Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)

Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)

Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (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
  • DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Lens
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Nikon D5300 Overview

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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.

Included with the D5300 camera body is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens; a standard zoom providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm. This lens incorporates a robust VR image stabilization system, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps to benefit working in low-light conditions. A Super Integrated Coating reduces flare and ghosting to optimize image clarity, contrast, and color neutrality and a rounded seven-blade diaphragm works to create a pleasing out-of-focus quality in shallow depth of field images.

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 of 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 matters 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.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Lens
Included with the camera body is the standard zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm. Designed to be as compact and lightweight as possible, this lens features a retractable lens barrel design that extends 2.6" from the camera. Benefitting the low-light imaging capabilities of the D5300, VR (Vibration Reduction) technology is incorporated into the lens' design to provide up to 4 stops of compensation against camera shake for cleaner, clearer imagery. Additionally, a Super Integrated Coating (SIC) has also been applied to lens elements to maintain true color fidelity and contrast by suppressing flare and ghosting.
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, Distortion Control, 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, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Nikon D5300 Specs

Pixels Actual: 24.78 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 39
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.82x
Diopter Adjustment -1.7 to +1 m
Exposure Control
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method 3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted Average, Spot
White Balance Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Preset Manual, Shade, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Auto
Flash Modes Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Rear Sync, Auto
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Battery 1 x EN-EL14a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1230 mAh
Kit Lens
Angle of View 76 to 28 50'
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.31x
Optical Design 11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Image Stabilization Yes
Dimensions ( x L) 2.34 x 2.60" / 59.5 x 66 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 6.6 x 5.4"
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Nikon D5300 Reviews

D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 85.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Entry Level Camera Bundle-Great Buy! 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.
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality photos, compact size, great price I am a professional photographer based in Arlington, Virginia. I have had Nikon cameras for over 30 years. The D5300 replaced a Nikon D7000. It's smaller, with higher resolution, better quality at higher ISO settings. The built in WIFi means I can control the camera from my smart phone. So far I have no complaints at all - I really like this camera. The Nikkor 18-55mm VRll lens is really sharp - a fantastic bargain.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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, 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.
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving this little red beauty! I am an entry-level photo enthusiast who wanted a camera that I could grow into...and this is it! My husband and I have been capturing amazing photos already with just the standard settings and we're going to do some workshops for the more advanced settings as we learn more over time. So far, we have been very pleased with the: speed of the camera...very fast...especially in sports mode, wi-fi connectivity...a wonderful option which allows me to take some great photos and send them to friends and family that day...instead of the typical waiting period of downloading them to the computer and then sending them out, and picture clarity is excellent! This camera packs a lot in a lightweight and striking package! So far we have been loving it!
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camera 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.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it all the way around! 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!!
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Mid Range Camera 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.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant pictures and excellent UX! 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.
Date published: 2016-05-16
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A few days ago it said that the camera came with a bag and an sd card. Is that still part of the order?
Asked by: Jack Z.
As of the date of this reply, at this time, the Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black), B&H # NID53001855B, does not include a carrying case or a memory card. The Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-300mm Lenses Kit (Black), B&H # NID5300DLWFC, does include a faux leather bag, a 32GB memory card, and SD card Holder, and a DVD, but the standard single lens kit does not currently include any additional free accessories.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


