnd Camera Le...KnightX FLD UV CPL ND Star gnd Camera Lens Filter For canon eos sony nikon 49 52 55 58 62 67 72 77 mm d3300 kit dslr d5100 1300d
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$1.47
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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$76.99
Nikon D5100 aliexpressMeike MK-14EXT i-TTL Macro Ring Light Fl...Meike MK-14EXT i-TTL Macro Ring Light Flash for Nikon D5600 D5200 D5100 D5000 D3200 D3100 D90 D750 D600 with LED AF Assist Lamp
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$68.40
Nikon D5100 aliexpress2pcs DK-20 Rubber Eye Cup Eyepiece Eyecu...2pcs DK-20 Rubber Eye Cup Eyepiece Eyecup For Nikon D5100 D3100 D3000 D50 D60 D70S D3100 D3200 D5200 D3300
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$0.97

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)
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$499.00
Nikon D5300 aliexpressRemote Control Shutter Release Cable as ...Remote Control Shutter Release Cable as MC-DC2 for Nikon Z7II Z6II Z7 Z6 Z5 D780 D7500 D7200 D7100 D5200 D5300 D5500 D5600 D3300
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$1.07
Nikon D5300 aliexpressKnightX ND2 to ND1000 Neutral Density Fa...KnightX ND2 to ND1000 Neutral Density Fader Variable ND filter Adjustable For Canon Sony Nikon d5300 49 52 55 58 62 67 72 77 mm
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$11.84
Nikon D5300 aliexpress52MM 0.43x Professional HD Wide Angle Le...52MM 0.43x Professional HD Wide Angle Lens with Macro Portion for Nikon D7100 D7000 D5500 D5300 D5200 D5100 D3300 D3200 D3100
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$21.59
Nikon D5300 aliexpressNeewer TT560 Flash Speedlite for Canon 6...Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite for Canon 6D/60D/700D/Nikon D7100/D90/D7000/D5300/Sony/Panasonic OlympusSLR Digital Cameras+Softbox
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$24.64
Nikon D5300 aliexpressNeewer Professional Vertical Camera Batt...Neewer Professional Vertical Camera Battery Grip Replacement for Nikon D3100/D3200/D3300/D5300 SLR Digital Camera
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$10.12

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
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.
3.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D5100
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.
4.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
5.screen resolution

921k dots

1037k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
6.is a system camera
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.6 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 D5100
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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

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.
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 D5100
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 D5100
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.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D5100
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.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

660shots

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 D5100
Nikon D5300
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.noise

1183 ISO

1338 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
4.color depth

23.5bits

24bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
5.Has a remote control
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
6.dynamic range

13.6Evs

13.9Evs

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.

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
$599.00
Nikon D5100 aliexpressKnightX Star Line 52MM 55MM 58MM 67MM 77...KnightX Star Line 52MM 55MM 58MM 67MM 77MM Camera Lens Filter For canon eos sony nikon d3300 400d 18-135 d5100 photo photography
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$1.48
Nikon D5100 aliexpressKnightX FLD UV CPL ND Star gnd Camera Le...KnightX FLD UV CPL ND Star gnd Camera Lens Filter For canon eos sony nikon 49 52 55 58 62 67 72 77 mm d3300 kit dslr d5100 1300d
aliexpress logo
$1.47
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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$76.99
Nikon D5100 aliexpressMeike MK-14EXT i-TTL Macro Ring Light Fl...Meike MK-14EXT i-TTL Macro Ring Light Flash for Nikon D5600 D5200 D5100 D5000 D3200 D3100 D90 D750 D600 with LED AF Assist Lamp
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$68.40
Nikon D5100 aliexpress2pcs DK-20 Rubber Eye Cup Eyepiece Eyecu...2pcs DK-20 Rubber Eye Cup Eyepiece Eyecup For Nikon D5100 D3100 D3000 D50 D60 D70S D3100 D3200 D5200 D3300
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$0.97

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
$499.00
Nikon D5300 aliexpressRemote Control Shutter Release Cable as ...Remote Control Shutter Release Cable as MC-DC2 for Nikon Z7II Z6II Z7 Z6 Z5 D780 D7500 D7200 D7100 D5200 D5300 D5500 D5600 D3300
aliexpress logo
$1.07
Nikon D5300 aliexpressKnightX ND2 to ND1000 Neutral Density Fa...KnightX ND2 to ND1000 Neutral Density Fader Variable ND filter Adjustable For Canon Sony Nikon d5300 49 52 55 58 62 67 72 77 mm
aliexpress logo
$11.84
Nikon D5300 aliexpress52MM 0.43x Professional HD Wide Angle Le...52MM 0.43x Professional HD Wide Angle Lens with Macro Portion for Nikon D7100 D7000 D5500 D5300 D5200 D5100 D3300 D3200 D3100
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$21.59
Nikon D5300 aliexpressNeewer TT560 Flash Speedlite for Canon 6...Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite for Canon 6D/60D/700D/Nikon D7100/D90/D7000/D5300/Sony/Panasonic OlympusSLR Digital Cameras+Softbox
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$24.64
Nikon D5300 aliexpressNeewer Professional Vertical Camera Batt...Neewer Professional Vertical Camera Battery Grip Replacement for Nikon D3100/D3200/D3300/D5300 SLR Digital Camera
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$10.12

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