Nikon D5300

Announced Oct 17, 2013 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Oct 17, 2013

The Nikon D5300 is an upper entry-level DSLR that improves on the D5200 by removing the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) from its 24MP CMOS sensor, and featuring true 60p HD video capability, and a slightly larger 3.2in side-articulated 1.0M-dot tilt/swivel LCD. The D5300 features a 39-point AF system, based around the same Multi-Cam 4800DX AF sensor that is used in the D7100, and the same 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The D5300 is Nikon's first DSLR to feature built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.

Quick specs
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100 - 12800 (25600 with boost)
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 1,037,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 480 g (1.06 lb / 16.93 oz)
Dimensions 125 x 98 x 76 mm (4.92 x 3.86 x 2.99)
GPS BuiltIn

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Our review

The D5300 is a very good upper-entry-level DSLR with a high-resolution sensor and solid video features. It's bigger than mirrorless competitors and it's priced on the high end of its class, but it won't let down a budding photographer, especially those who plan to upgrade from the kit lens to higher-quality optics.

Good for: Those looking for high-resolution image quality, photographers likely to upgrade from kit lens, enthusiast videographers and those who place a priority on connectivity.

Not so good for: Sports and action photographers, those who want direct access to shooting settings, those who want to shoot stills in live view.

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Nikon D5300 videos
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