Nikon D5300 Review

Last Updated on December 1, 2023 by Sharon Advik

  • 24-megapixel sensor with no optical low-pass filter.
  • Sharp vari-angle display.
  • Excellent JPG detail at high ISO.
  • 4.7fps continuous shooting.
  • 39-point autofocus system.
  • Quick startup.
  • 1080p60 video capture.
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and GPS.
  • Standard mic input.
  • Pentamirror viewfinder.
  • Single control wheel.
  • Self-timer deactivates after use

Nikon D5300 Review:

The most important thing needed in a camera’s personal life is its camera and its result.

Mostly, camera persons want to change their camera with a more advanced one that effectively provides excellent results.

In contrast, when Nikon unveiled the new camera of their D series, my friends and I were ready to change our old cameras with the latest incredible Nikon D5300, which is way more advanced than others.

The camera has a deep relationship with me as it was my support system at different events, whether camping or at a family function. My fantastic camera is the best thing that has been presented to me.

The camera includes many advanced features and excellent pros that can make the life of a photographer lovely and easy.

The Nikon D5300 will give you beyond-average results.

I will discuss some incredible camera features below and share my relationship stories.

I have never used a camera as good as the Nikon D5300.

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The Nikon D5300 is a new addition to the Nikon D series, which significantly impacts the camera industry worldwide.

The best decision I ever made was to buy this great addition to the camera.

The new Nikon D5300 is an all-around computer with multiple features and can fulfill the dreams of many professional photographers.

The Nikon D5300 is a single-lens reflex digital camera that shoots and captures excellent videos and images.

The resolution of the monitor of the camera and the perfect AF system present in the camera is indeed the best thing that a Nikon camera has.

This easy-to-handle camera is my ideal choice and can also become your perfect choice.

Tech Specs:

  • DX image sensor format
  • 1 SD card slot
  • Nikon F bayonet mount
  • Instant return type lens aperture
  • Eye-level pentamirror single-lens viewfinder
  • Five frames per second shooting speed
  • TTL exposure metering
  • 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
  • Picture Control
  • Three variant shots of white balance
  • 4 tripod socket
  • Built-in flash
  • 2in diagonal monitor size
  • Dust reduction system
  • 1,037,000 dots monitor resolution
  • EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Wide-viewing angle/ Vari-angle TFT-LCD monitor

Body and monitor of the camera Nikon D5300:

The Nikon D5300 is a type of camera that its users love, and one of the best things this camera has is a perfect design and the body compatible with its design and working.

Firstly, let me tell you something while discussing the camera’s body.

I took my photography partner along while on a trip with my partners.

We went to some pleasant places, and I would be grateful if you could keep a record with me.

But before going on the trip, the only problem my travel partners had was my camera as everyone thought it might be heavy and I could not carry it everywhere with me.

But when I took it with me, they were surprised by the camera’s light-weighed and perfectly sized body.

The dimensions of the camera body are in whole places, and the body’s overall weight is also in its proper place.

The camera dimension in width x height x depth is 125mm x 98.0mm x 76.0mm.

Compared to the dimensions, the camera weighs 480g, which is much easier to handle and carry.

This fantastic camera body is designed so the people using it do not have any problem carrying it.

The monitor of the Nikon D5300 is 3.2 in diagonal.

The best thing about the monitor of the Nikon D5300 is its wide viewing screen.

The various-angle TFT LCD monitor is not a touchscreen but is still highly incredible because of its wide-viewing angle.

This helps the user view the image before recording from multiple angles and is suitable for a beautiful recording.

Lenses and image sensor of Nikon D5300:

Nikon D5300 is a camera that a cameraperson can use for multiple types of photography, and when coupled with effective lenses of the perfect mount, it goes beyond the sky and gives the best result.

When I bought the camera, I was puzzled by the type of extraordinary lenses compatible with the camera.

Still, I was surprised by the colorful images and recordings I created once I used them.

The Nikon D530 is a single-lens digital camera compatible with a Nikon F bayonet mount.

The single-lens reflex system present in the camera creates the best images.

In contrast, the lenses used with the camera and recommended by professionals are AF-S and AF-I lenses coupled with an instant return lens aperture.

The full-frame camera has the best coupling with the best lenses that work incredibly with the quick return type reflex mirror.

The monitor of the Nikon D5300 has a total amount of 24.18 million pixels, from which you can use 24.2 million effective pixels.

The camera’s sensor is based on the DX image sensor format.

The camera’s screen is a CMOS image sensor 23.5mm x 15.6mm in size.

This outstanding sensor works great with the camera’s body and gives the best result.

The camera’s image sensor uses an incredible system to protect the camera’s screen.

The image sensor’s dust reduction system helps me clean my image sensor so I can easily preview the image before capturing it.

This image sensor is the best designed by Nikon designers.

If you have an excellent image sensor, you can get the best ideas while purchasing this camera.

I kept this advice in mind, among other directions, and after viewing the perfect image sensor of the camera D5300, I decided to purchase it.

Memory and the image format of Nikon D5300:

I had a fantastic vacation with my friends; my photography partner was with me as usual.

