Nikon D7100Nikon D5300
Top 21%1,947 points
Top 21%
Top 40%1,461 points
Top 40%
Nikon D7100
Nikon D5300
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Top specs and features

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D5300: 59 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.53% more megapixels (main camera).
24.71MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24.1MP

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.
51
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
39

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

5. noise

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

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D7100
Nikon D5300
27% have it

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

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
950shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
600shots

9. 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

10. 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
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

11. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D7100
Nikon D5300
37% have it

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24.2bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
24bits

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 D7100
Nikon D5300
11% have it

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/8000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

15. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D7100
Nikon D5300
50% 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.
13.7Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
13.9Evs

17. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D7100
Nikon D5300
31% have it

18. 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 D7100
Nikon D5300
72% have it

19. 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 D7100
Nikon D5300
26% have it

20. width

10.5mm narrower.
135.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
125mm

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D7100
Nikon D5300
25% have it

22. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1228k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
1037k dots

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 D7100
Nikon D5300
15% have it

24. height

8.5mm shorter.
106.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
98mm

25. thickness

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

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