Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Olympus E-M10 II, which was introduced in August 2015 is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a 16.0MP Four Thirds sensor whereas Nikon D5300, which was introduced in February 2014 is a Entry-Level DSLR camera with a 24.0MP APS-C sensor.
Despite some fundamental differences of these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Olympus E-M10 II is ranked #1
out of 100 Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 79 whereas Nikon D5300 is ranked #9
out of 78 Entry-Level DSLR cameras with an overall score of 76.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Olympus E-M10 II and Nikon D5300 before getting into our more detailed comparison.