Nikon D3300 vs D5300: which DSLR should you choose?

Nikon D3300 vs D5300: which DSLR should you choose?

Nikon D3300 vs D5300: 07 connectivity

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 10 Wi-fi and GPS

Again, the Nikon D5300 aces its sibling here. Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity comes as standard on the more expensive camera, while you will have to buy an adaptor for it to work on the D3300.

It’s easy to connect the Nikon D5300’s Wi-Fi system to your Apple or Android smartphone, but you’ll need to download the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app to control the camera. For the Nikon D3300, you need to buy the WU-1a adaptor, which costs around 」50/$60.

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Nikon D3300 vs D5300: 08 build quality and dimensions

Both cameras are tough. Their shell is made from one piece of Sereebo CFTRP, a type of polycarbonate. This ‘monocoque’ construction omits the usual joints and seals, making the camera stronger.

The Nikon D5300 is slightly heavier, weighing in at 530g with battery and memory card, compared to the Nikon D3300’s 460g. You’ll hardly notice an extra 70g in practice though. Both cameras have similar dimensions.

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Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: 12 Battery

Nikon D3300 vs D5300: 09 battery life

Guess what, folks, both cameras share the same battery, too. The EN-EL 14a can power 700 shots on a single charge, compared to 540 shots on the older Nikon D3200.

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Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: which camera should you choose?

Nikon D3300 vs D5300: 10 kit lens

Both cameras can be bought with a new retracting 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR kit lens. It’s compact at 59.5mm x 66mm and weighs just 195g.

It’s also much shorter when retracted than its predecessor, getting around the complaint that previous entry-level Nikon SLRs have felt quite bulky and awkward.

Nikon D3300 vs D5300: sensor, processor, ISO
Nikon D3300 vs D5300: autofocus, continuous shooting, rear screen
Nikon D3300 vs D5300: connectivity, build quality, battery life, kit lens
Nikon D3300 vs D5300: conclusion


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  • Saleh Ahmed

    Are you sure that D5200 has Expeed 4 processor? I’ve visited its official page, and there they said it has Expeed 3 processor.

  • Aadi

    You are right about D5200. BUT It’s D5300 being discussed and compared to D3300.

  • Saleh Ahmed

    I am extremely sorry. I thought its D5200. Thank you for your reply.

  • Ishmael Simpson

    Excellent article. Definitely helped me decide, especially the concluding paragraph. Money, at the moment, is a bit tight and I’m going to need a decent DSLR to replace my previous Nikon bridge camera for my trip to Iceland.

    D3300 it is! Thanks!

  • Christopher jones

    I own a D3100 but want to upgrade, i shot a lot of motorsport events what model would you advise