After seeing it with me, a question popped into my friend’s mind, and she decided to ask me about the memory cards compatible with my wonderful D5300.

I answered her quickly as if I were waiting for that question.

While writing it, I was again very excited because this was the only problem I thought I had faced with my camera.

My only fight with my photography partner was about the single SD card slot in the camera.

But another plus point I learned after that fight was that the SD card slot could work with all types of cards I used.

The professionals or camerapersons can use any SD, SDHC, or SDXC storage media with this camera in a single SD card slot.

All these memory cards and storage media work in similar formats, so they did not create any problems for me.

The image formats are compatible with the camera’s memory and are of three different types, and among them, my favorite format is the combo of NEF(RAW) and JPEG format.

The specialty of this format type is that it can save a singular picture in two formats, and you do not face any problems transferring it to other devices.

The other formats compatible with the camera are the JPEG compressed and 12 to 14-bit NEF(RAW) formats.

Both formats are excellent at their respective places and help the user of the D5300 in many ways.

The compatible files that work with the variant types of file formats of the Nikon D5300 are DCF 2.0, DPOS, Exif 2.3, and PictBridge.

The viewfinder of the Nikon D5300:

The camera persons usually get excited when they get a nice view during recordings.

The same is the case with me.

Whenever I find a great picture, I reach the top level of excitement and want to record everything that summarizes a beautiful view.

I can do this efficiently because of the efficient viewfinder of the Nikon D5300.

The most specific quality of this incredible viewfinder is its eye-level pentamirror, which gives the best view of your surroundings.

This pentamirror single-lens viewfinder provides 95% coverage both vertically and horizontally.

Whereas the sensible viewfinder has a wide range and can give a professional photographer the best result for his albums.

The magical viewfinder of the Nikon D5300 has 0.82 x magnification with an 18mm eyepoint.

This eyepoint and pentamirror is a fantastic combo for a colorful image and recording.

The diopter adjustment of the viewfinder of Nikon D5300 ranges from -1.7 to +1.0mm.

The screen of this incredible viewfinder by Nikon is a type B preview clear matte screen that uses a quick return-type reflex mirror.

This mirror also has a mirror lock that the camera users can control.

Since the viewfinder of this camera is incredible, the recordings and images are also unbelievable, and this much incredibility can take you to the highest point of professional photography.

The shutter system:

Since I discussed above that my Nikon D5300 is my photography partner, I also have to discuss the ups and downs of my work relationship with you.

The shutter system of this camera is the best thing that helped me create a good relationship with my camera.

The shutter system of the Nikon D5300 is an electronically controlled shutter based on a vertical travel focal plane.

This shutter system has a fantastic speed and can produce five frames per second.

The shutter speed of the Nikon D5300 shutter is 1/4000 to seconds in 1/3 or 1/2 EV.

Compared to that, the bulb or the flash present with the shutter also has a fantastic speed of 1/200 seconds.

The best thing about this shutter system is the electronically controlled self-timer that ranges from 2, 5, 10, and 20 seconds.

The shutter and its timer are under the user’s control, so they can give the best images and recordings that a professional photographer needs.

When I started using this camera, this incredible shutter system helped me get the best recordings of my life.

Exposure and metering system:

My friend once took away my partner to test whether the camera’s exposure and movie metering systems were sound.

As I had complete confidence in my partner, I gave her the camera without hesitation.

She was surprisingly shocked by the results.

The movie metering and the camera exposure were so good that she eventually decided to buy a Nikon D5300.

The TTL exposure metering system of the Nikon D5300 uses a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor that uses three different types of metering modes.

  • Center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
  • Matrix metering: 0 to 20 EV

These modes of metering have different EV ranges that have similar exposure compensation.

The +-5 EV exposure compensation of the Nikon D5300 has perfect picture control.

Professionals can lock it easily.

The camera’s exposure lock makes the work more accessible for the photographers, and the picture control makes the recording perfect.

The exposure meter coupling with the CPU creates a significant impact on the recordings of the camera and gives the best result.

Compared with the exposure metering, the movie metering system of the Nikon D5300 uses a TTL exposure metering that uses the camera’s primary image sensor.

This movie metering system is based on the MOV file format and has advanced video coding compression.

You can record the movie in full HD and VGA; both systems give incredible resolution and magnification while registering.

The maximum range of movie pixels in HD starts from 60 to 24 fps, whereas the VGA system ranges from 30 to 25 fps.

The movie audio recording format of the Nikon D5300 is a linear PCM format that records the audio very well.

Most significantly, the Nikon D5300 has a built-in and optional external microphone.

Camerapersons and professionals can adjust the sensitivity of these microphones quickly.

ISO sensitivity:

Regarding sensitivity, I am compassionate about myself and my camera.

In that case, my camera’s ISO sensitivity is also susceptible, i.e., it has a low range of ISO sensitivity.

The ISO sensitivity of the camera consists of two options that range from ISO 100-12,800 and Hi-1 (ISO 25,600).

