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

(based on 42 reviews)

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    (11)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (28)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Image stabilization (23)
  • Large clear LCD (23)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (22)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (23)
  • Landscape/scenery (21)
  • Travel (20)
  • Low light (14)
  • Sports/action (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (15), Casual photographer (11), Photography student (3), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome present for my wife

Gave this to my wife for her 50th. Currently used for family photos. Within minutes my wife, using Auto-Focus, was able to get going with this camera (helped being a previous 35mm...Read complete review

Gave this to my wife for her 50th. Currently used for family photos. Within minutes my wife, using Auto-Focus, was able to get going with this camera (helped being a previous 35mm SLR user with some experience with the simpler features) Within a week we have dozens of amazing photographs from birthdays and a graduation, some landscapes, and wonderful architectural feature photos of our old house. An example of how good - we are 100ft from the college graduation presentation stage - using the 18-55mm lens (forgot to take the 55-200mm) the graduating nephew is a small figure - now zoom in on the photo and it is as good as standing right next to him... awesome resolution. Aside from a few photo attempts with wriggling 3yr old all the photos are amazing. Can't wait to take it to the next level with the longer lens and some manual manipulation.

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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

Perfect DSLR for the aviation photograph

By AvgeekJoe Kunzler

from Sedro-Woolley, WA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Lag In Live View

Best Uses

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

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

I just used this lovely DSLR for Aviation Geek Fest 2015 to photograph everything from flying airplanes to static displays to a social event at the Future of Flight to aerial photos. I love this camera's capabilities and high image quality. Also the low digital noise is totally rad.

Only problems are the slow response in live view to the shutter and problems with the built-in GPS in an airplane. Oh well, live and learn.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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4.0

Top Shelf for a Beginner w/ Growth

By Nate the Great

from White Plains, NY

About Me Photography Student

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

  • Handle Is Too Small

Best Uses

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

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

I use my D5300 to shoot both objects and people. The quality is simply Top-Shelf and truly unbelievably good... Simply the best to date!

The only thing that I would change is the handle, should be larger to fit the average man's hand.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Great quality camera.

By aprm718

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

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

    So far I've used it for a photo-shoot. The quality is great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    It's a great camera for beginners.

    By Joann

    from Brazil

    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

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

        It's easy to use, and has great quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love the red!

        By Kathy G

        from Pittsburgh PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

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

          I take a lot of pictures - can't wait to really get into it. It is much lighter than my old camera and I love the clarity of the pictures I have snapped!

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          • No

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          5.0

          LOVE IT!

          By ADAdman

          from San Diego

          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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            Just had it for a few weeks and it's the nicest camera I have ever had. (My 5th Nikon) auto focus is finely worth while and it is what I have wanted for years!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Nikon D3000

            By Sean

            from SUFFERN NY

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

            Light weight with all the features, for the price it's a great camera! Basic for all beginners and advanced enough for beautiful results.

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            5.0

            Loving It

            By Seahorse21

            from New York, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

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

            I am an experienced amateur who was looking for lightweight, good quality picture and smooth handling. This fit the bill on all counts. I have found there to be a bit more of a delay after releasing the shutter, but have been advised there are settings that will minimize the delay.

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            • No

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            2.0

            Disappointed

            By CTMIAMI

            from Miami, Florida

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Poor Image Quality

            Best Uses

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

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Great!

              By Jake

              from Mississippi

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

              This was my first DSLR camera. It is a great camera for beginners. it makes it easy to learn how aperture and shutter affect each other in Manual. While the GPS drains battery, it is a very neat addition. The built-in Wifi makes it easy to get your pictures to your phone to post on Instagram, Facebook, or Tumblr without the use of a computer!

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              5.0

              Great camera!

              By BK

              from Somerville, MA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Very nice camera, easy to use. Makes great pictures.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  perfect camera for sightseeing

                  By williamtells

                  from NYC

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

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

                    Great camera, light weight and quality of pictures is amazing. Small light lens makes carrying around while sightseeing very easy.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A nice camera

                    By Jerry

                    from Hutchinson Kansas

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

                    So far we like this camera. I thought at first my wife might be intimidated by it. But she took to it like a duck to water. The little bit we have used it so far has been a good experience. Good easy to use controls both in the automatic and manual settings. I would recommend it to anyone who is using a DSLR for their photography.

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic camera

                    By Karlek2

                    from Binghamton, 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
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

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

                      I am a slightly advanced beginner. This camera has been patient with me exploring all the options. It is a perfect size, fits nicely in my hand as well as the bag. Pictures have such a range of vivid color.

                      I took about 500 pictures in Baltimore in December--at the National Aquarium (animals moving, dark light above or behind, sunny outside, in a restaurant). No scenario was too tricky for this camera. Shutter speed for action shots is impressive! The pictures are amazing- Would definitely recommend. Battery is long and 16 or 32 card easily holds hundreds of pictures.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent value for the money

                      By Timothy

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action

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

                        I have been using Nikon dSLRs for a few years now, and have experience with the D90 and D3100 series, so the D5300 is a slight step up from those, and I am impressed so far. Great ease of use, if you're experienced with Nikon alreadt, and I love the flip LCD screen on the back so I can flip it around fro protection when I'm not using the camera. I haven't used a lot of the manual features, but feel that once I do, it will meet any need I ask it for.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Camera

                        By Rob F.

                        from New York, NY

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

                        I am not an expert on cameras but this is a great buy if you are switching from a point and shoot to an SLR.

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                        5.0

                        GREAT camera, worth every penny! :)

                        By thecaptnswife

                        from Western Kentucky

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

                        LOVE this camera/lens; great color, image quality for the price. Definitley a happy customer!

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                        5.0

                        Awesome camera

                        By HM

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • 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 with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                          Lightweight and user friendly

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Awesome camera for small hands!

                          By Thefluffyowl

                          from Virginia

                          About Me Photography Student

                          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 with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                            I do believe I will have this for a life time!
                            I am just starting out as a professional photographer and it is treating me well.
                            Most everything on the camera is easy to use, except changing the fstop along with focus points.
                            These are not easy to get to with out removing the camera from your eye.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great Lightweight Camera for Travel

                            By Jennifer

                            from New York

                            About Me 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

                              • Family Photos

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

                              Bought it to take on a trip because I did not want to carry my heavy Nikon D700. It was much lighter and more enjoyable to travel with. I would consider it an excellent point and shoot camera. I plan to give it to my teenage daughter after the trip.

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                              • No

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