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Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Top 41%1,428 points
Top 41%
Top 7%2,248 points
Top 7%
Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Top specs and features

Nikon D5300 vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM: 62 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

48.77% more megapixels (main camera).
24.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.2MP

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. 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.
39
Canon EOS R: 5655
15

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
10fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
28% have it

6. 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
12800 ISO

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
600shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
330shots

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
83
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
73

9. 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

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
39% have it

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
23bits

13. 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 D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
12% have it

14. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
50% have it

15. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
32% have it

16. 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.
13.9Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
12.4Evs

17. 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 D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
73% have it

18. higher resolution (screen)

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

19. 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 D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
16% have it

20. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
27% have it

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
26% have it

22. 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 D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
54% have it

23. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
66% have it

24. Has a built-in focus motor

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.
Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
18% have it

25. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon D5300
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
48% have it

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