Nikon D5300 vs Sony NEX-6

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Nikon D5300
Sony NEX-6

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
8.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a megapixel count of 24.2MPMP, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is only a 16.1MPMP digital camera (8.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

8.08MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a total megapixel count of 24.78MPMP, but the Sony NEX-6 is only a 16.7MPMP digital camera (8.08MP less).
2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a maximum aperture of 38, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is only a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (2 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 smaller than the Sony NEX-6 (22).
35fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fpsfps, but the Sony NEX-6 is only a 25fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (35fps lower).
A little larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 3.2"" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is only a 3"" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Two hundred and fifty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon D5300 is 600 shots, but the Sony NEX-6 only takes 350 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$1,003 cheaper
The Nikon D5300 costs $1,003 less than the Sony NEX-6.
Twelve more awards
The Nikon D5300 has 13 awards, whereas the Sony NEX-6 has 1 award.
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 481 user reviews, the Nikon D5300 has an average review score of 95%, however the Sony NEX-6 has an average rating of 91% (based on 17 reviews).
9 Reasons For
13% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Nikon D5300 (24mmmm).
Three more aspheric elements Edit
The number of aspheric elements on the Sony NEX-6 is four, but the Nikon D5300 only has one aspheric element.
99 auto focus points Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 99 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 only has 39 auto focus points.
Negative seven more flash guides Edit
The number of flash guides on the Sony NEX-6 is 6m, but the Nikon D5300 only has 13m flash guides.
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01ss, but the Nikon D5300 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 919.96 pixels higher than the Nikon D5300 (921,600 pixels pixels).
25% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 1.09xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.27x higher than the Nikon D5300 (1.09xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

193g lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a weight of 287gg, but the Nikon D5300 is a 480gg digital camera (193g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony NEX-6 is 92%, however the average rating of the Nikon D5300 is 84% (based on 77 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
12% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a minimum focal length of 27mmmm, however the Sony NEX-6 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
Only one aspheric element Edit
The number of aspheric elements on the Nikon D5300 is one, but the Sony NEX-6 only has four aspheric elements.
Sixty less auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 39 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony NEX-6 only has 99 auto focus points.
Only 13m flash guides Edit
The number of flash guides on the Nikon D5300 is 13m, but the Sony NEX-6 only has 6m flash guides.
99% longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Sony NEX-6 (0.01ss).
885x lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a display resolution of 1.04 pixels pixels, but the Sony NEX-6 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (919.96 pixels higher).
A lot lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.82xx, however the Sony NEX-6 is a 1.09xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.27x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

41% heavier Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 480gg digital camera. That's 193g heavier than the Sony NEX-6 (287gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

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Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D5300's average expert rating is 84%, however the Sony NEX-6's is 92% (based on 3 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 16.1MPMP digital camera. That's 8.1MP lower than the Nikon D5300 (16.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 16.7MPMP digital camera. That's 8.08MP less than the Nikon D5300 (16.7MPMP).
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2 bigger than the Nikon D5300 (36).
Vastly larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a minimum aperture of 22, however the Nikon D5300 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 smaller).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 25fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 35fps lower than the Nikon D5300 (25fpsfps).
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 3"" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D5300 (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Only 350 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony NEX-6 is 350 shots, but the Nikon D5300 only takes 600 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by $1,003
The Sony NEX-6 is $1,003 more expensive than the Nikon D5300.
Older by over one year
The Sony NEX-6 is 13 months older than the Nikon D5300.
Twelve less awards
The Sony NEX-6 has only received 1 award, whereas the Nikon D5300 has received 13 awards.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Sony NEX-6's average user score is 91%, however the Nikon D5300's is 95% (based on 481 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
1 Award
gadgetspeak.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

39 months Ago 52 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP
BEST
16.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
24.78MP
BEST
16.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
7.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
14x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
38
BEST
36
Minimum Aperture
3.5
BEST
22
Maximum Focal Length
210mm 75mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
27mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
18 - 140 16 - 50
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4x
Lens Structure
17/12 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony E
 Nikon F
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
1 4
BEST
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
67mm 35mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
BEST
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
39 99
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
 64
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 16000
 8000
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
 64
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 16000
 8000
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
13m 6m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1.04 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.82x 1.09x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Image Adjustment Mode
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 4 BIONZ
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 1 -4 - 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
480g 287g
BEST
Height
98mm 66.9mm
Depth
76mm 42.6mm
Width
125mm 119.9mm
Lens Weight
195g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
66mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
59.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
530g 345g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14a NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
600 shots
BEST
350 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV

Other Features

Interface
- Hi-Speed USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
125 x 98 x 76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Point
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.1MP

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
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