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NikonD5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Good image quality (46)
  • Large clear LCD (40)
  • Fast shutter speed (37)
  • Image stabilization (36)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (4)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (40)
  • Landscape/scenery (36)
  • Travel (36)
  • Low light (29)
  • Sports/action (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (25), Casual photographer (18), Photography student (6), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic For SO Many Reasons

I owned a D5100 before I bought this camera. I'm a commercial professional photographer; but I also teach photography at a local art center. My students were intimidated by my pro level cameras,...Read complete review

I owned a D5100 before I bought this camera. I'm a commercial professional photographer; but I also teach photography at a local art center. My students were intimidated by my pro level cameras, so I thought I would purchase an entry level camera with a kit lens and see what they were seeing. I really liked the D5100 for many reasons. But I noticed because of the processor, it didn't have great print results at higher ISO. Also the video auto focus except for subjects standing still, was not good. When Nikon came out with the D5500, I knew the D5300 would be available at a bargain price so I bought it, primarily because of the new advanced xpeed processor. I was not disappointed. On my first test shots, the results were amazing. I tested it for two weeks in every type of shooting situation; and it performed magnificently I like the light weight. I'm currently working on a project for a one man show, (involving street photography); and this camera is perfect for quick, candid shots. It's quieter than the D5100 and at 24 Megapixels, with the Xpeed 4 processor, delivers amazing quality in prints. It was a bonus that the video and auto focus has been tremendously improved in the D5300. The image stabilization in that is more than acceptable. I shoot some commercial video and this fits the bill for that. I'm thinking about purchasing another one, I like it so much.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I used the product in my hobby and business. I take pictures of the top of fruit trees to see how the fruit is setting and what pollinators are coming around. I could not...Read complete review

I used the product in my hobby and business. I take pictures of the top of fruit trees to see how the fruit is setting and what pollinators are coming around. I could not get sharp pictures with this camera lens combinations. I own a D70 Nikon and a Canon Rebel T2i These two do a far superior job for me. I thought I was going to be upgrading to a more modern camera higher ISO etc. This Nikon was a disappointment for me, or there is something wrong with it. Feels like a toy.

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5.0

I love my Nikon D5300 camera

By leeann

from cedar springs, mi

Verified Buyer

Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

I love this camera

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5.0

Great starter camera

By Gertrude's Dad

from Dallas, Tx

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    Great starter camera for a beginning photography student who just moved into the SLR world.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Great Camera

    By DG

    from New York, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      Great camera. I recently upgraded from the D5000. The D5000 was a great camera, but they really improved on it with this model. Image quality is great. Biggest improvement for me is the video quality. Just stunning video. And with the addition of the mic input (thank you!) you can shoot some pretty high quality stuff.

      Only complaints are the 10 minute video limit (would love to record some seminars but can't because of the 10 minute limit) and only 1 scroll wheel. 2 scroll wheels would take this to the next level.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Best Mid Range Camera

      By Sir_Joe

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 24 Megapixel
      • 5 Fps Shooting
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Focus 39 Af Points
      • High ISO Performance
      • Quiet
      • Small Lightweight
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

      • Gps Wifi
      • No Headphone Jack
      • Over Gripping Handle

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      I have had this camera for over a month and I have been able to take some outstanding photos! The 24 megapixel censor takes detailed photos and I have already made three large prints that came out great. Shooting in low light is amazing, being able to go to ISO 3200 without much noise (which can easily be removed by Lightroom or other software). The tilt screen helps so much the first week I had used it to frame half of my shots easily when before it would be much harder. The GPS is TERRIBLE it would take forever to get a lock and then losing it right away, also WiFi is not really useful unless you like to view your photos on a tablet or to frame a shot. I love being able to shoot 14-Bit Raw and the 1080p 60Fps video. Overall this camera is the best mid range DSLR without spending way too much and having many features in a small lightweight design.

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      • No

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      5.0

      great product

      By Dale

      from 34th st

      Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      Exactly what I expected. Very happy with purchase

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      5.0

      Great camera

      By Mk

      from Alabama

      Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      Compact great features
      Buy one

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      5.0

      Really good camera

      By sarah

      from california

      Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      for a beginner dslr camera, it might be a little bit advanced. however, the camera is very good and produces clear shots. the only thing that i dont like is that it didnt come with a cleaning cloth. but the camera functions beautifully. 10/10 would recommend

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      5.0

      Brilliant pictures and excellent UX!

      By yikesboy

      from Long Beach CA

      Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

      Bought this beast for my wife and she loves it. Super easy to navigate and coming from a Canon Rebel (4 years old), the difference in picture quality and speed is really gratifying. We will likely get a new lens at some point but the stock one captures images well with great detail. Autofocus seems super solid as well. All in all reality happy with the purchase, the bundle, and B&H experience.

