Nikon D5300 Review

The Nikon D5300 is an F-mount DSLR with a new carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer body and other new technologies, announced by Nikon on October 17, 2013.

It features the new Expeed 4 processor and is the company’s first DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. It shares the same 24-megapixel image sensor as its D5200 predecessor, but without an anti-aliasing (AA) filter, equal to the Nikon D7100. MSRP for the body only is $800, and $1,400 with a 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.

Expeed 4 with lower power consumption; extended battery life to 600 shots

Full HD video 1080p with autofocus also in uncompressed video (clean HDMI at 60p,30p,24p only) format. Nikon’s first DSLR with 60p/50p framerate at full HD resolution (several previous Nikon bodies supported 60p/50p, but only at 720p)

GPS built-in

WLAN (Wi-Fi) built-in

Automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration for JPEGs. Correction-data is additionally stored in RAW-files and used by Nikon Capture NX, View NX and some other RAW tools.

No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter

New pentamirror with 0.82x magnification and 95% frame coverage

Nine special effects

Active D-Lighting (four-level and auto).

Bracketing (exposure, Active D-Lighting and white-balance).

In-camera HDR mode.

Inbuilt time-lapse photography intervalometer

Quiet shooting mode.

Built-in sensor cleaning system (vibrating low-pass filter) and airflow control system.

HDMI HD video output.

Enhanced built-in RAW processing with extended Retouch menu for image processing without using a computer: D-Lighting, Red-eye reduction, Trimming, Monochrome & filter effects, Color balance, Image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, Quick retouch, Straighten, Distortion control, Fisheye, Color outline, Color sketch, Perspective control, Miniature effect, Selective Color, Edit movie, Side-by-side comparison.

Stereo microphone input (has stereo built-in mic)

3.2-inch (81 mm) articulated 1073k-dot vari-angle LCD.

EN-EL14 or EN-EL14A Lithium-ion Battery.

Slightly smaller and lighter body (480g) than its predecessor

Like Nikon’s other consumer level DSLRs, the D5300 has no in-body autofocus motor, and fully automatic autofocus requires one of the currently 166 lenses with an integrated autofocus motor. With any other lenses the camera’s electronic rangefinder (which indicates if the subject inside the selected focus point is in focus or not) can be used to manually adjust focus.

The D5300 can mount unmodified A-lenses (also called Non-AI, Pre-AI or F-type) with support of the electronic rangefinder and without metering.

Digital single-lens reflex
Sensor 23.5 mm × 15.6 mm Nikon DX format RGB CMOS sensor, 1.5 × FOV crop
Maximum resolution 6000 × 4000 pixels
(24.1 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable, Nikon F-mount
Flash Built in Pop-up, Guide number 13m at ISO 100, Standard ISO hotshoe, Compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range 30 s to 1/4000 s in 1/2 or 1/3 stops and Bulb, 1/200 s X-sync
Exposure metering TTL 3D Color Matrix Metering II metering with a 2016-pixel RGB sensor

Exposure modes Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), Advanced Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colours, Food), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), Special Effects Modes (Night Vision, Colour Sketch, Miniature Effect, Selective Colour, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key).
Metering modes 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted and Spot
Focus areas 39-area AF system, Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX sensor module
Focus modes Instant single-servo (AF-S); continuous-servo (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); manual (M)
Continuous shooting 5 frames per second (JPEG) 4 frames per second (RAW)
Viewfinder Optical 0.82x, 95% Pentamirror
Custom WB Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset manual
Video/movie recording 1920 x 1080, 60/50/30/25/24P (progressive scan), 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, 640 x 424, 30p/25p, 60i (interlaced) (59.94 fields/s)/50i (50 fields/s), ; High or Normal bitrate modes
Rear LCD monitor 81-millimetre (3.2 in) tilt and swivel 1073k-dot LCD screen
Storage Secure Digital, SDSC, SDHC, SDXC, supports UHS-I bus.
Battery Nikon EN-EL14 or EN-EL14A Lithium-Ion battery
AV Port(s) Mini-HDMI for video, 3.5mm stereo jack for microphone
Data Port(s) USB*, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, GPS
Weight 480 grams (16.9 oz) body only
Made in Thailand

Nikon D5300 24.2MP DSLR Camera Kit w/ AF-S DX VR II 18-55mm Lens + Bag + 2 Batts £379.5 

Refurbished Nikon D5300 Camera and 18-55mm AF-P VR Lens £429.0 

Nikon D D5300 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX VR II 18-55mm… £301.0 

Nikon D5300 camera bundle – body, 16GB, case £315.0 

Nikon D5300 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) ( Memory Card Faulty) (B-2361) £255.0 

Nikon D5300 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX VR II 18-55mm Lens £360.0 

Nikon D D5300 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX VR II 18-55mm L… £300.0 

Nikon D5300 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera + 2 upgraded zoom lenses (Total Cost £820) £499.0 

Nikon D D5300 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Body Only) £359.0 

SALE Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera + AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens Kit £396.0 

Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera & AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens – 408 actuations SN:17.211 £420.0 

NIKON D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens – Black £549.99 

Nikon D D5300 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera Body Plus Extras 5 months warranty  £349.99 

NEW Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera + AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens Kit £396.0 

Nikon D D5300 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Body Only) £290.0