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Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Red)

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Product Highlights
  • 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 3.2" 1,037k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
  • Continuous Shooting up to 5 fps
  • 39-Point Multi-CAM 4800DX AF Sensor
  • Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 25600
  • Active D-Lighting and Built-in HDR

The red Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera features a DX-format 24.2 megapixel sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD video with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 12800 and a fast continuous shooting rate of 5 fps. The sensor design omits the traditional optical low-pass filter in order to gain the utmost sharpness and resolution from both photos and videos. Complementing the imaging assets are both a versatile 39-point autofocus system, with nine cross-type sensors, and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for precise exposure metering in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, 1920 x 1080p movie recording is supported, in multiple frame rates up to 60 fps, with full-time continuous auto focusing capabilities.

The compact, yet durably designed, camera body incorporates both an optical pentamirror optical viewfinder along with a large 3.2" 1,037k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor, which features a 180° swivel design to better support working from high and low angles. Also integrated into the D5300 are both Wi-Fi and GPS modules, which enable advanced image sharing capabilities as well as location-based image tagging. When paired with an Android or iOS mobile device, remote viewing and control over the shutter release is possible from a distance and a vast network of pre-populated Points of Interest adds to the overall geotagging functionality.

For creatively enhancing the look and feel of imagery in-camera, a wide range of Picture Control modes, Scene Modes, and Special Effects modes are available as well as a host of in-camera image editing capabilities for adjusting settings prior to sharing. Built-in HDR and Active D-Lighting modes can also be used to optimize exposure results by preserving highlight and shadow details for an extended range of apparent tones.

24.2MP DX-Format Sensor and EXPEED 4 Processor
The 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 processor work together to produce overall high image quality with notable detail, dynamic range, color accuracy, and low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 12800, which is further expandable to ISO 25600. Additionally, the sensor's design omits an optical low-pass filter in order to acquire the greatest amount sharpness and detail from subjects. The EXPEED 4 processor also enables a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including support for full HD 1080p movie recording and a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 5 fps.
Multi-CAM 4800DX Autofocus Sensor
Benefitting the high image quality is an apt AF system that employs 39 distinct AF points, including nine cross-type sensors, to quickly acquire focus in a range of lighting conditions, from -1 to +19 EV. A unique 3D-tracking mode utilizes the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor, typically reserved for exposure metering, in order to maintain sharp focus on moving subjects. To better suit specific subject matter when working in AF-A or AF-C focus modes, Dynamic-area AF mode allows you to choose from 9, 21, or 39-point arrays for enhanced subject tracking and recognition, even if the subject briefly leaves the frame. Single-point AF, 3D-tracking, and Auto-area AF modes are also available.

When working in live view, for either still or movie shooting, a contrast-based AF system is employed to acquire focus precisely and can function in continuous, full-time servo mode to better suit working with moving subjects. Additionally, four AF-area modes are available when working in live view: Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, and Subject-tracking AF.
Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
Supporting a wealth of sharing and tagging possibilities, the D5300 features built-in Wi-Fi and GPS modules to enable seamless transferring of imagery as well as geotagging functionality. Once the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app has been installed on an Android or iOS mobile device, you can use that device to browse the contents of the memory card, select images, and seamlessly transfer files between devices for immediate sharing online. Additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance.

The integrated GPS functionality can be used to assign locational data to all image files for geotagging purposes and for plotting imagery to an interactive map. Points of Interest can also be found using this information to further aid in efficient location-based tagging.
Body Design
Even while maintaining an overall compact form-factor, the D5300 integrates a large 3.2" 1,037k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor, which features a 180° swivel design to better suit working from high, low, and front-facing angles. Alternatively, a bright pentamirror optical viewfinder is also integrated into the design for precise eye-level viewing and real-time monitoring of subjects.

A built-in pop-up flash is also available for additional illumination when working in low-light conditions and supports Nikon's i-TTL flash metering system. A hot shoe can be used, too, for connection and optional external flash for even greater lighting control.
Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II utilizes a 2016-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image in regard to exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.
Full HD Movie Recording
Full HD 1920 x 1080p movie recording is supported in 60, 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates, as well as HD 720p and SD 480p in multiple frame rates, in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. During recording, full-time autofocus can be employed, with face-detection and subject-tracking capabilities, for ensured sharpness with a wide variety of subject types.

