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Nikon D5300

Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera
SLR 24.2MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Nov 2013
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Nikon D5300 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon D5300 number 447 across all digital cameras.
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1,190 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Fully-Featured
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
56
Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, is easy to use and good picture quality.
The D5300 has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Quite high megapixels sensor
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
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Nikon D5300 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon D5300?

The Nikon D5300 is 125mm wide and 98mm tall. It is 76mm deep and weighs 480g.

Nikon D5300 front dimensions
Nikon D5300 top dimensions

Nikon D5300 size in context

Nikon D5300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

The experts at websites Digitaltrends.com and Trusted Reviews both recommend this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two more expert review sites thought that this camera was very good. The editor of review website PC Mag gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was brilliant and it received a "Silver" award from website Onfoto.ru.

The writer at one additional expert review site said that this camera was very good. Imaging Resource.com gave this Nikon camera a "Dave's Pick" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Nikon camera has an average expert rating of 82% based on 21 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, T3.com, PC Mag and saggiamente.com.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this Nikon digital camera rated it as excellent. 826 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this camera in the top 14% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average owner review score.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

24 people agreed that the Nikon D5300 was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

31 people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use, seven owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and two people concluded that the Nikon D5300 was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

60 owners said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images, six people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution and two people reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Eight people reckoned that the Nikon D5300 was good looking and two people who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed.

Very Good Brand

We checked 30,771 expert and owner reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

13 customers considered that the product had good features.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Six owners agreed that this digital camera was lightweight, four owners reckoned that the product was compact and three customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen.

  • The only con has been that vertical shots do not fully occupy the screen…
  • When shooting with the tilt screen…
  • The screen lovely and bright and clear…
  • The body is lighter, with a larger screen and even more functions…
  • My only other little issue is the screen can catch if trying to move while having the side open for ports, which could have been easily solved by swapping the card reader side with the port connector side…
    HighHo (Amazon) - June 2014

Customers Report it is Robust

Eight people wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four owners agreed that it was good for video recording.

  • The photo and video quality is amazing…
    Corey (Bestbuy.com) - November 2015
  • The quality of the pictures and videos are amazing…
  • You can also take great videos that have such great quality that most people really won't notice the difference…
  • Video is clear and solid…
    Bellaly (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Our particular reasons for selecting this camera were to get 50/60 fps video for slow motion, while still being able to use the same lenses etc…
    Tiredoldgit (Amazon) - September 2014
  • It is actually quite inconvenient for video in that only certain settings can be changed…
    Tiredoldgit (Amazon) - September 2014

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Eight owners concluded that it had a good lens and three people who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

14 customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money.


Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Nikon D5300's sensor megapixels of 24.2MP is in the highest 6% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D5300 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Nikon D5300 of 25,600 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Heavy

The weight of the Nikon D5300 of 480g is in the heaviest 19% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D5300 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D5300 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 424 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D5300 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon D5300 has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D5300 features brightness adjustment. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D5300 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D5300 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Nikon D5300 of 64GB is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The maximum memory card sizes of digital cameras range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D5300 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon D5300 supports dioptic correction. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon D5300 of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 17% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D5300 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D5300 features calendar. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D5300 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D5300 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D5300 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Nikon D5300 has a USB connectivity. 87% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon D5300 has a carrying case. 89% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon D5300 supports Full HD video. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon D5300's display diagonal of 3.2" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon D5300 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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600 Battery Life

The Nikon D5300 is a digital camera that takes 600 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D5300 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 4496 x 3000 pixels and 2992 x 2000 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon D5300 supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D5300 features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Nikon D5300 has a headphone output, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not have a headphone output.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D5300 has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since November 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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