The Nikon D5300 is an upper entry-level DSLR that improves on the D5200 by removing the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) from its 24MP CMOS sensor, and featuring true 60p HD video capability, and a slightly larger 3.2-inch side-articulated tilt/swivel LCD. The D5300 features a 39-point AF system, based around the same Multi-Cam 4800DX AF sensor used in the D7100, and the same 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The D5300 is Nikon's first DSLR to feature built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.
Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera
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“ If you're looking for a DSLR and want something approachable yet serious, but not quite as pro as the D7100, the D5300 is an excellent option.”
- 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter
- 39-point AF system with 3D tracking and 3D matrix metering II
- 5 frames per second continuous shooting
- ISO 100 - 12800 (Expandable to 25600)
- 3.2" Vari-angle LCD with 1,037,000 dots
- 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p) and 720 (60p, 50p) HD video (H.264/MPEG-4)
- Built-in Wi-Fi (for sharing and remote camera control) and GPS
- Raw and Raw+ JPG shooting
- SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Other resolutions||4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||25 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100 - 12800 (25600 with boost)|
|White balance presets||12|
|Custom white balance||Yes (1)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||39|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Screen type||TFT LCD monitor|
|Live view||Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain|
|Continuous drive||5.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Mini Type C)|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion EN-EL14a or EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||600|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||480 g (1.06 lb / 16.93 oz)|
|Dimensions||125 x 98 x 76 mm (4.92 x 3.86 x 2.99″)|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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The D5300 is a very good upper-entry-level DSLR with a high-resolution sensor and solid video features. It's bigger than mirrorless competitors and it's priced on the high end of its class, but it won't let down a budding photographer, especially those who plan to upgrade from the kit lens to higher-quality optics.
Those looking for high-resolution image quality, photographers likely to upgrade from kit lens, enthusiast videographers and those who place a priority on connectivity.
Not So Good For
Sports and action photographers, those who want direct access to shooting settings, those who want to shoot stills in live view.
The new GPS function is a BIG let down!
The primary reason for me to upgrade from Nikon's D5100 to D5300 was new GPS location recording function. A secondary reason was hoping a sharper image without the low pass filter. With limited use so far, I would not say D5300 is a must have upgrade from D5100. Pro: (1) It is slightly lighter than D5100. I like it but others may not. (2) LCD screen is bigger than D5100. (3) There is an added ...
Fabulous First Camera
As my first DSLR this camera is really user friendly. With a few weeks of understanding the basics of photography prior to getting the camera, I've only shot in Aperture and Shutter priority. I have it matched with the 18-140. It certainly allows you to set your parameters to your liking, then expand as your knowledge expands. I find it is easy to manipulate and does not feel cheep but built strong. I think its a quality product from Nikon. Cant wait to see the full review from Dp.
New to photography
I just got this camera with the kit lens 18-140mm. I think it's one of the best entry-level cameras and even something more than that i'd say. I had to choose between Nikon D7100, Canon 70d and Nikon D5300. In a nutshell, Nikon D7100 has more "pro" features that i wouldn't need. Like built in motor, robust quality, etc. Sure i would love to have the much higher battery capacity and more buttons but i can live with that. No big deal for me. Canon 70D .. well, if i'd prefer videography than ...
Best entry lvl camera
The Nikon D5300 has removed the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) from its 24MP CMOS sensor which gives it best photo quality both indoor and out door Its 3.2in side-articulated 1.0M-dot tilt/swivel LCD is smart feature of the series.The D5300 features a 39-point AF system, based around the same Multi-Cam 4800DX AF sensor that is used in the D7100, and the same 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The D5300 is Nikon's first DSLR to feature built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.
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I use a D90 and am considering a D7100 or D5300 or D610. If I understand things correctly, there is no advantage at all, for my use (noise in low light is not a concern to me), of a D610 over the two DX choices. The disadvantages of the D610 include a narrower depth of field (all things being equal), higher cost for camera, higher cost for lenses, more weight and larger size. Surely, I must be overlooking or wrong about something given the increasing popularity of full frame. Where am I wrong in my thinking?
You may not be wrong at all. Much of the drive toward 'upgrading to full frame' is marketing driven, as if it is an upgrade at all. It's more a 'sidegrade'. You give up some things (cost, weight, lighter wide angle lenses) for other things (mainly 1 stop better high ISO). But the ability of a full frame camera to give better results in low light than DX is real. And that opens up more shooting opportunities. Continue Reading
The blur disk may be the same size on the sensor but it takes up a larger portion of the image (more pixels) in the smaller format. Smaller format lenses need to be relatively better to make up for their sensor's size penalty. In DX vs FX they typically aren't because they are often the same lens design repackaged (in mFT vs DX they sometime are because mFT designers, aware of the problem, redesigned their lenses from the ground up). And the larger format's pixels are larger, resulting in better noise performance. That's why the larger format will normally be measurably and perceivably better than the smaller one in terms of IQ in most typical situations when viewed at the same output size, as you can easily confirm at DxOmark.com: a quick glance at the top ten lenses on the D610 show an average of 21.3MP while the same top ten on the D7100 average out at 17.4MP, despite its lack of an AA filter (which is a bit of a mixed bag). Similar benefits in noise and DR. Of course this ... Continue Reading
and as I noted higher up in the thread, they are basically the same as with film. Digital has blurred the lines of comparison for some people, and in some cases. Some have pointed out that you have to look at the blur circles produced by lenses at common apertures to understand why 24MP on one format may not be exactly the same as 24MP on another. There's a good tutorial here http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/diffraction-photography.htm Surface area matters because a lens can only focus a point down to a certain diameter for any given aperture. The optical limits of the system come into play.* There is another side to this too. A smaller sensor can use a wider focal length lens to achieve the same field of view, and this will allow it to use a larger aperture to achieve the same depth of field. So, in theory, you could use a 1.3 stop faster aperture on DX, with a lens of equivalent field of view, to get the same depth in a scene while using a lower sensitivity, all else ... Continue Reading
Nikon D5300 Viewfinder Autofocus unreliable.. PLZ HELP..