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      5.0

      Excellent Purchase

      By Pat

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        This camera is my first step into the DSLR world and I couldn't be happier. I purchased it right before a vacation and it was easy enough to learn the basics (and then some) so I was able to take great photos on the trip.

        The button locations are very easy to master and adjust without requiring concentration or taking your eye off the subject. They allow you to easily take full control or to have the camera help you make some decisions when you're unsure of the appropriate settings.

        My only complaint is that the lens didn't zoom in quite as far as I would have hoped and, as a novice, I didn't know what to expect from a lens with these specs. Also, the LCD times out very quickly. Probably something I can adjust but haven't gotten to it yet.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best camera purchased ever

        By Taj

        from Boston

        Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Gray):

        I was an user of Nikon D3200 until I got this fabulous D5300. Loving my new D5300. It has got beautiful features especially the built in wifi. U can connect to ur phone and take pictures from ur phone and upload the super quality photos in fb, instagram or whatso ever. B&H has got the best deals for the cameras and accessories with no tax. Shipped on the next day of order placed. Thanks for the awesome service.

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        5.0

        Great camera!

        By RB

        from New Rochelle, NY

        Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        Camera takes great pictures, has plenty of features, and I got it at a very reasonable price.

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        5.0

        Fantastic For SO Many Reasons

        By mlharrissr

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        I owned a D5100 before I bought this camera. I'm a commercial professional photographer; but I also teach photography at a local art center. My students were intimidated by my pro level cameras, so I thought I would purchase an entry level camera with a kit lens and see what they were seeing. I really liked the D5100 for many reasons. But I noticed because of the processor, it didn't have great print results at higher ISO. Also the video auto focus except for subjects standing still, was not good. When Nikon came out with the D5500, I knew the D5300 would be available at a bargain price so I bought it, primarily because of the new advanced xpeed processor. I was not disappointed. On my first test shots, the results were amazing. I tested it for two weeks in every type of shooting situation; and it performed magnificently I like the light weight. I'm currently working on a project for a one man show, (involving street photography); and this camera is perfect for quick, candid shots. It's quieter than the D5100 and at 24 Megapixels, with the Xpeed 4 processor, delivers amazing quality in prints. It was a bonus that the video and auto focus has been tremendously improved in the D5300. The image stabilization in that is more than acceptable. I shoot some commercial video and this fits the bill for that. I'm thinking about purchasing another one, I like it so much.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Mandy

        from Pennsylvania

        Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

        Best camera I've ever had, so many awesome features and the pictures are beautiful!

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        5.0

        Love it all the way around!

        By MariusInMD

        from Odenton, MD

        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

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

          Going from a D40 to this was a big step but still a breeze. Controls were familiar and easy to find. New features were easy to figure out with the always well documented directions / manual from Nikon. My first trip outside I was asked 5 minutes before a 5 mile race to photograph it! With the included 18-55 I was able to get crisp, rich, vivid photos and HD video to die for. I am extremely happy with all aspects of the camera! The Wi-Fi is especially easy to figure out on the iPhone + App and gives you immediate satisfaction being able to share photos! Also, the night photos are amazing! It's like the room is lit up!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Impressive Photos

          By Salvo

          from CT

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

            Have had the camera for about 2 weeks and the pictures I've taken all have come out very sharp and clear. I will have an opportunity to use some of the many features in the near future

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            • No

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            4.0

            Grandioso, llego en tiempo y forma, menos de una semana.

            By Vinicio Barragan

            from Tecate, México

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

            • Noisy At High ISO

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

            Excelente producto, me siento satisfecho de haber comprado en esta pagina. 100% recomendable.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great 1st DSLR

            By Chris

            from New York

            Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

            Still learning the more advanced features, but I would highly recommend this as an upper entry level DSLR

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nikon Introduction

            By First Flash

            from Upper Marlboro, MD

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Trivers

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

              This camera is great in getting me acclimated to a professional camera. Those who may be looking for an entry level camera will be satisfied with your purchase.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Entry Level Camera Bundle-Great Buy!

              By Dcritic

              from Truckee, CA

              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
                • Video
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                This camera shoots sharp, clear and rich color photographs. it's the perfect entry level camera to learn Nikon DSLR functions. The 9, 21 and 39-point Dynamic-area auto focus, 3D tracking and DX sensor are very useful for wildlife photography assuming you also consider purchasing a zoom telephoto lens like the 70-300mm. The 18-55mm vibration reduction kit lens is a great starter lens that is very useful for landscape and architectural photographs as well as portraits. The 24 mp is perfect for a beginner to enthusiast level photographer.

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                • No

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                4.0

                just nreceived D 5300

                By John C

                from Magalia, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                  Having just received the D5300, I can't say too much on its performance, bot it is easier to use than my Nikon D80 - menus much easier to navigate.

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                  • No

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