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NikonD5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Gray)
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

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    (24)

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    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (21)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Image stabilization (17)
  • Large clear LCD (16)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (18)
  • Landscape/scenery (15)
  • Travel (15)
  • Low light (12)
  • Sports/action (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22), Yes (3)

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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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great first DSLR

              By Big D

              from Cranberry Twp PA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization

              Cons

              • Lag / Shutter Delay

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

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

              This was my first DSLR camera. It is easy to use right out of the box. Since I am new to photography I purchased David Busch's book on the D5300. This has been very helpful in adjusting default settings and learning the features of this camera.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Body & Kit Lens

              By Len

              from Mid-Hudson Valley, NY

              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
              • Quiet
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

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

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

              I bought this camera for my daughter.INCREDIBLE! The image quality , even with the kit lens throws off amazing images. Within the normal ISO range this camera shoots as well as my D800 ( without the resolution, of course), but non-the-less great. I can actually say that the video is better than my D800. With higher end lenses this camera is awesome. This is a definate keeper.
              Great at almost any price!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Buy it

              By DCART

              from Saddle Brook , NJ

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light

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

              excellent camera

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great Value

              By Hew

              from Louisville, KY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Wireless

              Cons

              • Loud shutter

              Best Uses

              • Travel
              • Video

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

              Great camera with nice wireless amenities.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great camera

              By Jordan

              from CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Noisy At High ISO

              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 love this camera. I bought it a little over a week ago, and I have used it for many differet things. Perfect size, great image quality!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Camera

              By Jordan

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Noisy At High ISO

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel
              • Video

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

              I bought this camera to replace my D5100. The D5100 was a great camera, but I was ready to upgrade. For me this was the right camera because it was enough of an improvement from the D5100, but also was within my budget. Worthwhile purchase!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Would buy it again!

              By Rich

              from Boise, Idaho

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

              • Noisy At High ISO

              Best Uses

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

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

              Have had this camera for just a few days and it works as advertised, photos taken are excellent, video is just as good, sharp and clear.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great camera

              By Aspiring Filmmaker

              from Norcross, GA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Stabilization

              Cons

              • Af-f Could Be Faster

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Video

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

              Still working on learning to use it but so far it's a great camera! Plan on using it for both videography and photography. AF-F (aka AF-C) seems a little slow but will work on that and see what can be done. In any event it's contrast detection rather than phase detection so that's part of the reason why but I believe it will work well for me.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy it again

              By dmk

              from Medina, Ohio

              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

                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):

                Has everything I was looking for and more.
                You can let the camera have full control or you can override the controls and go into a full manual mode. The 24+ megapixels makes for crystal clear images.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Camera and Superior Service

                By OneFlowerOneWorld

                from Indianapolis, IN

                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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

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

                  This is a replacement camera for a Sony Alpha300. It has much better picture quality. The price is great and shipping is super fast. Thanks.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic Camera

                  By Frank

                  from Seattle, WA

                  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

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

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

                    Small, light, competent and takes breathtaking images.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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