- 24MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3.2" Fully Articulated Screen
- ISO 100 - 12800 (Increase to 25600)
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Nikon F Mount
- 480g - 125 x 98 x 76mm
- Launched February 2014
- Earlier Model is Nikon D5200
- New Model is Nikon D5500
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon D5300 overview
Nikon D5300 is Nikon's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera first announced on February of 2014. The camera has a 24MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Nikon introduced this model to improve the earlier Nikon D5200 (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards brought out the more recent Nikon D5500 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to improve this camera.
The D5300 is rated #10 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and all around #151 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to look at our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your custom criteria.
Below is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon D5300 history
The Nikon D5300 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete list below.
D5300 vs D350024MPAPS-C5.0 fps2018
D5300 vs D560024MPAPS-C5.0 fps2016
D5300 vs D340024MPAPS-C5.0 fps2016
D5300 vs D550024MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
D5300 vs D330024MPAPS-C5.0 fps2014
D5300 vs D520024MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
D5300 vs D320024MPAPS-C4.0 fps2012
D5300 vs D510016MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
D5300 vs D310014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
D5300 vs D300010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
D5300 vs D500012MPAPS-C4.0 fps2009
D5300 vs D6010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
D5300 vs D40X10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2007
D5300 vs D406MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
D5300 vs D506MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Nikon D5300 Gallery
You can view the D5300 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon D5300 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon D5300 based on factors that are usually viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Nikon D5300 Sensor specs
The Nikon D5300 houses the Expeed 4 processor. The sensor spec on the Nikon D5300 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 12800. The ISO can also be increased digitally to a maximum of 25600. RAW files are supported therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.
Nikon decided to omit the anti aliasing filter inside the Nikon D5300. This might result in more sharp photographs but could cause moire under some circumstances.
The picture below illustrates the D5300's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The D5300 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon D5300 dimensions
Nikon D5300 weighs 1.06 pounds (480g / 16.93 ounces) and features outer proportions of 125mm x 98mm x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0"). The weight of normal Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g and the Nikon D5300 is lighter than various rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Below is a visual of the Nikon D5300 alongside a soda to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will show you the button design on the D5300.
Nikon D5300 Lens details
The D5300 works with the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses on sale. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the D5300.
Nikon D5300 Connectivity
The D5300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy files and in some cases change camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Nikon D5300 Video details
The maximum video quality on the Nikon D5300 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance for video quality versus file size but FULL HD is not going to give you much room to crop. Although the body features a mic socket, it is sadly lacking a headphone socket which means you will not have the option to monitor your sound levels.
Nikon D5300 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Nikon D5300 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Nikon D5300 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon D5300 has a 3.2 inch fully articulated display screen with a resolution of 1,037 thousand dots.
It has got a selfie friendly screen to shoot self portraits and even group shots if needed. Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details regarding Nikon D5300 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.55x
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders can be very useful.
Nikon D5300 Shutter details
Nikon D5300 continuous shooting speed is 5.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Nikon D5300 Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon D5300 boasts both in-built flash plus external flash ability. The max flash sync speed is 1/200 seconds.
Nikon D5300 Autofocusing details
Nikon D5300 boasts both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & precise than Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detection making it handy for portrait photography.
It has 39 focus points to select from. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Nikon D5300 includes manual focusing when needed for low light scenarios or you need more precise focusing control.
Nikon D5300 Battery life
The battery (EN-EL14,EN-EL14a) on the Nikon D5300 is built to last for 600 photographs according to the CIPA standards making it comparable with its competitors. The general Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has got the highest possible (1900) battery life for this type of cameras.
Following is a collection of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that have the strongest battery life:
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Nikon D5300 for various categories of photography
The following chart indicates a analysis of the Nikon D5300 for various categories of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Nikon D5300 Portrait photography details
The Nikon D5300 gets a points tally of 79 which is great, meaning that it is a wonderful fit for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support plus the potential to work with external lighting.
Nikon D5300 Street photography advice
Coming in at a above average points tally of 70, the Nikon D5300 is a respectable choice to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon D5300 as a Sports photography camera
A nice sports photography score of 66 means the Nikon D5300 is a very decent option for shooting sports. A camera should have good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon D5300 Travel photography details
Size is very critical when picking a camera for travel. In general, the Nikon D5300 gets a impressive 80 as a travelling camera which is a awesome option to take on your holidays.
Nikon D5300 Landscape photography factors
For anybody looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon D5300 and it's fantastic rating of 76 for a landscape camera is a terrific fit among its competition.
Nikon D5300 Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging should really have a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Nikon D5300 is a very decent pick for vlogging as it receives a above average rating of 72.
Nikon D5300 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the D5300, here is a collection of the top ranked cameras that fall into the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The graph below provides you an overview of the D5300 compared to it's top scoring rivals listed previously.
There are more cameras you may view as alternate options. To go through a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.