Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D5300 vs T5i

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D5300
9.9
Rebel T5i
8.3
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D5300
8.4
Rebel T5i
7.5
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D5300
9.0
Rebel T5i
8.5
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D5300
9.1
Rebel T5i
9.2
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, dpreview.com, 1001noisycameras.com, reviews.cnet.com and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of D5300 vs Rebel T5i

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

D5300
1,338 ISO
Rebel T5i
681 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
200 ms
Rebel T5i
264 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D5300
80 ms
Rebel T5i
74 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D5300
500 ms
Rebel T5i
700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
5 fps
Rebel T5i
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5300
600 photos
Rebel T5i
440 photos

Features Key features of the D5300  vs Rebel T5i 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D5300
24 MP
Rebel T5i
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D5300
25,600 ISO
Rebel T5i
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
Rebel T5i
0.53x

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

D5300
15.3 microns
Rebel T5i
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D5300  vs Rebel T5i 

7.9
7.6

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
We found that the vari-angle screen provides a good, clear view with lots of detail visible even in quite bright light, making it very useful when composing images at ground level or above head-height.
Rebel T5i

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D5300  vs
Rebel T5i 
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 12,800 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 9
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.82x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.53x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 600 440
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Focus lag 200 ms 264 ms
Shutter lag 80 ms 74 ms
Startup delay 500 ms 700 ms

video

D5300  vs
Rebel T5i 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MJPEG)
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 Yes
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 133 x 100 x 79 mm
Thickness 76.2 mm 79 mm
Weight 480 g 580 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11n None
Image stabilization
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