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Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600

Portability
69
Imaging
67
Features
72
Overall
69
Nikon D3300 front
 
Nikon D5600 front
Portability
70
Imaging
69
Features
85
Overall
75

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600 Key Specs

Nikon D3300
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Increase to 25600)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 430g - 124 x 98 x 76mm
  • Released April 2014
  • Earlier Model is Nikon D3200
  • Replacement is Nikon D3400
Nikon D5600
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 465g - 124 x 97 x 70mm
  • Revealed November 2016
  • Previous Model is Nikon D5500
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Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600 Overview

The following is a detailed assessment of the Nikon D3300 versus Nikon D5600, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras and they are both manufactured by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the D3300 (24MP) and the D5600 (24MP) is pretty comparable and they feature the same exact sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The D3300 was unveiled 3 years before the D5600 which is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before diving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the D3300 matches up vs the D5600 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D3300 over the Nikon D5600

 D3300 D5600 

Reasons to pick Nikon D5600 over the Nikon D3300

 D5600 D3300 
RevealedNovember 2016April 2014Newer by 31 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen sizing3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution1037k921kClearer screen (+116k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon D3300 and Nikon D5600

 D3300 D5600 
Manual focus Dial accurate focus

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to travel with your camera, you are going to need to factor in its weight and size. The Nikon D3300 comes with exterior dimensions of 124mm x 98mm x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0") and a weight of 430 grams (0.95 lbs) and the Nikon D5600 has specifications of 124mm x 97mm x 70mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8") along with a weight of 465 grams (1.03 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at that time. Underneath is the front view physical size comparison of the D3300 against the D5600.

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the D3300 and D5600 is 69 and 70 respectively.

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is difficult to picture the difference in sensor dimensions just by going through specifications. The image underneath may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the D3300 and D5600.

To sum up, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of images although you might want to factor the production date of the cameras into account. The more aged D3300 will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600 sensor size comparison

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D3300 Portrait photography factors
Nikon D5600 Portrait photography factors
80
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection focusing
supports RAW files
81
you can focus manually
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon D3300 Street photography information
Nikon D5600 Street photography information
65
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
lighter than competition in class (430 grams)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
74
fully articulated screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
provides focus via touch
great high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D3300 Sports photography information
Nikon D5600 Sports photography information
69
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
great battery pack (700 shots)
sensor has phase detect AF
max frames per second low (5.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
70
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
better than average battery (820 CIPA)
comes with phase detect AF
max fps low (5.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D3300 Travel photography advice
Nikon D5600 Travel photography advice
67
great battery pack (700 per charge)
lighter than competition in class (430g)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
lack of Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
81
better than average battery (820 CIPA)
has bluetooth
provides focus via touch
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon D3300
Landscape photography with Nikon D5600
73
focusing manually
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
supports RAW files
great battery pack (700 per charge)
lack of image stabilization
lack of Time Lapse recording
79
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inches)
MP count decent (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
great high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
better than average battery (820 CIPA)
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D3300 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon D5600 as a Vlogging camera
33
comes with face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes external mic jack
lighter than competition in class (430 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
75
screen is selfie friendly
touch screen
supports face detection focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have external microphone support
does not have image stabilization
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Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D3300 and Nikon D5600
 Nikon D3300Nikon D5600
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D3300 Nikon D5600
Type Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Released 2014-04-21 2016-11-10
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Expeed 4 Expeed 4
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 366.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Highest resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 12800 25600
Highest boosted ISO 25600 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 11 39
Cross type focus points 1 9
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon F Nikon F
Amount of lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen size 3 inch 3.2 inch
Resolution of screen 921k dots 1,037k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT LCD (160 degree viewing angle) -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.57x 0.55x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Off, Rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain with slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/200 secs 1/200 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p fps), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Optional Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 430 gr (0.95 lbs) 465 gr (1.03 lbs)
Dimensions 124 x 98 x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0") 124 x 97 x 70mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 82 84
DXO Color Depth rating 24.3 24.1
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.8 14.0
DXO Low light rating 1385 1306
Other
Battery life 700 pictures 820 pictures
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL14a EN-EL14
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs (1-9 exposures)) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Cost at launch $500 $597