Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D5300 vs 100D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D5300
9.9
EOS 100D
8.7
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D5300
7.9
EOS 100D
6.6
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D5300
8.5
EOS 100D
8.2
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D5300
9.1
EOS 100D
9.1
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, dpreview.com, 1001noisycameras.com, reviews.cnet.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D5300
9.1
EOS 100D
8.6

Winner
Nikon D5300 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D5300  based on its image quality, focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of D5300 vs EOS 100D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

D5300
1,338 ISO
EOS 100D
843 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
200 ms
EOS 100D
264 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D5300
80 ms
EOS 100D
76 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D5300
500 ms
EOS 100D
600 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
5 fps
EOS 100D
4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5300
600 photos
EOS 100D
380 photos

Features Key features of the D5300  vs EOS 100D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D5300
24 MP
EOS 100D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D5300
25,600 ISO
EOS 100D
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

D5300
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D5300
0.54x
EOS 100D
0.54x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

D5300
15.3 microns
EOS 100D
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D5300  vs EOS 100D 

7.9
7.8

8.2
7.6
JPEGs look very clean up through ISO 800, and they're still quite good at ISO 1600.
D5300

8.0
8.0
As we would expect with a Nikon SLR that's aimed at aspiring photographers, the D5300 generally produces pleasant images that have lots of detail and nice, vibrant.
D5300

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D5300  vs
EOS 100D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO Unknown to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
CR2 14bit
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 39 9
Cross type focus points 9 1
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.82x 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 4 fps
Battery life 600 380
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
4 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 200 ms 264 ms
Shutter lag 80 ms 76 ms
Startup delay 500 ms 600 ms

video

D5300  vs
EOS 100D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3"
Resolution 1,037 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 124.5 x 99.1 x 76.2 mm 117 x 91 x 69 mm
Thickness 76.2 mm 69 mm
Weight 480 g 407 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11n None
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
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