Hello everyone, I'm very new to this forum and this is my first post, I hope u guys will help me, because many of you are very senior and experts on photography and DSLR cameras. a month ago, I bought a Nikon D5300 with kit lens 18-55mm, and this is my very first DSLR camera, I have never used any DSLR before, only had Canon A710IS point and shoot camera. just after few days of using my new Nikon D5300, I noticed that the pictures taken from viewfinder are not always accurate in focus, but when using live-view they are in perfect focus, since then I started searching internet and now it's been a month and i have tested focus with hundreds of shots, and finally came to conclusion that: 1. VF Autofocus accuracy is not always accurate as with LV AF. 2. the problem is not front neither back focus, but it's just the accuracy, sometimes its lightly front other times slightly back focus. 3. when shooting with full zoom level 55mm, the viewfinder AF is 99% accurate compared with live-view AF.
LiveView AF will always be accurate because it uses the image-sensor and not a focus-sensor. Yes - indicates that it is not the camera nor the lens - but that it actually focusses on other parts of the subject that's intended. See below. You got a camera, that has another kind of focus-system, than that you possibly are used to. In PDAF it's not using "focus-points" as you know them, but a "focus-array". The camera will focus at the most contrasty "point" within that array. Every of the focus-bracketts shows you the approximate size and place of the array, where it will focus. This is a big step forward when shooting movements - because the AF-system will try to keep a moving subject in focus all the time it's in the area of the array. When shooting stills it a kind of exercisement only to be used to find the exact focus. That is why too, you have the most inconstency when: 4) short focal length - gives a lot more contrasty spots to choose 6) low light Means low contrasty - my ... Continue Reading
First CDAF (Liveview) will always be accurate but slower. PDAF (Viewfinder) will be faster but not as accurate. PDAF field of view is not that whole focus box in the viewfinder but a vertical and/or horizontal FoV line in the box. Any contrast along those line might be what PDAF locks on to and not necessarily the center of the box. Something to keep in mind. Looking at your examples above...the targets the PDAF would see are not all the great so expect some inaccuracies. It does not work that way. Note this example of the D7000 PDAF system (same as D5300 I think): The RED boxes are the focus boxes in the view finder while the purple lines are what the FoV of the PDAF focus arrays see. The PDAF will lock on to the greatest contrast in it's FoV. Notice that you said your accuracy goes down at the wide end of your zoom. In that case...the FoV of the focus array (purple line) might be on a person and on a thing in the background. It may lock onto the thing in the background if it's a ... Continue Reading
Zoom lenses are not guaranteed to have exactly the same focusing characteristics at every focal length. The camera contains a map of the nominal focusing behavior of the lens as a function of focal length and several other parameters, which it uses to drive the lens to the proper position for PDAF focus. However, there is always some small manufacturing tolerance involved in making the lens and the camera body; they are made on separate production lines and are not calibrated as a system. Instead, both elements are made to conform to manufacturing specifications that are designed to allow the maximum number of lenses to work with the maximum number of camera bodies. This works reasonably well for most lenses and bodies, but if you are really critical of the focusing accuracy of your camera system, you will probably be able to spot slight misfocusing when zoomed in all the way and using PDAF. With a high resolution camera like the D5300, it's easier to do this than with a 6MP or ... Continue Reading
Which Camera...Nikon D5300, D7100, Olympus OM-D EM-10, OM-D E-M5?
I'm looking for a versatile beginnerish camera as you can clearly infer by my price range. With that being said my main interests lie mostly in street photography, but some scenary, and close-mid range shots of still-nature would be nice as well. I really enjoy the feel of the D5300, while I tend to think the D7100 is a tad clunkier, which I think I could get used to. On the other hand, the OM-D EM-5 feels nice with the extra grip, but the OM-D EM-10, while I haven't held it with an external grip, feels a bit miniature in my hands. I really can't get this DSLR vs Mirrorless battle out of my head even though I shouldn't let it distract me so much from diving into another piece of equipment (Although I definitely have some more valid reasons, for example below) I've probably looked at all of the pros and cons to each in the book, but can't seem to come to a decision. I had a Nikon D5000 a couple years back until it was stolen from me, but I didn't collect a lot of lenses, so I began ...
If you don't mind putting up with the weight then D7100. Continue Reading
Hi. As DSLR user it´s not easy to help on mirrorless. Only fair thing I can say is that both designs have it´s advantages so it´s hard to decide anyway. There are things I´d love to have on my DSLR from mirrorless, there are many things I´d like to see on mirrorless (so I could finally buy it), and there are things I hate on both DSLRs and Mirrorless. That´s just.... Life! :-) For DSLR I believe D5300 should work sufficiently for your decision of cam, so you learn about new technologies and techniques and workflow. You have to find what you like anyway, and for that you need to pay money and buy pretty "any" cam. D5300 is very good representation to realize If you like DSLRs or not, and If you need better body or not. I believe Mirrorless cam are not worth image quality/price wise, but those are excellent refined devices with very stretched/advanced functionality, so it´s often more easy to work with it and take that shot. (Tad better) IQ (of DSLRs for that price) itself does not ... Continue Reading
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