A built-in stereo microphone can be used to record high-quality sound or, alternatively, a microphone input is integrated into the body design to support the use of an external microphone for enhanced control over audio recordings.
Other Camera Features
  • Picture Control modes can be directly accessed via a dedicated button and allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera, and include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and user-customizable settings.
  • RAW (NEF) files can be recorded as lossless compressed or compressed at either 12 or 14-bit depth.
  • Built-in HDR works to extend the tonal and exposure range of a single image by recording two separate exposures and blending them together in order to gain greater highlight and shadow details with an extended range of mid-tones.
  • Active D-Lighting helps to preserve both highlight and shadow details when working in contrast-rich scenarios, such as backlit lighting. Utilizing the EXPEED 4 processor's power, a more controlled image will be produced with brightness values closer to how they are naturally seen. This mode is suitable for working with moving subjects.
  • Scene Auto Selector is an automatic mode that intelligently identifies your subject and shooting scenario, selects a proper Scene Mode to apply, and adjusts exposure settings to best render the scene at hand.
  • Scene Modes: Autumn Colors, Beach / Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk / Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party / Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Sports, and Sunset.
  • Special Effects Modes: Night vision, Color sketch, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Selective color, Silhouette, High key, Low key, and HDR painting.
  • In-Camera Image Editing Features: Color Balance, Color Outline, Color Sketch, D-Lighting, Edit Movie, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick retouch, Red-Eye Correction, Resize, Selective Color, Side-by-Side Comparison, Straighten, and Trim.
  • Language Support: Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Tamil.
Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format DX / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 24.78 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 39
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentamirror
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.82x
Diopter Adjustment - 1.7 to +1 m
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Screen Swivel  LCD (1,037,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec, Bulb Mode
Remote Control MC-DC2 (Optional)
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Modes, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Fill-in
Off
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 42.65' (13 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed 1 / 200 sec
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
640 x 424p (SD)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
@ 640 x 424: 30 fps, 25 fps
Exposure Control Auto
Manual
Focus Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto
Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080
@ 60 fps: 20 min.
@ 30 fps: 29 min.
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
Number of Shots: 1-9
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1x EN-EL14a  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1230mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.9 x 3.9 x 3.0" / 125.0 x 98.0 x 76.0 mm
Weight 1.06 lb / 480 g body only

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NikonD5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)
 
4.7

(based on 64 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (37)
  • Easy to use (32)
  • Large clear LCD (27)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (27)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (26)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (32)
  • Family photos (27)
  • Travel (27)
  • Low light (24)
  • Wildlife (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice camera, but a warning re. WiFi

I'm a professional photographer, but bought this body as a gift for my wife - as well as possible 2nd camera for use on video projects. Overall, it seems like a pretty capable...Read complete review

I'm a professional photographer, but bought this body as a gift for my wife - as well as possible 2nd camera for use on video projects. Overall, it seems like a pretty capable DX body. One disappointment so far: One reason I chose the D5300 was its Wi-Fi capability, and at least one Nikon ad I'd seen indicated effortless transfer to 'smart devices' AND computers. Just wanted to simplify getting her images onto her laptop. However, in reality, there seems to be no way at present to use its on-board Wi-Fi for file transfer to a computer - onlyl to iOS or Android devices. Feel a bit misled by Nikon on that. While I'm not a tech expert, it sure seems as if there must be a workaround - be it through an as-yet undeveloped app of some kind or by other means - to allow that Wi-Fi to do a simple file transfer to a PC or Mac computer. I sure hope so.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Auto Focus Issue

I purchased the Nikon D5300 for my B-Day in December 2013 from BH Photo. The Auto Focus will only work in live liew and not through the view finder. I have shot less than...Read complete review

I purchased the Nikon D5300 for my B-Day in December 2013 from BH Photo. The Auto Focus will only work in live liew and not through the view finder. I have shot less than 50 pictures. Today, I contacted Nikon USA regarding the issue. They want me to send back the body for service. I am a little disappointed in the product. I know that it is not the lens because I purchased the same camera for my spouse at that time. That camera is working fine with all of our lenses at this point. I now have to pay the shipping cost and insurance cost for this defective product. I will be caution about further purchases from Nikon. I am giving this product 3 star because of the focusing issue.

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5.0

What a great camera!

