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NikonD5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)
 
4.7

(based on 99 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (62)
  • Easy to use (54)
  • Large clear LCD (51)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (47)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (44)

Cons

  • Short battery life (7)
  • Poor in low light (5)
  • Lag / shutter delay (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (54)
  • Family photos (49)
  • Travel (46)
  • Wildlife (35)
  • Low light (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (34), Casual photographer (15), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this product again and again

Why Nikon?
Simply saying I like Nikon. It may be funny, but as to me, Nikon brand is like Stradivari brand for violins.
I have several generation Nikon cameras from...Read complete review

Why Nikon?
Simply saying I like Nikon. It may be funny, but as to me, Nikon brand is like Stradivari brand for violins.
I have several generation Nikon cameras from FE10 to F65 and therefore several lenses equipped with Nikon mount.
Why this model?
It seems to me to be a gold milestone between digital and film cameras. Quick response like film cameras completed with sophisticated automatic features. From another side, full frame cameras are too expensive for me because I earn money mostly by another way, I'm not a professional.
The main reason of choosing this model is resolution specifications of the most photo stocks. My proved Olympus SP-350 don't meet these requirements by a little piece.
There are several attempts to try my new Nikon D5300 with previous lenses.
It is possible to use the Zoom-Nikkor 35-70 with Nikon D5300 (5300+3570) but only for taking still pictures like this one (#3570_01) because difficulties with exposure control (manual try-shot-check-try type) and sharpness control problem (I checked the main subject sharpness at camera monitor).
Another turn of testing was the set of Nikon D5300 with AF Zoom- Nikkor 28-200. It was not bad idea because greater focal length of this lens mounted at DX-format camera. It was not good idea because lack of automatic sharpness control in this option. But a combination of Nikon D5300 + AF Zoom- Nikkor 28-200 is alive and useful for taking still pictures (#28200_01), architect details (#28200_04) and perfect for landscapes (##28200_02, 28200_03). This lens can serve as auxiliary long focal lens because format transition from full-frame to DX cameras.
The great feature of Nikon D5300 consists of traditional optic viewfinder and folded display. In some cases, for example, occasional shots in the streets and public places takes a few seconds and do not pull attention of surrounding people, comparing with contemporary manner to take pictures viewing at the camera display. However such manner requires some training of photographer.
The choice of lens is defined mostly by photographer style, I mean. Thus I prefer AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140 lens which completely fit my behavior as photographer. By the way, I was pleasured with wider angle of AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140 comparing with this one of AF Zoom- Nikkor 28-200 attached to the full-frame camera, 76 degrees vs 74 degrees. There are several pictures made within full range of focal length (18 mm: ##18140_02, 18140_04, 18140_06, 20 mm: #18140_03, 24 mm: #18140_07, 27 mm: # 18140_09, 66 mm: #18140_01, 90 mm: # 18140_05, 140 mm: # 18140_08) and under various lighting conditions.
Also I like a GPS option, it is handy in most situation.
The Nikon D5300+ AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140 provides me all opportunities for enjoying with photography!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok camera for the price

Good easy beginner camera. It's amazing to me how fast the technology changes. The better models cost more and are worth the extra money. Can't make the automatic settings work well for video....Read complete review

Good easy beginner camera. It's amazing to me how fast the technology changes. The better models cost more and are worth the extra money. Can't make the automatic settings work well for video. Wish I had spent more money and gotten a better camera. But, it's light weight, good video image and integrates well with other devices.

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3.0

Ok camera for the price

By PaulR

from EastCoastUSA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Noisy At High ISO
  • Poor In Low Light
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

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

Good easy beginner camera. It's amazing to me how fast the technology changes. The better models cost more and are worth the extra money. Can't make the automatic settings work well for video. Wish I had spent more money and gotten a better camera. But, it's light weight, good video image and integrates well with other devices.

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  • No

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4.0

Great camera!

By Chas

from Jersey Shore

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
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

  • None I Have Found Yet

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Wildlife photos

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

This camera is FAST, focuses extremely quickly. Well balanced and simple to use. Unlike some cameras it doesn't get in the way of being creative.
thrilled with it.

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  • No

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5.0

Great addition

By JimmyB

from Brick, N.J.

About Me Casual Photographer

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
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

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

    This body was one of the best investments I have made to my photography equipment. It gives me a little more variation to take some of the pictures I wanted to take . Right out of the box it was easy to set up. use and start using the Wi-Fi for some unbelievable shots .

