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Nikon D5300 Review

DSLR Camera Reviews – Nikon D5300 Review

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The Nikon makes cameras for the people around the world. The people who have some knowledge about photography is the target for this new camera. This camera has Expeed 4 processor inside which make the camera faster than the other old version of the D5000 series. Mainly the camera comes to replace the Nikon D5200 model of the Nikon DSLR.

This is a semi-professional level camera so many excellent photographers professionally as well as non-professionally use this camera around the world. This has some shortage such as the screen is not touched sensitive; then the profession level DSLR camera such as the Nikon D7000 series. The camera is better than the Nikon’s other entry levels DSLRs such as Nikon D3300 or Nikon D3400. It is an advanced version of the Nikon D5200 camera. This is a Single-lens reflex digital camera. This is a great camera of the Nikon in the mid-range price.

Built Quality Of Nikon D5300

This camera has replaced the Nikon D5200, so this camera has some extra built quality than the Nikon D5200. The weight of Nikon D5300 is less than the Nikon D5200. The camera has a powerful Expeed 4 processor while the Nikon D5200 has advanced Expeed 3 processor. Which make the camera faster on image processing than the Nikon D5200.

ProcessorPowerful Expeed 4
SensorCMOS type sensor
Sensor SizeThe size is 23.50mm x 15.60mm (366.6mm2 )
Effective MegapixelsThe sensor has 24.20 MP Effective Megapixels
Sensor FormatThe sensor format is APS-C
Body DimensionThe dimension is 4.9 x 3.9 x 3.0 in (125 x 98 x 76 mm)
ViewfinderIt has an Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Screen SizeThere is a 3.2 inch LCD screen
Battery LifeIt takes 600 shots when fully charged
FlashBuilt-in LED flash
Wireless connectivityThere are built-in GPS and Wifi as a connectivity option
Weight480 gram

Details About Built Quality of Nikon D5300

The camera has a CMOS crop sensor that means DX type sensor. This camera has no full frame sensor which is a drawback of the camera and makes the camera semi-professional camera. The sensor has Dust-reduction system which is great for good quality images.

Nikon D5300

The size of the camera sensor is 23.5 x 15.6 mm that means 366.6mm2 which make the camera a mid-range DSLR camera. The Sensor Manufacturer is SONY. The sensor has a self-cleaning system. The effective pixels of the sensor is 24.20 million, and the total pixel of the image sensor is 24.78 million. The sensor format is APS-C. The DxO Sensor Score is 83, the DxO Color Depth Score (bits) is 24.2, the DxO Dynamic Range Score (EVs) is 13.9, the DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso) is 1,338.

The body dimension of Nikon D5300 is 4.9 Inch in length 3.9 inches in width 3.0 inch in thickness that means 125 in length 98 mm in width 76 mm in thickness, on the other hand, the body dimension of Nikon D5200 is 5.1 inch in length 3.9 inches in width 3.1 inch in thickness that means 129 mm in length 98 mm in width 78 mm in thickness. So the Nikon D5300 is small and a high photographic power.

The weight of the camera is  480 gram, on the other hand, the weight of the Nikon D5200 is 505 gram. SoThe weight of  Nikon D5300 is 25 gram less than the Nikon D5200. The weight is 530 g/1 lb 2.7 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap and 36.5 oz (1,035 g) includes batteries, kit lens.

The camera consumes power from an EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery. The camera can take 600 shots when the battery is fully charged. There are built-in GPS and Wifi as connectivity option which is helpful to take pictures in your smartphone immediately, and GPS detects the location of a photo taken by this camera.

Lens and optics of Nikon D5300

It comes with Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR lens. It can also found with the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. The glass is known as a kit lens and famous around the world to the professional and non-professional photographers.

Nikon D5300

The camera has a Nikon F camera mount. So the lenses which support the Nikon F mount can be compatible with this camera. There are many zoom lenses and prime lenses as well as macro lenses which are compatible with the Nikon D5300.

A built-in LED flash on the top of the camera. There is also a flash shoe for the external flash. Flash range is lens dependent. Which is approx. 39/12; 43/13 with manual flash.

Nikon D5300 Viewfinder

The Nikon D5300 camera has an Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder. The viewfinder is Optical, and there is a rear LCD screen in this camera.

Frame coverageit covers 95% of both horizontal and vertical of frames
Eyepoint18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Focusing screenIt has type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Magnification About 0.82x (nominal/claimed)) and 0.55x (with 35mm equivalent)
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Display sizeIt has a 3.2″ Articulating Screen

The viewfinder covers 95% of the frame. There is a 3.2-inch articulating rear screen in this camera. The screen has 1,036,800 dots that means 345,600 px which gives an obvious view of the captured images.

The articulating display is beneficial for the video and photo shooting from a lower point of view as well as from the higher end of view to avoid obstacles. There is 39 focus point in this camera.

NIkon D5300

The screen is not touched sensitive. This is a drawback of the camera. The touch-sensitive display is beneficial for the video shooting.

Image Quality of Nikon D5300

Image ResolutionThe maximum resolution is 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP);
It can also shoots at 4496 x 3000 (13.5 MP) and 2992 x 2000 (6.0 MP)
Aspect RatioThe aspect ratio of the sensor is 3:2
Image File FormatIt shoots JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (12 or 14-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-modeIt shoots five frames per second in Continuous-mode
Auto FocusIt supports autofocus
Auto Focus TypeOVF: 39-point (9 cross type) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 DX; Live View: Contrast-detect with Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
ISOMaximum ISO 12800 and Minimum ISO 100
ISO SettingsAuto, 100 – 12800 in steps of 1/3 EV; expandable to Hi-1 = ISO 25600

The camera has metering mood such as 2016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (2.5% of frame)

Some Images Taken with The Nikon D5300

The camera has many Creative Exposure Modes such as Scene Modes: Autumn Colors, Beach / Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk / Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party / Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset; Special Effects Modes: Night Vision, Color Sketch, Toy Camera, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key, HDR Painting.

Sample image of nikon D5300

It has so many flash moods such as 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; Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 as master like other Nikon DSLRs

sample images of nikon D5300

The camera has connection option with Type C mini-HDMI with CEC, Accessory Terminal (MC-DC2 remote cord or GP-1 GPS unit), 3.5mm stereo mic jack for audio.

sample image of nikon D5300

Video Capture of Nikon D5300

The camera can take video. The video clips captured with Nikon D5300 is not as sound as the professional video cameras but better than some other semi-professional and entry-level DSLRs of Nikon. It is the first DSLR of the reasonable range which captures full HD video.

Movie ResolutionThe maximum size is 1920×1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p);
It also shoots 1280×720 (60p/50p) and 640×424 (30p/25p)
Movie File FormatIt shoots video in MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) format
HD Video ConnectionIt can capture video through HDMI connection

Overall The Nikon D5300

The Nikon D5300 is the camera which came to replace the Nikon D5200. So the Nikon D5300 has many good qualities, and there is a lot of difference between the towed camera. The camera is a mid-range semi-professional camera.

The Nikon D5500 is also a semi-professional level camera, but Nikon D5500 is much better than the Nikon D5300. The main difference is the sensor. Nikon says the sensor of the Nikon D5500 is a full rearranged sensor and captured good quality images.

So Overall The Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera Is 82.5% Good.

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