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Nikon D5300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3871 reviews of Nikon D5300. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the water proof and exposure. Opinions about the finish and image stabilizer are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D5300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D5300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 user reviews of Nikon D5300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and lens. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the zoom.

usability, performance, price, lens, image quality

99% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D5300 Digital SLR with 18-55mm VR II Compact Lens Kit - Black (24.2 MP) 3.2 inch LCDNikon D5300 Digital SLR with 18-55mm VR II Compact Lens Kit - Black (24.2 MP) 3.2 inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D5300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1189 user reviews of Nikon D5300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The performance and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the exposure, and comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, performance, portability, image quality

exposure

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D5300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black)Nikon D5300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon D5300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Nikon D5300 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Comments about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability and size.

performance, usability, price, image quality, portability

durability, lens, size, reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm, 70-300mm f/4-5.6G & 50mm f/1.8D Lenses. Includes: Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens, 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPLNikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm, 70-300mm f/4-5.6G & 50mm f/1.8D Lenses. Includes: Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens, 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D5300

 

The Nikon D5300 D-SLR is a modest upgrade from the previous model, but it's just as worthy, making it our Editors' Choice for entry-level D-SLRs.

24-megapixel sensor with no optical low-pass filter. Sharp vari-angle display. Excellent JPG detail at high ISO. 4.7fps continuous shooting. 39-point autofocus system. Quick startup. 1080p60 video capture. Integrated Wi-Fi and GPS. Standard mic input.

Images on the noisy side. Will not autofocus with screw-drive lenses. Pentamirror viewfinder. Single control wheel. Self-timer deactivates after use. Lacks depth of field preview.

Remote control via your handheld device is also possible. Select "Take Photos" from the app menu and the camera will switch to Live View mode and transmit its feed to your phone's display. It's fairly smooth, and you can tap an area of the frame to...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Allison Johnson (dpreview.com)

Nikon D5300 Review

 

Nikon's 'advanced beginner' DSLR, the D5300 takes the D5200's place between the entry-level D3200 and the enthusiast-targeted D7100 in the company's APS-C lineup. The D5300 offers a 24MP sensor (like its 24MP APS-C stablemates), an articulated rear...

Excellent image quality High resolution sensor produces highly detailed images Useful and sophisticated Auto ISO system Solid feature set for first-time DSLR users Good frame coverage of 39-point AF array 1080/60p HD maximum video resolution...

Single Fn button is only means of direct access to key shooting settings like ISO and WB Extreme lag in magnified live view On-screen 'info' menu is dense and hard to operate quickly No live preview of aperture changes in live view Built-in flash lacks...

I didn't expect major suprises from the D5300 when I picked it up to review. In a (mostly) good way, that proved to be true. Where I expected it to excel - high resolution image creation, specifically - it did. It's important to overlook the iterative...

Feb, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon D5300 review

 

With the D5300's excellent photo quality, fast performance, and great feature set, Nikon succeeds at improving on an already great camera, the D5200 .

Excellent photo quality, a great feature set, and speedy performance put the Nikon D5300 ahead of the pack.

The default settings could be better and Live View is still really slow to use.

The Nikon D5300 is a great choice as a general-purpose dSLR.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D5300

 

The Nikon D5300 DSLR camera offers a very nice mixture of automatic and manual control shooting features, making this model a good first interchangeable lens camera. It offers fast image processing speeds when working in Viewfinder mode, and the...

Very good image quality versus other entry-level DSLRs ; Improved performance speed versus predecessor ; Anti-aliasing filter removed for clearer images ; ISO settings up to 25,800 (equivalent) ; Noise in photos is limited, even at mid- to high-range...

No touchscreen feature with LCD ; Battery drains quickly when using Live View mode ; Camera's performance slows considerably in Live View mode ; Autofocus sharpness is inconsistent when recording video ; No eye sensor; viewfinder mode doesn't activate...

The Nikon D5300 DSLR camera offers a very nice mixture of automatic and manual control shooting features, making this model a good first interchangeable lens camera. It offers fast image processing speeds when working in Viewfinder mode, and the...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D5300 review

 

Nikon D5300 SLR camera : We introduced the Nikon D5300 in October 2013. It is a user-friendly digital SLR camera for creative and travel photographers. The Nikon D5300 is equipped with a DX-format CMOS sensor with 24.2 megapixels and Expeed 4 image...

The following Nikon D5300 test pictures were shot in JPEG format with a full production camera. The photos were shot in Southern Germany, in Berchtesgaden, near the Kehlsteinhaus (also known as the Eagle’s Nest), where Adolf Hitler used to hang out. We...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D5300 Test

 

Nikon D5300 SLR Kamera : Im Oktober 2013 hat Nikon die D5300 eingeführt. Das ist eine leicht zu bedienende, digitale Spiegelreflexkamera für kreative und reiselustige Fotografen. Die Nikon D5300 ist mit einem CMOS-Sensor im DX-Format mit 24,2...

Sep, 2014

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D5300 Review

 

The Nikon D5300 is a new 24.2 megapixel DSLR camera with no optical low-pass filter that can record Full HD movies at 1080/50/60p with stereo sound and comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. A high-resolution 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD monitor makes...

The new Nikon D5300 is a rather modest upgrade of the previous D5200 model, with new wi-fi and GPS functions, enhanced video recording, a larger LCD screen, a smaller body and the removal of the optical low-pass filter. D5200 owners probably won't find...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D5300

 

The Nikon D5300 may mark an evolutionary -- rather than a revolutionary -- upgrade over the 15-month-old D5200. However, the camera's improvements are quite considerable, positioning the DSLR as a compelling, more affordable option for advanced...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

Nikon D5300: Lab Test Results & Comments: Still & Video

 

The Nikon D5300 follows the Nikon D5200 and there is an important difference between the two. The D5300 has a new image sensor without a low-pass filter, which contributed to an excellent performance in our resolution tests.

