Both the Nikon D3300 DX-format and the Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLRs are made by the two largest camera manufacturers in the world. Each model is designed to shoot perfect pictures and at the same time each is very easy to operate. Newbie photographers are certainly going to love using these DSLRs. Let us take a closer look at each of these two outstanding DSLRs and compare them to see which one comes out on top.
The Nikon D3300 DX-format has the same kind of image sensor that is used in the D5300, which is arguably a much more advanced model than the D3300. These image sensors offer excellent resolution. Moreover, the D3300 comes with a choice of three different image sizes. The best part is that with the D3300 you can record all your photographs at the 4:3 aspect ratio. This camera may not be able to shoot 4K video and nor does it have a curved LCD but it is still a great DSLR, even though it is positioned at the lowest rung of the entry-level series from Nikon.
- 2 MP sensor
- Excellent processor (Expeed 4)
- 1080/60p High Definition Video
- 5 FPS non-stop shooting
- Battery life gives you as many as seven hundred shots
Although the D3300 is an entry-level DSLR it can shoot in JPEG as well as RAW format and it is also possible to shoot in both formats simultaneously. It also has as many as three different compression formats when shooting in JPEG format. It also has a brand new sensor that comes with better and higher megapixels and at the same time it does not make use of low-pass filter. The result is that the D3300 is able to provide very satisfactory image quality. The new Expeed 4 image processor is also a very impressive feature of the D3300.
The nice thing about using the D3300 is that it offers excellent movie capture and LCD brightness as well as higher ISO range. In addition, it also boasts of a faster burst mode and battery life is also very satisfactory. The D3300 is very easy to use and offers step-by-step help. It is also compatible with all the different NIKKOR DX-format lenses. It also comes with a photo retouch menu that allows you to edit your photographs by availing of features like resizing, quick retouching, straightening, and more.
The Nikon D3300 handles very well. It has a large sized rubber grip that makes for securer and better handling. This is a DSLR that also feels good and it gives you the impression that it is a well-built and solid camera. It measures 124 mm x 98 mm x 75. 5 mm and its total weight are just 410 grams. This weight is of course without the battery and memory card. With those, it weighs about 460 grams. It is one of the lightest DSLRs on the market today.
The Canon EOS Rebel T5 does not actually stand out when compared to other DSLRs but it does have the ability to produce nice images, which for its price and class is not bad at all. It has been designed to replace the Rebel T3. The T5 is just a repackaged version of the T3i and the results are not very exciting. Even so, it is a good entry level DSLR.
The T5 produces images that are typical of an entry-level DSLR. Its body also feels quite naked and is also not very nice to hold. The grip, which should normally be slightly rough, is smooth and thus makes it hard to grip the camera properly. It can best be described as a barebones camera that also does not have too much power. Even so, the Rebel T5 is quick and it has more power than many other compact cameras.
As for picture quality, the Rebel T5 performs quite satisfactorily. In fact, it has excellent ISO noise numbers and the resolution is also quite decent.
- 18 megapixels CMOS sensor
- PATM exposure modes
- 3 FPS drive
- 9 point phase-detect AF
- Auto as well as Manual exposure
The Canon Rebel T5 is very compact and it is also very easy to use. It is also very light and its sculpted body has lots of curves. It weighs about 480 grams. To save weight Canon has made use of a pentamirror instead of a pentaprism for the viewfinder.
How does the D3300 DX-format compare with the Canon EOS Rebel T5?
When you compare the specs of each camera you are going to be more impressed with the D3300, because it is after all a stronger camera. The T5 feels like a T3 that has been rebadged with a few small upgrades. The D3300 on the other hand has a lot more going for it and it also has plenty of oomph.
Megapixels and Sensor:
Whereas both cameras are entry-level cameras, the D3300 has vastly more megapixels than the Rebel T5. The D3300 has 24 mp versus 18 mp for the T5. The D3300 also has a larger sensor. It comes with a 15.4 x 23.2 mm sensor compared to the 14.7 x 22 mm sensor on the T5 which helps the D3300 produce better image quality.
