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.
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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 have a NIKON D5300,Is this camera good enough to take nightclub photos?
I have a NIKON D5300,Is this camera good enough to take nightclub photos? :-) Would the built in flash be okay or would i need a new flash? What do you think. If so any ideas what? Thanks.
The build in flash is junk. Not just on the d5300 but on all cameras. Also check before you start using a flash. Many would consider it rude or disruptive in that environment. Instead use a fast lens (f/1.4 or f/1.8) and shoot high ISO. Your d5300 is going to struggle some in most night clubs, but so would any camera. It will be a learning experiance. Continue Reading
Have you tried taking nightclub photos with the camera? If not then go give it a try and see for yourself. Let us know your results. Continue Reading
The built in flash isn't junk, but it is widely misunderstood and that leads to asking it to perform functions it wasn't engineered for, so in the hands of the under-informed it performs as though it were junk. It can work at relatively close distances to fill in a bit, but it is not so much a flash as a trigger for optically slaved flashes. When all else fails, you can deploy it and hope for improvement. Far better to get a compatible external, even if it's just Nikon's SB-400, but I'd suggest you get something that does TTL and has a greater range than that, then never, ever point it directly at what you've got in the frame. Bounce it off a light-colored wall or ceiling, don't expect it to work from across the room. See: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html Continue Reading
Nikon D5300 really worth of money?
Hey all, Nikon D5300 really worth? I like so much Nikon D3300 it in my budget also. Iam thinking to buy D3300 and 55-200mm extra lens is it really good idea. Please suggest me. Which one is better?
You could read the reviews here and elsewhere discussing the cameras with some comparisons to the various competitive cameras. I would kind of like one but because I have an older Nikon lens or two which require an in body focus drive, any price differential between the lower priced Nikons and the D7100 would be used up in replacing those lenses. The entry level cameras are fairly simple in some ways and take more effort for more advanced functionality to get past the simpler controls, extended menu structures, etc. My gut feel is that in a lot of ways, you are going to have to actually start taking pictures with a camera or two to get to understand what you want, what you don't like, what the differences are. Everybody has different needs and preferences so it's hard to translate our experiences and preferences to another person. 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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