Nikon D5300 Vs Nikon D5500 Vs Sony Alpha a6000 Comparison
ProductsD5300
Nikon D5300
D5500
Nikon D5500
Alpha a6000
Sony Alpha a6000
Prices


Whirlwire Rating144041508914736
Video Features
FormatMP4
  • MOV
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • AVCHD
Microphone Stereo Stereo
Speaker Mono Mono
Resolutions
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 50fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 720p @ 60fps
  • 720p @ 50fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 25fps
  • 720p @ 24fps
  • 424p @ 30fps
  • 424p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 50fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 720p @ 60fps
  • 720p @ 50fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 25fps
  • 720p @ 24fps
  • 424p @ 30fps
  • 424p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 50fps
  • 1080i @ 60fps
  • 1080i @ 50fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
  • 480p @ 25fps
External mic input N/A N/A
Storage
Storage SlotSD
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slot Amount1 1 2
Sensor
Max Resolution6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Image Ratio3:2 3:2
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
Megapixels24.2 24.2 24.3
SizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
TypeCMOS CMOS CMOS
ProcessorExpeed 4 Expeed 4 Bionz X
Other ResolutionsN/A
  • 4496 x 3000
  • 2992 x 2000
  • 6000 x 3376
  • 4240 x 2832
  • 4240 x 2400
  • 3008 x 2000
  • 3008 x 1688
Screen / Viewfinder
Articulated LCD
Screen Size3.2 3.2 3.0
Screen Pixels1,037,000 1,037,000 921,600
Screen TypeTFT LCD TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live View
Viewfinder TypeOptical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage95% 95% 100%
Viewfinder magnification0.82x 0.82x 0.7
Touch ScreenN/A N/A
Viewfinder resolutionN/A N/A 1,440,000
Physical
BatteryBattery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ModelLithium-Ion EN-EL14a EN-EL14 / EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery
Battery Life (shots)600 820 420
Weight (grams)480 420 344
Dimensions125 x 98 x 76 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual Focus
Number of Focus Points39 39 179
Lens MountNikon F mount Nikon F Sony E mount
Crop1.5x 1.5x 1.5
Digital ZoomN/A N/A 2
Image
ISO Range100-12800 100-25600 100-25600
ISO Minimum100 100 100
ISO Maximum25,600 25,600 51,200
White Balance Presets12 12 10
Custom White Balance
Uncompressed FormatRAW RAW RAW
JPEG Quality LevelsFine
  • Fine
  • Normal
  • Basic
  • Extra fine
  • Fine
  • Normal
File FormatNEF
  • NEF
  • JPG
JPEG
Features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Built-in Flash
Flash Range (M)12.0 12.0 6.0
External Flash
FPS5 5.0 11
Self-timer
Exposure Compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV-1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
  • ±5 (3
  • 5 frames at 1/3 EV-1/2 EV-2/3 EV-1 EV-2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing
Orientation Sensor
Timelapse Recording N/A
GPS N/A N/A
Manual Exposure ModeN/A
Exposure ModesN/A
Scene ModesN/A
Flash ModesN/A
  • Auto
  • On
  • Off
  • Red-Eye
  • Slow Sync
  • Rear Curtain
  • Flash Off
  • Auto
  • fill-flaw
  • Slow Sync
  • redeye reduction
  • hi-speed sync
  • wireless control
Flash X Sync SpeedN/A 1/200 sec N/A
Metering ModesN/A
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Connectivity
USB
HDMI
Wireless
Remote Control
Body Type
Body TypeCompact SLR Compact SLR Rangefinder-style mirrorless
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