Image quality, connectivity and creative control come together in this lightweight, full-featured DX-format DSLR. The new EXPEED 4 is our fastest image processor to date and complements the 24.2-megapixel CMOS. With its 39-point autofocus, improved white balance and wide sensitivity range, the D5300 lets you shoot stunning photos and Full HD movies. It’s our first DSLR to feature a built-in Wi-Fi®, so you can instantly transfer your photos*. Its GPS function saves location information to your images. A crystal-clear 3.2-inch LCD vari-angle monitor lets you shoot at any angle. With so many innovative features, the D5300 adds new dimensions to photography.
Featuring enhanced quality and speed, the EXPEED 4 image processor is the perfect companion to the 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS. Capture full-resolution 12-bit RAW images at up to 5 frames per second. An improved white balance ensures brilliant whites, greater colour nuances, smooth gradations and sharp edges.
The D5300 is designed without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), allowing the high resolution CMOS sensor to record the smallest details with precision. Its wide sensitivity range of ISO100 – ISO12800 at normal setting delivers impressive noise reduction and is expandable to 25600 for extreme low-light situations.
For optimal sharpness, the D5300’s accurate 39-point autofocus quickly locks on to and track subjects. Its 3D Tracking mode seamlessly maintains focus even when your subject is moving towards or away from the camera – ideal for videos and sports photography. Choose from a variety of autofocus-area focus modes, including Wide-Area AF, Face Priority AF and Subject Tracking AF to match your shooting styles.
Share precious moments the instant you snap them. Simply transfer shots to your computer or mobile device with the D5300’s built-in Wi-Fi®*, a first among Nikon DSLRs. A free Wireless Mobile Utility app lets you remotely control the camera with your mobile device.
When travelling, record GPS and altitude information to your images so you can relive your adventures with ease and convenience. A travel log function automatically maps your journey (with location points recorded at 15, 30 or 60-second intervals) even when the camera is off.
The D5300’s large vari-angle monitor makes it easy to shoot from a variety of angles or to put yourself in the picture. Its 3:2 aspect ratio offers a wider full-frame view compared to conventional 4:3 monitors. With its 1036.8k-dot resolution, a 170º viewing angle and enhanced brightness, you’ll view your images with greater clarity.
Personalise your images from the camera with 9 special built-in effects, including the new Toy Camera and HDR Painting.
For backlit scenes, use its intelligent D-Lighting function to automatically set the right exposure for your subjects while retaining the natural ambience of the background.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels)
6000 x 4000 (Large) 4496 x 3000 (Medium) 2992 x 2000 (Small)
NEF (RAW): 12- or 14 bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Approx. 0.82 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-1.7 - +1.0 m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Instant return, electronically controlled
Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, quiet shutter release, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3; interval timer photography supported
Frame advance rate
Continuous L : Up to 3 fps Continuous H : Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW) Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutterpriority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Auto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting)
Can be adjusted by -5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV White balance bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1 Active D-Lighting bracketing: 2 shots
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100-12800 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
-1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400 or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO 100-12800; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800
8.1 cm/3.2-in. (3 : 2), approx. 1037k-dot (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately) Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
2412-2462 MHz (channels 1-11)
Range (line of sight)
Approximately 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES
1575.42 MHz (C/A code)
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 125 x 98 x 76 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
Approx. 530 g (1 lb 2.7 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 480 g/1 lb 0.9 oz (camera body only)
0 °C - 40 °C (+32 °F - 104 °F)
85% or less (no condensation)
BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP16 audio/video cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference CD (contains the Reference Manual)
1. Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).
Image shot using a prototype model
Image quality in low light environment
Image quality at high ISO range
Special effect - Sihouette
Special effect - Miniature effect
Special effect - HDR Painting
Special effect - Selective Color (Image shot using a prototype model)
Special effect - Toy camera effect
Picture Control - Vivid (Image shot using a prototype model)
Picture Control - Monochrome
This kit offers the versatility of an 18-55mm focal range and allows for close-ups from just 27cm. The lens’ Vibration Reduction (VR) technology also reduces camera shake. Light and compact, this kit is a combination ideal for a range of shooting styles.
This kit comes with a handy all-in-one zoom lens for wide-angle and telephoto shooting. It features Vibration Reduction (VR) to reduce camera shake and a Silent Wave Motor for quiet autofocus when shooting videos.
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