Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300

Canon EOS 700D front
Nikon D5300 front

Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300 Key Specs

Canon 700D
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 580g - 133 x 100 x 79mm
  • Announced June 2013
  • Alternative Name is EOS Rebel T5i
  • Succeeded the Canon 650D
  • Replacement is Canon 750D
Nikon D5300
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Expand to 25600)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 480g - 125 x 98 x 76mm
  • Announced February 2014
  • Older Model is Nikon D5200
  • Refreshed by Nikon D5500
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Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300 Overview

Here is a in-depth overview of the Canon 700D and Nikon D5300, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras by brands Canon and Nikon. There is a considerable difference between the image resolutions of the 700D (18MP) and D5300 (24MP) but they feature the exact same sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The 700D was manufactured 8 months prior to the D5300 so they are both of a similar age. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before diving through a full comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the 700D scores versus the D5300 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon 700D over the Nikon D5300

 700D D5300 
Display resolution1040k1037kClearer display (+3k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon D5300 over the Canon 700D

 D5300 700D 
AnnouncedFebruary 2014June 2013Fresher by 8 months
Display dimension3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")

Common features in the Canon 700D and Nikon D5300

 700D D5300 
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Selfie screen Both good for selfies

Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry your camera regularly, you should consider its weight and measurements. The Canon 700D offers physical dimensions of 133mm x 100mm x 79mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1") along with a weight of 580 grams (1.28 lbs) and the Nikon D5300 has proportions of 125mm x 98mm x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0") and a weight of 480 grams (1.06 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are using at that time. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the 700D against the D5300.

Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the 700D and D5300 is 65 and 68 respectively.

Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300 top view buttons comparison

Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300 Sensor Comparison

Often, its tough to see the gap between sensor sizing just by looking at specs. The visual here may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the 700D and D5300.

All in all, both of those cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon D5300 to resolve extra detail due to its extra 6MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics much more aggressively. The older 700D is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300 sensor size comparison

Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 700D Portrait photography highlights
Nikon D5300 Portrait photography highlights
focusing manually
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
manual focus
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
includes face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 700D Street photography features
Nikon D5300 Street photography features
screen articulates
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
supports focus via touch
no image stabilization
screen articulates fully
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 700D Sports photography factors
Nikon D5300 Sports photography factors
good megapixels (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports phase detect AF
low frames per second (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
low battery (440 CIPA)
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
comes with phase detect autofocus
continuous shooting slow (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon 700D Travel photography factors
Nikon D5300 Travel photography factors
supports focus via touch
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
no Time Lapse mode
low battery (440 per charge)
decent MP (24MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 700D as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon D5300 as a Landscape photography camera
focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
good sized screen (3 inches)
good megapixels (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no image stabilization
low battery (440 CIPA)
no Time Lapse mode
manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inch)
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Canon 700D as a Vlogging camera
Nikon D5300 as a Vlogging camera
display is selfie friendly
features face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
comes with mic jack
no image stabilization
selfie friendly display
includes face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have external mic jack
no image stabilization
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Canon 700D vs Nikon D5300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 700D and Nikon D5300
 Canon EOS 700DNikon D5300
General Information
Make Canon Nikon
Model Canon EOS 700D Nikon D5300
Otherwise known as EOS Rebel T5i -
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Announced 2013-06-10 2014-02-12
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 5 Expeed 4
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 9 39
Cross focus points 9 9
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Amount of lenses 326 309
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3 inches 3.2 inches
Screen resolution 1,040k dot 1,037k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Screen technology Clear View II TFT LCD TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x 0.55x
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 5.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 13.00 m 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/200s 1/200s
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional BuiltIn
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 580 grams (1.28 lbs) 480 grams (1.06 lbs)
Dimensions 133 x 100 x 79mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1") 125 x 98 x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 61 83
DXO Color Depth score 21.7 24.0
DXO Dynamic range score 11.2 13.9
DXO Low light score 681 1338
Battery life 440 photos 600 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E8 EN-EL14,EN-EL14a
Self timer - Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage slots Single Single
Price at release $649 $429