When it comes to low noise at high ISO, D3300 outperforms T5. It has much lower noise at high ISO at 1385 ISO versus 724 ISO for the T5. The D3300 also makes use of an excellent processor. The one used by the Canon T5 is quite outdated. The D3300 also comes out on top in regard to things like movie capture and LCD brightness as well as ISO range. On the other hand, the Canon T5 has a shutter mechanism that makes too much noise and it is not able to handle ISO well enough.
The D3300 also shoots much faster at highest resolution with SF as JPEG format. The D3300 shoots at 5 fps versus 3 fps for the T5. So, D3300 produces much clearer and better images than the T5.
Other Slight Differences:
Even so, everyone who has ever owned a Canon camera loves the feel and tone of a Canon camera. The nice thing about the T5 is that it comes with a lower price tag and this is especially important because most buyers make their buying decision based on how much or how little it costs.
Both the D3300 and the Canon T5 have a poor mono microphone. Since both cameras are able to shoot at full high definition 1080, the use of a mono microphone is especially a letdown. Also, both models do not have inbuilt Wi-Fi though it is offered as an optional feature on the D3300. The D3300 has undergone many changes and when compared to the Rebel T5 the latter seems to be stuck using old technology. The best part about opting for the D3300 is that it is available in three different color options.
Performance-wise, both cameras are easy to operate and both are able to take satisfactory pictures. However, the D3300 scores over the Rebel T5 because it has excellent handholding guide that is particularly helpful in explaining the different features. The D3300 is also lighter than the T5, which weighs 480 grams against the 430 grams weight of the D3300. Although most Canon users feel that their camera has good recording video capabilities, surprisingly, the D3300 scored over the T5 on this factor. Both the models come with 18-55 mm kit lenses, which are ok up to a point but soon you will want to get a new lens.
The bottom line is that the D3300 scores over the T5 on both features as well as performance. We give it the nod over the T5 even though it does cost slightly more than the T5. The T5 is not a bad camera but it does need to do more.
What do consumers have to say about the Nikon D3300 DX-format vs. Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Cameras?
A full time photographer and artist thinks that the D3300 is perfect for 99.9 percent of users. He finds the D3300 to be lighter and yet it is just heavy enough to provide stable handling. He is impressed with the D3300 because it weighs right and this is important when shooting. D3300 produces the best picture quality. He also says that the D3300 has excellent low light and best picture quality for a mid-level DSLR. He adds that the D3300 has 30 percent higher image quality as compared to the Canon 70D and its sensor is also larger than the 70D.
A travel photographer who loves the D3300 says that this is an excellent travel camera and is her go to camera. She loves the superb quality of image produces and according to her; the D3300 is almost as good as the D5300 in terms of image quality. Overall, she is very pleased with this camera and she recommends it to everyone.
Another one says that the D3300 is an excellent entry-level DSLR. After making the switch from the Canon Powershot SX100 IS he says that he is totally satisfied with the D3300 and he loves the fact that this camera is light in weight, user friendly and most importantly it produces excellent images.
An amateur photographer says that the Canon Rebel T5 is an excellent value for money. Everything about the camera impressed him including its functioning, lenses and carrying bag. He says that this is the coolest camera he has ever seen. It is a high quality camera that is perfect for beginners and for professionals.
Another one who loves Canon Rebel T5 says he likes to learn about digital photography and though he was at first scared by all the functions and buttons, he soon realized that after he understood them that the camera was really great. It is a perfect DSLR for beginners and for those who want to get their hands on an affordable photography tool.
Another one thinks that the Canon T5 is a good camera but the accessories are crappy. He is pleased with the camera and with its price. He has previous experience in handling a Rebel and so there were no surprises with the T5. He however found the accessories to be very bad and worth trashing.
Judging by what customers have to say about the Nikon D3300 DX-format vs. Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Cameras, opinion seems to be divided about which is the better camera. Those who bought the D3300 loved it while the ones who bought the Canon T5 were equally impressed with their purchase. Experts however found the D3300 to be the better camera even though it costs more than the T5. So, if you can afford the higher price tag go for the D3300. If not, you should think about buying the outgoing EOS Rebel T3 instead of the T5 because the latter is just a repackaged version of the former.