Nikon D3300 vs. Sony A5000

Nikon D3300 vs. Sony A5000 specification comparison, we have DSLR at one side and mirrorless at another side, so its not a fair comparison however based on users request we compared both these camera..

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Nikon D3300 Major Features

  • 24 MP CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • ISO rang 100- 25600
  • Display Fixed 3″ TFT LCD 921,000
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) 95%
  • Optional Wifi and GPS Connectivity

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Sony A5000 Major Features

  • 20.1 Mp Exmor APS HD APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 460.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode and ISO 16000
  • 25-Point Contrast Detection Autofocus
  • Continuous Shooting up to 3.5 fps
  • Photo Creativity and Picture Effects

Major Difference

Nikon D3300 vs. Sony A5000 Specification Comparison Table.

Nikon D3300 vs. Sony A5000

Megapixel: Nikon D5300 feature more resolution compared to Sony A5000, however 4 megapixel won’t create any major difference.

Low pass filter: Nikon D3300 doesn’t have low-pass filter, the Nikon D3300 gives you super sharp images without any presence of moiré / aliasing, and hence you get better images with

More AF points:  Sony A5000 has more AF points compared to Nikon D3300, more AF points helps covers more area under AF points.

Better low light performance – The Nikon D3300 features more ISO range compared Sony A5000, the ISO range of Nikon D3300 is upto 25600, and Sony A5000 is limited to 16000 only.

Hence you will get more clear images with Nikon D3300 compared to Sony A5000.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Nikon D3300 features fast shooting speed compared to Sony A5000

Display: Sony A5000 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Nikon D3300.

Sony A5000 features tilting (3”) display on the other hand Nikon D3300 have fixed (3.0”) display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Sony A5000.

Battery Life (CIPA): Nikon D3300 features longer battery life (According to CIPA) compared to Sony A5000.

Dimensions: Sony A5000 is smaller than Nikon D3300.

Weight: Sony A5000 light-weight than Nikon D3300.

High ISO Test between Nikon D3300 and Sony A5000.

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Verdict: Nikon D3300 is a clear winner here since it feature more resolution, more ISO range, No-Low pass filter and a wide range of lenses available to choose from. We highly recommend you to buy Nikon D3300

Buy Nikon D3300 from Amazon || Buy Sony A5000 from Amazon

3 comments to Nikon D3300 vs. Sony A5000

  • Vince

    Dimensions: Nikon D3300 is smaller than Sony A5000. Weight: Nikon D3300 lighter than Sony A5000. => really, I think someone was sleeping when they wrote this.

    I do not believe there is a large DSLR vs MICL system discussion:
    DSLR: better in the hand, more buttons, but big and heavy.
    MILC: smaller and lighter, but less buttons and thus more to do in the menu.

    The AF system of Nikon still outperforms, but that is not needed for everyone. More AF points do not matter if you do not used them correctly.

    More ISO range is not a criteria either, it is how the sensor uses the information that comes in at low light. The Nikon 3300 does handle low light better then the A5000, but not by much.

    These are both interchangeable lens systems and nothing on the lenses till the conclusion?
    Nikon has a nice range of lenses and a lot of history.
    The Sony E-mount has a fair amount of lenses and can adapt (generally manually control though) almost any lens.

    Nothing on price? At the date of writing I can find the Nikon D3300 cheaper then the Sony A5000.

    So I support the conclusion (even if you could say the Nikon D3200 is probably even a better choice, similar performance but cheaper still).

    • admin

      Vince we have corrected the mistake, we will also put price and lens factor in upcoming comparison.

  • cuti

    It looks like D3300 does have better display in terms of resolution (921k vs. 460k)

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