59points

Nikon D5300

68points

Nikon D7100

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Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100

Why is Nikon D5300 better than Nikon D7100?

  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • 6.53% lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    1338 ISOvs1256 ISO
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • 1.46% wider dynamic range
    ?

    13.9Evsvs13.7Evs
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
    ?
  • Supports a remote smartphone
    ?
  • 1 Newer EXPEED version
    ?

    4vs3
  • Has GPS
    ?

Why is Nikon D7100 better than Nikon D5300?

  • 12 more focus points
    ?

    51vs39
  • 2.11% more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    24.71MPvs24.2MP
  • 350shots longer battery life
    ?

    950shotsvs600shots
  • 20% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    6fpsvs5fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Has a built-in focus motor
    ?
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    ?

    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
    ?

Price comparison

Nikon D5300

Buy used:

$524.95

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 aliexpressNikon D5300 DSLR Camera -24.2MP -Video -...Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera -24.2MP -Video -Vari-Angle LCD -WiFi (Brand New)
aliexpress logo
$386.00

Nikon D7100

Buy used:

$345.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D7100 AmazonNikon D7100 SLR Digital Body Only Camera...Nikon D7100 SLR Digital Body Only Camera Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$699.00
Nikon D7100 AmazonNikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Weath...Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Weather-Resistant Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) with full HD 1080P Video (Renewed)
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$799.77

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
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 D5300
Nikon D7100
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.screen resolution

1037k dots

1228k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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.
2.focus points

39

51

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)

24.2MP

24.71MP

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

6fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
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 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 D5300
Nikon D7100
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 D5300
Nikon D7100
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
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 D5300
Nikon D7100
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 stereo microphone
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

2

1

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 D5300
Nikon D7100
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

600shots

950shots

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 D5300
Nikon D7100
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.noise

1338 ISO

1256 ISO

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

83

83

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.color depth

24bits

24.2bits

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

13.9Evs

13.7Evs

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 D5300
Nikon D7100
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 D5300

Buy used:

$524.95

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 aliexpressNikon D5300 DSLR Camera -24.2MP -Video -...Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera -24.2MP -Video -Vari-Angle LCD -WiFi (Brand New)
aliexpress logo
$386.00

Nikon D7100

Buy used:

$345.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D7100 AmazonNikon D7100 SLR Digital Body Only Camera...Nikon D7100 SLR Digital Body Only Camera Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$699.00
Nikon D7100 AmazonNikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Weath...Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Weather-Resistant Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) with full HD 1080P Video (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$799.77

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