Nikon D3300 vs D5300: 07 connectivity
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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