The Nikon D5300 is the first Nikon DX-format digital SLR to feature built-in Wi-fi and GPS. The D5300 sits in the mid-range cropped sensor line-up and is specifically designed for creative enthusiasts who want to document their travels and share their view of the world through high-quality images. The 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor has been specifically designed with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) to boost detail and clarity, whilst the 39-point AF system with nine cross-type sensors ensures outstanding accuracy and sharpness. The high ISO sensitivity range from 100-12,800 (exp. to 25,600) and EXPEED 4 processing engine delivers beautifully rendered Full 1080p HD movies and stills, even in low-light. The 3.2" vari-angle LCD screen with 1,037k-dot resolution offers the ultimate freedom to capture self-portraits and unique shots from low-angles.
- Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
- 24.2-MP sensor with no optical low pass filter
- DX-format 1.5x crop factor
- ISO 100-12,800 (exp. to ISO 25,600 equivalent)
- EXPEED 4 image processing engine
- 39-point AF system with nine cross-type sensors
- 5 fps continuous shooting
- 3.2" LCD monitor with wide-viewing angle and high 1,037k-dot resolution
- Full HD movies at 1080/50/60p
- Body Only - no lens included
Who is the D5300 aimed at?
The D5300 is a DX-format, upper entry-level model that replaces the D5200 and sits below the D7100. The D5300 is all about capturing stunning images, convenience, being creative and connecting with loved ones. It is a first in the DX range to feature built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, allowing you to connect with your smart device and share your creations online in a matter of moments. In addition to taking great stills, this travel-friendly body produces Full HD video too for those adventurous moments you want to relive over and over again.
Why buy the D5300?
- The perfect companion for photographers and videographers looking to begin their DSLR journey for the first time
- If your compact camera isn't producing the results you want (especially in low light), or allowing you to put your own creative spin on your images
- Offers Full Manual control, a 3.2" vari-angle LCD screen to expand creativity, shoot from unique angles and produce professional-looking results
- Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS - Capture, connect, share and inspire!
- Fast, accurate 39-point AF system and 5 fps continuous shooting - Capture your kids in action on sports day or the dog enjoying a day at the beach
- Compatible with Nikon's ever-growing range of AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses, plus a wide variety of accessories
A great, all-round option with a host of advanced features designed to satisfy the photographer and videographer looking to stretch their creativity and capture every moment in stunning, rich detail. The large 24.1MP sensor, Full HD movie recording, fast AF system, 3.2" vari-angle LCD screen and built-in Wi-Fi/GPS connectivity makes the D5300 the ideal choice for enthusiasts looking to travel, capture and share.
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As the first Nikon D-SLR to be equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, the D5300 takes photo sharing to a whole new level. Photos can be sent directly from the camera to any iOS or Android smart device*1, ready for easy upload to social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The Wi-Fi function also makes it possible to control the camera remotely using a connected smart device, plus you can preview the scene you’re shooting on the smart device's screen. Together with the camera’s vari-angle monitor, the creative possibilities are endless.
When it comes to sharing exciting images, the D5300's built-in GPS integrates perfectly with the in-camera Wi-Fi function. Images can be geotagged simply without using any external adapters, by logging location information such as latitude, longitude, and altitude in the image's EXIF data. Your travel pictures gain an extra level of detail, and since the GPS logger function works when the camera is turned off, you can actually keep track of your route even when you’re not taking pictures*2. Nikon's ViewNX 2 software can help create stunning travel maps which you can showcase on Nikon Image Space, or any other social networking or photo-sharing website that support GPS, like Flickr.
Incredible image quality
At the core of the D5300 is a 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor that has been designed without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) to make the most of every megapixel, to faithfully render exactly what the lens sees. The texture of fine detail like hair or feathers are captured perfectly, and images burst with clarity - especially when captured with a NIKKOR lens.
High ISO light sensitivity (up to 12,800, extendable to 25,600 equivalent) combines with Nikon's powerful new image processing engine, EXPEED 4, to ensure even clearer photos and movies than before when shooting in low light. The amazingly accurate 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor sends data to the Scene Recognition System, thus enabling optimum auto exposure, AF, and auto white balance for the best possible image quality. Fleeting movements or expressions can be captured at exactly the right moment thanks to continuous shooting speeds of up to 5 frames-per-second, and focus is spot-on thanks to the intelligent 39-point AF system, which boasts nine cross-type sensors in the centre for astounding accuracy.
A fresh perspective
Designed to encourage photographers to find their own angle on photography, the versatile D5300 is fully equipped to help create interesting and inspiring images. The large 8.1 cm (3.2-in.) LCD monitor with wide-viewing angle and high 1,037k-dot resolution offers the ultimate freedom to capture unique shots, including great self-portraits, from any angle. Simply flip, tilt, or turn the monitor to explore fresh perspectives and add intrigue to your photos or excitement to your movies.
For even more possibilities, a range of in-camera tools put creative techniques conveniently at your command. Enjoy optimum results in high-contrast situations with HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode or quickly capture perfect shots in various situations using any one of the 16 scene modes. When you want to explore different ideas, let your creativity run wild with the camera's range of special effects for photos and movies: evoke a certain mood by isolating specific colours, or create a retro look-and-feel with the Toy Camera effect.
Inspiring Full HD movies
For those who want to take their creative vision to video, the D5300’s D-Movie function records smooth, finely detailed Full HD video clips at frame rates up to 50p/60p. Offering the kind of superior performance and sharp focus that’s critical for HD video, the camera begins recording with a simple press of its dedicated video record button. Continuous Live View autofocus keeps subjects sharp, even when the action is fast, and you can relax and let the camera keep track of your subject with subject-tracking AF or face-priority AF. Thanks to the camera's built-in stereo microphone and compatibility with Nikon's external ME-1 Stereo Microphone, it's easy to capture footage with crisp, clear sound. And when it comes to sharing your latest creation, the HDMI output lets you connect your camera directly to an HDTV screen so you can enjoy your movies and photos in superb high-definition.
With a body that's even smaller and lighter than its predecessor (the D5200), plus a larger vari-angle LCD monitor, the D5300 is a pleasure to shoot with. Available in black, red, or grey, the incredibly lightweight build (the body weighs only 480g without battery and memory card) makes this a great camera to travel with, and a stable grip lets you get a firm hold on the camera. The large, high-resolution LCD monitor lets you see every detail of your photos and movies, and you can adjust the monitor’s brightness for a clearer image on the screen when shooting under bright light or in dark situations. The newly designed pentamirror increases viewfinder magnification to approx. 0.82x, making it even easier to accurately compose your shots. Nikon's superior ergonomics, clear menus, and one-touch buttons for frequently used functions like D-Movie and Live View make operation quick and intuitive, so you can focus on your ideas.
NIKKOR, Speedlight, and system compatibility
One of the D5300's greatest advantages is its compatibility with Nikon's wide range of NIKKOR lenses and powerful system accessories. Combine the D5300 with such versatile partners, and your creative options become limitless. NIKKOR lenses are renowned across the world for their optical performance, and the D5300 is compatible with the full range of DX-format lenses. From compact zooms that are perfect for general use or travel, to fast prime lenses that enable beautiful bokeh (background blur), as well as wide-angle and micro lenses, there is a lens for every situation. Whichever you choose, you can enjoy the precision and flexibility to make the most of the camera's 24.2-megapixel resolution and capture photos with vivid colour and striking contrast, or experiment with cinematic effects when shooting movies. In addition to lenses, Nikon Speedlights like the SB-400 and SB-700 open up opportunities to get creative with light, and optional wireless remote control devices like the WR-R10 and WR-T10 let you control key camera functions from a distance, even if there are obstacles between yourself and the camera.
*1. To prepare your smart device to receive photos, simply download the free Wireless Mobile Utility. The Wireless Mobile Utility is compatible with iOS and Android smart devices, and can be downloaded to your smart device from Google Play and the Apple App Store. Android, Google, Google Play, YouTube, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.
*2. Compatibility varies by country.
Nikon D5300 Sample Images
Below are images taken with the Nikon D5300 and were sourced from Nikon's website.
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October 2013 Nikon has furnished its award-winning DSLR line with a follow-on from its D5200 model, the Nikon D5300. We got our hands on a pre-production sample at Nikon's official press launch - read on to see what we make of it. Read more here... »