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Nikon D5300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the performance and lens are overall positive. The screen and image quality also get good reviews, whereas the size and flash get mixed reviews. Many are critical about the finish and viewfinder.

usability, image quality, screen, lens, performance

viewfinder, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D5300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 132 reviews)

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Nikon D5300


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...

The D5300 is a very good upper-entry-level DSLR with a high resolution sensor and solid video features. It's bigger than mirrorless competitors and it's priced on the high end of its class, but it won't let down a budding photographer, especially those...

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Nikon D5300 DSLR Review


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...

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Nikon D5300 (with 18-140mm Lens)


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.


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Nikon D5300 review


Nikon D5300 review: the new D5300 offers a 24-megapixel sensor, with the optical low-pass filter removed to deliver finer image quality. Is this the ultimate beginner DSLR? Find out in our Nikon D5300 review video.

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Nikon D5300


The Nikon D5300 is an upper entry-level DSLR aimed at photographers looking for a step-up from a budget model without the expense, size and complexity of a higher-end model. Announced in October 2013, it comes just less than a year after the D5200, but...

1037K-dot 3:2 proportioned flip-out screen ; Built-in Wifi and GPS ; 1080p60 HD video mode ; Excellent image quality

No touch-screen ; Poor Battery life ; No viewfinder eye sensor ; Lacklustre wi-fi features

The Nikon D5300 is what's often referred to in the technology world as an 'evolutionary' upgrade. Nikon has abandoned the D5200's optical low pass filter, which might have been considered revolutonary a year ago, but now looks, to borrow a fashion...

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"with all new technology, there are always some glitches"


I decided to add my own review which I will continue to update as I have been commenting on the others here. I received the D5300 on Saturday (got the Grey and have to say I really like the subtle color) and have been taking several test photos with my...

Best image quality at this price point

Weak GPS - needs A-GPS file from Nikon to work better

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"The Best Prosumer Camera Available!"


I have been using this for a week and I must say that I am very impressed with this camera! The automatic Geotagging and WiFi sharing works well and is very convenient. The camera takes awesome images in any condition. Has very low noise at a high ISO...

Great Image Quality

The iOS Nikon App is a bit confusing

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Amazon review summary for Nikon D5300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Nikon D5300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Digital SLR Cameras on

performance, usability, value for money, portability, video

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Greatest DSLR camera so far...


As a beginner, this camera is a great investment. I have tried a number of DSLR cameras available but nothing beats my new Nikon D5300. Easy dowload of pictures through its wi-fi capability. I am able to grab photos from my camera without removing my...

Features are great, a lot of stuff on it to play around

No touch screen control for the live view

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I love this camera


I have saved for this camera for months. I am so excited every time I use it, compared to my last camera, a Nikon 6006, going from film to digital, I can't believe the difference. I researched for months, reading lots of reviews, and feel that I made...

The pictures are fantastic, the ease of use, I have had few problems getting used to it


Product Specifications


Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No


PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:23.5 x 15.6 mm


Bayonet Compatibility:Nikon F
Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection