Nikon D5300

Released October, 2013
  • 24 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3.2" LCD
The contrast, sharpening, brightness, saturation and hue of the colour options can be adjusted for taste.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
9.1 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Nikon D5300

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D5300
9.9
D7100
9.8
D5200
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D5300
7.9
D7100
8.1
D5200
7.3
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D5300
8.5
D7100
8.6
D5200
8.1
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D5300
9.1
D7100
9.2
D5200
9.2
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, dpreview.com, 1001noisycameras.com, reviews.cnet.com and 1 more

9.1

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D5300
9.1
D7100
9.2
D5200
9.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nikon D5300

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

D5300
1,338 ISO
Rebel T5i
681 ISO
EOS 750D
919 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
200 ms
D5200
302 ms
D5600
111 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D5300
80 ms
D7000
53 ms
D7100
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D5300
500 ms
D5600
200 ms
D7100
300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5300
5 fps
EOS 1300D
3 fps
D7100
6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5300
600 photos
D3400
1,200 photos
D7000
1,050 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Nikon D5300


7.9

8.2
JPEGs look very clean up through ISO 800, and they're still quite good at ISO 1600.

8.0
As we would expect with a Nikon SLR that's aimed at aspiring photographers, the D5300 generally produces pleasant images that have lots of detail and nice, vibrant.

Overall

8.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

The stabilization in the 18-140mm lens is quite good; this is handheld at 90mm, 1/10th second, which for me would normally be a shaky mess.
by c|net (Dec, 2013)
While my recommended kit - the one with the 18-140mm lens - runs close to $1,100, the price will likely drop just below $1,000 by mid-2014; it's a good buy now, but by then it should be a really good value.
by c|net (Dec, 2013)
One PSA: some third-party lenses may have issues with the camera.
by c|net (Dec, 2013)

Focus

It's very easy to connect the D5300's Wi-Fi system to a smartphone via Nikon's Mobile Utility app (iOSand Android), but it's disappointing that it is still only possible to set the AF point by tapping on the image on the phone screen and tripping the shutter remotely.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
It takes about 0.3 second to power on, focus, and shoot; time to refocus and shoot runs about 0.6 second in both good and bad lighting conditions.
by c|net (Dec, 2013)
Typical continuous-shooting speed (in frames per second) (Longer bars indicate better performance).
by c|net (Dec, 2013)

Sensor

Noise is controlled well in this ISO 3200 image and, despite a little softening, there is still plenty of detail visible.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
It would be easy to dismiss the changes made with the D5300 as minor, but there is much more to a camera than its pixel count.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
This shot was taken at ISO 25,600, but there's still lots of fine detail visible on these chestnuts, and noise is very well controlled even in the darker areas.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)

Screen

While Nikon has introduced some modern technology in the form of Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS, it hasn't really embraced the design of the D5300 by giving it a fast, live view AF system or making the variangle screen touch-sensitive.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
It's a simple approach which is reasonably fast to use, but could be made faster still by making the screen touch-sensitive.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
The new 3.2-inch 1,037,000-dot screen provides a nice clear view with a little more detail being visible, which is especially useful when using the enlarged view to focus manually.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)

GPS

The menu is also the same, with the obvious additions of options for new features such as the Wi-Fi and GPS technology.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
The built-in geotagging includes logging.
by c|net (Dec, 2013)
While GPS is a nice-to-have feature, it tends to be power-hungry and as a result few photographers tend to use it that often.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 39
Cross type focus points 9
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.82x
Viewfinder size 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps
Battery life 600 photos
Continuous shooting 5 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 200 ms
Shutter lag 80 ms
Startup delay 500 ms

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes

display

Type LCD
Size 3.2"
Resolution 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 124.5 x 99.1 x 76.2 mm
Thickness 76.2 mm
Weight 480 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Includes a GPS Yes
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi 802.11n
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None
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