51points
62points

Nikon D3500

50points
56points

Nikon D5300

Nikon D3500
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Nikon D3500 vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
51
points
Nikon D3500
50
points
Nikon D5300

Why is Nikon D3500 better than Nikon D5300?

  • 950shots longer battery life
    ?

    1550shotsvs600shots
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
    ?
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
    ?
  • Has a BSI sensor
    ?
  • Supports a remote smartphone
    ?
  • 1mm narrower
    124mmvs125mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
    ?
  • 6.5mm thinner
    69.5mmvs76mm

Why is Nikon D5300 better than Nikon D3500?

  • 28 more focus points
    ?

    39vs11
  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • Has Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Has a stereo microphone
    ?
  • Has a remote control
    ?
  • Has timelapse function
    ?
  • 116k dots higher resolution (screen)
    ?

    1037k dotsvs921k dots
  • 6.67% bigger screen size
    ?

    3.2"vs3"

Price comparison

Nikon D3500

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/...Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
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$396.95
Nikon D3500 pricegrabberNikon D3500 DX-format DSLR w/ 18-55mm Le...Nikon D3500 DX-format DSLR w/ 18-55mm Lens
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$396.95
Nikon D3500 walmartNikon D3500 DSLR Camera w/ AF-P DX 18-55...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera w/ AF-P DX 18-55mm & 70-300mm Zoom Lens Refurbished 16GB Bundle
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$479.00
Nikon D3500 aliexpressNikon 16-85 lens AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5...Nikon 16-85 lens AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lenses for Nikon D3200 3300 D3400 D3500 D5200 D5300 D5500 D5600 7200 D7500
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$359.00

Nikon D5300

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5300 DX-Format 24.2 MP Digital SL...Nikon D5300 DX-Format 24.2 MP Digital SLR Camera Body - (Renewed)
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$386.00
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera Body Only...Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera Body Only - Black International Model
Amazon logo
$389.64
Nikon D5300 aliexpress420-800mm F/8.3-16 Telephoto Zoom Lens f...420-800mm F/8.3-16 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera D5100 D5300 D5200 D7500 D3300 D3400 D3200 D90 D7200 D5600 D3X
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$63.15

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Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

For example

Leica M-E (Typ 240)

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2. more viewfinder coverage
?

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica SL2

100%

95%

95%

3.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
4.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
5.has an optical viewfinder
?

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image. Show more

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Nikon D5300

Optics

1.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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

11

39

2.sensor size
?

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

3.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 D3500
Nikon D5300
4.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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha a9 II

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6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
?

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

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Videography

1.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. Show more

Best

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

3456 x 50fps

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

2.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 D3500
Nikon D5300
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
4.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. Show more

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
5.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 D3500
Nikon D5300
6.Supports slow-motion video recording
?

For example

Leica SL2

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Nikon D5300

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
2.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

For example

Leica M-E (Typ 240)

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

For example

Leica SL2

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Nikon D5300
4.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

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Nikon D5300
5.Has a zoom microphone
?

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations. Show more

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Nikon D5300

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

1550shots

600shots

2.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
5.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

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Nikon D5300

Features

1.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card. Show more

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
3.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
4.has an accelerometer
?

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
5.supports a remote smartphone
?

This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300
6.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5300

Price comparison

Nikon D3500

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/...Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
Amazon logo
$396.95
Nikon D3500 pricegrabberNikon D3500 DX-format DSLR w/ 18-55mm Le...Nikon D3500 DX-format DSLR w/ 18-55mm Lens
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$396.95
Nikon D3500 walmartNikon D3500 DSLR Camera w/ AF-P DX 18-55...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera w/ AF-P DX 18-55mm & 70-300mm Zoom Lens Refurbished 16GB Bundle
walmart logo
$479.00
Nikon D3500 aliexpressNikon 16-85 lens AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5...Nikon 16-85 lens AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lenses for Nikon D3200 3300 D3400 D3500 D5200 D5300 D5500 D5600 7200 D7500
aliexpress logo
$359.00

Nikon D5300

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5300 DX-Format 24.2 MP Digital SL...Nikon D5300 DX-Format 24.2 MP Digital SLR Camera Body - (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$386.00
Nikon D5300 AmazonNikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera Body Only...Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera Body Only - Black International Model
Amazon logo
$389.64
Nikon D5300 aliexpress420-800mm F/8.3-16 Telephoto Zoom Lens f...420-800mm F/8.3-16 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera D5100 D5300 D5200 D7500 D3300 D3400 D3200 D90 D7200 D5600 D3X
aliexpress logo
$63.15

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