Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D810A

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D5300 and Nikon D810A. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D5300
Nikon D810A


These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D5300 were released 2013 and Nikon D810A was released 2015. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D5300 Nikon 2013
Nikon D810A Nikon 2015

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5300 has a "DX"-sensor while Nikon D810A has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D5300 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Nikon D810A 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

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


Nikon D5300 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D810A has 36 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D5300 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Nikon D810A 36 MP 36152320 7360 4912

Nikon D810A has a 51 % larger resolution than Nikon D5300. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D5300 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D810A. Nikon D5300 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D810A has 200 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D5300 100-12800
Nikon D810A 200-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Nikon D810A 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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5300
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D810A

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D5300 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D810A can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D5300 5
Nikon D810A 5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D5300 and Nikon D810A can shoot movies.


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

Nikon D810A weighs 880 gr (equal to 1,94 lb) which is 83% heavier than Nikon D5300 and its 480 gr (or 1,06 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D5300 480 gr 1,06 lb
Nikon D810A 880 gr 1,94 lb