By dhpw

from St Petersburg Fl

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

    I am just an amateur - general photograpy, still and video. I has a D5100 and wanted to upgrade. I looked at the D7100 but it was really just out of my price range. After a lot of research on line and reading reviews I found out that the D5300 was capable of shots just as good as the D7100 but with much less imput from me - the amateur, not semi pro. I had dealt with B&H previously and decided to buy from them again and get the USA version of the camera rather than getting a grey market one from a less reputable dealer. All in all I am delighted with the camera. It is a mucher simpler unit for me and also weighs considerably less than the D7100 but still produces great pics. I am sure there must be a down side but so far I haven't found it. Love the camera. Thanks B&H

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    5.0

    Great step up

    By Jesse

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

      I upgraded from a mirrorless camera, and i'm incredibly happy with this camera. I usually use this camera for landscape and wildlife and the image quality is insane. The video quality is really good too, and so is the slow motion at 1080p and 60 frames. I absolutely love this camera and have had no problems with it so far.

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      5.0

      Perfect for me

      By Divakeys

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Quiet
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Gray):

        I REALLY struggled between this and the 7100, but after much debate, I bought the 5300. It is terrific-superb image quality, has the wi-fi and GPS which were two features I really wanted, and the deciding factor of weight (this is nearly half the weight of the 7100) really makes this perfect for me. If you are a pro, I assume the 7100 has a few bells and whistles you may like (i.e. the dual card slot), but for anyone else, this is as good as it gets. I am extremely happy with this camera.

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        5.0

        Nice Camera

        By Photo Enthusiast

        from Brea, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

          I bought this camera for my D800 backup. This camera takes very sharp pictures, somehow, it's appears sharper than my D800. Overall, I'm happy with this little camera.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good consumer camera

          By Minotaur

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

          Upgraded after my D80 died, couldn't be happier ( I bought two, so I have a back-up)love the ability to use a remote trigger and the 90 degree angle viewfinder makes landscape photos a breeze.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Replace older DSLR

          By Hal

          from Orange County, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Gray):

            So far so good. Taken about 300 pictures so far, to teast out the different features. Haven't used them all, but the "SCENES" seem to do as avertise.
            Only drawback is the compactness - weird, I would have liked it if it was slightly wider body. Otherwise the camera coupled with the Nikon 18-200 zomm fit most all my general needs.

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            5.0

            Excellent Choice

            By bobv

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Gray):

              I owned a D7000 and purchased a D5200 as a backup. After selling the D7000 I thought about buying the D7100 but purchased the D5300 instead. It has the same EXCEED 3 processor and 24M megapixels as the D7100. It does sacrifices some features in high end flash and no auto focusing some lenses. But I liked my D5200 so much I chose the D5300 for my second body. Nikon has now introduced the EXCEED 4 processor and I will wait for my next step up in bodies. The D5200 will be sold then. My only regret is choosing the Grey body. It's Shiny Grey, don't like that. Oh, you can add a histogram to the screen to help evaluate your exposure. It's deep in the menu.

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              5.0

              Great Camera

              By Bayhaze

              from Ripon,Ca

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                This is my first dslr camera and I love it!! It produces great pictures (with the right exposure), Feels good in my hands (I have small hands) and is very easy for a beginner.

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                5.0

                Fabulous Camera

                By Larry from Ossining

                from Ossining NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Quiet
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                  This camera is fabulous. Not one bad picture. Great backup for my D7100.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  DO IT! PULL THE TRIGGER!!! Loving it!!!!

                  By Dan Bod

                  from Suffolk County Long Island

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                    I upgraded from a D3100. This camera is light years ahead. Still getting used to it. Got the wifi to work so now I can sit on the couch and send from the camera to Ipad and email w/o a pc. Low light ISO great.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    May be the last camera I will ever buy

                    By Hercky

                    from Roselle Park, NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Quiet
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                    Easy to use (upgrade from D5000) Love the swivel screen. Haven't figured out the need or userfulness of the GPS and wi-fi. I would never send out a photo and if I was, it would work on it first and send it from my computer, not the camera. Love the 24 MPX. Probably the last camera I will ever buy.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Best SLR I have ever used.

                    By John in Maryland

                    from Silver SPring, MD

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                      After having used a SLR sine 1967, and Nikon Digital cameras since 2004, the D5300 is the best camera I have purchased. The intended use of my D5300 spans the range from general photography to nature and astrophotography. Comaptability with my existing lenses made the body-only an easy decision
                      The down-side to the D5300 is that there are so many automated features to aide the user that trying to remember them is hard sometimes, but even on automatic, the picture quality is great.
                      For the price-point, the D5300 is a great upgrade or first digital camera for everyone.

