Nikon D5300Nikon D7100
Top 45%837 points
Top 45%
Top 19%1,223 points
Top 19%
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1.Megapixels
2.Sensor size
3.Maximum light sensitivity
4.Continuous shooting at high resolution
5.Video recording
6.Longer battery life
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Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D7100: 56 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.47% more megapixels.
24.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24.71MP

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 38mm
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
Sony Alpha a9: 693
51

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
1338ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
1256ISO

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
6fps

6. 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
83

7. 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.
25600ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO
25600ISO

8. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

9. 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
950shots

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D5300
35% have it

11. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
49% have it

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
24.20bits

13. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
11% have it

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s

15. 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 D5300
Nikon D7100
25% have it

16. width

10.50mm narrower.
125mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
135.50mm

17. height

8.50mm shorter.
98mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
106.50mm

18. 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.
13.90Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
13.70Evs

19. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1037k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
1228k dots

20. thickness

0mm thinner.
76mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
76mm

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
24% have it

22. 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
Nikon D7100
16% have it

23. 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
Nikon D7100
13% have it

24. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.20"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3.20"

25. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Nikon D5300
15% have it

26. 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
Nikon D7100
72% have it

27. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
18% have it

28. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
30% have it

29. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
45% have it

30. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
87% have it

31. 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
Nikon D7100
53% have it

32. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
44% have it

33. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
65% have it

34. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
30% have it

35. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7100
45% have it

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