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About the Nikon D5300 with 18-55mm and 70-300mm
Capture and instantly share the most vibrant, lifelike images of your life.
Meet the first in an exciting new generation of Wi-Fi® enabled, ultra-high-resolution Nikon HD-SLRs: the D5300. With built-in Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing to your smartphone or tablet, GPS and mapping, a cutting edge 24.2-megapixel image sensor, an extra-large swiveling Vari-angle LCD and more, D5300 brings an outstanding new level of image quality and capabilities in a compact, ergonomic design. Pair it with any NIKKOR lens—like the outstanding AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit lens—and unleash the full potential of its innovative image sensor. Every photo will be richer, truer to life than most photos you've seen. Every HD video will have a stunning cinematic look, a level of sharpness and clarity that ignites on ultra-high-resolution tablets, laptops and TVs. And the first time you use your smartphone or tablet to instantly share photos from the D5300, you'll realize the game has truly changed.
Your life in breathtaking clarity. A new level of image quality.
The sharpness, clarity and richness of colors in the D5300's photos and Full HD videos is nothing short of astounding. A recent design innovation allows the D5300's 24.2-megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor* to capture the purest, most lifelike images possible. Enlarge or crop your photos without losing any sharpness or detail—a feat not possible with most smartphones and lesser cameras. Pair that capability with any exceptional NIKKOR lens, marvels of clarity and sharpness in their own right, and you'll experience the image quality your memories deserve.
*Exquisite detail reproduction realized by an image sensor unit designed without an optical low-pass filter.
Share every stunning image, instantly. A new level of connectivity.
With built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the D5300 is the first in an exciting new generation of connected Nikon D-SLRs. Wirelessly connect to D5300 with your smartphone or tablet,* then browse the photos on D5300's memory card, import your favorites and instantly email them, text them or post them online. While connected, your smart device can also act as a remote monitor for the D5300. See what the camera sees and even fire the shutter—perfect for group shots and self portraits! When traveling, built-in GPS geotags all of your shots. Create exciting travel journals, find nearby Points of Interest and easily share your location data when posting photos on Facebook or Flickr.
Take it on every outing. Compact, lightweight, rugged and comfortable.
Don't let the small size of the D5300 fool you—it delivers big-camera quality and capabilities. Like all Nikon D-SLRs, the D5300 was designed for ergonomics—every button and dial was carefully placed for comfortable, efficient operation. Yet it's big in all the right places, like its 3.2-inch swiveling Vari-angle LCD and its 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor. You'll take the D5300 on every adventure, which means you'll bring home more stunning views of your travels.
Shoot from any angle. Extra-large swiveling Vari-angle display.
The D5300's extra-large ultra-high resolution Vari-angle LCD swivels 180° so you can shoot from exciting new angles. Hold the camera overhead for great shots over a crowd. Hold the camera down low for a fun face-to-face perspective of your pet. And create some of your best selfies yet—frame a stunning new profile pic, then upload it right to web, thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity!*
Focus exactly where you want it
Whether shooting stationary subjects, candid photos, high-speed action or Full HD video, the D5300 keeps everything in focus. Its 39-point high-density autofocus system with 9 cross-type sensors quickly locks onto your subject, and Nikon's unique 3D-tracking uses the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor to recognize and follow it across the frame.
Catch exactly the right moment
When photo-worthy action starts, hold down the shutter button and capture every movement, expression and feeling at 5 frames per second, even when using the Vari-angle LCD. Stop reaching for your smartphone when an important moment happens—except to share the great shot you just caught with the D5300.
Storytelling at your fingertips
Bring all the image quality the D5300 produces—softly blurred backgrounds, tack-sharp details, vibrant colors—to dazzling 1080p Full HD videos. In Live View, Nikon's full-time autofocus follows your subject and keeps it sharp. A built-in stereo microphone adds high-fidelity sound to your videos, or you can add Nikon's optional accessory ME-1 stereo microphone for the highest quality sound possible.
Pictures as your eyes see them
The D5300 features exceptional metering and onboard intelligence, freeing you to focus on the composition of your shots and, most importantly, the moment that's taking place. Nikon's outstanding Scene Recognition System analyzes your shooting situation, compares it to an onboard database of thousands of scenes, and automatically determines the most appropriate auto exposure, i-TTL flash exposure, white balance and autofocus settings.
Get creative with Image Effects
Make a single vivid color pop in a black & white photo, turn a landscape into a toy model, shoot portraits that look like paintings, make your D5300 behave like a toy camera (new) and more, then instantly share your creations with your smartphone or tablet.
Embrace highlights and shadows
Built-in HDR automatically combines two photos into one highly dynamic image, and new subject-based Active D-Lighting automatically brightens shadowy areas on your subjects—great for portraits.
Edit your shots in the camera
Perfect the photos you share with D5300's Retouch Menu. Easily crop, apply filters, effects and more right in the camera—no additional software needed—then instantly share your edited shot with your smartphone or tablet.
Great results in tricky situations
Even if you're new to D-SLR photography, getting great results in difficult situations couldn't be easier—just select from 16 common Scene Modes for your situation, or let the camera pick for you.
Define your own style
The D5300's easy to use Picture Controls let you alter your color palette and add a personal touch with six settings available; Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape—customize the look and feel of your photos and HD videos.
Change your view of the world
The D5300 is compatible with Nikon's complete collection of remarkable NIKKOR lenses and optimized for DX-Format NIKKOR lenses. Expand your capabilities and creativity over time by growing your own collection.
This camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
In The Box
- Nikon D5300 Body
- EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- MH-24 Quick Charger
- DK-25 Rubber Eyecup
- UC-E17 USB Cable
- EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
- AN-DC3 Strap
- DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
- BF-1B Body Cap
- BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
- NikonView NX2 CD ROM
- AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (#20059)
- LC-55A 55mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap
- Rear Lens Cap (White)
- AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED (#20061)
- LC-58 58mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap
- Rear Lens Cap (White)
|Mounts||Nikon F (DX)|
|Crop Factor (35mm Relative)||1.5x (APS-C)|
|Best Available Video Mode||HD (1080)|
|Memory Card Type||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Type||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F bayonet mount|
|Picture Angle||Nikon DX format|
|Effective Pixels (Megapixels)||24.2 million|
|Sensor Size||23.5 mm x 15.6 mm|
|Image Sensor Format||DX|
|Image Sensor Type||CMOS|
|Total Pixels||24.78 million|
|Dust-Reduction System||Image sensor cleaning|
|Dust-Off Reference Photo||Yes|
|Image Area (pixels)||
(L) 6,000 x 4,000
(M) 4,496 x 3,000
(S) 2,992 x 2,000
|File Format Still Images||
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
NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
|Card Slot||1 Secure Digital (SD)|
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 |
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
|Viewfinder||Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||
95% Horizontal |
95% Vertical (Approx.)
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.82x (Approx.)|
|Viewfinder Eyepoint||18mm (-1.0 m¯¹)|
|Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment||-1.7 to + 1.0m¯¹|
|Focusing Screen||Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen|
|Reflex Mirror||Quick-return type|
|Mirror Lock Up||Yes|
|Lens Aperture||Instant-return type|
|Lens Compatibility at a Glance||AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses only|
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: Can be used in mode M, but Exposure Meter does not Function; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster.
|Shutter Type||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane|
1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV |
|Fastest Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec.|
|Slowest Shutter Speed||30 sec.|
|Flash Sync Speed||
Up to 1/200 sec. |
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250s)
|Bulb Shutter Setting||Yes|
|Shutter Release Modes||
Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-3 frames per second |
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 1-5 frames per second
Delayed Remote (ML-L3)
Interval timer photography supported
Quick-response remote (ML-L3)
Single-frame [S] mode
|Continuous Shooting Options||
CH: Up to 5 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-3 frames per second
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution||5 frames per second|
2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures |
Timer duration electronically controlled
|Exposure Metering System||TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor|
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame |
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering) |
2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
|Exposure Meter Coupling||CPU|
Aperture-Priority (A) |
Auto (flash off)
Manual (M) v Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Autumn Colors |
Beach / Snow
Dusk / Dawn
Party / Indoor
Special Effects Mode (Night vision, Color sketch, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Selective color, Silhouette, High key, Low key, HDR painting)
|Exposure Compensation||±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Exposure Bracketing||3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
ISO 100 - 12,800 |
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)
|Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity||100|
|Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity||12,800|
|Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity||Hi-1 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)|
|Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options||Hi-1 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)|
|Long Exposure Noise Reduction||Yes|
|High ISO Noise Reduction||
2-3 frames |
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
|Single-Point AF Mode||Yes|
|Dynamic AF Mode||Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)|
|Auto-Area AF Mode||Yes|
|Autofocus System||Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection|
|Detection Range||-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)|
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
|Focus Point||Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points|
9, 21 or 39 point Dynamic-area AF |
3D-tracking (39 points)
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button |
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) |
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
|Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points||39|
|Autofocus Sensitivity||-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Built-in Flash Distance||12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Flash Control||TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor are 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-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering|
|Flash Sync Modes||
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync Off
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Flash-ready Indicator||Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output|
|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|
|Flash Sync Terminal||Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)|
Fluorescent (7 types)
|White Balance Bracketing||3 shots in steps of 1|
|Live View Shooting||
Photography Live View Mode |
Movie Live View Mode
|Live View Lens Servo||
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) |
Manual focus (MF)
|Live View AF-Area Mode||
Face-priority AF |
|Live View Autofocus||Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)|
|Live View Scene Auto Selector||
Auto mode |
Auto (flash off) mode
|Movie Metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor|
|Movie Maximum Recording Time||
20 minutes at highest quality |
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
|Movie File Format||MOV|
|Movie Video Compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Movie Audio Recording Format||Linear PCM|
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps |
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
VGA 640x424 / 25 fps
Built-in microphone, stereo |
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
|Monitor Size||3.2 in. diagonal|
|Monitor Resolution||1,037,000 Dots|
Wide Viewing Angle |
|Monitor Angle of View||170 -degree wide-viewing angle|
Brightness, 3 levels|
Brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Auto Image Rotation |
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar)
Playback with Zoom
|In-Camera Image Editing||
Color Balance |
NEF (RAW) Processing
Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately) |
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Stereo Microphone Input
WR-1 and WR-R10 wireless remote controller (available separately)
|Wi-Fi Functionality||Yes (Built-in)|
GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
|My Menu||Yes with customization|
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
|Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings||Yes|
|World Time Setting||Yes|
|World Time Setting||Yes|
|Battery / Batteries||One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery|
|Battery Life (shots per charge)||600 shots (CIPA)|
|AC Adapter||EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)|
|Battery Charger||MH-24 Quick Charger|
|Tripod Socket||1/4 in.|
|Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)||4.92 in. (125 mm) x 3.9 in. (98.0 mm) x 3.0 in. (76.0 mm)|
16.9 oz. (480 g)|
camera body only
|Operating Environment||0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)|