Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D5300 vs 5D Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D5300
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from nikonrumors.com, dpreview.com, 1001noisycameras.com, reviews.cnet.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 5D Mark II  based on its responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of D5300 vs EOS 5D Mark II

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

D5300
1,338 ISO
EOS 5D Mark II
1,815 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
200 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D5300
80 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D5300
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
5 fps
EOS 5D Mark II
3.9 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5300
600 photos
EOS 5D Mark II
850 photos

Features Key features of the D5300  vs EOS 5D Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D5300
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D5300
25,600 ISO
EOS 5D Mark II
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

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D5300
0.54x

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

D5300
15.3 microns
EOS 5D Mark II
41.1 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D5300  vs EOS 5D Mark II 

7.9
7.9

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

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D5300  vs
EOS 5D Mark II 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 21 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5616 x 3744
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 41.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 39 9
Cross type focus points 9 1
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentaprism
Coverage 95% 98%
Magnification 0.82x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 3.9 fps
Battery life 600 850
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
3.9 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 200 ms 206 ms
Shutter lag 80 ms 82 ms
Startup delay 500 ms 400 ms

video

D5300  vs
EOS 5D Mark II 
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 Manual
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3"
Resolution 1,037 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 124.5 x 99.1 x 76.2 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Thickness 76.2 mm 75 mm
Weight 480 g 850 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

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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