Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D5300 vs 400D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D5300
10.0
EOS 400D
9.2
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D5300
8.1
EOS 400D
7.5
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D5300
8.5
EOS 400D
8.2
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D5300
9.1
EOS 400D
9.4
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, dpreview.com, 1001noisycameras.com, reviews.cnet.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D5300
9.2
EOS 400D
9.0

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 400D

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

D5300
1,338 ISO
EOS 400D
664 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
200 ms
EOS 400D
200 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D5300
80 ms
EOS 400D
105 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D5300
500 ms
EOS 400D
2,500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
5 fps
EOS 400D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5300
600 photos
EOS 400D
370 photos

Features Key features of the D5300  vs EOS 400D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D5300
24 MP
EOS 400D
10.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D5300
25,600 ISO
EOS 400D
1,600 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"
EOS 400D
2.5"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D5300
0.54x
EOS 400D
0.49x

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

D5300
15.3 microns
EOS 400D
32.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D5300  vs EOS 400D 

8.2
7.8
JPEGs look very clean up through ISO 800, and they're still quite good at ISO 1600.
D5300

8.0
9.0
In terms of looks, build and sheer usability, this tiny powerhouse of a camera borrows heavily from its acclaimed forerunner, the hugely successful and very likeable eightmegapixel 350D.
EOS 400D

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.8 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D5300  vs
EOS 400D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 10.1 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 3888 x 2592
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 32.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points 39 9

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.82x 0.8x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.49x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 3 fps
Battery life 600 370
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 200 ms 200 ms
Shutter lag 80 ms 105 ms
Startup delay 500 ms 2,500 ms

video

D5300  vs
EOS 400D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps None
Shoots video in 24p Yes N/A
Shoots high speed video No N/A
External mic jack 3.5mm N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 2.5"
Resolution 1,037 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes No

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 127 x 94 x 65 mm
Thickness 76.2 mm 65 mm
Weight 480 g 556 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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