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent Upgrades

    By Yearbook Guy

    from Indiana

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action

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

    Bought this camera for the yearbook staff at our school. Quite a bunch of upgrades from the D40. Almost no shutter delay, which is the biggest improvement.

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    • No

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    5.0

    My new best friend

    By Jillian

    from Brooklyn

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

    I love my new camera. I've been a long-time Nikon user. Intermediate level hobbiest. This camera is easy to use if you sit down with the manual for 30 minutes. I suggest spending time to learn all the features.
    The wifi isn't straight forward. You have to sync the camera and the phone together. You don't sync the camera to a wifi network.
    I haven't experimented with the GPS yet.
    Overall, the camera is an affordable option for someone who takes pictures at the hobby-level. Excellent quality photos with easy to use interface. So much fun to play with my new camera!

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    4.0

    compact and practical

    By Hugo le Belge

    from Arlon, Belgium

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Live-view

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

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

    that's a great DSLR because he's very practical (need only one hand to use, small body, easy to tidy up,...). he's very brilliant (pictures are great even in the dark, he's powerful and not so expensive) the cons: the live-view is not great to make the focus, and he's a little bit noisy but that's a NIKON!!!
    P.S: I'm not english but I hope the message is comprehensive

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    • No

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    5.0

    great camera

    By Ted

    from Winston Salem, NC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife photos

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

      Great improvement over my old Nikon D80!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good camera

      By Barbara

      from NJ

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

      Features I needed

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      5.0

      d5300

      By newbie

      from California

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

      Love it.

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      5.0

      First dslr

      By Gattus35

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

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

        Nice menu system and ease of use. As an initial assessment it takes great pictures. I use it for taking pictures of our son.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Camera

        By Maxx

        from Northern California

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

        I bought this camera for small, macro work. The d5300 has an amazing amount of features that normally come standard with pro cameras. I have a canon 6D that I recently purchased and I am amazed with the similar quality. I definitely recommend the 35 1.8 and 105 2.8 for this camera because it offers a great range especially for macro work. Overall, this is a well made-great camera for beginner or intermediate photographers.

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        5.0

        D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only,Gray) Nikon

        By Roy

        from Anchorage, Ak

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • None so far

        Best Uses

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

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

        Great second camera back up for my D300s Nikon. Much, much lighter. The smaller body fits in hard case with tripod mounting plate attached. Love the gray color. Delivered on time and packed superbly.

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        • No

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        4.0

        I would buy this product again!

        By DH

        from Pequaming, MI

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife photos

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

          Easy to use and great results.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Love my new camera

          By Debra

          from Wingdale, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • 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
            • Wildlife photos

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

            I photograph for a hobby, and needed an upgrade and this one is great for me. Fits in my hand and is not to heavy.
            I like the screen and pretty easy to master.Thanks B&H for your fast delivery.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great product!

            By Guille

            from Buenos Aires

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • GPS
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet
            • Wifi

            Cons

            • Poor In Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

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

            The pictures are incredible great! And having the option of transfering them to my cellphone via wifi is ver useful for me. Be aware that GPS takes a lot of battery, even with the camera turned off.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent Unit!

            By SenseiNYC

            from NY, NY

            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

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

              Works as described. This was a great gift. I would go back to B&H in a heartbeat! The staff was incredible!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Right Price, Right Camera!

              By Photo Junkie

              from Branford, Connecticut

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

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

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

              I had a D80 before this one. I like taking scenery shots but also pictures of sports. This camera can do both with ease. Its fast shutter response with its range to shoot perfect stills is one of the reasons I chose this Model. The price point was just perfect for what I wanted to spend. Having the right lenses from my previous camera was a great start.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great camera

              By Suz

              from Oc md

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

              Favorite if the three SLR digitalis I R owned in the past decade. Heart aches because i have received toy lost it on an airplane. Truly a fav camera -- reminds me of the film quality shots I got with an old old Nikon

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              5.0

              Nikon & Red!

              By Shell beach lady

              from Ca

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

              Just getting acquainted with my new 5300, but getting a lot of attention on the color! Excited it has the wi-fi feature. I have grandchildren who run cross country so I know I'll be using Movie as thet come across the finish line! My main concern was having a camera that I could enjoy without being heavy.

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              4.0

              great buy for the Price

              By Josh

              from Chicago, Il

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

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

                This camera is a great entry-level camera. I like it better than the Nikon D5100.

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                • No

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