What's the difference between the Nikon d5300 that says it's imported and the one that doesn't say?
Asked by: Josh R.
Items marked Imported are imported and/or distributed by other entities and are warranted by B&H Photo-Video. Imported products do not qualify for manufacturer's rebate programs.There is no difference in the item itself. You can read more information on Imported items by clicking the link inside the (?) symbol next to the word Imported on our website.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Does the camera had a Bulb mode for astrophotography?
Asked by: Ralph
Yes. You must use MANUAL MODE using the command dial you can turn the shutter speed down. B is next to the 30 shutter speed
Answered by: CALLEEN P.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Taking video, set on Auto mode and auto focus, and using the 18-55 mm VR II, the video is picking up quite a bit of scratching or crackling like noise as the lens hunts for focus. I'm wondering, is this normal, as the lens seems fine otherwise? Other than to set focus on manual, or use an external mike, any other suggestions?
Asked by: Greg
Unfortunately, this is normal. Photography lenses like this one may not be perfectly suited for shooting video, as you've experienced with the noisy focus motor. In photography the noise of the motor is not an issue, but now that the cameras have video features added in the system isn't ideal and manual focus would be recommended. Otherwise, you'll need to upgrade the lens for those made with video in mind that use quieter motors, or have no electronics, instead.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25


I have read that these cameras tend to have a lot of noise from the AF motors in the lenses. I am interested in using this to create YouTube content, but if there is indeed excess noise from the camera I don't feel it would be suitable for that, especially with a rode mic mounted right above the camera. Does anyone have experience with using these specifically for video creation? Thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
Noise ? Really?? I've shot about 130k photos...and climbing...on my now 2 year old D5300 w/18-55mm VR2. There's zero noise. I finally shot some video for (pretty much) the first time, within the past 3 weeks. I'm using a Rde smartLav, which works insanely well (including the app which has been slammed on the App Store). There may be some rare situations where I might want my Rde mic to capture things in front of the camera, from my point of view (because the audio of the built-in mic really is as bad as they say, in outdoor situations) but, given how well the itty bitty foam wind screen worked on the smartLav today, in a 10mph wind, I'd be _VERY_ surprised if the regular Rde mic would pick anything up. I honestly wouldn't worry about the mic picking up any noise. Seriously!Maybe if you're shooting in an absolutely dead quiet situation but, even then, your video editing software likely has controls to fade the audio out and in, to remove any kind of noise. Maybe if you were using an old lens, it _might_ be an issue. I have both the 18-55mm VR, which lives on my D60 (backup camera) and the 18-55mm VR2 that came with my #HardestWorkingD5300 and I don't even think the 1st gen. lens makes any noise. The D5300 has been flippin' awesome! I shoot 99.99% outdoors, in (Fahrenheit) temps between the the teens to upper 90s. The autofocus gets a little sluggish when I'm shooting in the teens and it's not overly thrilled to be shooting darker subjects (I have my own work-arounds for that). That said...if video is _really_ what you're after, as much as I LOVE my Nikons, you might give Canons a look. That just seems to be their niche. Good luck & have fun with whatever you choose! :)
Answered by: Joseph K.
Date published: 2018-08-25


I have a question regarding the Nikon d5300... Does it come with the memory card and the carrying case? It was available last week and I don't see it in the description anymore
Asked by: Priscilla G.
I purchased mine about 2-3 years ago, so my purchasing experience is not relevant. At that time, it was the camera with one 18-55 kit lens. My wife bought a kit with case and lens. So it varies. The case I bought was not expensive and served me well. Neither of us got sad cards as part of the deal.I will add that we both are VERY pleased with the camera.
Answered by: Marvin G.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Will the Nikon DX, AF-S NIKKOR 55-200mm work on this body including the auto focus?
Asked by: Anonymous
All Nikon AF-S lenses would be fully compatible for use on the Nikon D5300 DSLR camera. As such, the original Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens, B&H # NI55200GAF, the Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens, B&H # NI5520045GAF, and the current Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Lens, B&H # NI5520045, all are fully compatible for use with the Nikon D5300 DSLR camera. The AF-S designation indicates the lens has Nikon's Silent Wave Motor built inside the lens, and as such, would autofocus on the Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


I need a Wide angle lens for indoor & outdoor shots for a real estate shoot. Which lens either a Sigma or a Nikon?
Asked by: Anonymous
Use Sigma 10-14mm for Real Estate and its great. Paid about 500 for lense.
Answered by: Sean C.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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