Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)

Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)

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Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)

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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
  • Multi-CAM 4800DX 39-Point AF Sensor
  • Native ISO 12800, Extended to ISO 25600
  • 5 fps Shooting at Full Resolution
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
  • Active D-Lighting and In-Camera HDR
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Nikon D5300 overview

  • 1Description

The black 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.
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Nikon D5300 specs

Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format DX / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 24.78 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 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,
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Focus Control
Focus Type Autofocus
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
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 to 12800 (Extended Mode:100 to 25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 to 1/4000 Second , 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 to 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 Second
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
Max Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps: 20 Minutes 
1920 x 1080 at 30 fps: 29 Minutes 
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video
Performance
Self Timer 2 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 10 Seconds, 20 Seconds
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 1 x EN-EL14a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1230 mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.9 x 3.9 x 3.0" / 124.5 x 99.1 x 76.2 mm
Weight 1.06 lb / 480.81 g body only
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 6.7 x 5.3"
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D5300 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 140.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon D5300 I bought this a few weeks ago with a prime 35mm lens. It's my first DSLR and is AWESOME. It seemed like the best option in my price range, but I'm convinced it's a great option overall, short of a full frame. I've used it for a few gigs (club nights) in low light with a speedlight at its lowest power) and it's been nothing but great. The wifi function was definitely a partial factor for buying this, but I admit I haven't had a chance to try that out yet. It's comfortable even though I have big hands. I wish I had more to say but it's just all around really great. If you're thinking about it, try it out. You'll like it.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spare D5300 for Landscape and Astrophotography I spent over 4 months reading reviews and cross-referencing the D5xxx and D7xxx series looking at settings, functions, weight, sensors.. After all of that, I decided on purchasing the D5300. I have been using my D5300 for the past 8 months and I love it! I mainly us it for landscape and astrophotography. With astrophotography, the articulating screen is wonderful. Since my telescope is usually pointing in a direction and at a height, which would make it difficult to see the screen was stationary on the back of the camera. I also get a little crazy taking photos in various locations and conditions. This purchase was for a second D5300. I wanted a spare, in case my first one took an unexpected dive.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice 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.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent DSLR 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!!
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new best friend 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!
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great version of the 5x00 cameras 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 ?!?
Date published: 2014-04-07
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