Summary Nikon D5300

Prices Price
Body only
With 18-55mm lens
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Among similar cameras
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 1,037k dots
Help 24 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3.2"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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The Nikon D5300 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,037k dots
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Lens availability More lenses available Help
230 lenses
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen size Large screen Help
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Focus points Many focus points Help
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Popularity Very popular Help
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The Nikon D5300 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5 fps
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
500 ms startup delay
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
24 MP
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
600 shots
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
Thickness Thick Help
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
200 ms shutter lag
Announced Old Help
October 2013
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second




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Avatar for max foto max foto (4:08 PM, September 06, 2016)
Avatar for max foto max foto (3:17 PM, September 06, 2016)
what is its type
Avatar for max foto max foto (3:16 PM, September 06, 2016)
which is better for first DSLR or mirorless ? D5300 or D5200 or D3300 or 760D or 1300D or 70D or A6000 or K-50 or A5100 ?
In terms of ease of use and most features
Aviruchi (4:51 AM, August 19, 2016)
Avatar for Louise Louise (8:18 AM, July 22, 2016)
Is there stabalisation in the lenses?
Avatar for Paul M Stratford Paul M Stratford (5:16 PM, December 30, 2015)
I currently have a Nikon D40 and want to upgrade. This camera looks perfect to me If I brought this camera would my current lenses fit??????
Avatar for georgiagrace georgiagrace (3:37 AM, March 21, 2015)
I have been using the D90 for 5 years, looking to upgrade to a higher megapixel and was looking at the D5300, thoughts? I also looked at the D5200, I was wondering if it's worth upgrading other than just for the higher MP.
sreekanth (4:19 AM, March 17, 2015)
Yes, VR (Vibration Reduction)
Sudip Mallick (4:03 AM, March 13, 2015)
Even d5500 latest version don't have GPS and WiFi system, think... After downloaded thenikon wmu app for free, you can sync camera's pics on your android or apple fone you can control camera's menu from it and also use it as the remot of it . amazing!
Avatar for Charlie Hohn Charlie Hohn (10:39 PM, October 30, 2014)
Is this camera good for action shots , i.e fish jumping, ect ?
Suri (5:49 AM, March 01, 2014)
In my opinion, this is a great and awesome camera, I bought it and I'm loving it even more, I'm truly amazed. Worth every penny! I also bought it with the new 18-140mm Lens. It's not just the GPS/Wi-Fi feature, it also has a better image processor (Expeed4) which makes this a very unique camera, having the 1080p 60p Video, among many other features! I definitely recommend this camera as an upgrade or as a beginner DSLR, you will agree with me after you take a few shots and get the hang of it!
Alex (0:18 AM, February 01, 2014)
IIRC no Nikon *bodies* feature image stabilization. Nikon places image stabilization in the lenses.
Avatar for star gr star gr (9:44 PM, January 30, 2014)
wifi & gps but not image stabilization ?
Harshcj (6:03 AM, December 13, 2013)
Its an Awesome Cam : Beats the Legendary D7000 : what more do you want !!
Avatar for dumbthought dumbthought (7:39 AM, November 26, 2013)
Waiting for good detailed review of this. Perhaps it is is not significantly better than D5200. Benefit of being filter-less may not be that discernible. Seems that it mostly adds convenience in form of Wifi and GPS for those who need it, and a small weight reduction.

So that should make D5200 a steal at the current prices. In fact I've been contemplating purchasing a D5200 to upgrade from my really old D60. I wish to listen from people who are considering purchasing D5300 and their specific reason for picking it over D5200. Also wish to know if prices of D5200 are expected to fall now that D5300 has launched?