Nikon D5300 vs D7100
They’re both powerful and versatile cameras, but in different ways, so what are the pros and cons?
01 The D5300 has a flip-out vari-angle screen which makes it easier to shoot at low angles and in confined spaces. The D7100’s screen is fixed.
02 The D5300 has Wi-Fi networking and GPS built in. These are available on the D7100, but only via plug-in accessories, which will add to the cost.
03 The D7100 is more advanced in other areas. It uses Nikon’s professional 51-point autofocus module, while the D5300 uses the mid-range 39-point system.
04 Both cameras can shoot professional quality 1920 x 1080 movies and have external mic sockets, but the D7100 has an audio-out for sound monitoring.
05 Both cameras use SD/ SDHC/SDXC memory cards, but the D7100 has dual card slots for extra capacity, separating movies and stills or keeping a rolling backup.
06 The D5300 is smaller and lighter, weighing 530g compared to 765g for the D7100, but the D7100 is weather and dust-resistant with magnesium-alloy top and rear covers.