Nikon S5300 overview
Nikon S5300 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally released on January of 2014. It uses a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S5300 is placed #31 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #647 out of 1421 for cameras in our list. Remember to test our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your custom requirements.
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Nikon S5300 history
The Nikon S5300 is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed range underneath.
Nikon S5300 Gallery
You can see the S5300 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon S5300 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of good and bad points of the Nikon S5300 based on aspects which are typically viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Nikon S5300 Sensor specifications
The measurement of the sensor in the Nikon S5300 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and supports a standard ISO range of 125 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the S5300's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The S5300 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon S5300 dimensions
Nikon S5300 weighs 0.30 lbs (138 gr or 4.87 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 97mm x 58mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Nikon S5300 is lighter when compared with its competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Down below is a image of the Nikon S5300 besides a soft drink to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button arrangement on the S5300.
Nikon S5300 Lens specifications
The S5300 is equipped with a fixed lens providing a focal range of 26-208mm giving it a 8.0 x zoom which isn't really outstanding nevertheless it might be very helpful in certain circumstances.
At the widest 26mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.7 and that is fairly slow and not great in low light circumstances and you will find it hard to capture good bokeh. You might also have to raise the ISO setting resulting in noisy shots. For the tele end, 208mm comes at f6.6 which is quite slow and you may need to use slower shutter speeds.
Nikon S5300 Connectivity
The S5300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer images and at times adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Certain applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Nikon S5300 Video specifications
The maximum video resolution in the Nikon S5300 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance between video quality and file sizes but FULL HD is not going to leave you with much room to downsample. The camera doesn't feature a mic or headphone port which means that you have got no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to order another model in case you require good audio in your videos.
Nikon S5300 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Nikon S5300 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Nikon S5300 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon S5300 houses a 3" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 460k dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specs regarding Nikon S5300 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be rather useful.
Nikon S5300 Shutter specifications
Nikon S5300 has the ability to shoot continuously at 7.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Nikon S5300 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Nikon S5300 boasts only in-built flash with no external flash ability.
Nikon S5300 Autofocus specifications
Nikon S5300 boasts just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and precise when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detection making it useful for portraits.
The AF system boasts 99 focus points to select from. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Nikon S5300 supports manual focus when needed during low light occasions or you require more accurate control on focus.
Nikon S5300 Battery life
The battery (EN-EL19) on the Nikon S5300 is built to last for 180 shutters according to the CIPA standards which is lower compared to its rivals. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest possible (470) battery life within this range of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the highest battery life:
Nikon S5300 for different kinds of photography
The following chart gives a analysis of the Nikon S5300 for different kinds of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Nikon S5300 Portrait photography details
The Nikon S5300 gets a points tally of 42 which is low, and means the camera is not really very good to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files and ability to use external lighting.
Street photography with Nikon S5300
Getting a very good points tally of 64, the Nikon S5300 is a respectable choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon S5300 Sports photography highlights
A low sports photography score of 42 means the Nikon S5300 is not really very good for photographing sports. A camera should have very good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon S5300 Travel photography info
Weight is extremely critical in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Nikon S5300 gets a very good 66 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine fit to take on your trips.
Landscape photography with Nikon S5300
For anybody looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Nikon S5300 with it's moderate score of 47 as a landscape camera is relatively suitable amongst its competitors.
Nikon S5300 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Nikon S5300 is not really very good as a vlog camera as it receives a low rating of 35.
Nikon S5300 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the S5300, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart just below offers you an overview of the S5300 versus it's top rated competitors shown earlier.
There are more cameras you might check out as alternate options. To go through a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.