Fast entry-level camera with a lot of features ; WLAN for direct image copy to smartphone or PC ; Fully articulated swivel monitor ; GPS integrated ; Built-in flash system which can be used as master system for Nikon’s Advanced Wireless Lighting

WLAN software (smartphone app) less comfortable and powerful than other software ; A somewhat bulky design/body

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Digitalcamera HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Rankings REVIEW SUMMARY STORE PRICING Nikon D5300: Hands On Review COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, & ANSWERS FORUM BY VIEWERS AND EDITORS Nikon Reviews

 

$1,000 gets you a lot of different options for digital cameras--here's why the D5300 should be on your list.

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM / PCM
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Voice recording:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1230
Battery level indicator:Y / Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):600
Battery life (max):1
Battery performance:1230
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL14a / EN-EL14a, EN-EL14
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Anti-dust function:Y / Yes
Brightness adjustment:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:EXPEED 4 / Y
Calendar:Y / Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW / DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3 / DCF 2.0,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3,RAW / DCF 2.0,DPOF,Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show / Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-1.7 - 1
Dioptre correction:Y / Yes
Direct printing:Y / Yes
Eye Relief:0.709
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y / Yes
Histogram:Y / Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Image processor:EXPEED 4
Languages support:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HIN, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, FIN, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, Portuguese, RUS, SWE, THA, UKR / Multi
Live view:Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Vivid / Neutral, Vivid
Playback mode:Rotation, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback Modes:Rotation, Slideshow, Zoom
Scene modes:Beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Dusk, Food, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Dusk, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Food, Beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Dusk, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer:2,5,10,20
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Lens priority, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Auto, Lens priority, Manual, Program, Scene, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Scene, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Manual, Shutter priority
Tripod mountable:Y / Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Certification:CE
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Red / Grey / Red / Silver
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display Resolution:720 x 480
Display resolution (numeric):1.036 / 1036800 / 1037000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes

Flash

External flash connector:Y / Yes
Flash exposure compensation:Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) / -3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3EV step) / -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:0.005 / 1/200
Shoe mounting point:Y / Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:11 / 39
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Auto, Manual / Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Servo Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:15.4 / 17.7 / 9.84
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Normal focusing range:0.28 - ∞ / 0.5 - 3

Lens System

Filter size:2.05 / 2.17 / 2.28 / 2.44 / 2.64 / 2.83
Focal length range (f-f):0.63 - 11.8 / 0.669 - 1.97 / 0.669 - 2.76 / 0.709 - 10.6 / 0.709 - 2.17 / 0.709 - 4.13 / 0.709 - 5.51 / 0.709 - 7.87 / 0.709 - 9.84 / 2.17 - 11.8 / 2.17 - 7.87
Lens mount interface:Nikon F / Nikon F,Nikon-AF
Lens structure:11/8 / 12/9 / 13/9 / 15/11 / 16/12 / 16/13 / 17/11 / 17/12 / 17/13 / 18/14
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/8 / 12/9 / 13/9 / 15/11 / 16/12 / 16/13 / 17/11 / 17/12 / 17/13 / 18/14
Lens Type:Standard zoom
Maximum aperture number:22 / 28 / 32 / 36 / 38 / 40 / 5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.25 / 6.22 / 8.27
Minimum aperture number:2.8 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.06
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of aspheric elements:1 / 2
Number of diaphragm blades:7 / 9
Optical Zoom:3 / 3.1 / 3.6 / 5.5 / 5.8 / 7.8

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 12800, 25600 / 100, 12800, 25600, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 / 11.8 x 8.19 x 7.76
ISO sensitivity (max):12800 / 25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) / ± 5EV (1/3EV step) / ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Highlight-weighted, Spot / Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Matrix, Spot / Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot / Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b,802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Software CD:Y
USB connectivity:Y / Yes

Other features

Eye point:18mm

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:ViewNX 2
Cables included:AV, USB / AV,USB / USB
Carrying case:Y / Yes
Hand strap:Y / Yes
Neck strap:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Software CD:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, RAW / JPG / JPG, NEF, RAW / JPG, RAW / JPG,NEF,RAW / JPG,RAW / NEF, JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.925 x 0.614
Image Stabilizer:N / No / Y / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C) / DX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):(L) 6000 x 4000\n\n(M) 4496 x 3000\n\n(S) 2992 x 2000 / 6000 x 4000 (L), 4496 x 3000 (M), 2992 x 2000 (S) / 6000 x 4000, 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000 / 6000 x 4000,\n4496 x 3000,\n2992 x 2000 / 6000 x 40004496 x 30002992 x 2000 / 6000 x 4000\n4496 x 3000\n2992 x 2000
Supported aspect ratios:3:2
Total megapixels:24.78

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB B / Mini-USB B
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Shutter speed settings:B / B, T
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Windows operating systems supported:Windows Vista Home Basic, Yes / Yes

Technical Details

Neck strap: Yes
Self-timer:Y / Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / NTSC,PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps, 1280x720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps / 23.6 x 22 x 30 / 640x424@25fps,640x424@30fps,1280x720@50fps,1280x720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps / 7.56 x 7.56 x 9.25 / Component, Composite, LAN (RJ-45), S/PDIF, SCART, VGA
Video compression format:H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4 / H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / MOV
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 424,1024 x 768,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 424,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Magnification:0.82
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.99
Height:3.86
Lens diameter:2.34 / 2.46 / 2.54 / 2.99
Lens length:2.46 / 2.54 / 2.6 / 3.5
Lens weight:14.8 / 6.88 / 7.23
Weight:16.9
Weight (including battery):18.7
Width:4.92