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                      5.0

                      JUST PERFECT

                      By ego flos

                      from rocky mount nc

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                            See Ken Rockwell's review. JUST PERFECT....

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Awesome!

                            By Fabio

                            from Rome, ITALY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                              I bought this DSLR last April from B&H in New York.
                              I think it's a great camera, original and functional. The chasis is strong and the large display looks very good (it is adjustable and can be very useful!). The quality of the sensor is evident in every type of pictures.
                              I find it very useful for both the GPS and wifi function for easy management of archiving the photos, even while traveling. Highly recommended!

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Just getting started with this camera

                              By PG

                              from California

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                                    Still experimenting with the Nikon 18-200 lens. I like the camera a lot, controls and menus (still learning those, though). Having some trouble with getting sharp photos, over and above the fact of the zoom. On reading, it is likely me, going from 12 MP to 24 MP apparantly can make it harder to get sharp pictures handheld.

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome

                                    By Luka

                                    from Chicago

                                    Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                                    Great new camera. I love it

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Camera

                                    By Connor

                                    from Pennsylvania

                                    Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                                    I found this camera to put a great armature camera, since it is not full frame. It has the new wifi and gps built in, an impressive screen, and a good 5 fps shooting capability as you have seen.

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                                    4.0

                                    Great version of the 5x00 cameras

                                    By Bill B

                                    from Connecticut

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Image Quality
                                    • High ISO Performance
                                    • Large Clear LCD
                                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                                      My favorite feature of the D5300 is the vari-angle screen which is great for framing shots at ground level and any other angle away from eye level. It is also compact and feel great to hold.Since I already have several NIKON afs dx lenses,choosing this camera was easy. The improved resolution from leaving off the low pass filter and updating the processor are big pluses for the enlarged macro shots I love to make. Nikon left room for improvement by not providing a touch screen, weather seal, second card slot, or a second control wheel. I suppose those features will all be there whenever the D5800 is released ?!?

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent DSLR

                                      By bbeaz

                                      from Kathmandu, Nepal

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                                      • Good Image Quality
                                      • Good Image Stabilization
                                      • High ISO Performance
                                      • Large Clear LCD
                                      • Quiet
                                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Wildlife photos

                                        Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                                        I upgraded from my D90 to this model. One of the reason is the internal gis geo referencing feature. I do repeat photography studies to document climate change from retreating glaciers and land use change. I was using my D90 with the Nikon hot shoe mounted GIS unit but over time the connection got loosened and would no longer work. This is so much better because it is all internal now. Not to mention to HD video capability and the great EXPEED 4 image processor. Very high quality in every way. My D90 is still going strong and is my back up now.

                                        I use my cameras in very demanding conditions in the Himalayas with extremes of altitude (up to 20,000ft) and climate from monsoon to glacier travel. I am very happy with this camera. Highly recommended!!

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Camera for all levels

                                        By NikkiU

                                        from Hawaii

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                        • Good Image Quality
                                        • Good Image Stabilization

                                        Cons

                                        • Short Battery Life

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black):

                                        I am a busy mother of three who wanted something that can produce quality images worthy of the moniker of art. Studio appointments can get expensive and photo shoots with the pros are too. I wanted to be able to take clear, sharp images of highly mobile targets (i.e. Children). This is not my first SLR camera. In fact, I've been a Cannon owner for over 10 years. When I began shopping for a new camera, I naturally looked at the Cannon but when I compared it to the Nikon specs, it wasn't even close. For example, the Nikkon uses 39 points when used in the auto focus mode. Cannon uses only 9. This camera also takes video is high def. So if my kids are doing something cute, I can switch to video mode and get all the action in a matter of seconds. The camera is light too and a bit more compact than the Cannon. Lastly, I love the special effects this camera offers. For example, you can focus on one color within your subject frame (lets say flowers in a vase) and isolate that color. The remainder of the photography will be black and white. You don't need fancy photo shop software to do this type of artistic work. The camera also has Wi-Fi so you can send photos instantly to an email address etc. Convenient and superb images! I am very happy with my purchase thus far!

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                                        Nikon -  AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens
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