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Canon T5i vs Nikon D5300 Comparison

Canon EOS Rebel T5i (700D) and Nikon D5300 were released in March and October 2013. Both DSLRs have strengths and downsides that will be discussed in this essay. Since their inception, these cameras have been reliable and in demand by hundreds of users.

Better? This is one of the many queries I’ve had in the previous month, so let’s evaluate both goods now.

Canon T5i vs Nikon D5300 Feature Comparison

Canon T5I Nikon D5300
Camera Type
ISO Range
100-12800;Expand. to 25,600
100-12,800; Expand. to 25,600
Flip-Out Screen
AF Points
9 AF Points
39 AF Points
Video Recording
Sensor Size

Head To Head Comparison

Canon T5I

If you’ve shot with the T4i, you’ll note that the T5i looks similar, which isn’t a terrible thing.

This model measures 3.9 x 5.2 x 3.1′′ (HWD) and weighs 1.1 pounds without a lens, which are standard entry-level DSLR camera measurements.

In addition, the body is composed of plastic, but you won’t experience flexing or creaking as with other entry-level cameras, and its expanded grip will allow you to shoot comfortably for extended periods of time.

Most of the controls are on the top of the camera, including a control dial, ISO button, etc. On the back, you’ll find more buttons above and next to the 3″ articulating LCD 1,040k-dot touchscreen.
The display is bright, so you can see well even while shooting in full sunshine.

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Above is the optical viewfinder, which isn’t exceptional. Shooting through it seems odd, and Canon should’ve done better.

The T5i lacks Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, thus the only way to share photographs and movies is through a USB cord.

Let’s briefly describe the camera’s internal components and what to expect in practice.

This model boasts an 18MO APS-C CMOS sensor, a 9-point AF system, an ISO range of 100-12,800 that can be expanded to 25,600, a DIGIC 5 image processor, and a continuous shooting speed of 5 fps, which is good considering its price and that it has been on the market for a few years.

The T5i handles noise effectively across the ISO range, from ISO 800, which produces crisp images with minimum noise, to ISO 1600, which is also outstanding. However, increasing the ISO will increase the noise. At ISO 12,800, picture details and crispness are normally lost.

Otherwise, the color is correct and details are kept nicely at low ISO, so you should be happy.

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i captures Full HD 1080p at 30/24 fps, 720p at 60 fps, and 540480 at 30 fps. The results are fantastic, especially if you record in strong daylight because the color rendering and detail definition are superb for the price.

Nikon D5300

As with the Canon T5i, which reminds me of its predecessor, Nikon D5300 looks similar to the D5200, but with certain tweaks that indicate it’s a newer model.

Nikon’s D5300 measures 3.9 x 4.9 x 3′′ (HWD) and weighs 1.1 ounces less than Canon’s T5i (3.9 x 5.2 x 3.1′′), but the difference isn’t substantial, so both cameras can be comfortably used in one hand.

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The D5300 is made of polycarbonate and has 15 buttons, two switches, and three dials, which may be intimidating to a newbie. It’s not like that since you’ll learn all of its controls quickly and find them easy to use.

On top is a built-in flash that pops out from the viewfinder with the push of a button, as well as a normal hot shoe.

On the rear, aside from the controls that occupy largely the right half of the body, you will find a 3.2′′ vari-angle LCD screen with 1,037k dots that will undoubtedly offer you a clear sight during your use, but bear in mind that direct sunlight may interfere with your vision, a bit.

Above the screen is an optical (pentamirror) viewfinder with a 0.82x magnification, and once you start shooting, this model is a bit enhanced, which is amazing.

Nikon D5300 outperforms Canon T5i in terms of connectivity since it has WI-Fi and GPS, which are useful when transferring photos and movies to a smartphone or tablet. Other connectors include HDMI, Type-C mini-HDMI, Hi-Speed USB, and microphone input.

The D5300 sports a 24MP sensor with no optical low-pass filter, a 39-point autofocus system (with 3D tracking and 3D matrix metering), and a native ISO range of 100-12,800 that is extendable to 25,600, an EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, and a 5fps continuous shooting rate. When we combine all these features, I can conclude this camera is flexible.

If you photograph in low light, this camera performs well most of the time since it has low, normal, and high noise reduction, which helps maintain image quality across the ISO range.

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If you photograph at ISO 6400, pick “Normal” noise reduction since it balances detail clarity with noise reduction, whereas ISO 1600 produces practically unnoticeable noise. Try to avoid greater amounts of noise if you can.

Nikon performed a great job fixing exposure and white balance in bright and poor light, independent of the lens.

The 5300 captures Full HD movies at 60p,30p,24p, and HD films at 60p,50p. If we compare it to Canon T5i, Nikon wins since it can shoot 1080p videos at 60fps, whereas the Canon T5i records at 30/24fps.


In the end, you likely have enough evidence to back your decision, whether you choose Canon T5i or Nikon D5300. Even if I will quickly describe their benefits, select the one that meets your tastes the best because both cameras are quality for their price.

Nikon D5300 has superior AF, more MP (24 versus 18), has Wi-Fi capable, and is more versatile, notably for capturing videos. This is not a flawless camera, and my comment is about the absence of touch sensitivity. If Nikon had added it, this camera would be much better.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i has a touchscreen and the same ISO range, but Nikon wins due to its internal components.

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