Benchmarks Real world tests of D5300 vs D500

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
5 fps
Nikon D500
10 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5300
600 photos
Nikon D500
1,240 photos

Features Key features of the D5300  vs D500 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D5300
24 MP
Nikon D500
20.7 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D5300
25,600 ISO
Nikon D500
1,640,000 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

D5300
39

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

D5300
3.2"
Nikon D500
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D5300
0.54x
Nikon D500
0.65x

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

D5300
15.3 microns
Nikon D500
17.9 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D5300  vs
D500 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 20.7 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5568 x 3712
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 17.9 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 50 ISO to 1,640,000 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 39 153
Supports continuous 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 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Thickness 76.2 mm 81 mm
Weight 480 g 860 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11n None

video

D5300  vs
D500 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 1,037 k dots 2,359 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentaprism
Coverage 95% 100%
Magnification 0.82x 1x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.65x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 10 fps
Battery life 600 1,240
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
10 fps
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