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Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300

Portability
71
Imaging
69
Features
84
Overall
75
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 front
 
Nikon D5300 front
Portability
68
Imaging
66
Features
81
Overall
72

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300 Key Specs

Canon SL3
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 449g - 122 x 93 x 70mm
  • Introduced April 2019
  • Other Name is EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10
  • Replaced the Canon SL2
Nikon D5300
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 480g - 125 x 98 x 76mm
  • Revealed February 2014
  • Replaced the Nikon D5200
  • Refreshed by Nikon D5500
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Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300 Overview

Its time to look a little more in depth at the Canon SL3 versus Nikon D5300, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras by manufacturers Canon and Nikon. The sensor resolution of the SL3 (24MP) and the D5300 (24MP) is very comparable and both cameras have the identical sensor sizes (APS-C).

Photography Glossary

The SL3 was introduced 5 years after the D5300 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before diving straight to a in depth comparison, here is a short view of how the SL3 scores versus the D5300 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SL3 over the Nikon D5300

 SL3 D5300 
RevealedApril 2019February 2014Newer by 63 months
Display resolution1040k1037kSharper display (+3k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon D5300 over the Canon SL3

 D5300 SL3 
Display size3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")

Common features in the Canon SL3 and Nikon D5300

 SL3 D5300 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Selfie screen Both good for selfies

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera regularly, you have to think about its weight and size. The Canon SL3 enjoys external measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") along with a weight of 449 grams (0.99 lbs) whilst the Nikon D5300 has specifications of 125mm x 98mm x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0") along with a weight of 480 grams (1.06 lbs).

Look at the Canon SL3 versus Nikon D5300 in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have at that moment. Below is a front view size comparison of the SL3 vs the D5300.

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SL3 and D5300 is 71 and 68 respectively.

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300 top view buttons comparison

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be difficult to visualise the difference in sensor dimensions only by going through technical specs. The image underneath might give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the SL3 and D5300.

As you can tell, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size and the identical MP therefore you should expect comparable quality of pictures but you really should factor the release date of the cameras into account. The newer SL3 is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300 sensor size comparison

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SL3 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon D5300 as a Portrait photography camera
81
has manual focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
79
focusing manually
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SL3 Street photography highlights
Nikon D5300 Street photography highlights
75
screen articulates fully
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
comes with focus via touch
very good ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
70
screen articulates fully
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon SL3
Sports photography with Nikon D5300
70
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (1,070 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
66
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
has phase detect auto focus
slow fps (5.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SL3
Travel photography with Nikon D5300
82
better than average battery pack (1,070 per charge)
connects via bluetooth
comes with focus via touch
good MP (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
80
good resolution (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SL3 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon D5300 as a Landscape photography camera
79
has manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is good (3")
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW files
better than average battery pack (1,070 shots)
no image stabilization
76
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
nice screen size (3.2")
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
supports RAW files
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SL3 Vlogging factors
Nikon D5300 Vlogging factors
75
display is selfie friendly
touch screen
offers face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have external mic port
no image stabilization
72
screen is selfie friendly
offers face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has mic socket
does not have image stabilization
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Canon SL3 vs Nikon D5300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SL3 and Nikon D5300
 Canon EOS Rebel SL3Nikon D5300
General Information
Make Canon Nikon
Model Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Nikon D5300
Other name EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10 -
Category Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2019-04-10 2014-02-12
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 8 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 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 25600 12800
Max enhanced ISO 51200 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 39
Cross focus points 1 9
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Total lenses 326 309
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display size 3" 3.2"
Display resolution 1,040k dots 1,037k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology - TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.54x 0.55x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/200 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 449g (0.99 lb) 480g (1.06 lb)
Physical dimensions 122 x 93 x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") 125 x 98 x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 83
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.0
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.9
DXO Low light score not tested 1338
Other
Battery life 1070 pictures 600 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E17 EN-EL14,EN-EL14a
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail cost $599 $429