Nikon D3300 vs D5300: which DSLR should you choose?

Nikon D3300 vs D5300: which DSLR should you choose?

Nikon D3300 vs D5300: Conclusion

Nikon D3300 vs D5300: which DSLR should you choose?

Given the large number of similarities between the two cameras, it really boils down to how much you value built-in Wi-Fi, a flip-out screen and a few more AF points.

The ‘guts’ of both cameras are not massively different, both are made from sturdy monococque casing and both have an easy to understand graphic interface to help beginners figure out camera functions.

If money is tight we recommend going for the Nikon D3300, and if an extra £150 becomes available, put it towards an extra lens (wide-angle or macro, maybe) or a tripod.

A good lens and sturdy tripod will have more impact on the quality of your pictures than some extra AF points and built-in Wi-Fi.

As for the screen, vari-angle LCDs are nice to have, but photographers have lived without them for a long time…

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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