Although the ISO sensitivity of the camera is low, the manufacturers of the Nikon D5300 gave the option of Hi-1, which is equal to the ISO range of 25,600.

This Hi-1 system almost covers the low-ranging ISO, making the D5300 capable of taking great pictures even in low light.

The active D lighting of the camera also has multiple modes that you can select easily.

Autofocus system of the Nikon D5300:

My life taught me that if you focus on something efficiently, you will always get the best result; in my guesses, my photography partner also knows this.

That’s why its AF system is just incredible.

The detection of my camera’s AF system, the Nikon D5300, ranges from -1 to 19, and this AF system can focus on the view manually.

The 39-point AF system can be selected up to 11 points and has variations in dynamic area AF.

The vibrant area AF system can be selected from 9, 21, and 39 points, and they can all do their particular work.

The variant AF modes of the Nikon D5300 give the user the freedom of selecting AF as per the demand of their work, and this gives the space to the user to produce the best results.

This camera is the focus of the D5300 camera and can be locked easily at a single point using the AE-L/AF-L button.

Another incredible feature of the camera is the built-in flash system that splendidly works with the AF system of the camera.

The increment in the detection range of the flash system of Nikon D5300 ranges from -3 to +1 EV.

The flash system, consisting of a built-in flash and an optional flash, works perfectly when fully charged.

The CLS supports the advanced wireless lightning of the flash system.

This CLS lightning system is divisible into two types of lightning based on their working.

  • SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, and SB-700 as master flash.
  • SU-800 as commander flash.

Playback functions:

  • Rotation of image automatically
  • Thumbnail
  • Full frame
  • Highlights
  • Display of histogram
  • Comments of images
  • Collection of the location of the image
  • Playback of movie
  • Information of photos and recordings
  • Photo information
  • Slideshow of images
  • Rating of pictures
  • Zooming of playbacks


  • Accessory terminal MC-DC2 remote cord
  • Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
  • Hi-speed USB
  • Built-in wifi
  • Wireless mobile utility
  • Built-in GPS
  • Multiple GPS units are available
  • 600 shots CIPA
  • EH-5b AC adapter
  • EP-5A power connector
  • MH-24 battery charger
  • EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Stereo microphone
  • WR-1 and WR-R10 wireless remote control
  • 10 minutes of recording a high-quality
  • 20 minutes of recording at standard quality

Types of photography:

When your partner is multi-talented, you feel lucky. The same is the case with me.

My photography partner, D5300, is also a multi-purpose camera capable of taking various images.

This is the main point where I found myself the luckiest person.

With its powerful features and multiple lenses, the Nikon D5300 can do many things.

It is easy to carry, can take amazing photos, and record the best videos and movies even in shallow light.

Before purchasing this incredible camera, I was a professional photographer, so I got many broad chances to discover the camera’s features with different types of photography.

It was almost impressive with all sorts of photography I had done or am doing.

Wedding photography (best done by Nikon D5300)

The first event I attended with my partner was a wedding function, and while covering the whole event, I realized that my camera was the best for shooting wedding events.

The camera results mesmerized everyone and left me in shock as well.

The wide-angle monitor, the incredible AF, focuses on every person present in the event, making me incredibly proud of myself.

Most professionals recommend the Nikon D5300 as the best camera for wedding photography.

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Outdoor photography:

Secondly, I was approached by a brand for their fashion photoshoot, and I said no.

But later on, when they contacted me again, telling me their photoshoot was an outdoor shoot, I could not resist it as we both loved it.

The beautiful results that my Nikon D5300 gave me were internal peace.

The AF modes of the camera make the work easier for me, and the superb ISO range provided the perfect touch to every image I was capturing.

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Night photography:

The Nikon D5300 has a built-in flash system, and this ability of the camera makes it a perfect camera for a night shoot.

The camera will capture the best result even if the light is low.

No matter where you are and how dark it is, the D5300 knows the best and will do the best for you.

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Sports photography:

Similarly, the camera, which can shoot in low light and is perfect for outdoor shooting, will work incredibly in sports photography.

If you need a camera for covering any sports event, the wonderful D5300 is your need.

The results of the camera in sports photography are beyond average.

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Wildlife photography:

The partner of my photography career, Nikon D5300, also performs great during wildlife photography.

All you have to do is select the correct shooting mode, the right shutter speed, and the best format.

Combined, all things and the perfect compatible lens will give you the best stock of wildlife photography.

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Nikon D5300 is an incredible edition of the Nikon D series.

The camera works with a Nikon F bayonet mount and on a single-lens reflex system.

The Nikon camera is capable of shooting for 20 minutes straight.

It is capable of producing five frames per second.

The movie metering and the audio compatibility of the Nikon D5300 give practical results and make the work of users easier.

The camera has an electronically controlled shutter and a 39-point AF system that focuses on the beauty of the view and gives the best result even if you have no light in your surroundings.

The incredible D5300 has a built-in flash and Wi-Fi system, which is the best thing about the camera.

Apart from all these beautiful features, the camera’s body is perfect in size and weight and easy to handle, regardless of location.

This camera can be your partner.

All you have to do is take care of it and give it the best equipment.

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