Canon EOS R7 vs Nikon D5300

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS R7 and Nikon D5300. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS R7 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D5300 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS R7 were released 2022 and Nikon D5300 was released 2013. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS R7 2022
Nikon D5300 2013

Type of camera

Canon EOS R7 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D5300 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS R7 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D5300 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS R7 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D5300 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Canon EOS R7 has a 33 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5300 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS R7 33 MP
32294400 pixels
6960 x 4640
Nikon D5300 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS R7 has a 35 % larger resolution than Nikon D5300. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS R7 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5300. Canon EOS R7 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 32000 while Nikon D5300 has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS R7 100-32000
Nikon D5300 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS R7 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5300 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5300 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R7 belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R7
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5300

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS R7 can shoot up to 15 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5300 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS R7 15
Nikon D5300 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS R7 and Nikon D5300 can shoot movies.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS R7 weighs 612 gr (equal to 1,35 lb) which is 28% heavier than Nikon D5300 and its 480 gr (or 1,06 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS R7 612 gr
1,35 lb
Nikon D5300 480 gr
1,06 lb